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IPL 2017 Auction LIVE: All eyes on Ben Stokes, Ishant Sharma as 352 players go under the hammer

New Delhi: It’s that time of the year again when IPL franchises who were successful last year will be looking to build their squads carefully while those unsuccessful will be eyeing a complete overhaul.

08: 46 am – There has been plenty of action already ahead of the auction. While MS Dhoni was replaced as Rising Pune Supergiants skipper by Steve Smith, quality speedster Mitchell Starc pulled out of the tournament, which was a huge blow for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

08: 46 am – The franchise owners will be keen to sign some quality pacers. The value of of Tymal Mills, Trent Boult and Pat Cummins has increased significantly after Mitchell Starc pulled out of the Indian Premier League.

Here’s a quick look at how much money each franchise can shell this season:-

  • Kings XI Punjab – Rs 23.35 crore
  • Delhi Daredevils – Rs 21.5 crore
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 20.9 crore
  • Kolkata Knight Riders – Rs 19.75 crore
  • Rising Pune Supergiants – Rs 19.1 crore
  • Gujarat Lions – Rs 14.35 crore
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 12.825 crore
  • Mumbai Indians – Rs 11.555 crore

With a base price of Rs. 2 crores, Ben Stokes along Angelo Mathews, Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins will be the hottest properties in which franchises will be looking to invest.

Important links:-

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IPL 2017 Auction: Rules, where to watch, live streaming, schedule – All you need to know!

Indian Premier League: 5 most expensive players in the past!

IPL 2017 Auction: Top 5 Indian players to watch out for!

IPL 2017 Auction: Top 5 overseas players to watch out for!

IPL 2017 Auction: Top 5 associate players to watch out for!

Source: Zee News