IPL 2023 Pic Credits: Twitter
IPL 2023 Pic Credits: Twitter
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The IPL 2023 auction came to an end in Kochi on December 23. The ten teams purchased 80 players after spending a total of Rs 164.5 crore at the Kochi mini-auction. This was after all 10 franchises retained a total of 163 players and retained 85 players after the retention window. Some franchises had more than enough purses remaining after the auction.

29 overseas players were sold with Sam Curran becoming the most expensive player in IPL history after Punjab Kings shelled out 18.50 crores for the England all-rounder. Curran being the Player of the Tournament in England’s victorious T20 campaign ensured that he was the most sort-out all-rounder in the auction. 

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The likes of Ben Stokes and Cameron Green were hot properties in the auction going for 16.26 and 17.5 crores respectively to CSK and Mumbai Indians. While Stokes is a potential captaincy candidate in the future for CSK, Green is a potential replacement for Kieron Pollard and is in for the long haul with Mumbai Indians.

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Many of the teams previously retained their core while teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings looked to build their side from the scratch. LSG and Gujarat Titans made some interesting selections as they looked to buy backups as did CSK and Mumbai Indians. 

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Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at one player from every team who might be benched throughout the entire IPL 2023. Most of the franchises had a settled playing XI even before heading into the auction. 

IPL 2023: Team Wise One Player Who Might Be Benched Throughout The Tournament

Kulwant Khejroliya (KKR) 

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Kulwant Khejroliya of the Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates the wicket of Karun Nair of the Kings XI Punjab during match eight of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kings XI Punjab held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on the 13th April 2018.
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The left-arm seamer from Delhi was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for 20 lakhs. He played IPL 2018 and 2019 for RCB playing five games in total. He made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2017 and played his last domestic season in 2020. The pacer is the most among the most inexperienced players in the side and with KKR having a settled playing XI, he might not get a single game in the season. 

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.