IPL 2017 Auctions Live

15:39 Ishant and Tahir unsold; Stokes is top pick at 14.5 cr: So that concludes the Players’ Auction for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League. A total of 61 players were sold out of the 351 who were up for grabs.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes stole the show with a top bid of Rs. 14.5 crore, the second highest in the history of the IPL Auctions.

He was closely followed by his England team mate Tymal Mills as the left-arm pacer was snapped by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a massive Rs. 12 crore.

The foreign fast bowlers were in demand as South African Kagiso Rabada and New Zealand’s Trent Boult were bought for Rs. 5 crore each by Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively.

Delhi also bought Australia pacer Pat Cummins for Rs. 4.5 crore, while KKR splurged Rs. 4.2 crore to purchase England pacer Chris Woakes.

The surprise pick of the IPL Auction was no doubt Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 4 crore, while KKR snapped up Australia pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile for 3.5 crore.

However, some international stars like Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Colin Munro, James Neesham failed to find buyers.

15:27 Bravo bought by KKR for Rs. 50 lakh, Tiwary goes to Pune: The third and final session of the IPL Players’ Auction will get underway now.

The first player who will come back again for sale is all-rounder Aksh Deep Nath, who is bought for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

The next player up for grabs is West Indian Darren Bravo, who is also sold for his base price of Rs. 50 lakh.

Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary is also bought for his base price of Rs. 50 lakh by Rising Pune Supergiants.

South Africa all-rounder David Wiese with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

Bengal fast bowler Sayan Ghosh is sold to KKR for his base price of Rs 10 lakh but Kanishk Seth goes unsold.

Lockie Ferguson is bought by Pune for his base price of Rs. 50 lakh.

All-rounder Chaitanya Bishnoi with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh goes unsold.

14:58 Ishant, Pathan unsold; Sunrisers buy Siraj for Rs. 2.6 crore: A lot of players going unsold in this round and some of them, who have been bought have gone for their base prices.

R Sanjay Yadav is signed up by KKR for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

Jharkhand’s young batsman Ishank Jaggi, who performed well in the Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, is bought by KKR for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh and
Pune sign up Rahul Tripathi for the same price while Gujarat buy Pratham Singh for the same amount.

The franchises will next submit up to three players, who have gone unsold so far, who will be up for auction again after a short break. Stay tuned!

14:53 Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh remains unsold.

Tamil Nadu’s young batsman Baba Indrajith with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh also remains unsold.

Delhi medium pacer Shelley Shaurya is bought by Gujarat Lions for Rs. 10 lakh, who also snap up Shubham Singh.
14:51 UAE’ Chirag Suri bought by Gujarat for 10 lakh: Kings XI Punjab buy Rinku Singh for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

All-rounder Shashank Singh is bought by Delhi Daredevils for the same price.

All-rounder Milind Tandon is also bought at the same price by Pune.

Delhi left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya is bought by Delhi for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

New Zealand Colin de Grandhomme with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold and so does South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwayne Pretorius.

West Indies pacer Kesrick Williams with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh remains unsold.

Jharkhand’s young batsman Virat Singh with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh remains unsold.

United Arab Emirates batsman Chirag Suri is bought by Gujarat Lions for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

Young Bangladesh spinner Mehedi Hasan finds no takers and so does his team mate Sabbir Rahman.

14:42 Munaf bought by Gujarat Lions for Rs. 30 lakh: New Zealand’s hard-hitting batsman Colin Munro goes unsold for his base price of Rs. 50 lakh and so does his team mate James Neesham.

South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh remains unsold.

West Indian Rovman Powell is bought by KKR for his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy is bought by Kings XI Punjab for his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner with a opening base price of Rs. 50 lakh finds no takers despite there being two Kiwis coaches at the IPL Auction.

Kiwi bowler Lockie Ferguson with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh goes unsold.

Former India pacer Munaf Patel is bought by Gujarat Lions for his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

14:36 Asela Gunaratne bought by Mumbai for Rs. 30 lakh: UP left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar is bought by Pune for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

Australia’s Joe Burns with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

Sri Lanka’s Asela Gunaratne, who recently played a match-winning knock against Australia in a T20 International, is bought by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian is bought by Pune for his base price of Rs. 1 crore.
14:33 Ishant, Pathan unsold; Sunrisers buy Siraj for Rs. 2.6 crore: South Africa all-rounder David Wiese with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh remains unsold.

