IPL 2017: The memories of the Indian Premier League 2016 are still fresh in our memories. All the cricket fans in India and across the world do remember the dejected look of Virat Kohli when Royal Challengers Bengaluru lost out to the tournament underdog Sunrisers Hyderabad quite unexpectedly. And with the richest domestic T20 season in the world knocking at the door, fans are gearing up for yet another season of sheer entertainment involving the biggest sport in the country.
The bell is all set to be rung as we approach the IPL 2017 Auction. The auction itself at times gets so exciting that it comes as a perfect pre-cursor to the actual tournament. All the teams sit together with some well-sorted out strategies to fight it out for the best players who are playing the game across the world. And there is every chance of a surprise popping up every now and then. Big names often turn out to be mere ordinary while the less-popular ones manage to grab the attention of all much before the actions set off on the field. And as we build up to the IPL Auction 2017, we bring all that you need to know before the biggest event of sports kicks off within a few days’ time.
IPL Auction 2017: Rules and Regulations
The IPL Auction follows a very simple policy which often turns out to be really exciting for the viewers as the teams frequently engage themselves in some intriguing confrontations while bidding for a player. However, the whole event is generally carried out without any controversy, thanks to the auctioneer who plays an important role in rendering the event as a successful one.
- The players are primarily divided into two broad categories – the capped and the uncapped. Following that, the players are distributed into different categories based on their role in a team.
- The players’ names will be announced by the auctioneer, and the teams have to raise the team paddle in order to bid for the player. The player is considered sole only when the auctioneer announces that the player is ‘Sold.’
- One team has to start bidding for the player from the base price and raise the amount accordingly.
- It’s the team with the highest bid who bags the player.
- If there is no bid for the concerned player, he remains ‘Unsold.’
- In the case of a team deciding to take one of the players from the ‘Unsold’ category, the team needs to provide the list of players whom they want to go under the hammer for the second time. The bidding process for the ‘Unsold’ players can start once the initial list of players gets exhausted.
- The base price of the ‘Unsold’ player gets slashed by 50 per cent when they are requested to put under the hammer for the second time.
IPL 2017: Players Retained by Respective Teams
Before the arrival of the IPL Auction 2017, each and every team gets an opportunity to retain a certain number of players. And here is a list of players who are retained by their respective franchise. Kolkata Knight Riders have retained the least number of players (18), while Royal Challengers Bengaluru have retained the most (28) followed by Mumbai Indians (26).
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Overseas Players (4): Sunil Narine and Andre Russell (WI); Chris Lynn (AUS); Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
Indian Players (14): Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Piyush Chawla, Sheldon Jackson
Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS)
Overseas Players (5): Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa and Usman Khawaja (AUS); Faf du Plessis (RSA)
Indian Players (16): MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Baba Aparajith, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Jaskaran Singh, Deepak Chahar, Ishwar Pandey and Mayank Agarwal
Gujarat Lions (GL)
Overseas Players (6): James Faulkner, Aaron Finch and Andrew Tye (AUS); Brendon McCullum (NZ); Dwayne Smith and Dwayne Bravo (WI)
Indian Players (16): Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ishan Kishan, Shivil Kaushik, Shadab Jakati, Pradeep Sangwan and Jaydev Shah
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Overseas Players (5): David Warner, Moises Henriques and Ben Cutting (AUS); Mustafizur Rahman (BAN); Kane Williamson (NZ)
Indian Players (17): Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shankar, Karn Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Ashish Nehra, Barinder Sran, Bipul Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Siddarth Kaul and A Mithun
Delhi Daredevils (DD)
Overseas Players (5): JP Duminy, Chris Morris and Quinton de Kock (RSA); Sam Billings (ENG); Carlos Brathwaite (WI)
Indian Players (18): Zaheer Khan, Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Khaleel Ahmed and Pratyush Singh
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Overseas Players (5): Hashim Amla and David Miller (RSA); Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell (AUS)
Indian Players (19): Sandeep Sharma, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Anureet Singh, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, NS Naik, Mohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pradeep Sahu and Swapnil Singh.
