Just three months left till the beginning of the cricket extravaganza, IPL. With it’s 10th season starting this summer, teams are all but set to enter the market to brainstorm their way through building a team that would make them the favorites for the trophy. The auction for the 10th season of IPL takes place on 20th Feb in Bangalore.
The 2017 VIVO IPL auction is round the corner and all the participating franchises would have figured out on what their team needs ahead of the 2017 IPL. A total of 140 cricketers including 44 overseas players have been retained by the franchises for 2017 season. As many as 76 cricketers can be picked by all the eight teams in the auction that has more than 300 players going under the hammer. The franchisees have been allotted a purse of 66 crores INR for the auction. The money spent by them in retaining the players will come under the total purse and the franchisees can use the remaining money in the auction. Each team can have a maximum of 27 players out of which 9 can be overseas professionals. It will be broadcasted live on Sony Six. The players available for auctions will be sorted into groups based on their role and are split into pots.
The auctioneer will announce the player’s name and teams will start bidding for the player starting from the base price. The representatives of the teams will have to raise their team paddle for the bid. The team with the highest bid will get the player. The bidding will continue till all the other teams back out and the auctioneer calling the player sold. A player will go unsold if none of the teams raise their paddle. The unsold players will come back into the auction after all the players go under the hammer for the first time. The auctioneer will give the teams an option of listing the unsold players they are interested in and will start the bidding war for those players for the second time with the base price of the player slashed to half.
Many star players have been released by their respective teams following the auction. Here is a list of all the players released and the purse of each team that they carry in the auction. All prices are in INR. (* Indicates Oversea Player)
|TEAM||PLAYERS RETAINED||PLAYERS RELEASED||PURSE SPENT (RS IN CRORES)||BALANCE PURSE (RS IN CRORES)|
|Kings XI Punjab||19||4||42.650||23.350|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||14||9||46.250||19.750|
|Rising Pune Supergiants||16||11||46.900||19.100|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||20||10||53.175||12.825|
Players That Are Released & Their Worth
The team from national capital have retained 23 players that includes 5 overseas players.
Gujarat Lions have retained 22 players
|Aksh Deep Nath||1,000,000|
Kings XI Punjab have the highest purse going into the auction as the Preity Zinta-owned franchise has 23.35 crores INR to spend in the auctions while Delhi Daredevils come in the second place with 21.5 crores INR.
KINGS XI PUNJAB
The team from Chandigarh that has been languishing at the bottom since last two seasons have retained 24 players that includes their core squad.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Two-time Champions, SRK’s Kolkata Knight Riders have retained only 18 players that includes captain Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan among the 14 Indian players retained.
The 2-time champions Mumbai Indians have retained 26 players, of which 20 are Indians.
|Marchant De Lange*||3,000,000|
RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS
The Pink brigade from Pune captained by MS Dhoni have wisefully retained their skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and 21 players in all.
|R P Singh||3,000,000|
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
The previous year’s runners-up have retained 28 players which is the highest among all the teams.
|Abu Nechim Ahmed||3,000,000|
The Orange-brigade led by Australian David Warner have retained 22 players that includes the influential captain himself.
It would be interesting to see how the released and retained players would unfold their skills in the tenth edition of the famous Indian Premier Leauge. Also it would be the retained players who will be having some extra responsibility on their shoulders as their franchise and staff have kept faith on them. Whereas, the released players would have an opportunity to play with some new players in some other new team and to win the hearts of the fans of their new teams.
IPL 2017 Is Coming Guys, Get Ready……..
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