Ben Stokes became the most expensive foreign player in the history of the IPL. He was closely followed by his England teammate Tymal Mills as well. Chris Woakes and skipper Eoin Morgan also fetched deals worth crores. But one needs to know that most of these England players are not going to be playing the entire season of the IPL 2017.

 

Then what is the point of paying so much money when the franchises knew that there are certain players, who are not going to play the entire season? Surprisingly, this list includes Ben Stokes as well, who was roped in the Rising Pune Supergiant for an astounding amount of ₹ 14.5 crores.

 

However, Stokes, Jos Buttler and Woakes will play at least 14 matches for their respective franchises and then leave for the ODI series against South Africa. Morgan, Sam Billings and Jason Roy will leave even earlier by May 1, 2017 as they will feature for the Three Lions against Ireland in an ODI series.

 

Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills are the only two English players who will remain available for the entire 10th edition of the IPL. Therefore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore can consider themselves to be lucky as they have roped in Jordan and Mills respectively.

 

A number of South African players will also be leaving for their international duties as well. One would actually wonder why these franchises do not think enough before splurging money on players who would not be available for their respective teams throughout the tournament.