IPL 2017 February 20, 2017

How the teams fared at the auction

ESPNcricinfo staff
A round-up of the work done by the eight IPL franchises at the auction in 2017
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Whom they bought Rashid Khan (INR 4 crore, USD 597,000 approx), Chris Jordan (INR 50 lakh, USD 74,000 approx), Mohammad Nabi (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), Ben Laughlin (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), Mohammed Siraj (INR 2.6 crore, USD 388,000 approx), Eklavya Dwivedi (INR 75 lakh, USD 111,000 approx), Pravin Tambe (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Tanmay Agarwal (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx)

Total cost of squad INR 53.75 crore (USD 8.02 million approx)

What they needed

An overseas quick as back-up for Mustafizur Rahman - bought Chris Jordan.

An Indian or overseas spinner, because there are no specialists in the squad - bought Pravin Tambe and Rashid Khan.

An overseas allrounder as back-up in case Moises Henriques or Ben Cutting lose form - bought Mohammad Nabi.

A wicketkeeper as back-up for Ojha - bought Eklavya Dwivedi.

Unsuccessful bids Pawan Negi, Ben Stokes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, K Gowtham, T Natarajan, Chris Woakes

Auction performance rank #1

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Whom they bought Trent Boult (INR 5 crore, USD 746,000 approx), Chris Woakes (INR 4.2 crore, USD 626,000 approx), Nathan Coulter-Nile (INR 3.5 crore, USD 522,000 approx), Darren Bravo (INR 50 lakh, USD 74,000 approx), Rovman Powell (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), Rishi Dhawan (INR 55 lakh, USD 82,000 approx), Ishank Jaggi (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Sanjay Yadav (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Sayan Ghosh (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx)

Total cost of squad INR 60.6 crore (USD 9.05 million approx)

What they needed

Overseas players: two allrounders, a batsman, two fast bowlers, and a spinner - they bought Chris Woakes, Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Trent Boult, but no spinner.

Indian players: two fast bowlers and one spinner - they bought Rishi Dhawan and Sayan Ghosh, both medium-pacers, and left-arm spinner Sanjay Yadav.

Unsuccessful bids Tymal Mills, K Gowtham, Manpreet Gony, T Natarajan

Auction performance rank #2

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Whom they bought Tymal Mills (INR 12 crore, USD 1.791 million approx), Billy Stanlake (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), Aniket Choudhary (INR 2 crore, USD 298,000 approx), Pawan Negi (INR 1 crore, USD 149,000 approx), Praveen Dubey (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx)

Total cost of squad INR 63.58 crore (USD 9.49 million approx.)

What they needed

An overseas allrounder as back-up for Watson, and a fast bowler to replace Starc - bought fast bowlers Tymal Mills and Billy Stanlake, and Indian allrounder Pawan Negi.

An Indian offspinner, a back-up seamer - bought legspinner Praveen Dubey and seamer Aniket Choudhary

Unsuccessful bids Ben Stokes, Mohammed Siraj

Auction performance rank #3

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Whom they bought Mitchell Johnson (INR 2 crore, USD 298,000 approx), Asela Gunaratne (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), Nicholas Pooran (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), Karn Sharma (INR 3.2 crore, USD 477,000 approx), K Gowtham (INR 2 crore, USD 298,000 approx), Saurabh Tiwary (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), Kulwant Khejroliya (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx)

Total cost of squad INR 62.645 crore (USD 9.350 million approx)

What they needed

An overseas batsman, preferably an opener, as back-up for when Buttler leaves - bought Nicholas Pooran.

An overseas allrounder to cover for Pollard - bought Asela Gunaratne.

A couple of fast bowlers as back-up for Malinga and McClenaghan - bought Mitchell Johnson.

