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A Cheat Sheet for IPL Auction 2017

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IPL_Auction_Players_PriceEveryone gets a little worked up around IPL auction time, and this year is no different. With Eoin Morgan & Ishant Sharma leading the pack of players with the highest base price (Rs. 2 crores = Rs. 200 lakhs), the franchises will compete fiercely to get the players they want, spoil the bid attempts of other franchises, and deal with attempts to spoil their own bids.

But people do tend to get carried away at times. Delhi Daredevils got into a bidding war over Pawan Negi, the slow left arm spinner and lower order bat who had impressed in his time at Chennai Super Kings, and ended up paying the astronomical amount of Rs. 8.5 crore for him. The results: 57 runs from 8 games and 1 wicket at more than 9 runs an over.

Some bidding wars and escalations are unavoidable, but each team will keep in mind an approximate maximum price, higher than which they will give a player up.

To help the teams, we came up with a cheat sheet: the Maximum Buy Price for players in the IPL Auction.

(All prices are in Lakhs of Indian Rupees INR)

 

Batsmen

The surprise standouts are two recent Antipodean debutants who were born a whole 11 years apart: Aussie veteran Michael Klinger is worth going all the way up to Rs. 10.05 crores, while New Zealand's young Tom Bruce is worth all the way up to Rs. 12.05 crores.

First Name

Surname

Country

Base Price (in Lakhs)

Maximum Buy Price (in Lakhs)

Eoin

Morgan

England

200

724

Jason

Roy

England

100

831

Marlon

Samuels

West Indies

100

806

Alex

Hales

England

100

798

Martin

Guptill

New Zealand

50

893

Ross

Taylor

New Zealand

50

862

Evin

Lewis

West Indies

50

843

Darren

Bravo

West Indies

50

809

Manoj

Tiwari

India

50

708

Nic

Maddinson

Australia

50

566

Callum

Ferguson

Australia

50

555

Cheteshwar

Pujara

India

50

547

Tom

Bruce

New Zealand

30

1205

Michael

Klinger

Australia

30

1005

Theunis

De Bruyn

South Africa

30

758

Tamim

Iqbal Khan

Bangladesh

30

744

Saurabh

Tiwary

India

30

743

Abhinav

Mukund

India

30

673

Subramaniam

Badrinath

India

30

662

Neil

Broom

New Zealand

30

639

Joe

Burns

Australia

30

635

Alex

Ross

Australia

30

619

Kusal

Mendis

Sri Lanka

30

583

Unmukt

Chand

India

30

513

Asela

Gunarathna

Sri Lanka

30

483

Faiz

Fazal

India

30

424

Manprit

Juneja

India

20

771

Harpreet Singh

Bhatia

India

20

700

Mohamad Asghar

Stanikzai

Afghanistan

20

520

Rassie

van der Dussen

South Africa

10

930

Ankit

Bawne

India

10

863

Ankit

Lamba

India

10

695

Prashant

Chopra

India

10

679

Tanmay

Agarwal

India

10

666

Apoorv Vijay

Wankhade

India

10

662

Paul

Valthaty

India

10

609

Rajesh

Bishnoi SR.

India

10

596

Paras

Dogra

India

10

555

Virat

Singh

India

10

544

Tanmay

Srivastava

India

10

515

Umang

Sharma

India

10

434

Rinku

Singh

India

10

364

Tajendra

Singh

India

10

345

Kumar

Deobrat

India

10

300

 

Bowlers

Despite the fact that he rates himself at 200 lakhs, Ishant Sharma is probably not going to be the most valuable bowler in the auction. Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, an accomplished legspinner in limited-overs internationals and several other T20 leagues, is worth his place and Rs. 13.45 crores, in almost any team. Good performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy have raised the profile of a number of lesser-known Indian bowlers as well, including Stephen Cheepurapalli and Rajwinder Singh.

