IPL 2017 auction: Top 10 most expensive players
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 player’s auction took place on Monday, in Bengaluru. A total of Rs 91.5 crore was spent by 8 franchises to buy 66 players, including 27 overseas players. Ben Stokes was the most expensive player at the auction, while Karn Sharma was the most expensive Indian. (Photo: BCCI)
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 player’s auction took place on Monday, in Bengaluru. A total of Rs 91.5 crore was spent by 8 franchises to buy 66 players, including 27 overseas players. Ben Stokes was the most expensive player at the auction, while Karn Sharma was the most expensive Indian. (Photo: BCCI)
Ben Stokes: The aggressive England all-rounder became the most expensive overseas player in the IPL as Rising Pune Supergiants bought him for Rs 14.5 crore.  (Photo: PTI)
Ben Stokes: The aggressive England all-rounder became the most expensive overseas player in the IPL as Rising Pune Supergiants bought him for Rs 14.5 crore. (Photo: PTI)
Tymal Mills: The IPL 2017 player’s auction was dominated by English players. Mills was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore, making him the second most expensive player of the auction. (Photo: AFP)
Tymal Mills: The IPL 2017 player’s auction was dominated by English players. Mills was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore, making him the second most expensive player of the auction. (Photo: AFP)
Kagiso Rabada: The South African pace bowler was the third most expensive player, bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 5 crore. (Photo: AFP)
Kagiso Rabada: The South African pace bowler was the third most expensive player, bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 5 crore. (Photo: AFP)
Trent Boult: The focus of franchises in 2017 auction was on pacers with the New Zealander going for Rs 5 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders.  (Photo: AFP)
Trent Boult: The focus of franchises in 2017 auction was on pacers with the New Zealander going for Rs 5 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo: AFP)
Patrick Cummins: The Australian fast bowler was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4.5 crore. (Photo: AFP)
Patrick Cummins: The Australian fast bowler was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4.5 crore. (Photo: AFP)
Chris Woakes: The England all-rounder was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 4.2 crore. (Photo: AFP)
Chris Woakes: The England all-rounder was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 4.2 crore. (Photo: AFP)
Rashid Khan: Rashid Khan along with Mohammad Nabi became the first Afghanistan cricketers to be bought by an IPL side. The bowler was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore. (Photo: ICC)
Rashid Khan: Rashid Khan along with Mohammad Nabi became the first Afghanistan cricketers to be bought by an IPL side. The bowler was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore. (Photo: ICC)
Nathan Coulter-Nile: The Australian pacer was roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 3.5 crore. (Photo: AFP)
Nathan Coulter-Nile: The Australian pacer was roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 3.5 crore. (Photo: AFP)
Karn Sharma: The leg-spinner was the most expensive Indian player at the auction with Mumbai buying him for Rs 3.2 crore. (Photo: BCCI)
Karn Sharma: The leg-spinner was the most expensive Indian player at the auction with Mumbai buying him for Rs 3.2 crore. (Photo: BCCI)
T Natarajan: The rags to riches story of IPL 2017 auction. Daily wage labourer’s son T Natarajan was bought by Kings Xi Punjab for Rs 3 crore. Natarajan made his name playing for Dindigul Dragons in Tamil Nadu Premier League. (Photo: T Natarajan)
T Natarajan: The rags to riches story of IPL 2017 auction. Daily wage labourer’s son T Natarajan was bought by Kings Xi Punjab for Rs 3 crore. Natarajan made his name playing for Dindigul Dragons in Tamil Nadu Premier League. (Photo: T Natarajan)