Mumbai Indians (MI):
Overseas Players (6): Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan (RSA); Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard (WI); Jos Buttler (ENG); Lasith Malinga (SL)
Indian Players (20): Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Parthiv Patel, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, J Suchith, Deepak Punia, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vinay Kumar and Jitesh Sharma
Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB):
Overseas Players (8): AB de Villiers and Tabraiz Shamsi (RSA); Chris Gayle and Samuel Badree (WI); Mitchell Starc, Shane Watson and Travis Head (AUS); Adam Milne (NZ)
Indian Players (20): Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Kedar Jadhav, Sreenath Aravind, Stuart Binny, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdullah and Avesh Khan
IPL Auction 2017: Players Released by Teams
As many as 63 players have been released by all the teams cumulatively. Rising Pune Supergiants have released the most number of the players from the already existing roster while Kings XI Punjab have released the least. Kolkata Knight Riders who have retained the least number of players have released 9 players. And the list of players by the respective franchise is as follows.
Rising Pune Supergiants – Kevin Pietersen (ENG); Albie Morkel (RSA); George Bailey, Scott Boland and Peter Handscomb (AUS); Thisara Perera (SL); M Ashwin, RP Singh, Sourabh Tiwary, Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan (IND)
Royal Challengers Bengaluru – David Wiese (RSA), Chris Jordan (ENG); Kane Richardson (AUS), Vikramjeet Malik, Praveen Dubey, Akshay Karnewar, Vikas Tokas, Parvez Rasool, Varun Aaron and Abu Nechim (IND)
Kolkata Knight Riders – Morne Morkel (RSA); John Hastings, Brad Hogg and Shaun Tait (AUS); Jason Holder (WI), Colin Munro (NZ), Jaydev Unadkat, Rajgopal Satish and Manan Sharma (IND)
Gujarat Lions – Dale Steyn (RSA); Paras Dogra, Eklavya Dwivedi, Sarabjit Ladda, Pravin Tambe, Umang Sharma, Amit Mishra and Akshdeep Nath (IND)
Mumbai Indians – Martin Guptill and Corey Anderson (NZ); Jerome Taylor (WI); Marchant De Lange (RSA), Unmukt Chand, Akshay Wakhare, Nathu Singh and Kishore Kamath (IND)
Delhi Daredevils – Nathan Coulter-Nile and Joel Paris (AUS), Imran Tahir (RSA), Pawan Negi, Pawan Suyal, Akhil Herwadkar and Mahipal Lomror (IND)
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Eoin Morgan (ENG), Trent Boult (NZ); T Suman, Aditya Tare, Karn Sharma and Ashish Reddy (IND)
Kings XI Punjab – Mitchell Johnson (AUS); Kyle Abbott and Farhaan Behardien (RSA); Rishi Dhawan (IND)
IPL Auction 2017: Capital Spent and Left
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IPL Auction 2017: Telecast Details
The live actions from the IPL Auction 2017 will be telecasted live on Sony Six from the ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru from 09:00 AM IST. The event was primarily scheduled to take place on February 4, 2017. But the latest developments have postponed the event and the date will be announced later.
IPL Auction 2017: Latest News and Updates
The IPL Auction 2017 was primarily scheduled to be held on February 4, 2017. But the recent news has come up to reveal the fact that the IPL Auction has been postponed for almost 3 weeks. A lot of things have to do with the actions taken by the Supreme Court that has left the administrative committee in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) unsettled. So the IPL Auction has also been postponed by at least a few days.
Although nothing has been confirmed by the highest body of cricket in the nation, it is estimated that the event will be held in between February 20 and February 25. A press release that has come out today itself from the BCCI states that, “The Committee of Administrators (COA) met the concerned BCCI officials today to take stock of the urgent and important matters mainly concerning the successful conduct of IPL 2017. The committee of administrators assured the franchises that it was overseeing the preparations for IPL and the ‘operational timelines’ will be sent out shortly.”
New updates have revealed that the IPL 2017 auction is going to be held in Mumbai and the event will perhaps be held on February 26. The first and third editions of the IPL Auctions were held in the Mecca of Indian cricket with the second one being held in Goa. And since then, the action has shifted its base to Bangalore. It has been only once that the Auction has been in Chennai. Also, chances are there that the event is going to be held on February 19 but for the time being, February 26 seems to be the most plausible one.
As we keep an eye on all the developments surrounding the IPL 2017, we promise to keep updating you with all the latest updates that we will receive. Hence, keep an eye on this thread and do not forget to share your views regarding all that is going to happen in the IPL 2017.