Australia’s Ben Laughlin is bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

Australian fast bowler Billy Stanlake is snapped up by RCB for his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

Young batsman Himanshu Rana goes unsold at his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

Apoorv Wankhede for a base price of Rs. 10 lakh goes unsold and Akash Bhandari with the same base price also meets the same fate.

Mumbai opener Akhil Herwadkar with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh but there are no bids for him and also for Pankaj Jaiswal.

Dishant Yagnik, who has played for Rajasthan Royals, with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh goes unsold.

And there are no bids for Rishi Arothe, who has a base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

Guyana fast bowler Ronsford Beaton with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh remains unsold.

Hyderabad fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, who starts with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh, is sold for a whopping Rs. 2.6 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rahul Chahar is bought by Pune for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

14:13 Pacers Ishant and Pathan go UNSOLD again!: India fast bowler Ishant Sharma with a base price of Rs. 2 crore goes unsold yet again.

Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha also finds no takers the second time around and remains unsold.

14:12 South Africa pacer Kyle Abbott with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore goes unsold

Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile with a base price of Rs. 1 crore gets strong bids from KKR and Sunrisers. His price goes up three times as it crosses the three crore mark with both franchises desperate to sign up the fast bowler.

Sunrisers pull out as KKR successfully sign up Coulter-Nile for Rs. 3.5 crore.
14:09 Irfan Pathan unsold again, Sunrisers buy Jordan for 50 lakh: Australia fast bowler Sean Abott with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

England all-rounder Chris Jordan is bought at his base price of Rs. 50 lakh by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Former India pacer Irfan Pathan is up for sale again with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh but yet again he goes unsold.

England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore goes unsold yet again.

14:05 Gujarat Lions buy Jason Roy for Rs. 1 crore: England’s dashing opening batsman Jason Roy with a base price of Rs. 1 crore is up next.

Gujarat Lions make the opening bid and that is the only bid for the England opener and they snatch him at his base price.
14:03 Guptill sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 50 lakh: We resume the post-lunch session of the IPL Players’ Auction in Bengaluru, on Monday.

The first player to be represented in the auction is New Zealand opener Martin Guptill with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh.

Kings XI Punjab open the bidding and with no other franchise interested, they get Guptill at his opening price.

12:39 Varun Aaron sold to Kings XI Punjab to Rs. 2.8 crore: The last set is the spin bowlers before the Auction will go into a lunch break.

The first player out is Australia leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh but he goes unsold. Another Australian Michael Beer with the same base price also meets the same fate.

Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh also gets no bid.

Australia’s lead spinner Nathan Lyon with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore also finds no buyers.

Leg-spinner Rahul Sharma with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh is another player who meets the same fate as the set of spinners go unsold.
12:33 Varun Aaron sold to Kings XI Punjab to Rs. 2.8 crore: Rajasthan pacer Pankaj Singh with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

Former India pacer Jaydev Unadkat is sold at his base price of Rs. 30 lakh to Rising Pune Supergiants.

Australia’s Ben Laughin goes unsold for his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

India’s fastest bowler Varun Aaron with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh gets the opening bid from Delhi Daredevils. Gujarat Lions enter the bidding to take the price to Rs. 55 lakh before Delhi pull out.

And Punjab enter the fray as the bid soon crosses the 2 crore mark in no time with Virender Sehwag not holding back.

And Kings XI Punjab buy Varun Aaron for Rs. 2.8 crore.
12:27 Matt Henry sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 50 lakh: Another set of fast bowlers coming up.

Former India fast bowler RP Singh, who had a good season with the ball in domestic cricket for Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat, is the first player in this list. He starts with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh but surprisingly remains unsold.

New Zealand pacer Matt Henry with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh gets the opening bid from Kings XI Punjab, who get him as his base price.
12:25 We will have a set of wicketkeepers next as Bangladesh’s Anamul Haque with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh is up for sale but he goes unsold.

Shane Dowrich of the West Indies with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

Sri Lanka keeper Kusal Perera with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh goes unsold and another Sri Lankan Niroshan Dickwella with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh also meets the same fate.

Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore goes unsold.

New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh remains unsold.

