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Mumbai Indians team in IPL 2017 Auction: K Gowtham, Karn Sharma go big

Follow the live coverage of IPL 2017 Auctions for the Mumbai Indians: K Gowtham sold to Mumbai Indians for 2 Crores INR
Updated: 20 February 2017 15:36 IST - Published: 20 February 2017 15:27 IST
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That's all from the auction room from Bangalore here today. Mumbai has the players to make a mark in this edition's IPL. They will go out there with all guns blazing and go for glory.
Let the games begin!
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Here's a list of players that Mumbai picked up in the auctions today:
Nicholas Pooran for 30 lakhs INR
Mitchell Johnson for 2 crores INR
K Gowtham for 2 crores INR
Karn Sharma for 3.2 crores INR
Saurabh Tiwary for 30 lakhs INR
Asela Gunaratne for 30 lakhs INR
Kulwant Khejroliya for 10 lakhs INR 
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The final session concludes and with that the auctions for the 2017 IPL.
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Mumbai didn't bother bidding for any players in the final session. They had their set of 27 players. 
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Manoj Tiwary will play for Pune. Bought at 50L.
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Darren Bravo sold to Kolkata for 50L.
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Teams now have an opportunity to recall players previously unsold earlier during the day. 
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The final session of the auctions for IPL 2017 will commence now. 
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"It's all about winning matches and getting to the knock-out stages," says Jayawardene. 
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Jayawardene, the head coach of Mumbai - "Was a bit nervous going into the IPL". 
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The teams can now ask for a set of three players that they desire to be reintroduced into the auction. We're into the final phase of the auction right here now. 
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In a first, Pratham Singh is bought by Gujarat for 10L. The Mumbai bench is sitting quiet and pretty for now.
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Mehedi Hasan, the wonder kid from Bangladesh is here next. Mumbai not interested. He goes unsold.
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Khejroliya, a complete unknow entity, will don Mumbai colours this year. Mumbai buy him for 10L. Big smiles across the Mumbai table.
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Remember Munaf Patel? The fast bowler who won the 2011 world cup...Gujarat pick him up for 30L. The Mumbai bench didn't move an inch there.
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Meanwhile, Punjab buys Darren Sammy for 30L. 
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Surely, Mahela had everything to do with that buy.
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No one counters the bid and Mumbai pocket Gunarathana for a mere 30L. That's surely a bargain buy as he's won the past 3 games for Sri Lanka on his own.
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A Gunarathana comes up next and Mumbai goes for him.
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A Gunarathana comes up next and Mumbai goes for him.
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Mohammed Siraj has triggered another bidding war here. Bangalore and Hyderabad are after him.
Mohammed Siraj is sold to Hyderabad for a whopping 2.60 Crore.
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Jayawardene whispers into the owners' ears as Mohammed Siraj comes up next. They don't bid for him though.
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The owners take a moment to sip a cup of tea as players continue to roll. 
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Remember, Mumbai still has 4.05 crore to spare. 

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A bunch of IND U-19 players come and go. Mumbai passes all of them.
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Ben Laughlin goes to Hyderabad. Mumbai was uninterested in him.
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Akash Ambani consults with Mahela Jayawardene. Planning their next move...
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Mumbai not interested in Manoj Tiwary. He remains unsold. 

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Darren Bravo goes unsold.
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A bunch of Indian players come and go. No bids from Mumbai just yet.
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Imran Tahir, currently ranked No.1 in the T20 and ODI bowling charts, goes unsold. He'll be disappointed for sure. What more can a player do.
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"Ishant Sharma remains unsold in today's auction," says the auctioneer. 
Ishant fans aren't going to like that one bit.
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At 3.50Crore, Coulter-Nile goes to Kolkata.
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Coulter Nile triggers the first bidding war in the post lunch session. Hyderabad and Kolkata are at it for him.
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Bairstow goes unsold again.
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Irfan Pathan comes and goes. Mumbai steer clear.
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No competition and Mumbai pocket Tiwary for 30L.
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Saurabh Tiwary is in and Mumbai go for it at 30L.
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Martin Guptill sold to Punjab for 50L. The first pick in the post lunch session. We're well and truly underway here.
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The players that will be presented now are those that are yet to appear in the auction and/ or those that the team would like to re-appear. 
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The post lunch session of the auction will resume anytime now. Welcome back!
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The auctions now break for lunch. We will be bringing you all the live-auction action right here on sportskeeda.com 
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Their remaining purse is now at 4.05 Crore


