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Ben Stokes : Another Hot IPL 2017 Auction Candidate

February 18, 2017

A ravishing hitter and a great death bowler, Ben Stokes is all amazed about the popularity of cricket in India.Being a hot pick for IPL franchises this season, he is excited at the prospects of playing in front of packed stadiums.

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Ben Stokes IPL Auction 2017

Whats interesting is the fact that by the time he catches up a train, he could be a millionaire.This is due to the fact that IPL franchise owners are looking for a big hitting all rounder who could also bowl at the death.Ben Stokes fits perfectly in this profile.Although some might presume that his not so distant last over performance in the ICC World T20 Cricket Final where he got smashed for three consecutive sixes by Carlos Braithwaite was a carrer diminishing one, he has proved his critics wrong time and again with some superb death bowling displays.

Some franchise owners that have the financial capability to pick him up for an extravagant price includes none other than Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.The MI team is lacking a big hitting all rounder and would surely like him to be the part of the playing XI.Some are even speculating that Ben Stokes IPL 2017 Auction Price could be near to Rs.2 crores or more.Let us remind you that this could be the base price with actual selling price being a lot higher than this.

As far as Royal Challengers Bangalore are concerned they would like to utilise his bowling skills as bowling has been a major headache for them in the last season.In fact they lost more matches due to poor bowling performances than batting ones.Hence they must also be willing to pay a hefty price for Ben Stokes.

 

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