Base Price of Ishant Sharma in IPL 2017 Auctions
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Ishant Sharma in IPL 2017 auction: Royal Challengers Bengalore, arguably the best batting side of all IPL seasons has Chris Gyle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiars and Shane Watson in their ranks. No IPL team can match the batting valor of Royal Challengers Bengalore, but then fast bowling is the area where they lack. Despite retaining Mitchell Starc and Samuel Badree for this IPL season, RCB is yet to sign a good Indian fast bowler. Ishant Sharma in all likelihood is one who can lead RCB's pace attack in absence or presence of Starc and Badree either. The base price of Ishant Sharma in IPL 2017 is Rs 2 Crore. He is amongst 7 IPL players with highest base price.
Going into the auction, RCB will quest to solve their fast bowling woes. And Ishant Sharma could be one of the most befitting options available. The other proposed names likely to fill the vacuum of just-released Varun Aron are Irfan Pathan, Jaydev Unadkat and RP Singh.
Irfan Pathan's availability will give RCB an extra edge as he can contribute with bat as well. However, if the Bengaluru franchise goes with Ishant Sharma, Kohli will have one more option available to open the pace attack along with Strc. The base price of Ishant Sharma in IPL 2017 has been set to be INR 2 Crore. Ishant's ability to lead the pace attack is what makes him the first choice for any IPL team looking for an Indian pacer. Ishant Sharma in IPL 2017 auction can be bought by RCB given their requirements.
Could Ishant Sharma be the solution to RCB's fast bowling woes this IPL season 2017?