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IPL Auction 2017: 5 Indian players who could be bargain buys

There are a couple of players with national caps on this list.

Karn Sharma
Karn Sharma (left) has represented India four times across all formats

The 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction is only a few hours away. A total of 352 players (including the late addition of Ishank Jaggi) will go under the hammer at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bengaluru. While the spotlight surrounds the high-profile international stars, there are several names who could be quite valuable despite their relatively lower base prices.

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Let us take a look at five of the most promising Indian players who could be bargain buys in the auction. A couple of those have already represented India across different formats with mixed results.


#5 Harpreet Singh

Harpreet Singh
Harpreet Singh was in fine form during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal Trophy

Harpreet Singh is a solid left-handed batsman who plays for Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit. The 25-year old grabbed eyeballs by scoring 211 runs from just four matches in the recently completed Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal Trophy. He played six matches for his country in the 2010 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

With the tournament serving as an ideal platform for young Indian players to showcase their skills, Harpreet could attract the attention of quite a few franchises looking to bolster their batting strength. From previous stints with Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors, he has featured in a handful of IPL games.

Base Price – INR 20 lakhs

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