English all-rounder Ben Stokes and pacer Tymal Mills emerged the hottest buys in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, which saw as many as 66 players being bought by franchises while many big names missed out pick-up.
Ben Stokes, the England all-rounder, has become the highest paid overseas cricketer in the 10-year history of the Indian Premier League after securing a 14.5 crore contract during Monday’s auction.
There were a few surprises as well, with the likes of Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan finding no bidders. Asghar Stanikzai and Imran Tahir joined the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Marlon Samuels, to remain unsold.
Here's top 5 cash earners in IPL 2017:
BEN STOKES(Rs 14.5 crore, Rising Pune Supergiants)
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been snapped by Rising Puner Supergiants for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore and becomes the most expensive overseas player. Stokes, making his IPL debut, entered the auction with a base price of Rs 2 crore.
TYMAL MILLS (Rs 12 crore, Royal Challengers Bangalore)
The England fast bowler was picked by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a mammoth INR 12 Crores.
KAGISO RABADA (Rs 5 crore, Delhi Daredevils)
The Proteas’ exciting fast bowler on Monday fetched a massive bid of R9.8 million in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
TRENT BOULT (Rs 5 crore, Kolkata Knight Riders)
The 27-year-old New Zealand fast bowler was the subject of a bidding duel on Monday between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians before the former got their man for five crore rupees.
PAT CUMMINS (Rs 4.5 crore, Delhi Daredevils)
The Australian fast bowler was snapped up by Delhi, who along with Rabada now have a formidable bowling attack. Cummins was one of seven marquee players with a base price of Rs 2 crore.