Best XI from the players sold in the IPL 2017 Auction
Published - Feb 22, 2017 2:16 am | Updated - Feb 22, 2017 7:56 pm
The week has started off on a high for cricketing enthusiasts out there after an exciting, thoroughly analyzed, intensely-contested IPL 2017 auction. Franchise owners fought it out tooth and nail for the services of some of the most impressive cricketers currently in the shortest format of the game.
A total of 66 players were awarded contracts by the eight teams and we couldn’t stop ourselves from chalking out one team out of these players. From the 14.5 crore worth Ben Stokes to uncapped Ishank Jaggi who will be paid 10 lakh for the tournament. Here is the combined XI from among the players sold in the auction.
1. Jason Roy (Gujarat Lions) – 1 Crore
Jason Roy didn’t quite find it easy to attract a bid but eventually did manage to get a contract from the Gujarat Lions. His base price of 1 crore was on the higher side given he won’t be available for the business end of the tournament. Once he was bought in the auction he immediately makes it to the XI as well.
His excellent performances against India and ability to smash the ball down the ground helped him big time. Lions who already have the dashing Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith will utilize him in case on of them doesn’t start off the tournament well.