The IPL 2023 Auction will take place on December 23. The auction will be just two days prior to Christmas, and on Christmas most of the players will be receiving their big paychecks. Batters are always required on a team. We just saw the Sydney Thunder Squad get wrapped up for 15 runs! Yes, you’re right, the team was bowled out for 15 runs only! With that being said, a good batter could have avoided this embarrassment for them. So, who are the top 5 batters registered in the IPL 2023 Auction? Here is a look:
Rilee Rossouw has Registered in the IPL 2023 Auction (2 Crore):
Rilee Rossouw has finally registered in the IPL 2023 Auction. He has been one of the top freelance cricketers across the globe. He has been working very hard in the leagues across the globe. His consecutive T20I hundreds add immense value to his resume. Ever since his Kolpak deal ended, it has been a great ride for him. His national team comeback has been exceptional. He will be taken by any team that is looking for a top-order batter like the Gujarat Titans or LSG. He is registered in the 2-crore base price bracket.
Nicholas Pooran has Registered in the IPL 2023 Auction (2 Crore):
Nicholas Pooran is also back in the auction. The man earned a whopping 11.75 Crore last time when the Sunrisers picked him. But his stocks have effectively dropped in the past year. However, this doesn’t overshadow the fact that the man is a big-match player. He can flip the game in a matter of a few overs. He is going to be targeted by teams who lack a big hitter. Maybe the Royal Challengers Bangalore can take him considering DK cannot be with them forever.
Mayank Agarwal has Registered in the IPL 2023 Auction (1 Crore):
Mayank Agarwal has underestimated his market value and has registered in the 1 Crore Base price bracket. With that being said, Mayank is going to be a feature in the IPL 2023 Auction. Many teams can effectively bid on him. The Kolkata Knight Riders have released Jackson and Ajinkya Rahane too. So, they need a good Indian batter.
Even the Gujarat Titans need an opener. LSG also lacked a batter at the top, they had to play Hooda eventually, so even they might go for Mayank. SRH are looking for a skipper who can be their top priority to.
Harry Brook/Phil Salt (2 Crore):
Harry Brook is the new T20 sensation and so is Phil Salt. Phil bats up the order while Harry bats a little bit lower. Both these players have played 3 formats for England and are investments for the future. The ECB has developed both of these players to play the slam-bang game so they are attacked by nature. Both have played a decent number of T20 league games and know how the stuff works in such leagues. This is their first time at the auction and they are expected to take home some cash in the IPL 2023 Auction.
Travis Head (2 Crore):
Travis Head is back in business. He last played for RCB in 2016. He was tagged as “Duplicate De Villiers” by the RCB fans. But Travis is in the form of his life and is at the peak of his career. His knocks in the Ashes and the ODI series that concluded recently make his resume even better. He is also a stroke maker. Being technically sound gives him the upper hand. Any team looking for a middle-order batter can go for him. Rajasthan Royals have gotten rid of James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, and Rassie Van Der Dussen too, so they may go for Travis in the IPL 2023 Auction.
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