Ben Stokes IPL's Most Expensive Foreign Player Ever

Heading into the auction, Ben Stokes was always expected to pull huge sums. As it turned out he fetched bids from four teams - Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiants. As things turned out, he went to Supergiants, who spent 82 percent of their purse for the services of Stokes.
Player added: Ben Stokes (14.50 Cr), Jaydev Unadkat (30 Lakh), Rahul Chahar (10 Lakh), Saurabh Kumar (10 Lakh), Dan Christian (1 Cr), Milind Tandon (10 Lakh), R Tripathi (10 Lakh), Manoj Tiwary (50 Lakh), Lockie Ferguson (50 Lakh)

Tymal Mills 2nd Highest Overseas buy in the 2017 IPL Player Auction

Bowling has been their Achilles Heel and they were always expected to go for an overseas pacer. However, when they bought Tymal Mills for Rs 12 crore, that opened up a new headache for them.
Players Added: Pawan Negi (1 Cr), Tymal Mills (12 Cr), Aniket Choudhary (INR 2 Cr), Praveen Dubey (10 Lakh), Billy Stanlake (30 Lakh)

Trent Boult Top buy for the Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders were forced to release Morne Morkel for two reasons - major injury concerns and his availability. They were bound to go for an overseas pacer and bagged Trent Boult for a decent sum. The left-arm pacer from New Zealand has emerged as a much-improved bowler.

Players added: Trent Boult (5 Cr), Chris Woakes (4.20 Cr), Rishi Dhawan (55 Lakh), Nathan Coulter-Nile (3.5 Cr), Rovman Powell (30 Lakh), R Sanjay Yadav (10 Lakh), Ishank Jaggi (10 Lakh), Darren Bravo (50 Lakh), Sayan Ghosh (10 Lakh)

Kagiso Rabada Top buy for the Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils already had three players who are bound to leave the tournament early - JP Duminy, Chris Morris and Quinton de Kock. They added another name to that list when they bagged Kagiso Rabada.
Players added: Angelo Mathews (2 Cr), Corey Anderson (1 Cr), Kagiso Rabada (5 Cr), Pat Cummins (4.50 Cr), Ankit Bawne (INR 10 Lakhs), Aditya Tare (25 Lakhs), Murugan Ashwin (1 Cr), Navdeep Saini (10 lakh), Shashank Singh (10 Lakh)

Jason Roy Top buy for the Gujarat Lions

After Jason Roy was unsold in the first round, franchises recalled his name in the post-lunch session and he was snapped up by Gujarat Lions for his base price.
Players added: Nathu Singh (50 Lakh), Basil Thampy (85 Lakh), Tejas Singh Baroka (10 Lakhs), Manpreet Gony (60 Lakhs), Jason Roy (1 Cr), Munaf Patel (30 Lakh), Chirag Suri (10 Lakh), Shelly Shaurya (10 Lakh), Shubham Agrawal (10 Lakh), Pratham Singh (10 Lakh), Aksh Deep Nath (10 Lakh)

Karn Sharma Top buy for the Mumbai Indians

Mumbai added Karn Sharma to their ranks specifically because they were looking for a legspinner. With Krunal Pandya doing well last season, he'll have to compete with him to earn a place in the XI.
Players added: Nicholas Pooran (30 Lakh), Mitchell Johnson (2 Cr), K Gowtham (2 Cr), Karn Sharma (3.2 Cr), Saurabh Tiwary (30 Lakh), A Gunarathna (30 Lakh), K Khejroliya (10 Lakh)


T Natarajan Top buy for the Kings XI Punjab

His left-arm angle and his ability to fire yorkers at will make him stand out. Natarajan bowled six consecutive yorkers in the Super Over in the Tamil Nadu Premier League game against Tuti Patriots to lead his team to a win. Natarajan had a fruitful Ranji Trophy as well, picking up 24 wickets from eight games at an average of 33.79.
 
Players added: Eoin Morgan (2 Cr), Rahul Tewatia (25 Lakhs), T Natarajan (3 Cr), Matt Henry (50 Lakhs), Varun Aaron (2.80 Cr), Martin Guptill (50 Lakh), Darren Sammy (30 Lakh), Rinku Singh (10 Lakh)