The IPL Auction 2017 was recently postponed to the 20th of February following a Supreme Court ruling. However, this does not take away from the excitement of the whirlwind action of the IPL Auction which is seen every year. The Sportsrush takes a look at the 5 potential biggest buys in the IPL auction 2017!
Overall, eight teams have retained a total of 140 cricketers. Among them, 44 overseas players are available for the IPL auction 2017. Moreover, a total of 76 cricketers can be picked up from a giant pool of 750 players. As per IPL guidelines, each team can have a total of 27 players. Among them, 9 can be overseas players.
1. Jason Roy
One of the most consistent England players, Jason Roy has made a strong impact in limited over internationals. In the recently concluded T20 and ODI series against India, Jason Roy scored a half century in all of the matches. Even in the T20I series, he contributed significantly only to lose his wicket at the wrong time.
The England opener is also one of the few players with at least 1000 ODI runs having an average of over 40 and strike rate of over 100. He has also scored 3412 runs in 134 innings at an average of 28 and strike-rate of 144. The fearless opener is expected to attract huge bids with Mumbai Indians likely to bid heavily for him.