The IPL auction for the 2017 season is underway in Bangalore where more than 340 cricketers across the world will go under the hammer. It will be interesting to see who will fetch the maximum price this season.

The BCCI on February 16, 2017, announced the Indian Premier League, 2017 schedules. The opening game will see a clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

The 10th edition of IPL will see sixty matches being played in a span of 47 days. The Premier League matches will be played across ten venues, but the venues of the playoff stages are not decided as yet except the final.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will have first game

Sunrisers Hyderabad is the defending champions, and Cricket buffs could not have asked for a better opening match for setting the tone for the rest of the Ipl 2017 fixture.

The IPL 2017 auction will be a big event, two players who could be in high demand will be Australia's Ben Dunk and Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad. Competition between teams in the previous edition of the cricket tamasha was very keen, and Sunrisers Hyderabad will like to retain their hold on the championship.

Dhoni sacked as Pune skipper

In a shocking news, the new Pune Supergiants removed former Indian skipper MS Dhoni from captaincy and replaced him with the young Aussie captain Steven Smith.

However, teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, and Kolkata Knight Riders will not make their journey smooth and without hiccups. Rising Pune Supergiants did not make a good debut and will be raring to prove a point.

However, before the real action on the field, all the major teams would like to make some addition–deduction to their teams. Franchises will try to close the chinks in their armor and strengthen their squads.

One player who would go for big money will be Ben Stokes, and most franchises will be keen to have the hard hitting English player on their side and why not he has the records of hitting fastest ever Test double-century.

Big hitters like Ben Dunk and Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad will be keenly followed by the teams, and the base prices of the two players are Rs. 30 lakh and Rs 50 Lakh.