England star Ben Stokes is all set to be part of the IPL auction 2023. The English all-rounder was not part of the last season. Now, he has decided to be part of IPL 2023 and will go under the hammer during the IPL auction 2023. Undoubtedly, Ben Stokes will be a sought-after player during the auction.
However, IPL auctions are quite unpredictable and nothing can be guaranteed about any player. A popular player can go unsold during the auction whereas a less-known player can grab a top deal. In this article, we shed light on 3 reasons why Ben Stones might go unsold in the IPL auction 2023.
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IPL Auction 2023: 3 Reasons Why Ben Stokes Might Go Unsold In The Mini Auction
3. Injury Scare
The first reason that franchises might shy away from bidding for Ben Stokes is his injury issues. Since Ben Stokes is an all-rounder and performs with both bat and the ball, his injury concerns are higher than other players.
For instance, the left-handed batsman got injured in the very first game of IPL 2021 and had to leave the tournament after the opening game itself. Hence, if a franchise grabs him in their squad and Stokes get injured midway through the tournament, it will be a big disadvantage for that team.