New Delhi: Rising Pune Supergiants grabbed England all-rounder Ben Stokes for whopping 14.5 crores. The England all-rounder was one of the most sought after players in the IPL auction and RPS have spent majority of their purse the grab the 25-year-old
Ben Stokes is in a splendid form and played an important role in the England team which toured India recently. Stokes has scored more than 1200 runs and clinched 32 wickets in T20 international.
Rising Pune Supergiants on Sunday sacked Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain to appoint Steve Smith as his replacement.
Pawan Negi, who was released by Delhi Daredevils was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 1 crore. Negi was the highest paid Indian cricketer in IPL auction 2017 for 8.5 crores.
England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan was brought by Kings XI Punjab for 2.5 crores while Sri Lankan captain Angelo Matthews was sold to Delhi Daredevils for 2 crores
Despite a good domestic season, Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan remained unsold.