New Delhi, Cricket Ben Stokes Highest Price in IPL Auction Special News Report by Rekha Rawat: England allrounder Ben Stokes has emerged the biggest of purchases by the halfway mark of bidding at the 2017 IPL player auction in Bangalore, finding his first franchise in Rising Pune Supergiants who forked out Rs 14.5 crore for his services – more than seven times his base price.
Tymal Mills sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 12 crores. Another big buy for Delhi Daredevils, buy South African pacer Kasigo Rabada for 5 crores.
Trinidadian cricketer Nicholas Pooran sold for Rs 30 lakhs. Jonny Bairstow, West Indian wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher remain unsold.
9 players unsold so far: M Guptill, J Roy, F Fazal, A Hales, R Taylor, S Tiwary, I Pathan, S Abbot. Sean Abott and Chris Jordan remain unsold.
Delhi Daredevils buy two of the 7 players with the highest base price. Thesse are: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews aand England skipper Eoin Morgan.
Pawan Negi sold to Royal Challengers Banglaore for Rs 1 crore. He got 8.5 crores laast year and was bought by Delhi Daredevils. Faiz Fazal and Alex Hales also remain unsold.
Martin Guptill first player to go under the hammer, remains unsold. IPL auction starts.
Stokes, 25, has played 77 Twenty20 matches in which he has scored 1272 runs at an average of 22.71, with five fifties, and taken 32 wickets at 36.40 apiece, with an economy rate of 8.60.