While the dates for IPL 2023 auctions closing in, the franchises have already started to finalize which players to release and which players to retain for the auction.
Notably, there are no specific retention rules for the teams, which means the franchises can keep their best players and release several players to make space in their purses for the auction. There will be a number of marquee stars who will be up for grabs in the auction and the teams’ purse has also been increased. In this article, let’s take a look at three Australian players who can demand big money on the basis of their current performance at the T20 World Cup 2022.
IPL 2023: 3 Australian Players Who Will Cause A Bidding War Based on T20 World Cup 2022 Performance
One man which teams are expected to target in the IPL 2023 mini-auction is Australian all-rounder Cameron Green. The 23-year-old all-rounder made great noises recently when he toured India. Opening the innings, Green smashed 61off 30 balls in Mohali and 52 off 21 in Hyderabad to stun everyone, including the Aussie selectors who added him to the T20 WC squad at the first chance when Josh Inglis got injured.
A lanky lad, Green has also been used to bowl in the powerplay and in the death overs by Australia. Green seems to be the youngster who could attract bids over 10 crores at the mini-auction.
Adam Zampa has been Australia’s premier spinner in white-ball cricket for the last couple of years. The 30-year-old has been entrusted to give his national side breakthroughs in the middle-overs and has done it with perfection. He has featured in 70 T20Is and bagged 78 scalps at an impressive economy of 6.99.
The Australian spinner has had a considerable amount of success in the lucrative T20 tournament. Zampa has played 14 games in IPL so far and taken 21 wickets at an economy of 7.74. He is a genuine wicket-taker and in the ongoing T20 World Cup, he is the highest wicket-taker so far for the Aussies with 3 scalps.
A seam-bowling Australian all-rounder is an extremely sought-after commodity in the IPL and the franchises are expected to shell out a lot of money to secure the services of such a player. This is what KKR did in the IPL 2020 auction when they went aggressively after Pat Cummins, the star Aussie Test bowler, and spent 15.5 crores on him.
His returns were not surprising: Cummins picked 12 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 34 and averaged 20 with the ball at a strike rate of 128. KKR retained Cummins for the same price for IPL 2021 as well and brought him back for 7.25 crore in IPL 2022 mega-auction. If KKR decided to release him, Cummins can be one of the highest-paid players, who is currently Australia’s top wicket-taking bowler in the T20 World Cup 2022 with three wickets to his name.