The 2017 VIVO IPL auction is round the corner and the 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 750 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.
IPL auction 2017 date: 20th February 2017 (Monday)
IPL auction 2017 venue: Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru
IPL auction 2017 time: 9 AM IST
IPL auction 2017 telecast: Sony Six (You can also follow the live commentary of Sportskeeda’s IPL Live blog.)
Rules and guidelines
- 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.
Players retained by every team
Indian players: Zaheer Khan, Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh.
Overseas players: JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Sam Billings, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite.
Indian players: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthick, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Ishan Kishan, Pradeep Sangwan, Shivil Kaushik, Shadab Jakati, Jaydev Shah.
Overseas players: James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Andrew Tye.
Kings XI Punjab:
Indian players: Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakul, Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Vijay, NS Naik, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh.
Overseas players: Hashim Amla, Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Indian players: Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Piyush Chawla, Sheldon Jackson.
Overseas players: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Shakib al Hasan.
Indian players: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, J Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Jitesh Sharma.
Overseas players: Tim Southee, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga.
Rising Pune Supergiants:
Indian players: MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Baba Aparajith, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Deepak Chahar, Mayank Agarwal.
Overseas players: Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa, Usman Khawaja.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Indian players: Virat Kohli, Yuzi Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Kedar Jadhav, Sreenath Aravind, Stuart Binny, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdullah, Avesh Khan.
Overseas players: AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc, Adam Milne, Shane Watson, Travis Head, Samuel Badree, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Indian players: Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Barinder Sran, Karn Sharma, Bipul Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Yuvraj Singh, Siddarth Kaul, A Mithun.
Overseas players: David Warner, Moises Henriques, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Kane Williamson.
Delhi Daredevils: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, Joel Paris, Pawan Negi, Pawan Suyal, Akhil Herwadkar, Mahipal Lomror.
Gujarat Lions: Dale Steyn, Paras Dogra, Eklavya Dwivedi, Sarabjit Ladda, Pravin Tambe, Umang Sharma, Amit Mishra, Akshdeep Nath.
Kings XI Punjab: Mitchell Johnson, Rishi Dhawan, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Morne Morkel, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, John Hastings, Jaydev Unadkat, Rajgopal Satish, Manan Sharma, Shaun Tait.
Mumbai Indians: Corey Anderson, Marchant De Lange, Unmukt Chand, Akshay Wakhare, Nathu Singh, Kishore Kamath, Martin Guptill, Jerome Taylor.
Rising Pune Super Giants: Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Albie Morkel, George Bailey, M Ashwin, Thisara Perera, RP Singh, Scott Boland, Sourabh Tiwary, Peter Handscomb.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Varun Aaron, Abu Nechim, David Wiese, Kane Richardson, Vikramjeet Malik, Praveen Dubey, Akshay Karnewar, Vikas Tokas, Parvez Rasool, Chris Jordan.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Karn Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Eoin Morgan, Trent Boult, T Suman, Aditya Tare.
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.
All the teams have retained their core and will hope to grab their targets early and rest in the remainder of the auction. This is how the franchises go into the 2017 auctions.
Total Players in the squad