12:19 KKR buy Rishi Dhawan for Rs. 55 lakh: South Africa all-rounder David Wiese with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

Himachal all-rounder Rishi Dhawan with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh gets the opening bid from Pune with KKR also in the fray.

But it is KKR, who get Dhawan for Rs. 55 lakh
12:16 Karn Sharma bought by Mumbai Indians for 3.2 crore: West Indies captain and fast bowler Jason Holder is up for sale next with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore but he goes unsold.

Leg-spinner Karn Sharma, who played for Sunrisers last season, gets the opening bid from Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

Gujarat Lions providing Mumbai some stiff competition with the price soon touching the Rs. 1 crore mark and in a minute or two, it has doubled going past the 2 crore mark now.

Gujarat pull out as Mumbai take the bid to Rs. 3.2 crore.
12:11 England’s Woakes sold to KKR to Rs. 4.2 crore: The 12th set coming up for sale is the list of all-rounders.

J&K’s Parveez Rasool is the first name up for sale in this list with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh but he goes unsold.

England all-rounder Chris Woakes with a huge base price of Rs. 2 crore gets the opening bid from KKR.

Sunrisers and KKR engaged in a bidding war as they take the price past the Rs. 4 crore mark.

Sunrisers pull out as KKR buy Woakes for a massive Rs. 4.2 crore.
12:05 Marlon Samuels goes unsold: Australia’s Michael Klinger with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh goes unsold.

Veteran batsman Subrmaniam Badrinath with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh also remains unsold.

West Indian Marlon Samuels with a base price of Rs. 1 crore also goes unsold.

12:02 Manoj Tiwary goes unsold: Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh is up for grabs next but no franchises are interested which means he goes unsold.
12:01 Tambe sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 10 lakh: Veteran leg-spinner Pravin Tambe sold at his base price of Rs. 10 lakh to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
12:00 Afghanistan’s Rashid sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 4 crore: Mayank Dagar with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh goes unsold.

Leg-spinner Tejas Singh Baroka with the same base price gets the opening bid from Gujarat Lions, who buy him at his base price.

Punjab leg-spinner Sarabjeet Ladda with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh goes unsold.

Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan Arman with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh gets the opening bid from Mumbai Indians.

Sunrisers Hyderabad enter the bidding as it triggers an intense bidding war to take the price to Rs. 4 crore in no time.

And Mumbai pull out which means Sunrisers buy Rashid for a massive Rs. 4 crore.

11:53 Murugan Ashwin sold to Delhi for Rs. 1 crore: Tamil Nadu leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

Delhi and Pune in the race to sign the leggie as they make quick bids to take the bid touches the 1 crore mark in no time.

11:50 Basil Thampy sold to Gujarat for Rs. 85 lakh: Jammu and Kashmir’s Umar Nazir with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh goes unsol and so does Delhi’s Navdeep Saini with the same base price.

Pawan Suyal also finds no buyers.

Basil Thampy with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh gets bids from Pune and Gujarat, who soon take the bid past the 50 lakh mark.

He is bought by Gujarat for Rs. 85 lakh
11:46 Gujarat get Nathu Singh for Rs. 50 lakh: Fast bowler Nathu Singh with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh gets good bids from Gujarat and Pune as both look keen to get the pacer.

Gujarat finally get their first player at the IPL Auction as they get Nathu Singh for Rs. 50 lakh.

11:44 TN pacer Natarajan sold to Punjab for Rs. 3 crore: Tamil Nadu’s T Natarajan with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh gets good bids from Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiants as the bid soon goes up to Rs. 95 lakh.

Pune withdraw from the bid as KKR enter the fray as the bid touches the 1 crore mark but Punjab not giving up easily.

Sunrisers now enter the picture as the bid crosses the Rs. 2 crore mark in no time and in a matter of a few seconds it is touching the Rs. 3 crore.
11:41 Aniket Choudhary sold to RCB for Rs. 2 crore: Next up is set of uncapped fast bowlers.

Abu Nechim Ahmed with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh is the first name up for grabs but he goes unsold.

Aniket Choudhary with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh gets the opening bid from RCB before Gujarat Lions enter the race.

Gujarat not willing to hold back as they raise the bid to Rs. 75 lakh before RCB take it much higher as the bid touches the Rs. 1 crore mark.

Gujarat inch ahead as they raise the bid to Rs. 1.1 crore before RCB raise it further to 1.2 crore. Both franchises engaged in a bitter battle as the price soon goes up to 1.5 crore.

