Going into the IPL auctions this year, each team could have a maximum of 27 players including nine overseas players. So a maximum of 76 players, including 28 overseas, could be bought at the auction. Despite having limited resources, all the teams had their strategies in place and filled their required slots and played it safe.
And like every other season, there were big buys and some surprises. However, one of the biggest surprising elements was the inclusion of two Afghanistan players and one UAE cricketer into two different franchises.
Delhi Daredevils IPL 2017 Squad :
Full squad: Angelo Mathews (2 Cr), Corey Anderson (1 Cr), Kagiso Rabada (5 Cr), Pat Cummins (4.50 Cr), Ankit Bawne (INR 10 Lakhs), Aditya Tare (25 Lakhs), Murugan Ashwin (1 Cr), Navdeep Saini (10 lakh), Shashank Singh (10 Lakh), JP Duminy, Mohammed Shami, Quinton de Kock, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Syed Ahmed, Pratyush Singh.
Squad strength: 26 (17 Indian, 9 Overseas)
Spent-Unspent Purse (In INR): 14.05 crore – 9.05 Crore