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IPL 2017: Final list of Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) squad after Players Auction

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Bengaluru, Feb 20: Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) spent a record Rs 14.5 crore on one player at today's (February 20) Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.

Tournament schedule; Retained players' list; All 8 squads

RPS bought England all-rounder Ben Stokes for Rs 14.5 crore, thus making him the costliest overseas player ever in IPL. This was also the highest amount paid by a team in this year's players auction. (Final list of players sold)

Ben Stokes

This year, RPS will have a new captain in Steve Smith. Yesterday (February 19), the franchise owners stunned everybody as Mahendra Singh Dhoni was removed from the leadership role.

Here is the final squad of Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) after the auction

Squad strength: 27 (Overseas players - 8); Funds remaining: Rs 10 lakh out of Rs 66 crore

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1. Steve Smith (Australia) - Captain - Rs 5.5 crore

2. Faf du Plessis (South Africa) - Rs 4 crore

3. Mitchell Marsh (Australia) - Rs 4.8 crore - Injured, ruled out

4. Adam Zampa (Australia) - Rs 30 lakh

5. Usman Khawaja (Australia) - Rs 1 crore

6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni - Rs 12.5 crore

7. Ajinkya Rahane - Rs 9.5 crore

8. Ravichandran Ashwin - Rs 7.5 crore

9. Ashok Dinda - Rs 50 lakh

10. Ankush Bains - Rs 10 lakh

11. Rajat Bhatia - Rs 60 lakh

12. Ankit Sharma - Rs 10 lakh

13. Ishwar Pandey - Rs 20 lakh

14. Jaskaran Singh - Rs 10 lakh

15. Baba Aparajith - Rs 10 lakh

16. Deepak Chahar - Rs 10 lakh

17. Mayank Agarwal (Acquired from DD) - Rs 1.6 crore

All the above were retained from last year


The following were bought at today's auction

18. Ben Stokes (England) - Rs 14.5 crore

19. Daniel Christian (Australia) - Rs 1 crore

20. Lockie Feguson (New Zealand) - Rs 50 lakh

21. Jaydev Unadkat - Rs 30 lakh

22. Rahul Chahar - Rs 10 lakh

23. Saurabh Kumar - Rs 10 lakh

24. Milind Tandon - Rs 10 lakh

25. Rahul Ajay Tripathi - Rs 10 lakh

26. Manoj Tiwary - Rs 50 lakh


27. Shardul Thakur - Rs 20 lakh (acquired from Punjab after the auction)

28. Imran Tahir (South Africa) - Named as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh

29. Washington Sundar (India) - Names as a replacement for R Ashwin

Note: As per IPL rules, a franchise can have a maximum of 27 players in the squad with 9 overseas cricketers

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Story first published: Monday, February 20, 2017, 19:24 [IST]
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