IPL 2023: Most Expensive Players of Tata IPL Auction 2023: The costliest bid in IPL history took place in Kochi today. As we all predicted, all-rounders will be showered with huge sums of money in this auction; exactly the same was seen in the auction. In this article, we will look at the top five most expensive players in the IPL 2023 mini-auction.
1. Sam Curran (18.50 Cr)
The Indian Premier League set a historical record. The largest offer in IPL history was placed during the mini-auction for the 2023 season that was conducted in Kochi. Sam Curran, the top all-around player for England, has received this bid. With an offer of Rs 18.50 crore, Punjab Kings (PBKS) acquired this English player.
As of right now, the 24-year-old Curran is the most expensive player in IPL history. Chris Morris, a former South African all-rounder who was acquired by the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore during the IPL 2021 season, was the previous record holder before he shattered it.
2. Cameron Green (17.50 Cr)
One of Australia’s top young all-rounders, Cameron Green, was anticipated to command a high price during the Indian Premier League auction for the upcoming season. The same event took place. In the current IPL 2023 auction, it has rained heavily on Green. For this Australian all-rounder, three teams competed, but the five-time champion Mumbai Indians prevailed. Cameron Green was added to this franchise for Rs 17.50 crores.
Green has played eight T20 matches for his nation thus far, scoring 139 runs with a strike rate of 173.75 and claiming five wickets while doing so. Green is now Mumbai’s most expensive player as a result. In this situation, he has disregarded Ishaan Kishan, who was acquired last year for 15.25 crores.
3. Ben stokes (16.25 Cr)
The Chennai Super Kings acquired England’s Test captain and top all-rounder in modern cricket. In the history of the IPL, this is Stokes’ biggest payout. Stokes has extensive IPL playing experience. He has participated in the IPL since 2017, but was unable to play during the most recent season owing to an injury. Stokes spent the previous several seasons playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. However, this time the royals let him go before the mini-auction. Ben Stokes will now represent MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the 2023 IPL.
Since 2017, Ben Stokes has participated in the IPL. He represented the Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiants during this time. He has participated in 43 IPL games and scored 920 runs over those games. In the Indian Premier League, he has two centuries and a half-century. He will now represent Chennai Super Kings in the IPL in 2023.
4. Nicholas Pooran (16 Cr)
Nicholas Pooran, a wicketkeeper-batsman and former captain for the West Indies, received a lot of showers. He attracted interest from numerous teams. In the end, the Lucknow Super Giants triumphed and paid Rs 16 crore to acquire Pooran. Along with Lucknow, Pooran was also up for bid by the Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, and Chennai Super Kings. Pooran was freed this time after being purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 10.75 crore in the super auction last year.
In the IPL, Pooran has competed in 47 games. He’s scored 912 runs in 47 games. He had a strike rate of 151.24 during this. In addition to this, his record as a wicketkeeper includes 20 wickets. During the IPL auction in 2023, Pooran was predicted to place a significant offer. For Nicholas Pooran, the most recent IPL season was ordinary. With the aid of just two half-centuries, he amassed 306 runs in 14 games. In addition, he scored runs in 12 games during the IPL 2021 season, averaging a very dismal 7.72. As a result of the performance, his team, Hyderabad, discharged Pooran.
5. Harry Brook (13.25 Cr)
The first of England’s three-match Test series with Pakistan ended with an English victory. One of his young batsmen made a significant contribution to England’s victory. Harry scored 300 runs in three games in a row. Harry has the capacity to develop into a solid batsman in all three formats, not just in Test matches. He will now display his talents in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season. He’s joined by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2023 auction. Hyderabad has joined Harry for 13.25 crores; his base price was Rs. 50 lakh.
In the auction, Harry received bids from three franchises, but the Hyderabad squad won. The batting order of this team will improve with Harry’s arrival. He will make the team’s middle order stronger. Harry was initially up for bid by Bangalore and Rajasthan, but later Sunrisers joined in and took the match. Nobody had anticipated Brook to receive such a windfall of cash, but the right-handed batsman was successful in lining his own pockets.