Unsuccessful bids Ben Stokes, Trent Boult, Tymal Mills, Rashid Khan

Auction performance rank #4

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Whom they bought Kagiso Rabada (INR 5 crore, USD 746,000 approx), Pat Cummins (INR 4.5 crore, USD 671,000 approx), Angelo Mathews (INR 2 crore, USD 298,000 approx), Corey Anderson (INR 1 crore, USD 149,000 approx), M Ashwin (INR 1 crore, USD 149 approx), Aditya Tare (INR 25 lakh, USD 37,000 approx), Shashank Singh (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Navdeep Saini (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Ankit Bawne (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx)

Total cost of squad INR 56.95 crore (USD 8.50 million)

What they needed

Overseas replacements for JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock and Chris Morris, who are likely to leave the IPL in early May - bought Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews and Pat Cummins.

An overseas allrounder - bought Anderson and Mathews.

Fast bowlers to back up Mohammed Shami and Zaheer Khan - bought Kagiso Rabada and Cummins.

An overseas and domestic batsman each to strengthen middle order - bought Anderson and Ankit Bawne.

Unsuccessful bids Ben Stokes, T Natarajan, Varun Aaron.

Auction performance rank #5

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Whom they bought Jason Roy (INR 1 crore, USD 149,000 approx), Chirag Suri (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Basil Thampi (INR 85 lakh, USD 126,000 approx), Manpreet Gony (INR 60 lakh, USD 89,000 approx), Nathu Singh (INR 50 lakh, USD 74,000 approx), Munaf Patel (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), Shubham Agarwal (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Tejas Baroka (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Pratham Singh (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Akshdeep Nath (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Shelley Shaurya (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx)

Total cost of squad INR 55.5 crore (USD 8.284 million approx)

What they needed

A legspinner to replace Pravin Tambe and an offspinner for variety - bought a little-known spinner in Tejas Baroka.

An Indian fast bowler because Lions have only three in their squad - bought Basil Thampi, Nathu Singh, Manpreet Gony and Munaf Patel.

A not-so-expensive overseas allrounder as back-up for Dwayne Bravo, who is presently injured, and James Faulkner - bought no one. An overseas fast bowler because they have only one specialist in Andrew Tye - bought no one.

Unsuccessful bids Pawan Negi, Eklavya Dwivedi, Aniket Choudhary, Karn Sharma, Varun Aaron.

Auction performance rank #6 

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Whom they bought Ben Stokes (INR 14.5 crore, USD 2.164 million approx), Dan Christian (INR 1 crore, USD 149,000 approx), Lockie Ferguson (INR 50 lakh, USD 74,000 approx), Manoj Tiwary (INR 50 lakh, USD 74,000 approx), Jaydev Unadkat (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), Milind Tandon (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Rahul Chahar (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Rahul Tripathi (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx), Saurabh Kumar (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx)

Total cost of squad INR 65.7 crore, the most expensive squad (USD 9.806 million approx.)

What they needed

A couple of overseas allrounders as back up for the injury-prone Mitchell Marsh - bought Ben Stokes and Dan Christian. At least two fast bowlers - one Indian, one overseas - because they released six - bought Lockie Ferguson and Jaydev Unadkat.

A quality Indian spinner to support R Ashwin - bought 17-year-old legspinner Rahul Chahar and left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar.

Unsuccessful bids Pawan Negi, Rahul Tewatia, Aditya Tare, T Natarajan, Nathu Singh, Basil Thampi, M Ashwin, Rishi Dhawan.

Auction performance rank #7

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Whom they bought Eoin Morgan (INR 2 crore, USD 298,000 approx), Martin Guptill (INR 50 lakh, USD 74,000), Matt Henry (INR 50 lakh, USD 74,000), Darren Sammy (INR 30 lakh, USD 44,000 approx), T Natarajan (INR 3 crore, USD 447,000 approx), Varun Aaron (INR 2.8 crore, USD 417,000 approx), Rahul Tewatia (INR 25 lakh, USD 37,000 approx), Rinku Singh (INR 10 lakh, USD 14,000 approx)

Total cost of squad INR 52.1 crore, the least expensive squad (USD 7.776 million approx.)

