IPL 2017 Rosters

IPL 2017 Rosters

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This year’s VIVO Indian Premier League promises to be the best IPL so far. And why not! India’s very own child reaches a 2-digit age for the first time. The auction for this year took place on 20th February only after some political drama played its role. Mr. Richard Madley banged the gavel for 193 times as he successfully sold 63 players to the 8 teams present. The rosters of each team play an important role in deciding the overall performance of the team. Here’s an analysis from CiP for IPL 2017.

Some highlights of the Auction:
  • Ben Stokes, the English All-Rounder was sold to the Pune franchisee for a whopping amount of 14.5 crore.
  • Gujarat Lions did the most shopping by buying 10 players.
  • T. Natarajan got his base price increased by 2900% as he was sold for 3 crore to Kings XI Punjab.
  • Going into the auction, RCB had the least remaining funds, as was evident by their shopping behaviour – they bought only 5 players.
  • Understandably, Pune spent the most – 17.1 crores.
  • A total of 37 Indians were sold – 9 capped and 28 uncapped. 26 foreign players found buyers.
  • First auction featuring players from Afghanistan. We saw 2 players getting a team.
  • No prize for guessing here, Ben Stokes attracted the most number of bidders, i.e., 5.
    288 players remained unsold this year. 120 players went under the hammer but remained unsold.
Some highlights apart from the Auction:
  • Mayank Agarwal and Shardul Thakur transferred from DD and KXIP respectively to RPS.
  • Glenn Maxwell named the full time captain of the Punjab franchisee
  • Mahela Jayawerdene was hired as the head coach of Mumbai Indians.
  • Mitchell Starc withdrew voluntarily from this year’s IPL just a day before the auction. (That’s the reason why RCB’s remaining purse was increased)
  • Gujarat Lions appointed Mohammad Kaif as their assistant coach.
  • L Balaji was appointed as KKR’s bowling coach; Sehwag was named as the head of Cricketing Operations & Strategies of KXIP.
  • The biggest of them all, M S Dhoni was dropped as the captain and replaced by Steve Smith.
  • Rising Pune Supergiants was officially renamed to Rising Pune Supergiant.

As the Committee of Administration and the Supreme Court does the cleaning up process in the BCCI, we at Cricket in Progress! have done our analysis to come up with an array of exciting documents.

Firstly, we compiled all the rosters of the 8 teams by categorising them by the departments. Also added is the team management. Have a looksee below.

We have also come up with a SWOT analysis of each and every squad and a predicted playing XI from 2 of our writers – Mihir Vohra and Yash Mehta.

  1. DELHI DAREDEVILS – The Dark Horse
  2. Delhi Daredevils Roster

  3. GUJARAT LIONS – The Surprise Package
  4. Gujarat Lions Roster

  5. KINGS XI PUNJAB – With Nothing to Loose
  6. Kings XI Punjab Roster

  7. KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS – The Underrated
  8. Kolkata Knight Riders Roster

  9. MUMBAI INDIANS – The Fan Followed
  10. Mumbai Indians Roster

  11. RISING PUNE SUPERGIANT – The Compulsive Buyers / The New Chennai Super Kings
  12. Rising Pune Supergiant Roster

  13. ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE – Self Pressurised
  14. Royal Challengers Bangalore Roster

  15. SUNRISERS HYDERABAD – Flying under the Radar
  16. Sunrisers Hyderabad Roster

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