Last Update on: November 14th, 2022 at 09:41 am
The IPL 2023 auction will be held in Kochi on December 23 as per reports across several media outlets. Sunrisers Hyderabad has 0.10 crores remaining heading into the auction. Kane Williamson is likely to be released by the franchise along with a few other players ahead of the auction.
In addition to their remaining purse, each team will be given an additional five crores to spend this year. As per a BCCI official, the overall purse will be between 90-95 crores. Punjab Kings have the highest remaining purse (3.45 crores) ahead of the auction. Taking in the additional 5 crores, they will be starting the auction at 8.45 crores.
The teams have been asked to submit the list of players the franchises are willing to release by November 15 by the BCCI. All the teams are expected to release the list of extra or unused players so that they can go into the IPL 2023 auction looking to fill the gaps.
In this article, we take a look at three PBKS players Sunrisers Hyderabad might target in the upcoming auction.
IPL 2023: 3 Punjab Kings (PBKS) Players Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Can Target
1) Jonny Bairstow
Bairstow missed the ICC T20 World Cup for England with a freakish injury after he injured himself at the golf course before the event. However, with enough time still remaining for the start of IPL 2023, Bairstow is likely to recover and be available for IPL 2023.
After playing initially for Sunrises Hyderabad and scoring over 1000 runs in four seasons, Bairstow joined Punjab Kings and scored 253 runs in 11 matches last year. If Punjab releases him, SRH should go hard behind their former keeper batsman. PBKS roped him in for 6.75 crores in the IPL 2022 auction. He can cover up for two places in the XI. He is a top-order batter and can also keep wickets allowing SRH to play an extra batter or bowler when required.