IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Star Sri Lankan Players Who Can Get The Highest Ever Bid In Auction

Sri Lanka National Cricket Team
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
There is no denying that the Sri Lankans and the IPL have not had a particularly strong relationship over the past four to five years. The current crop of Sri Lankan players hasn’t had any IPL success, much like players like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, and Lasith Malinga.
In actuality, aside from the IPL 2021, where Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera were admitted honorably, the competition has turned down the majority of the most recent Lankan athletes.

We are getting close to the IPL 2023 mini-auction, and the 10 franchises have made some bold decisions ahead of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Prior to the IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders released 15 players, whereas Kane Williamson, the captain and team’s nucleus, was released by Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

IPL 2023 Auction
IPL 2023 Auction. Pic Credits: Twitter

Players have frequently made large sums of money during mini-auctions because teams are now not as hesitant to spend due to increased purse size. Kyle Jamieson and Chris Morris in 2020, and Pat Cummins in 2021. Similarly to this, a few cricketers can command high bids before the mini-auction for their services. 

Let’s have a look at the 3 star Sri Lankan players who can get the highest-ever bid In the IPL 2023 auction. 

IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Star Sri Lankan Players Who Can Get The Highest Ever Bid In Auction

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis
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Kusal Mendis was a crucial member of the Sri Lankan team when they won the Asia Cup in 2022, eight years after losing the competition. He has also been a vital figure for his squad throughout the current World Cup, helping them win crucial matches.

Sri Lanka defeated the Netherlands by 16 runs and advanced to the Super 12 stage thanks to Mendis’ 79-run performance. His match-winning half-century assisted Sri Lanka in thrashing Ireland by nine wickets in the opening Super 12 match.

Franchises may bid wildly for him at the auction due to his incredible bat skills over the past three months and during the competition.

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