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Here's the list of players that Mumbai have picked up in the auction so far:
Nicholas Pooran to Mumbai Indians for 30 lakhs INR
Mitchell Johnson to Mumbai Indians for 2 crores INR 
K Gowtham to Mumbai Indians for 2 crores INR
Karn Sharma to Mumbai Indians for 3.2 crores INR
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33 players have now been sold in the morning session so far. T Mills, Rashid Khan, Aniket Choudhary and Natarajan were the highlight buys from this session. 
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Mumbai have their pacers sorted out and will just watch this phase of auction action.
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Manpreet Gony is up next and Kolkata and Gujarat are interested. 
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There was an intense back and forth war right there between Sehwag and the owners of Gujarat for Varun Aaron. 
Punjab finally won the bidding war for Aaron at 2.80Crore.

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Remember Jaydev Unadkat? He played a Test for IND in South Africa a couple of years ago. He's sold to Pune for 30L.
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Meanwhile, Matt Henry goes to Punjab for 50L.


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The auctioneer is enticing the teams to bid for Glenn Phillips. But Mumbai will not give in to that. He goes unsold. 
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Niroshan Dickwella is here. He's been in great form recently but Mumbai is uninterested. That's a big surprise.
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Farhaan Behardien, South Africa's current T20 Captain goes unsold. 
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Mumbai win the battle and pocket Karn Sharma for 320L. They've got their leg-spinner now.
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Mumbai almost have him. Gujarat want him as well and up the bid to 300L.
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Mumbai want him bad and they up the bid to 280L.
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Karn Sharma is a leg-spinner and played the solitary Test for IND against Australia.
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Bid now at 180L with Mumbai. They want him bad.
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Karn Sharma is up next. And Mumbai are hot for him.
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Chris Woakes will play for Kolkata. They picked him up for 4.20 Crore
Mumbai weren't in the game for Woakes. 
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Chris Woakes is in the house now. Kolkata bid for him. His base price was 2 Crore. Mumbai quiet for now.
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We're now in the all-rounder's pot. P Rasool goes unsold. 
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The owners wait and watch. They surely know who they're after beforehand. The phase of calm here right now as a bunch of players go unsold. 
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Marlon Samuels comes and goes as well. Mumbai uninterested. 
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S Badrinath goes unsold as well.
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Abhinav Mukund goes unsold as well. Remember, he was in the IND side that played BNG in the one-off Test.
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Cheteshwar Pujara makes an appearance at 50L base price. Goes unsold! Awwww......
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Remember Pravin Tambe? The leg-spinner goes to Hyderabad for 10L.
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Rashid Khan goes to Hyderabad for 4 Crore. Wow!
They will be celebrating across AFG right now.
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Hyderabad up the bid for 400L. Mumbai bow out. 
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Mumbai are still in the race at for Khan.
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The bid stands at 350L.
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This is a great moment for AFG cricket as Khan will be the second player from AFG to play the IPL now. 
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Mumbai and Hyderabad clash for Rashid Khan. 
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Rashid Khan from AFG is up next and Mumbai go for him.
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Tejas Baroka, a complete unknown entity, getS picked up by Gujarat for 10L.
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M Ashwin sold to Delhi for 1 Crore.
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M Ashwin gets the teams going. Delhi and Pune are highly interested and trade blow. We're at 100L now. Wow! Mumbai sitting this one out.
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We've got the uncapped spinners pot up next.
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Mumbai are uninterested as Lions pick up Thampy for 85L. 
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Basil Thampy, Kerala's fast-bowler has got Pune and Gujarat interested. Mumbai will sit this one out as well.
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Nathu Singh gets picked up by Gujarat for 50L.
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Meanwhile, T Natarajan goes to Punjab for 3 Crore. He's a left-arm fast bowler from Tamil Nadu. Mumbai sat that battle out for obvious reasons. Punjab fought hard with Kolkata to nab Natarajan.
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A Choudhary goes to Bangalore for 200L
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Bangalore and Gujarat are going hard at each other for Choudhary. 
