IPL Auction 2023: 5 Value For Money Buys Of The Mini Auction. The IPL 2023 mini-auction was held in Kochi on December 23. A total of 80 players were sold with the franchises spending a total of Rs 164.5 crore at the Kochi mini-auction. Initially, a total of 991 players were registered for the auction. The BCCI trimmed down the list to 405 and from there 87 slots were to be filled.
Despite so much money being spent, many of the franchises had a hefty amount remaining as well. Punjab had 12.25 crores purse remaining while Rajasthan and SRH had 6.75 and 7.75 respectively.
Punjab Kings bought Sam Curran for 18. 50 crores making him the most expensive player in the history of the IPL. Ben Stokes and Cameron Green fetched 16.25 and 17.50 respectively.
Out of the 405 players, 19 players have kept themselves in the Rs. 2 crore bracket. There are 11 players who are in the Rs. 1.5 crores bracket. There are 20 players in the bracket of Rs. 1 crore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad had the maximum salary cap available of Rs. 42.25 crores available. Kolkata Knight Riders had the least salary cap available for Rs. 7.05 crores heading into the auction.
There were many players, especially the international players sold at very cheap prices. In this article, we will take look at five value-for-money players in the IPL 2023 auction.
IPL Auction 2023: 5 Value For Money Buys Of The Mini Auction
Kane Williamson ( 2 Crores GT)
Gujarat Titans acquired Kiwi white-ball skipper Kane Williamson for just 2 crores. He was the first player to come up at the IPL 2023 auction and was sold at his base price. His former franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad showed no interest in buying him. As it turned out, none of the other franchises apart from Gujarat Titans eventually bid for him.