So RCB finally bag the pacer for a massive Rs. 2 crore, for 20 times his opening price.

11:33 Afghanistan’s dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh goes unsold.

Mohit Ahlawat with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh goes unsold and Manvinder Bisla with the same base price also finds no buyers.

11:30 Eklavwya Dwivedi sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 75 lakh: Eklavwya Dwivedi starts with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh as Gujarat Lions finally make their first bid at the IPL Auction. Sunrisers enter the fray as the price soon rises to Rs. 75 lakh forcing the Gujarat camp to withdraw.

11:29 Aditya Tare sold to Delhi for Rs. 25 lakh: We have another set of wicket keepers coming up.

Vishnu Vinod with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh goes unsold and so does Bengal’s Sreevats Goswami.

Mumbai captain Aditya Tare with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh gets the opening bid from Pune before Delhi snap him up for Rs. 25 lakh.
11:25 Rahul Tewatia with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh attracts strong opening bids from Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiants before the former secures the player.

Punjab buy Tewatia for Rs. 25 lakh.

Praveen Dubey with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh goes unsold and he is followed by Shivam Dube with the same opening price but he also meets the same fate.

Manan Sharma, Rush Kalaria also find no buyers.

Gujarat’s run machine Priyank Panchal also goes unsold.

11:21 Karnataka’s Gowtham sold to Mumbai for Rs. 2 crore: Karnataka off-spinner K Gowtham is the next player up for grabs., He starts with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh with Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders going all out to raise the price past Rs. 1 crore in no time.

Sunrisers enter the fray to raise the bid further as it touches the Rs. 2 crore mark in favour of Mumbai Indians.

So no more bids as Mumbai get Gowtham for a huge Rs. 2 crore, 20 times his base price.
11:17 Nabi is first Afghanistan player to be sold at IPL Auction: Up next is the list of uncapped all-rounders.

Akshdeep Nath and Mahipal Lomror goes unsold.

Mohammad Nabi with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh gets an opening bid from Sunrisers Hyderabad, who snap him at the same base price.

So Nabi creates history as he becomes the first Afghanistan player to be bought at the auction and will be the first from his country to play in the IPL.
11:15 Prithvi Shaw goes unsold: The next set up for sale is the set of uncapped batsmen.

Mumbai’s Prithvi Shaw goes unsold and Umang Sharma with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh go unsold.

Ankeet Bawane with the same base price is snapped up by Delhi Daredevils.

Unmukt Chand with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

Afghanistan get their first player in the auction but Asghar Stanikzai with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh goes unsold.

Tanmay Agarwal with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh is bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for his base price.
11:12 The fifth specialist set up for sale next is the set of spin bowlers.

New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold. However, there is some confusion as Sodhi goes back into the bag.

Sri Lanka’s Lakshan Sandakan with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

And after the initial confusion, Ish Sodhi’s name comes up again but yet again he gets unsold.

Australia’s veteran spinner Brad Hogg with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh also finds no buyers.

India’s left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh also goes unsold and South Africa’s leg-spinner Imran Tahir with a base price of 50 lakh also meets the same fate.

10:55 The fifth specialist set up for sale next is the set of spin bowlers.

New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold. However, there is some confusion as Sodhi goes back into the bag.

Sri Lanka’s Lakshan Sandakan with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

And after the initial confusion, Ish Sodhi’s name comes up again but yet again he gets unsold.

Australia’s veteran spinner Brad Hogg with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh also finds no buyers.

India’s left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh also goes unsold and South Africa’s leg-spinner Imran Tahir with a base price of 50 lakh also meets the same fate.
10:48 Ishant goes unsold, England’s Mills sold to RCB for 12 crore: South African Kyle Abbott with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore goes unsold.

The last fast bowler up for grabs among the fast bowlers in India’s Ishant Sharma with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

That’s a big surprise as Ishant goes unsold.

10:46 Mitchell Johnson sold to Mumbai for Rs. 2 crore: Former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson with a base price of Rs. 2 crore gets the opening bid from Mumbai Indians.

That turns out to be the only bid as Mumbai bag Johnson for Rs. 2 crore.

10:45 Pat Cummins sold to Delhi Daredevils for 4.5 crore: Australian Pat Cummins with a base price of Rs. 2 crore gets bids from Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad as the bid doubles up to 4 crore in no time.

