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Live IPL Auction 2017
Posted 20 Feb 2017 10:19 AM

(Agencies)

All eyes will be on Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan when eight franchise's think-tank battle it out in Bengaluru for the IPL 10 auction. There will be a strong focus on buying uncapped Indians too with the franchises allowed to pick a maximum of 76 out of the 350 plus players set to go under the hammer. This is the last auction of the 10-year cycle after which all players are set to go back into the auction pool. While the maximum squad strength can be 27, most franchises like to keep squad base between 22 and 24. (IPL Player Auction List)
Catch all the live updates of the IPL 2017 auction here.
10:06 IST: A small breather for everyone! So obviously, the big news till now is that Ben Stokes has been bought for Rs. 14.5 crore by RPS. It was expected that he would fetch a big price, so no surprises there.
10:05 IST: English pacer Chris Jordan, with a base price Rs. 1 crore, remains unsold.
10:03 IST: Delhi get Corey Anderson for his base price of Rs. 1 crore.
10:01 IST: Sold!! RPS get their man for a whopping Rs. 14.5 crore.
10:00 IST: The bid is 14.5 crore and Sunrisers have waved the white flag.
09:59 IST: Rising Pune Supergiants also bid and it's 13.5 crore.
09:58 IST: It's 13 crore with the bid being with Hyderabad.
09:58 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad join the action and the bid is now 11 crore.
09:57 IST: 10.5 crore now with Delhi! This is heating up!
09:56 IST: The bid is 9.5 crore already with Mumbai.
09:55 IST: Mumbai and Delhi bidding aggressively. It's already reached Rs. 7 crore.
09:54 IST: Ben Stokes is the next man.
09:53 IST: Another surprise as Irfan Pathan with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh remains unsold.
09:52 IST: Sold to Delhi Daredevils for his base price.
09:51 IST: Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews is up next. He has a base price of Rs. 2 crore.
09:50 IST: RCB get their man for Rs. 1 crore after some intense bidding.
09:49 IST: The bid has reached 95 lakh for Negi, who's base price was Rs. 30 lakh.
09:48 IST: Gujarat Lions and RCB doing the back and forth.
09:47 IST: Finally some bidding being done by the teams and it's for Pawan Negi.
09:44 IST: Indian batsman Saurabh Tiwary with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh also remains unsold.
09:43 IST: Taylor also remains unsold!! The teams seem to very cautious with a limited purse available.
09:42 IST: Up next is New Zealand's middle order batsman Ross Taylor with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh.
09:41 IST: Another Englishman Alex Hales also remains unsold. His base price was Rs. 1 crore
09:40 IST: Surprise! Surprise! Jason Roy goes unsold. At least for the time being.
09:39 IST: Morgan goes to Kings XI for his base price!!
09:38 IST: Up next is Eoin Morgan with a base price of Rs. 2 crore. First bid by Kings XI Punjab.
09:37 IST: Guptill goes unsold!
09:36 IST: Here comes the first player to be sold and it's New Zealand opener Martin Guptill. His base price is Rs. 50 lakh.
09:31 IST: All set for the IPL Auction and the action is expected to start soon.
09:25 IST: A message from the main man of the IPL auction.
09:10 IST: Some big name players will be up for grabs today. The likes of Ben Stokes, Ishant Sharma, Eoin Morgan, Kagiso Rabada will surely be the big picks.
09:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the IPL Player Auction taking place in Bengaluru.

The focus will be the English players too with the likes of all-rounder Ben Stokes, England captain Eoin Morgan and hard-hitting opener Jason Roy entering the fray. Ahmad
The base price ranges from Rs 10 Lakh to Rs 2 crore and there could be a clamour for uncapped Indian players based on their performances during the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Among the uncapped Indian players, young performers like Jharkhand batsman Virat Singh and teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw (both Rs 10 lakh) can attract good bids. Not to forget Ishank Jaggi who was drafted as a last minute player after a string of good performances in the final leg of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.
The auction pool is an interesting mix with five Afghanistan players. But Mohammed Shahzad (BP Rs 50 lakh) with his pyrotechnics and spinner all-rounder Mohammed Nabi (BP Rs 30 lakh) may get deals, which will be a historic first and big boost for India's friendly neighbourhood.

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