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Still no action from the Mumbai table for A Choudhary. They have Mitchell Johnson so they don't really need another left-arm fast bowler.
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Aniket Choudhary is the next uncapped player. Bangalore and Gujarat are now bidding for him. He's a left-arm fast bowler. No interest from the Mumbai table.
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M Shahzad is the next keeper from AFG. Remember players from the Associate nations come under the uncapped players bracket. He goes unsold.
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Dwivedi goes to Hyderabad for 75L.
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Eklavya Dwivedi is the next player. No bids so far from Mumbai for him. This is the wicket-keeper's pot here.
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He's goes to Delhi here for 25L.
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Aditya Tare is up next. He captains Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. 
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There's plenty of chatter in every table as names continue to emerge from the pot. 
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Priyank Panchal is the next player from the pot. He scored a triple-ton for Gujarat in this season's Ranji Trophy. But goes unsold here. 
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This could well be a surprise package to deliver the good for Mumbai season. Gowtham is a strong off-spinner who can hit it big lower down the order as he demonstrated in yesterday's tour match against Australia.
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Mumbai eventually pick him up for 200L. 
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From an unknown entity this season, K Gowtham's worth is now at 200L.
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The bidding war hots up as Hyderabad enter the fray for K Gowtham. Wow!
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Mumbai locking horns with Kolkata for K Gowtham. He's an off-spinner and has done really well for Karnataka this season.
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K Gowtham from Karnataka is up next. Mumbai are bidding for him heavily.
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Mohammad Nabi from AFG gets picked up by Hyderabad for 30L.
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This is a great opportunity for the uncapped players to land spot in the IPL Am quite certain they'll be watching the auction live from the couch.
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Tanmay Agarwal goes to Hyderabad for 10L.
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Unmukt Chand is up next. He was with MI last year. Goes unsold this time.
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Delhi pick him up for 10L.
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Ankit Bawane is the first uncapped batsman to draw a bid. 
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Prithvi Shaw is up next. He's all of 17 years of age, scored a ton for Mumbai on debut in this year's Ranji Trophy. But Mumbai don't pick him here. Ouch!
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Umang Sharma comes and goes unsold.
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It's now the time for uncapped batsmen.
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Remember, Ben Stokes has been the highest pick so far. Pune picked him up for 14.50 Crore
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As we take a bit of a breather, here's the list of players picked up by Mumbai so far:
Mitchell Johnson to Mumbai Indians for 2 crores INR
Nicholas Pooran to Mumbai Indians for 30 lakhs INR 
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Mumbai wanted him but held back as RCB made a robust charge. Mills eventually went to RCB for 12 Crore.
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As the teams take a 15 min break, another breathtaking session concludes. The bidding war in this session was for T Mills.
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Imran Tahir goes unsold as well. That's a surprise here.
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India's P Ojha remains unsold as well.
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No interest from Mumbai. Goes unsold.
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Brad Hogg is the next player. He's all of 46 now. Asking price is 50L.
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Sri Lanka's L Sandakan is up next. He's a left-arm chinaman bowler. No bids.
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There's no time to breathe folks as Ish Sodhi, the Kiwi leg spinner, comes up here. And goes unsold. 
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The pot with spin-bowlers now makes an appearance. 
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Remember, unsold players can be presented again later at the request of the teams.
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And he goes unsold.
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Ishant Sharma makes an appearance now. Will Mumbai go for him.
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No one else goes for him and the Mumbai table celebrate. Johnson goes to Mumbai for a base price of 2 Crore.
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Mitchell Johnson's name comes up next. Mumbai like him and they go for him. 
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450L, that's the price for Cummins and Delhi have him. 
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Pat Cummins is up next. 
No action from the Mumbai table for Cummins so far.


