IPL auction: Pune get Stokes for whopping Rs 14.5 cr

Bengaluru, (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes was on Monday bought by Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here.

Already on demand after his scintillating performance with both the bat and ball during England’s recent tour earlier this year, Stokes was purchased by the RPSG after close bidding.

Among others, 2016’s highest paid Indian all-rounder Pawan Negi could only fetch Rs 1 crore and was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

English T20 skipper Eoin Morgan was bought by the Kings XI Punjab at his base price of Rs 2 crore, while Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Matthews went to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2 crore along with New Zealand all-rouder Corey Anderson for Rs 1 crore.

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