IPL Auction 2017 has been the talk of the town as over 350 players have enlisted to be part of the T20 league. IPL Auction 2017 will start at 9 AM IST on February 20. The auction season is back and we will soon be able to witness which player bags the highest bid or which player remains unsold after the last stamp of the auctioneer. Speculations have already started on which players will be the hot picks of the tournament.
Where to watch live streaming?
You can watch the live streaming of IPL Auction on Hotstar.com or application via your smartphone. However, you might encounter a bit of lag while watching it on Hotstar when compared to the live broadcast on TV.
Where to watch live broadcast?
The live broadcast of the IPL Auction can be enjoyed on Sony Six and Sony HD. The broadcasting rights for IPL expire after this edition as it the T20 league completes it’s 10th year.
Where to catch live updates/blog of IPL Auction 2017?
You can catch the live updates of IPL Auction on February 20th on InUth.com as we bring you all the action from the bidding extravaganza.
How IPL 2017 Auction will be carried out?
Despite a huge number of players on the auction list, each franchise can buy upto 25 players each in a single auction. The highest number of foreign players sold in the auction will be 76. As soon as the auctioneer starts the bid of a player from his base price, franchises will first increase their bids by 5 lakhs till the bid reaches 1 crore. From 1 to 3 crores, bids will increase by 10 lakhs. The bids will increase by 20 lakhs when the amount ranges from 3 to 5 crores. If any player’s bid goes beyond 5 crores, then the bid will be increased by franchisees with an interval of 50 lakhs.
From 1 to 3 crores, bids will increase by 10 lakhs. The bids will increase by 20 lakhs when the amount ranges from 3 to 5 crores. If any player’s bid goes beyond 5 crores, then the bid will be increased by franchisees with an interval of 50 lakhs.
Even if players who were not bidden upon can bag a deal when their names are announced for the second time. If they fail to attract a bid in the second phase too, they remain unsold for this year’s auction.
Hot picks for IPL Auction 2017!
England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes tops the list for his recent performance for England in limited overs circuit. Rumour has it that Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the bidding war for him as their star all-rounder Andre Russell would not be available for this edition following his ban. For 2 lakhs base price, other hot picks for this year are England skipper Eoin Morgan, all-rounder Chris Woakes, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, Former Australian fast spearhead Mitchell Johnson, Pat Cummins and Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews.
When it comes to lower base prices Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Jason Roy, Evin Lewis. Latest entrant Ishank Jaggi has been the talk of the town after his splendid run in Inter-State Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20). Associate nation teams, Afghanistan’s fiery wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad too might fetch a good deal this year.
Franchise are going with this much cash in their purses (ascending order)-
Mumbai Indians (MI)– Rs 11.555 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)– Rs 12.825 crore
Gujarat Lions (GL) – Rs 14.35 crore
Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) – Rs 19.1 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – Rs 19.75 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)– Rs 20.9 crore
Delhi Daredevils (DD) – Rs 21.5 crore
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Rs 23.35 crore
All the franchises are expected to go all guns blazing as contract of all the players will expire after IPL’s 10th edition.