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IPL 2017 Auction: How the franchises may spend

19 February, 2017 4:42 AM
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IPL 2017 Auction: How the franchises may spend

Ahead of Monday’s IPL 2017 player auction in Bangalore, here’s a look at how the eight franchise are stacked up and what kind of players they may want to acquire.

NEW DELHI: Ahead of Monday's IPL 2017 player auction in Bangalore, at which 351 players will go under the hammer with a maximum of 76 allowed to be purchased, here's a look at how the eight franchise are stacked up and what kind of players they may want to acquire.

What they need: Middle-order batsmen and fit, young fast bowlers. Mohammed Shami is on the mend from injury and remains fickle, while Zaheer Khan is more of a mentor. And with the South African players likely to leave for international commitments midway during the IPL, an overseas batsman, allrounder and wicketkeeper are required.

Possible targets (maximum 10 players): Jonny Bairstow (base 1.5 crore), Mohammad Shahzad (base 50 lakh), Kusal Perera (base 50 lakh), Glenn Phillips (base 10 lakh), Evin Lewis (base 50 lakh), Johnson Charles (base 30 lakh), Michael Klinger (base 30 lakh), Pat Cummins (base price 2 crore), Mitchell Johnson (base price 2 crore), Colin de Grandhomme (base 30 lakh), Ben Stokes (base 2 crore), Ankit Bawne (base 10 lakh), Priyank Panchal (base 10 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (base 10 lakh)

What they need: One more overseas allrounder and batsman, another quality spinner (they released Karn Sharma), a wicketkeeper and an experienced fast bowler as back-up for Mustafizur Rahman and the injury-prone Ashish Nehra.

Possible targets (maximum 10 players): Pat Cummins (base price 2 crore), Mitchell Johnson (base price 2 crore), Ben McDermott (base 10 lakh), Tymal Mills (base price 50 lakh), Chris Woakes (base 2 crore), Nathan McCullum (base 30 lakh), Brad Hogg (base 50 lakh), Tom Cooper (base 30 lakh), Angelo Mathews (base 2 crore), Lahiru Kumara (base 30 lakh), Kyle Abbott (base 1.5 crore), Kagiso Rabada (base 1 crore), Imran Tahir (base 50 lakh), Rashid Khan (base 50 lakh), Mitchell Santner (base 50 lakh)

What they need: An Indian spinner, at least one overseas and domestic allrounder, and a few pace bowlers considering they let go of six during the trading window.

Possible targets (maximum 10 players): Manan Sharma (base 10 lakh), Pawan Negi (base 30 lakh), Karn Sharma (base 30 lakh), Rahil Shah (base 10 lakh), Ben Stokes (base 2 crore), Chris Woakes (base 2 crore), Corey Anderson (base 1 crore), David Wiese (base 30 lakh), Taskin Ahmed (base 30 lakh), Mohammad Nabi (base 30 lakh), Seekkuge Prasanna (base 30 lakh), Lahiru Kumara (base 30 lakh), Angelo Mathews (base 2 crore), Lockie Ferguson (base 50 lakh), Trent Boult (base 1.5 crore), Pritam Das (base 10 lakh), Basil Thampy (base 10 lakh)

What they need: Two spinners (preferably Indian), a middle-order batsman, an overseas and Indian pace bowler and back-up wicketkeeper for Dinesh Karthik.

Possible targets (maximum 11 players): Tymal Mills (base price 50 lakh), Lahiru Kumara (base 30 lakh), Dushmantha Chameera (base 30 lakh), Kagiso Rabada (base 1 crore), Lungisani Ngidi (base 30 lakh), Taskin Ahmed (base 30 lakh), Parvez Rasool (base 30 lakh), Karn Sharma (base 30 lakh), Parvinder Awana (base 30 lakh), Prithvi Shaw (base 10 lakh), Praveen Dubey (base 10 lakh), Manan Sharma (base 10 lakh), Basil Thampy (base 10 lakh), Mitchell Santner (base 50 lakh), Prashant Chopra (base 10 lakh), Aditya Tare (base 20 lakh)

What they need: An overseas allrounder and fast bowler, Indian top and middle-order batting options.

Possible targets (maximum 8 players): Ben Stokes (base 2 crore), Chris Woakes (base 2 crore), Angelo Mathews (base 2 crore), Corey Anderson (base 1 crore), Grant Elliott (base 1 crore), Tom Cooper (base 30 lakh), Asela Gunarathna (base 30 lakh), David Wiese (base 30 lakh), Tanmay Agarwal (base 10 lakh), Ankit Bawne (base 10 lakh), Priyank Panchal (base 10 lakh), Aditya Garhwal (base 10 lakh), Prashant Chopra (base 10 lakh)

Fast bowlers: Abu Nechim Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Sreenath Arvind, Varun Aaron, Adam Milne,

What they need: An overseas allrounder, three overseas fast bowlers, two domestic fast bowlers and a spinner.

Possible targets (maximum 7 players): Ben Stokes (base 2 crore), Tymal Mills (base price 50 lakh), Chris Woakes (base 2 crore), Lockie Ferguson (base 50 lakh), Ben Dwarshuis (base 30 lakh), Ben McDermott (base 10 lakh), Lahiru Kumara (base 30 lakh), Miguel Cummins (base 30 lakh), Lungisani Ngidi (base 30 lakh), Praveen Dubey (base 10 lakh), Gowtham K (base 10 lakh), Navdeep Saini (base 10 lakh)

What they need: At least one overseas allrounder to cover for the suspended Andre Russell, another overseas batsman and two overseas fast bowlers. From the Indian pool, a couple of pace and all-round options.

Possible targets (maximum 14 players): Ben Dunk (base 30 lakh), Michael Klinger (base 30 lakh), D'Arcy Short (base 10 lakh), Chris Woakes (base 2 crore), Ben Stokes (base 2 crore), Corey Anderson (base 1 crore), Evin Lewis (base 50 lakh), David Wiese (base 30 lakh), Mohammad Nabi (base 30 lakh), Praveen Dubey (base 10 lakh), Manan Sharma (base 10 lakh), Parvez Rasool (base 30 lakh), Pawan Negi (base 30 lakh), Irfan Pathan (base 50 lakh), Ishant Sharma (base 2 crore), Jaydev Unadkat (base 30 lakh)

Possible targets (maximum 7 players): Evin Lewis (base 50 lakh), Johnson Charles (base 30 lakh), Anton Devcich (base 30 lakh), Jason Roy (base 1 crore), Pritam Das (base 10 lakh), Praveen Dubey (base 10 lakh), Umar Nazir (base 10 lakh), Basil Thampy (base 10 lakh), Colin de Grandhomme (base 30 lakh), Ben Laughlin (base 30 lakh), Ben Dwarshuis (base 30 lakh), Ben McDermott (base 10 lakh)

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Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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