Player auction for the 2017 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in the South Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday. A total of 352 players, including Indian and overseas talents, are part of the player pool that will go under the hammer as early as 11:30am (SGT).
Of the available number of players only 76 can be bought by the eight participating franchises of the cash-rich league. Apart from superstars from top-ranked teams, players from associate nations, including Afghanistan stars Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad are available for the teams to choose from.
Ahead of Monday's auction, the teams retained quite a few big names including Indian skipper Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni but also released as many as 140 cricketers including 44 overseas signings in December last year.
What will be teams' buying strategy?
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The players from associate nations (5 from Afghanistan and 1 from UAE) can also make the day busy for the teams as there a quite a few exciting all-rounders and pacers up for grabs. On the other hand, one can expect quite a few unknown Indian talents fetching big money and a solid platform to garner international attention.
How much can the teams spend?
Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to be the most active team in the auction as they can afford to buy 14 players including six overseas talents. Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore have only one overseas slot to fill and they might spend big to bring in a star player.
|Teams||Available purse||Total number of players team can buy||Overseas players team can buy|
|Rising Pune Supergiants||INR 175m||10||4|
|Gujarat Lions||INR 143.50m||11||3|
|Mumbai Indians||INR 115.55m||7||3|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||INR 197.5m||14||6|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||INR 209m||10||4|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||INR 128.25m||7||1|
|Kings XI Punjab||INR 233.50m||8||4|
|Delhi Daredevils||INR 231m||10||4|
Players with high base price - INR 10m and more [For complete list of players in auction pool, click here]
Eoin Morgan (Eng) INR 20m
Ben Stokes (Eng) INR 20m
Chris Woakes (Eng) INR 20m
Angelo Mathews (SL) INR 20m
Pat Cummins (Aus) INR 20m
Mitchell Johnson (Aus) INR 20m
Ishant Sharma (Ind) INR 20m
Nathan Lyon (Aus) INR 15m
Kyle Abbott (SA) INR 15m
Trent Boult (Nz) INR 15m
Brad Haddin (Aus) INR 15m
Jason Holder (WI) INR 15m
Marlon Samuels (WI) INR 10m
Alex Hales (Eng) INR 10m
Jason Roy (Eng) INR 10m
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Aus) INR 10m
Kagiso Rabada (SA) INR 10m
Jonny Bairstow (Eng) INR 10m
Grant Elliott (NZ) INR 10m
Corey Anderson (NZ) INR 10m
Dan Christian (Aus) INR 10m
Andile Phehlukwayo (SA) INR 10m