Catch live updates of the 2017 IPL Auction here. The likes of Ben Stokes, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Mitchell Johnson all have a base price of Rs 2 crore. Will the eight franchise teams pursue an aggressive buying strategy? Which teams will play it safe and which players will be the surprise pick? Catch live updates of 2017 IPL Auction here (WHERE TO SEE LIVE STREAMING)
09:27 hrs IST: The administrators are in attendance. All the teams are present. Ready, set go for the auction.
09:22 hrs IST: The Committee of Administrators have come. Mahela Jayawardene sports a big smile as he enters the room. We are minutes away from the auction.
09:14 hrs IST: We are only 15 minutes away from the auction. What will be the strategy of the teams? Which teams will buy aggressively?
09:05 hrs IST: In the current line-up, KKR are still showing Andre Russell to be retained. Strange! The West Indies all-rounder has been banned for one year for violating the WADA whereabouts clause. However, the appeal is still pending.
08:59 hrs IST: This IPL Auction could be a low key affair. But, according to reports, there will be one notable absence. That will be the absence of the Right to Match (RTM).
08:55 hrs IST: Looking at the composition of the teams prior to the auction, Kolkata Knight Riders are the team that might go on a big shopping spree today. They need both local and foreign players.