Delhi Darevils snap up Cummins for 4.5 crore as Hyderabad pull out of the race.

10:41 England pacer Tymal Mills sold to RCB for Rs. 12 crore: England’s fast bowler Tymal Mills with a base price of Rs 50 lakh is another hot property at the IPL Auction.

He bid soon goes up 10 times his base price as it goes as high as Rs. 5 crore with Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab going all out.

No stopping Mumbai and Punjab, who soon take the bid to a whopping Rs. 7 crore.

Mumbai up the bid to Rs. 7.2 crore before Punjab pull out and RCB make another surprise entry with a 7.5 crore.

And now Mumbai have pulled out before KKR jump into the fray to take the bid past the 8-crore mark.

This is turning out to be quite extraordinary as the bid has crossed the 10 crore mark now and continues to go up at a good rate with RCB raising it further to Rs. 12 crore.

10:36 Boult sold to KKR for 5 crore, Delhi get Rabada for 5 crore: New Zealand’s Trent Boult with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore attracts strong bids from Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, who finally start off their bidding.

The bid soon zooms up to Rs. 5 crore before Mumbai back out.

So, Trent Boult is sold to KKR for 5 crore.
10:34 Delhi get Rabada for 5 crore, Pune buy Stokes for 14.5 cr: South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada with a base price of Rs. 1 crore gets the opening bid from Kings XI Punjab with Delhi Daredevils jumping into the fray.

In no time, the bid doubles up to Rs. 2 crore with both Delhi and Punjab not willing to take a step back as soon it zooms up to Rs. 4 crore.

Punjab pull out the race as Delhi bid a massive Rs. 5 crore.

So Rabada goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 5 crore.
10:31 Next up is the list of fast bowlers.

First name up for grabs is Nathan Coulter-Nile of Australia with a base price of Rs. 1 crore. He played last year for Delhi Daredevils but this year he doesn’t find any buyer.
10:30 Mumbai buy Pooran for 30 lakh, Bairstow goes unsold: So we resume the IPL Auction after a short break as the set of wicketkeepers is up next and drawing the names from the bag is IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla.

Australia’s Ben Dunk with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

England’s Jonny Bairstow with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore, who has never played in the IPL, will continue to watch from the sidelines as none of the franchises are interested in buying him.

West Indian Andre Fletcher with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh gets a bid from Mumbai Indians and that turns out to be the only bid for him.

Johnson Charles of the West Indies with an opening price of Rs. 30 lakh finds no buyers.

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh goes unsold.
10:08 Pune buy Ben Stokes for a record Rs. 14.5 CRORE: We have a short break of around 15 minutes before the next round of auction begins.

So far, it has been an action-packed start at the IPL Player’s Auction and as expected Ben Stokes sparked a huge interest with around four franchises going all out to secure his services.

He bagged the second highest bid at the IPL Auction as Rising Pune Supergiants bought him for a massive Rs. 14.5 crore.

Eoin Morgan and Angelo Mathews were bought for Rs. 2 crore by Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils respectively.

Pawan Negi was snapped up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 1 crore, while Corey Anderson was bought by Delhi for the same amount.
10:05 Delhi Daredevils buy Corey Anderson for Rs 1 crore: Delhi Daredevils buy New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for his base price of Rs. 1 crore.

Australia pacer Sean Abbott goes unsold for his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

England fast bowler Chris Jordan with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh also goes unsold.

10:03 Pune buy Ben Stokes for a record Rs. 14.5 CRORE: England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes gets an immediate bid from Mumbai Indians with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the fray.

Within a few seconds his base price doubles up to Rs. 4 crore with Mumbai not willing to back down.

Delhi enter the fray but Mumbai won’t give up easily as the bid crosses the Rs. 5 crore mark.

It triggers an intense bidding war with both Delhi and Mumbai going all out to raise the bid to a whopping Rs. 7 crore and it continues to go up at a good rate.

Both franchises not willing to give up as Mumbai go all out and raise the bid up to Rs. 10 crore.

Delhi also not giving up easily as they raise the bid to Rs. 10.5 crore as Mumbai pull out.

Sunrisers Hyderabad make a late entry with a bid of Rs. 11 crore but Delhi won’t give up easily and soon the bid goes up to Rs. 13 crore in favour of Sunrisers.