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That was another frenetic piece of bidding action. Mumbai went for him initially but them sat out as RCB came in with a huge counter.
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Mills goes to RCB for 12 Crore. That's a huge buy for them.
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Mills is a T20 specialist. They a left-arm fast bowler and he's real quick folks. The IPL fans will love him for sure.
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They all want Mills the Englishman.
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Kolkata come in from nowhere now.
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Will Mumbai counter now.
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Bid now at 750L as RCB come in from nowhere.
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Bid now stands at 620L. 
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Akash Ambani consults with Mahela. They're unsure for now.
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Mumbai are trading blows with Punjab.
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Mumbai bid for Mills.
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Tymal Mills is up next. There is no time to breathe folks. 
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Boult goes to Kolkata for 500L
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Kolkata come in as Mumbai go quiet. 
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Trent Boult is up next and Mumbai are going for him.
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Kagiso Rabada is up next.
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Counter-Nile is the first fast bowler in the pool. No bids.
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We now move to the fast-bowler pool.
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Dinesh Chandimal is the next wicket-keep up for grabs.
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Mumbai win the bid for Pooran unchallenged. For 30L.
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We're now in the wicket keeper pool. Mumbai bid for Nicholas Pooran at 30L.
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Andre Fletcher goes unsold as well.
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"He's no longer a friend fo Ben Stokes", jokes the auctioneer as he goes unsold.
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Bairstow is the first name to come up after the break.
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The auction now resumes. Stay tuned.
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We're in the middle of a 15 min break. Here's the list of players who've been pick up so far:
Eoin Morgan to Kings XI Punjab for 2 crores INR 
Pawan Negi to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 1 crore INR 
Angelo Mathews to Delhi Daredevils for 2 crores INR 
Ben Stokes to Rising Pune Supergiants for 14.5 crores INR 
Corey Anderson to Delhi Daredevils for 1 crore INR
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Remember, here's what Mumbai went into the auctions with:
No. of slots: 7
Total purse: 11.55 crores
This remains unchanged for now.


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The bidding war for Ben Stokes was the hottest so far. Mumbai went for him at the outset, Delhi countered it, Pune joined the act as well and eventually picked him up for 1450L.
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Mumbai's only piece of bid action was when Ben Stokes came up. They went for it, were countered by Delhi.
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That was breathtaking action so far.
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Corey Anderson comes up and Dehi pick him up for 1Crore.
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Stokes goes to Pune for 1450L.
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Pune's bid for Stokes stands at 1450L.
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Pune now in the race for Stokes as well. Wow!
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Hyderabad now in the fray as well with 1300L.
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Delhi counter with 1250L for Stokes.
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KKR comes in from nowhere.
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There's a buzz across the room here.
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Delhi's bid for Stokes stands at 1050L.
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Delhi and MI are trading blow for Stokes.
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The bid is now up to 650L for Stokes.
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MI and Delhi are after Stokes.
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There's a warm laughter across the room now.
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Ambani Junior is holding up the bid placard already. 
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Ben Stokes is up next. Here's the big one.
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The camera pans across the room. The owners and their henchmen are all well dressed in the team colours. Chatting away.
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Irfan Pathan is up next...the poster boy for several years.
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Delhi pick up Matthews for 200L
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Angelo Matthews is the next all-rounder up.
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Pawan Negi goes to the RCB for 100L
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Sunrisers enter the bid for Negi now. Here's our first bidding war right here.
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The RCB and Gujarat Lions are now bidding for Pawan Negi. Bid now stands at 80L.
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The action is a real crisp process. The moves along at a real clip with the auctioneer chatting away. 
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Pawan Negi is the first one from the all-rounder pot....at 30L.
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We now move to the all-rounder pot.
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Saurabh Tiwary goes unsold as well. The first set - specialist batsmen - concludes.
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Remember, we're looking at players from the batting pool now.
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....and goes unsold.
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Ross Taylor comes up next.
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MI waiting and watching for now.
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Alex Hales comes up for grabs. And goes unsold.
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Meanwhile, Jason Roy comes up and goes unsold.
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The first blood goes to Kings XI, who have their middle-order batsmen they wanted. Miller, Maxwell, Morgan. what a middle-order.
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Kings XI Punjab have bid for Eoin Morgan and they have got their man for INR 2 crore.


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He wishes all the team the best of luck.
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Richard Madley, the auctioneer is here. We begin anytime now.
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Mumbai Indians 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.
No. of slots: 7
Total purse: 11.55 crores
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We bring you the live auction coverage for the Mumbai Indias team right here on Sportskeeda
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Welcome to the Live coverage of 2017 IPL auction. This year's auction is scheduled to take place at the Ritz Carlton in Bengaluru on February 20. The event will get underway at 9:00 AM IST and is set to feature 352 players from 10 different countries going under the hammer. Out of the 352, a maximum of 76 players can be purchased by the teams among which 29 can be overseas professionals.