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IPL 2017 auctions: Players who will go under the hammer

Last updated on: February 14, 2017 10:15 IST

The players auctions for this year's IPL is scheduled for Monday, February 20.
Rajneesh Gupta looks at the players retained and released by the teams for IPL 2017.

IMAGE: Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore and KKR Captain Gautam Gambhir at the 2016 IPL auction.

The player auctions for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League is likely to be held later this month.

Even though the tournament will be played in April and May, the real action begins at the IPL players auction itself.

The IPL auctions give teams the chance to pick the players according to their needs, re-align their strategies and have their core sorted.

As teams have a cap of spending a maximum of Rs 66 crores (Rs 660 million) on the players' salaries, it is imperative that the teams prune their player lists before the IPL auctions -- discarding the players who don't fit into their scheme of things or whose performance has not been up to the mark the previous season -- so that they have enough cash available to buy talented players at the auction.

The window for the teams to retain or release players for the Indian Premier League 2017 was open till December 15, 2016.

Some big names -- Dale Steyn, Eoin Morgan, Mitchell Johnson etc -- have been released by their respective teams.

Most of the Indian players released are the ones who hardly got any chance to prove their mettle.

Players like Pawan Negi -- the most expensive buy last year -- and Ishant Sharma will once again go under the hammer.

The status of players retained and released by eight teams is in the table below.

Rising Pune Supergiants -- which ended second last in 2016 -- have released the most players.

What is surprising is that Kings XI Punjab -- which ended at the bottom in 2016 -- have released only four players.

Players retained and released by the teams for IPL 2017

TeamPlayers retainedPlayers releasedPurse Spent (Rs in crores)Balance Purse (Rs in crores)
Delhi Daredevils 18 7 44.500 21.500
Gujarat Lions 16 8 51.650 14.350
Kings XI Punjab 19 4 42.650 23.350
Kolkata Knight Riders 14 9 46.250 19.750
Mumbai Indians 20 8 54.445 11.555
Rising Pune Supergiants 16 11 46.900 19.100
Royal Challengers Bangalore 20 10 53.175 12.825
Sunrisers Hyderabad 17 6 45.100 20.900
Total 140 63 384.670 143.330

The complete list of players released by the teams along with their 2016 price and their performance in IPL 2016 to help you judge if the players deserve to be sacked or not. The asterisk (*) denotes an overseas player.

Delhi Daredevils

 PriceMatchesRunsAvgS/RWicketsAvgRuns Per Over
Pawan Negi 85,000,000 8 57 28.50 96.61 1 84.00 9.33
Nathan Coulter-Nile* 42,500,000 4 9 - 64.29 3 38.00 7.60
Imran Tahir* 10,000,000 4 5 5.00 71.43 5 27.60 8.63
Joel Paris* 3,000,000 0            
Pawan Suyal 1,000,000 0            
Akhil Herwadkar 1,000,000 0            
Mahipal Lomror 1,000,000 0            

 

Gujarat Lions

 PriceMatchesRunsAvgS/RWicketsAvgRuns Per Over
Dale Steyn* 23,000,000 1 1 1.00 50.00 0 - 8.50
Eklavya Dwivedi 10,000,000 4 24 12.00 171.43 - - -
Pravin Tambe 2,000,000 7 7 - 36.84 5 28.60 8.94
Paras Dogra 1,000,000 0            
Sarabjeet Ladda 1,000,000 1 0 - - 0 - 10.50
Umang Sharma 1,000,000 0            
Amit Mishra 1,000,000 0            
Aksh Deep Nath 1,000,000 4 20 6.67 74.07 - - -

   

Kings XI Punjab

 PriceMatchesRunsAvgS/RWicketsAvgRuns Per Over
Mitchell Johnson* 65,000,000 3 5 2.50 35.71 2 53.00 9.64
Rishi Dhawan 30,000,000 2 14 - 233.33 2 28.00 8.00
Kyle Abbott* 21,000,000 5 13 13.00 162.50 2 88.50 11.06
Farhaan Behardien* 3,000,000 3 14 7.00 107.69 - - -

   

Kolkata Knight Riders

 PriceMatchesRunsAvgS/RWicketsAvgRuns Per Over
Morne Morkel* 28,000,000 10 1 - 100.00 10 29.70 8.37
Jaydev Unadkat 16,000,000 1 0 - - 0 - 16.33
John Hastings* 13,000,000 2 0 - - 2 18.50 5.55
Shaun Tait* 10,000,000 0            
Jason Holder* 7,000,000 4 22 5.50 115.79 2 51.50 7.92
Brad Hogg* 5,000,000 5 0 - - 4 35.50 8.88
Colin Munro* 3,000,000 4 30 10.00 100.00 0 - 7.50
Rajagopal Sathish 2,000,000 4 24 8.00 100.00 1 59.00 9.83
Manan Sharma 1,000,000 0            

   

Mumbai Indians

 PriceMatchesRunsAvgS/RWicketsAvgRuns Per Over
Corey Anderson* 45,000,000 0            
Nathu Singh 32,000,000 0            
Kishore Kamath 14,000,000 0            
Unmukt Chand 7,500,000 1 0 0.00 0.00 - - -
Martin Guptill* 5,000,000 3 57 19.00 103.64 - - -
Jerome Taylor* 5,000,000 0            
Marchant De Lange* 3,000,000 0            
Akshay Wakhare 1,000,000 0            

 

Rising Pune Supergiants

 PriceMatchesRunsAvgS/RWicketsAvgRuns Per Over
M Ashwin 45,000,000 10 0 0.00 0.00 7 34.43 8.46
Ishant Sharma 38,000,000 4 0 - - 3 49.33 9.87
Irfan Pathan 10,000,000 4 11 3.67 84.62 0 - 7.63
Thisara Perera* 10,000,000 12 150 21.43 161.29 9 36.22 9.83
George Bailey* 10,000,000 6 84 21.00 85.71 - - -
Saurabh Tiwary 7,300,000 10 170 24.29 120.57 - - -
Scott Boland* 5,000,000 2 0 - - 2 27.00 7.71
Albie Morkel* 3,250,000 2 16 16.00 177.78 2 33.00 13.20
R P Singh 3,000,000 4 0 - - 3 37.00 9.25
Peter Handscomb* 3,000,000 2 6 6.00 50.00 - - -

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore

 PriceMatchesRunsAvgS/RWicketsAvgRuns Per Over
David Wiese* 28,000,000 1 5 - 125.00 0 - 12.25
Varun Aaron 20,000,000 8 0 - - 2 113.50 9.59
Kane Richardson* 20,000,000 4 1 - 100.00 7 19.43 9.71
Chris Jordan* 20,000,000 9 3 3.00 75.00 11 23.45 9.21
Parvez Rasool 9,500,000 4 10 10.00 111.11 1 129.00 9.21
Praveen Dubey 3,500,000 0            
Abu Nechim Ahmed 3,000,000 0            
Vikramjeet Malik 2,000,000 0            
Akshay Karnewar 1,000,000 0            
Vikas Tokas 1,000,000 0            

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad

 PriceMatchesRunsAvgS/RWicketsAvgRuns Per Over
Trent Boult* 38,000,000 1 0 - - 1 39.00 9.75
Karn Sharma 37,500,000 5 36 - 120.00 0 - 10.47
Eoin Morgan* 15,000,000 7 123 24.60 117.14 - - -
Aditya Tare 12,000,000 3 8 4.00 53.33 - - -
Ashish Reddy 2,000,000 4 47 23.50 162.07 1 39.00 10.17
Tirumalasetti Suman 1,000,000 0            

Rajneesh Gupta