Because it is played in the middle of the night due to time zones, the Indian Premier League itself may not excite New Zealand fans in April, but the flashy auction always generates attention and conversation.
It was the New Zealander Brendon McCullum who laid the foundation of this very tournament with his historical knock of 158*. Since then, many Kiwi stars like Ross Taylor, Stephen Fleming, Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult etc, have been part of this mega-event.
The 2023 IPL auction will take place in Kochi on December 23. Unlike the previous season’s mega-auction in February, the BCCI will conduct a mini-auction for the forthcoming season.
Ahead of the auction, all ten franchises released a list of players they retained and released from the squad.
A total of 85 players were released ahead of the auctions, and some of the big names include Mayank Agarwal, Kane Williamson, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, and Pat Cummins. While the players mentioned above are likely to receive heavy cash in the auction, several players fear going unsold.
Let’s have a look at the 3 players from New Zealand who might go unsold in the IPL 2023 auction.
IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Star New Zealand Players Who Might Go Unsold In The Auction
Tim Seifert is an aggressive New Zealand batsman who favors playing shorter formats over longer ones. He became well-known for giving Northern Districts the fastest T20 century in New Zealand domestic cricket.
During the 2022 Auction, the Delhi Capitals purchased the Kiwi batter for 50 lakhs.
When David Warner was injured at the start of the previous season, the Delhi Capitals signed him to fill in as a backup opener, but he was unable to earn a spot in the playing 11.