IPL Auction 2017: After a long domestic season for the Indian cricket team where it was scheduled to play 13 Tests against 4 teams, the action will shift to the shortest format on April 5 when Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the opening match of the 10th season. However, for the true cricketing fans, the drama begins on February 20th when the players will go under the hammer of Richard Medley. 352 cricketers from all across the globe will be competing for just 75 spots in a highly strategised auction and the teams will look to get the best possible combination to lift the trophy.
What time does IPL 2017 player auction start?
The IPL Player Auction will begin at 9 AM on Feb 20, 2017, and will go on until evening with a lunch break.
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Where will the IPL 2017 player auction be held?
The IPL 2017 player auction will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Bengaluru.
Where can you watch the IPL 2017 Player Auction?
Sony Entertainment holds the broadcasting right of the league since its inception. The IPL player auction will be broadcast live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and you can catch all the action live on your TV. The digital rights of the league are with Hotstar and it will be streaming the auction live. You can also follow all the live updates on FinancialExpress.com.
How much money is left with each team?
Kings XI Punjab – Rs 23.35 crore
Delhi Daredevils – Rs 21.5 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 20.9 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders – Rs 19.75 crore
Rising Pune Supergiants – Rs 19.1 crore
Gujarat Lions – Rs 14.35 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 12.825 crore
Mumbai Indians – Rs 11.555 crore
Who will be the main attractions?
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is certainly the hottest property in this year’s auction with a base price of Rs. 2 crores. Along with him, Angelo Mathews, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins have also marked themselves with the maximum base price. Indian all-rounders Irfan Pathan and Pawan Negi will also be on owners radars while Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shehzad can emerge as the darkhorse of this year’s auction.