Only 40 day left for the IPL 2017 season, which is going to start from April 5. In the first match of IPL 10, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The final will also be played at the same venue on May 21.
IPL 2017 Facts
The IPL 2017 auction held on February 20 had total of 359 players among which 66 players (27 overseas) were sold. The other 293 players remained unsold.
Ben strokes became the most expensive player with Rs. 14.5 crore.
The next edition of IPL will have a unique auction. It is because the IPL 2017 will end the 10 year term of teams to retain players. So, in IPL 11, no team will perhaps be able to retain any players like they have been doing since last 10 IPL editions.
By this not only will the fate of teams change but the whole scenario of IPL will change. Also, big players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayel, David Warner, Steve Smith, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy and many others will be able in the auction. Many new thing in the IPL 2018 are likely to happen.
IPL 2017 matches will be played in 10 different cities of India:
Bangalore, Delhi, Indore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kanpur, Mohali, Pune, Rajkot and Mumbai.
All the teams will have the same captains. Only Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) will be led by Steve Smith for IPL 2017.
Like every year a total of 56 matches will be played in league stage. Every team will get 14 matches. After this top four team will qualify for the play-off stage.
Though Ben Strokes became the most expensive player of IPL 2017. But, Virat Kohli is the highest salaried player of IPL 2017. He gets a salary of Rs. 15 crore.
Among the currently playing 8 teams. Only Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) have a chance of creating history to become the first team to win IPL thrice.
After the end of IPL 2017 the two-year ban on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royal (RR) will end. If the team owner are willing their teams can participate in IPL 2018. Both the teams will replace the current playing Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and Gujrat Lions (GL).