First Name

Surname

Country

Base Price (in Lakhs)

Maximum Buy Price (in Lakhs)

Mitchell

Johnson

Australia

200

832

Patrick

Cummins

Australia

200

796

Ishant

Sharma

India

200

582

Nathan

Lyon

Australia

150

1022

Trent

Boult

New Zealand

150

703

Kyle

Abbott

South Africa

150

677

Kagiso

Rabada

South Africa

100

915

Nathan

Coulter-Nile

Australia

100

831

Rashid

Khan Arman

Afghanistan

50

1345

Muhammad Imran

Tahir

South Africa

50

928

Tymal Solomon

Mills

England

50

900

Jerome

Taylor

West Indies

50

865

Suranga

Lakmal

Sri Lanka

50

863

George Bradley

Hogg

Australia

50

819

Matt

Henry

New Zealand

50

681

Lockie

Ferguson

New Zealand

50

459

Krishmar

Santokie

West Indies

30

1261

Kesrick

Williams

West Indies

30

1030

Sheldon

Cottrell

West Indies

30

1024

Dawlat

Zadran

Afghanistan

30

982

Akila

Dananjaya

Sri Lanka

30

974

Ben

Laughlin

Australia

30

948

Ben

Hilfenhaus

Australia

30

937

Lakshan

Sandakan

Sri Lanka

30

921

Inderbir Singh

Sodhi

New Zealand

30

907

Lungisani

Ngidi

South Africa

30

894

Pragyan

Ojha

India

30

894

Parvinder

Awana

India

30

890

Jaydev

Unadkat

India

30

874

Ben

Dwarshuis

Australia

30

849

Shannon

Gabriel

West Indies

30

845

Rahul

Sharma

India

30

845

Munaf

Patel

India

30

832

Manpreet

Gony

India

30

801

Rudra Pratap

Singh

India

30

799

Taskin

Ahmed

Bangladesh

30

778

Ben

Wheeler

New Zealand

30

734

Dushmantha

Chameera

Sri Lanka

30

696

Michael

Beer

Australia

30

664

Varun

Aaron

India

30

651

Fawad

Ahmed

Australia

30

623

Pankaj

Singh

India

30

577

Ronsford

Beaton

West Indies

20

570

Stephen

Cheepurapalli

India

10

1380

Rajwinder

Singh

India

10

1224

Akshay

Chauhan

India

10

1175

Pritam

Das

India

10

1091

Vikash

Singh

India

10

951

Rahil S.

Shah

India

10

934

Basil

Thampi

India

10

897

Aniket

Choudhary

India

10

895

M.

Ashwin

India

10

881

Pravin

Tambe

India

10

872

Bhargav Ashokbhai

Bhatt

India

10

861

Rishi

Arothe

India

10

779

Sandeep

Warrier

India

10

776

Akshay

Wakhare

India

10

765

Siddarth

Trivedi

India

10

762

M. Ravi

Kiran

India

10

739

Abu Nechim

Ahmed

India

10

731

Rahul

Shukla

India

10

711

Pawan

Suyal

India

10

512

 

All-rounders

Deep batting line ups and extra bowling options: all rounders can make all the difference in a T20. The standout here is Australian Ashton Turner, whose middle order batting and off spin earned him a successful BBL as well as a T20I debut against Sri Lanka. Among local boys, Amit Verma's heroics for Assam have made a few more people sit up and take notice.

First Name

Surname

Country

Base Price (in Lakhs)

Maximum Buy Price (in Lakhs)