A long discussion in the Delhi Daredevils table before they decide to pull out of the race before Pune jump into the fray with a 13.5 crore bid.

It is a windfall for Ben Stokes in his first appearance at the IPL Auction.

Sunrisers won’t give up easily as they raise the bid to Rs. 14 crore before Pune raise it further by 14.5 lakh.

This is the second highest bid of all the time after the Rs. 16 crore paid to Yuvraj Singh by Delhi Daredevils.
09:53 Irfan Pathan goes unsold: Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh finds no buyers at the auction and he goes unsold.
09:52 Mathews sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 2 crore: Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews with a opening base price of Rs. 2 crore also finds no takers at the auction. But hold on, as Delhi Daredevils make a late entry just as the hammer was about to go down.

However, there are no other bids as Mathews is snapped up by Delhi for his base price of Rs. 2 crore.

09:50 Pawan Negi sold to RCB for Rs. 1 crore: The next set coming up is the set of all-rounders.

The first name up for grabs is Pawan Negi with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh. If you remember he went for a whopping 8.5 crore in the last year’s auction by Delhi Daredevils.

Rising Pune Supergiants open the bidding for the left-arm spinner followed by Gujarat Lions at Rs. 35 lakh as the bid soon rises up to 55 lakh.

Pune withdraw from the race as Gujarat snap up the player for Rs. 55 lakh.

Just as the hammer was going to go down, RCB made a late entry to raise the bid to Rs. 60 lakh sparking a flurry of bids with Gujarat not willing to give up.

Gujarat pull out as RCB up the bid to Rs. 80 lakh but Sunrisers Hyderabad make a late entry as the bid soon goes up to Rs. 1 crore.

He is the only second player to be sold at the auction so far.
09:44 Taylor and Saurabh Tiwary go unsold: New Zealand veteran batsman Ross Taylor with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh also finds no buyer as he also goes unsold.

Jharkhand batsman Saurabh Tiwary, who played for Rising Pune Supergiants in the last edition, with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh also goes unsold.

So only one player sold in the first set of specialist batsmen.
09:42 Hales and Roy remain unsold: Vidarbha batsman Faiz Fazal with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh goes unsold.

Remember all unsold players will have a chance again when they will be up for grabs again in the accelerated process later in the day.

England opener Alex Hales with a base price of Rs. 1 crore also finds no buyers and he goes unsold.

09:40 Eoin Morgan sold to Kings XI Punjab for 2 crore: Eoin Morgan has a base price of Rs. 2 crore as Kings XI Punjab open the bidding through their mentor Virender Sehwag.

That is the only bid and Morgan is the first player to be sold at this year’s auction.

But his England team mate dashing opener Jason Roy with a base price of Rs. 1 crore goes unsold.
09:37 New Zealand’s Guptill goes unsold: The first player up for grabs is New Zealand’s Martin Guptill with a base price of Rs 50 lakh.

09:35 We are all set to go as the auctioneer Richard Madely is about to kick off the player’s auction.
09:11 The marquee players in this year’s auction who start with the base price of Rs. 2 crore include:

Ben Stokes

Eoin Morgan

Ishant Sharma

Chris Woakes

Angelo Mathews

Pat Cummins

Mitchell Johnson
09:10 Ishant, Stokes, Johnson among top names up for grabs: Welcome to the coverage of the players’ auction for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League, in Bengaluru, on Monday.

All the eight franchises will be back on the bidding floor as they try and get the combinations right for this year’s tournament.

The last edition of the first 10-year cycle of the IPL, the 2017 edition has eight teams participating, including the Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Super Giants.

Both these teams replaced the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings after the duo was suspended for two years on counts of spot fixing.

Being the last year of the current cycle, the 2017 auction could be the most muted so far.

The teams have played it safe and retained most of the Indian marquee players, including Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Pune), Virat Kohli (Bangalore), Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata), Rohit Sharma (Mumbai), Shikhar Dhawan (Hyderabad) and Yuvraj Singh (Hyderabad).

The total salary cap for each team this year is Rs 60 crore.

Most teams have used almost two-thirds of the individual purses in a bid to retain players.

Among the players released are Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Corey Anderson, Pawan Negi, Eoin Morgan and Trent Boult, all of whom saw considerable bidding in the 2016 auction.