IPL auction has seen franchises chase fast bowlers with England’s Tymal Mills and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada getting excellent deals.
Ishant Sharma one prominent name who went unsold in the first round of bidding but unsung Indians got excellent deals.
The auction for the 10th season of Indian Premier League began on Monday at 9.30 a.m., in Bengaluru.
This is the last auction of the 10-year cycle after which all players are set to go back into the auction pool.
Mohammad Nabi became the first ever Afghanistan player to be picked by in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL).
Nabi was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) during the IPL 2017 Auction. One of the key players of the Afghanistan national side, Nabi emerged as a match winner for them in many of their victories with his powerful batting in middle-order and skilful spin bowling, reports Cricket Country.
Thangarasu Natarajan was finding it surreal when the bids against his name zoomed at a breakneck pace during the IPL auction.
The little known 25-year-old’s life changed in a matter of few minutes as Rs 10 lakh base price saw a quantum 30-time jump reaching Rs 3 crore with Virender Sehwag vigorously raising the pedal for Kings XI Punjab
Ben Stokes was taken by Pune Supergianta for whopping Rs 14.50 crore.
On Ben Stokes selection, Pune’s Sanjiv Goenka of the RPS said “He’s a complete player and he completes our squad. We’ve been lacking this one genre of player.”
He also said “We have many heroes but this is the one hero we were lacking it was a conscious strategy. We knew it was going to be expensive. We knew he was going to be there for the first 14 games.”