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Stokes and Mills top IPL auction bids

England all-rounder sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for £1.7m; Mills joins Royal Challengers Bangalore following £1.4m bid.

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Stokes and Mills top IPL auction bids

Ben Stokes will play in his first IPL

Ben Stokes fetched a record price for an overseas player after being snapped up by Rising Pune Supergiants for £1.7m at the tenth IPL player auction.

It completes a dream week for Stokes who was recently named England Test vice-captain.

England T20 specialist Tymal Mills was the second most expensive player bought on the day; the hammer eventually falling after a £1.4m bid from Royal Challengers Bangalore, a substantial hike from his £60,000 base price.

All-rounder Chris Woakes will play for Kolkata Knight Riders after they bid £500,000 for the Warwickshire star.

England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan will represent Kings XI Punjab who agreed to spend £240,000 for his services.

Jason Roy was picked up in the second round of bidding by Gujarat Lions who paid £120,000 while Sussex fast bowler Chris Jordan will join Sun Risers Hyderabad for £60,000.

Jos Buttler and Sam Billings will return to Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils respectively after being retained by their franchises ahead of the auction.

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