What they needed

An overseas allrounder (they have only one at present) and fast bowler (none in the squad) - bought Darren Sammy and Matt Henry.

An Indian batsman to back up M Vijay and Manan Vohra, and a domestic allrounder (none in the squad) - bought Rinku Singh and Rahul Tewatia.

Unsuccessful bids Kagiso Rabada, Tymal Mills

Auction performance rank #8

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  • cricfan35746948 on February 27, 2017, 13:18 GMT

    Rps 11 will be.... Faf, rahane, Smith, stokes, Tiwary, msd, bhatia, ashwin, zampa, dinda, pandey........ (Tiwary /agarwal /aparajith. Pandey /unadkat/r.chahar)...#RPS champions.....

  • manish.noida on February 25, 2017, 10:02 GMT

    No. 8 should definitely go to Delhi Daredevils, since they were without a CAPTAIN, nor they bought one. The experience one like Zaheer are not the playing XI material, whereas Duminy is not a Captain material. The best they can do is make Angelo Mathews as captain, and chose Mathews, Morris, Corey and Quinton as 4 oversees players. The playing XI will be: 1. Quinton 2. Shreyas Iyer 3. Samsom 4. Risabh Pant 5. Karun Nair (Only use in case of sudden downfall, else to be sent after Morris) 6. Corey Anderson 7. Mathews (CAPTAIN) 8. Morris 9. Jayant Yadav 10. Amit Mishra/ Negi 11, Shami

  • Rohit264 on February 24, 2017, 22:18 GMT

    My SRH XI: 1. Warner 2. Dhawan 3. Eklavya Dwivedi(wk) 4. Yuvraj 5. Hooda 6. Vijay Shankar 7. Ben Cutting 8. Bhuvneshwar 9. Rashid Khan 10. Mustafizur 11. Nehra

  • srinath_f_o_john on February 24, 2017, 16:34 GMT

    My exception in IPL2017 is MI vs GL . Other playoff teams are RCB & DD

  • srinath_f_o_john on February 24, 2017, 16:33 GMT

    My MI XI : 1. Rohit 2. S Tiwary 3. Krunal Pandya 4. A Rayudu (After Buttler Leaves, WK ) 5. Jos Buttler (WK) (After Buttler leaves, Gunaratne) 6. Kieron Pollard 7. Hardik Pandya 8. Harbhajan Singh 9. Tim Southee / M johnson 10. Lasith Malinga 11. Jasprit Bumrah

  • 786Mustafa on February 23, 2017, 9:46 GMT

    My favorite team for 2017 will be SRH and they looked so balanced in both department bowling and batting and they got good all rounders and the legie Rashid khan from Afghanistan good luck SRH

  • cricfan51302264 on February 23, 2017, 5:26 GMT

    @CRICFANAC I have full idea about MSD and what he is capable of. RPS again will finish in bottom.

  • cricfan29189892 on February 23, 2017, 4:32 GMT

    Auction performance rank 1 srh 2 kkr 3 rcb 4 dd 5 mi 6 kxip 7 gl 8 rps

  • TeamSelector on February 22, 2017, 23:24 GMT

    @ A4ABHIK ON FEBRUARY 21, 2017, 13:47 GMT ........ I agree with you. KKR has too many spinners in their starting eleven. Only one of Shakib/Narine should play. & Chris Lynn should be a definite starter. The four Overseas should be 1 batsman, 1 spinner & 2 seamers. 1-Uthappa 2-Gambhir 3-Pandey 4-Chris Lynn 5-Shakib 6-Pathan 7-S.Yadav 8-Chris Woakes 9-Chawla 10-U.Yadav 11-Trent Boult.

  • Mannix16 on February 22, 2017, 19:18 GMT

    I take a look at the top 6 in the batting lineup for RCB and I shudder. I can't imagine all those 6 players failing in a single game, so how will RCB lose even a single match? Yet with that exact same batting lineup, they didn't even win the trophy last year.

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