Chris

Woakes

England

200

752

Angelo

Mathews

Sri Lanka

200

654

Benjamin

Stokes

England

200

584

Jason

Holder

West Indies

150

478

Grant

Elliott

New Zealand

100

729

Corey

Anderson

New Zealand

100

663

Daniel

Christian

Australia

100

633

Andile

Phehlukwayo

South Africa

100

450

James

Neesham

New Zealand

50

785

Mitchell

Santner

New Zealand

50

697

Irfan

Pathan

India

50

681

Thisara

Perera

Sri Lanka

50

660

Colin

Munro

New Zealand

50

659

Farveez

Maharoof

Sri Lanka

50

650

Wayne

Parnell

South Africa

50

640

Chris

Jordan

England

50

590

Dhananjaya

De Silva

Sri Lanka

30

812

Colin De

Grandhomme

New Zealand

30

804

Angelo

Perera

Sri Lanka

30

793

Mohammad

Nabi

Afghanistan

30

773

Tom

Cooper

Australia

30

772

David

Wiese

South Africa

30

766

Shabbir

Rahman Roman

Bangladesh

30

756

Dasun

Shanka

Sri Lanka

30

750

Farhaan

Behardien

South Africa

30

731

Jeevan

Mendis

Sri Lanka

30

715

Anton

Devcich

New Zealand

30

685

Dwaine

Pretorius

South Africa

30

683

Seekkuge

Prasanna

Sri Lanka

30

679

Robbie

Frylinck

South Africa

30

677

Jesse

Ryder

New Zealand

30

666

Rishi

Dhawan

India

30

660

Rayad

Emrit

West Indies

30

657

Karn

Sharma

India

30

653

Darren

Sammy

West Indies

30

650

Mahmud

Ullah

Bangladesh

30

631

Nathan

McCullum

New Zealand

30

625

Joginder

Sharma

India

30

615

Pawan

Negi

India

30

610

Johan

Botha

Australia

30

588

P Malinda

Pushpakumara

Sri Lanka

30

581

Abhishek

Nayar

India

30

562

Thikshila

De Silva

Sri Lanka

30

531

Sean

Abbott

Australia

30

511

Jonathan

Carter

West Indies

30

464

Mehedi Hasan

Miraz

Bangladesh

30

457

Parveez

Rasool

India

30

453

Ashton

Turner

Australia

20

912

Raymon

Reifer

West Indies

20

695

Rajagopal

Sathish

India

20

627

Jalaj

Saxena

India

20

626

Chris

Green

Australia

20

541

Amit

Verma

India

10

997

Pankaj

Jaswal

India

10

946

Priyank

Panchal

India

10

851

Yogesh

Nagar

India

10

822

Chirag

Jani

India

10

804

Dharmendrasinh

Jadeja

India

10

781

Manan

Sharma

India

10

777

Amitoze

Singh

India

10

748

Rohan

Prem

India

10

747

Aksh Deep

Nath

India

10

731

Varun

Sood

India

10

720

Gade Hanuma

Vihari

India

10

720

Sumit

Narwal

India

10

681

A. Ashish

Reddy

India

10

679

Rush B

Kalaria

India

10

648

Aamir

Gani

India

10

641

Gowtham

K.

India

10

621

Rujul Haren

Bhatt

India

10

617

Jamaluddin Syed

Mohammad

India

10

608

M. D Sarfaraz

Ashraf

India

10

608

Amit

Mishra

India

10

600

Akash

Bhandari

India

10

593

Kuldeep

Hooda

India

10

592

Ashok

Menaria

India

10

558

Kaushal

Singh

India

10

552

Biplab

Samantray

India

10

544

Karanveer

Singh

India

10

520

B.

Indrajith

India

10

509

Christiaan

Jonker

South Africa

10

501

Puneet

Datey

India

10

498

Manisankar

Murasingh

India

10

491

Arindam

Ghosh

India

10

459

Milind

Kumar

India

10

431

Jaskarandeep Singh

Buttar

India

10

423

Rituraj

Singh

India

10

410

Suraj

Yadav

India

10

390

Nikhil

Gangta

India

10

351

 

Wicket-keepers

It is essential for wicket keeprs to score runs in T20s. Given the scarcity of deliveries with which runs can be scored or wickets taken, none can be wasted. Thus, the most valuable keeprs are those with reasonably safe hands who can keep the scoreboard ticking, like Afghanistan's one and only Mohammad Shahzad. A phenomenon in international cricket, one can only hope he will light up the IPL as well. Eklavya Dwivedi is a local boy who looks worth a shout as well.

First Name

Surname

Country

Base Price (in Lakhs)

Maximum Buy Price (in Lakhs)

Brad

Haddin

Australia

150

612

Jonny

Bairstow

England

150

590

Mohammad Shahzad

Mohammadi

Afghanistan

50

850

Dinesh

Chandimal

Sri Lanka

50

665

 Kusal

Janith Perera

Sri Lanka

50

535

Eklavya

Dwivedi

India

30

923

Niroshan

Dickwella

Sri Lanka

30

745

Ben

Dunk

Australia

30

666

Anamul Haque

Bijoy

Bangladesh

30

661

Andre

Fletcher

West Indies

30

653

Johnson

Charles

West Indies

30

627

Nicholas

Pooran

West Indies

30

523

Shane

Dorwich

West Indies

30

277

Aditya

Tare

India

20

774

Dishant

Yagnik

India

20

452

Nitin

Saini

India

20

372

Mahesh

Rawat

India

10

836

K. B. Arun

Karthik

India

10

528

Manvinder

Bisla

India

10

490

Shreevats

Goswami

India

10

434

Gautam

C.M.

India

10

389

Ian Dev Singh

Chauhan

India

10

344

 

In the end, it is impossible to predict an auction. While each team's strengths and weaknesses are known, as are the potential players to fill in those gaps, commercial considerations matter as well. And bidding wars are as enjoyable as any other game of bluff. But we hope this provides a rough idea of an upper limit for all these players, so no one goes too far overboard and ends up with an anchor that only weighs them down.

 

Stats by: Karan Yajnik

 

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