Last Update on: December 26th, 2022 at 10:49 am
IPL Auction 2023: 5 Under-Rated Buys Of The Mini Auction. The IPL 2023 auction was held in Kochi on December 23. A total of 80 players, including 29 overseas stars, were sold at the auction. The ten teams purchased 80 players after spending a total of Rs 164.5 crore at the Kochi mini-auction. Delhi had over nine crores remaining after the auction while SRH had over 7 crores.
Sam Curran at 18.50 crores became the most expensive player in IPL history after being bagged by the Punjab Kings. 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.
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Among the other overseas players, the likes of Jason Holder (5.5 Cr RR) Heinrich Klassen (5.25 Cr SRH), Phil Salt (2 Cr DC), and Kyle Jamieson (1 Cr CSK) found franchises. The bidding varied depending on the players and the kind of quality they bring to the side.
There was a fierce bidding war between franchises for a couple of players. After going unsold in the first round, the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Joe Root, and Rilee Rossouw found bidders as well.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has the maximum salary cap available of Rs. 42.25 crores available. Kolkata Knight Riders have the least salary cap available for Rs. 7.05 crores. In this article, we take a look at five underrated buys in the IPL 2023 auction.
IPL Auction 2023: 5 Under-Rated Buys Of The Mini Auction
N Jagadeesan (90 Lacs KKR)
N Jagadeesan was roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2023 mini-auction. KKR needed an Indian keeper heading into the auction and they set their sights on Jagadeeshan. The Tamil Nadu cricketer scored 830 runs in 8 matches in the Bijay Hazare Trophy 2022.
It included five centuries and also a 277 against Arunachal Pradesh which broke many batting records. It was surprising to see not many franchises bidding for him when he was expected to be sold for big money. KKR were lucky in many ways to rope him in for just 90 lakhs when he could have gone for many more.