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5 Players who were steal deals for their teams in IPL 2017 Auction

Asela Gunaratne of Sri Lanka
Asela Gunaratne of Sri Lanka celebrates hitting the winning runs. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The IPL 2017 Auctions took place in Bangalore where more than 351 cricketers went under the hammer. A total of 66 cricketers were sold to respective franchises including 3 cricketers from Associate nations. England’s Ben Stokes became the costliest player of the Auction for the tenth edition, as he was snapped up by Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping INR 14.5 crore. Tymal Mills was picked by RCB after an intense bidding war for INR 12 crore.

While players like them stole the limelight pocketing huge amounts in the auction, many were awarded contracts ten times more than their base price. However, there were also players who surprisingly were bought at a fractional amount basically a steal for the teams. Less salary and more valuable players is what every franchise longs to have.

Let us take a look at five of the most promising players who turned out to be bargain buys in this year’s auction:-

1. Mohammad Nabi – 30 lakhs

Mohammad Nabi
Afghan cricketer Mohammad Nabi celebrates the dismissal of Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo by -/AFP/Getty Images)

Mohammad Nabi became the first ever player from Afghanistan to be picked for the Indian Premier League as Sun Risers Hyderabad bagged him at his base price of 30 lakhs. While he achieved so many feats in this auction, it was a surprise that not many franchisees rooted for him.

The efficient allrounder has honed his skills for Afghanistan at a consistent basis. His capability as a batsman and an off-spinner has proved quite beneficial for every team he has represented. This would be Nabi’s first appearance in the IPL. He has been part of the Bangladesh Premier League and the ongoing Pakistan Super League. His entrance into the cash-rich IPL is a reflection of Afghanistan’s steady growth in international cricket.

Also read- 5 Experienced players who remained unsold in the IPL 2017 auction

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