IPL Auction 2023: Best Sold XI. The IPL auction 2023 was a one-day affair that saw some really high biddings that shattered all previous records. Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, and Cameron Green were some of the costliest buys.
All-rounders raked in the big bucks at the recently held IPL auction 2023, with the 10 franchises going all out to pick the best from the set of players available. Punjab Kings broke the bank and paid INR 18.5 crores to acquire the services of England’s Sam Curran, the most expensive buy in IPL history.
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The franchises spent INR 167 Crores to buy 80 players in the bidding arena of the 405 players registered officially. Sunrisers Hyderabad bought the most number of players, having acquired the services of as many as 13 players. The side also had the highest remaining purse heading into the auction with 42.25 Cr. to spend.
Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan were among the unsold players in the IPL auction 2023 that included several Indian stars as well like Abhimanyu Easwaran, Priyank Panchal, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, and Shreyas Gopal to name few.
IPL Auction 2023: Best Sold XI
Mayank Agarwal was released by Punjab Kings in the players’ retention in November prior to the IPL auction 2023. The former Punjab skipper is all set to don the colors of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the new season as the franchise secured his services for a massive INR 8.25 crores.
In 13 games in IPL 2022, the right-handed batter scored 196 runs at an average of 16.33. Due to his poor show, the Punjab Kings team dropped the skipper from the squad. He has played over 113 matches in the tournament and scored 2327 runs at an average of 22.59.
The batting all-rounder from Australia earned big bucks when Mumbai Indians procured the services of Cameron Green at a whopping INR 17.50 Cr in the IPL auction 2023. Featuring 21 T20 outings, he has amassed 245 runs with two half-centuries at an impressive strike rate of 137.64. He will play in IPL for the first time in IPL 2023.
He has played just 8 T20I games for Australia. He has scored 139 runs in those games. Although he has a high strike rate of 173.75 in 8 T20Is so far, he has failed to score good knocks in many games. The right-handed batsman has scored 118 runs in 3 games against India.
Narayan Jagadeesan made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) back in 2020, however, he never really got a consistent run with the side in the season. Off late, the batter has been terrific with the willow after he broke the internet with his phenomenal outings at the Vijay Hazare Trophy this year.
Narayan Jagadeesan scored a sensational double-century (277 runs from 141 deliveries) in the competition which broke the record for the highest score in List A cricket. Bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for INR 90 Lakhs, his sizzling form could help the side change its trajectory from having a topsy-turvy season last edition to a dominating one in IPL 2023.
Manish Pandey boasts a plethora of experience playing in the lucrative T20 league and will now represent Delhi Capitals for the new season. The franchise shelled out INR 2.40 crores to grab the services of the experienced lad.
Last season, the batter featured for Lucknow Super Giants and played only six games for the side wherein he could only score a total of 88 runs with a top knock of 38 runs in one game. Due to his underwhelming performances, LSG decided to let go of the player ahead of the auction. The veteran batter has mustered 3648 runs at an average of 29.90 having played 160 matches in the tournament thus far.
Chennai Super Kings eventually landed Ben Stokes for INR 16.25 crore. Interestingly, he became the joint third most expensive player bought in the auction along with South Africa’s Chris Morris. Ben Stokes scored an unbeaten 52 runs to guide England to triumph in the summit clash of the T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan at the iconic MCG in the marquee event. The right-arm medium pacer also scalped six wickets at a stunning economy of 6.79 in the tournament.
The left-handed batsman got injured in the very first game of IPL 2021 for Rajasthan Royals and had to leave the tournament after the opening game itself. Ben Stokes played 8 matches in IPL 2020, scoring 285 and bagging a mere 2 wickets. In the IPL 2021 edition, he only played one match before sustaining a finger injury.
The tall Caribbean lad Jason Holder will join Rajasthan Royals for a sum of INR 5.75 crore for the forthcoming season in the IPL auction 2023. Following a below-par season with the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022, the franchise decided to part ways with the all-rounder.
Jason Holder scored 58 runs at an average of only 9.67, and though he did pick up 14 wickets, his overall economy rate of 9.67 made his performances seem ordinary. He was picked up by LSG for 8.75 crores in IPL 2022 but couldn’t justify the price tag.
Sam Curran became the most expensive pick in an IPL auction when Punjab Kings procured the services of the star Englishman for a massive INR 18.5 crore. The English all-rounder relished a terrific outing in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022 as he was adjudged the Player of the Tournament.
In the marquee event held Down Under, he collected 13 wickets which also included a fifer in the very first match against Afghanistan. Sam Curran has played 3 IPL seasons so far since IPL 2019. In 32 games, he has picked 32 wickets at an economy of 9.21 and scored 337 runs at a strike rate of 149.77.
Lucknow Super Giants bagged the veteran pacer, Jaydev Unadkat, at the base price of INR 50 Lakhs in the IPL auction 2023. He finally got the rewards of his hard work in the domestic circuit when he got picked in India’s playing XI in the second Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur after a hiatus of 12 years in Tests.
The southpaw has played 91 IPL matches and has scalped 91 wickets at an economy of 8.79 with the best bowling figures of 5/25 in the IPL thus far. Jaydev Unadkat played five games for the Mumbai Indians last year and took six wickets with an economy rate of 9.50.
Bengal pacer uncapped Mukesh Kumar was signed by Delhi Capitals for INR 5.5 crore though he entered the auction at a base price of INR 20 lakh. Mukesh Kumar has made rapid strides in domestic cricket with his good lengths and ability to move the ball off the pitch.
The 29-year-old pacer was included in the ODI Series squad against South Africa but did not feature in the contest. He was recently included in the T20I squad against Sri Lanka.
Pacer Shivam Mavi was purchased by Gujarat Titans for the staggering sum of INR 6 crore, which will also place a great deal of pressure on the pacer since he has yet to regain his prior form following his performance with KKR, which was judged unimpressive by the team and resulted in his release.
The highest beginning fee for an uncapped Indian player was set by Shivam Mavi at INR 40 lacks. He was recently included in the T20I squad against Sri Lanka. The KKR management had gone hammer and tongs to sign him at the IPL 2022 mega auction and eventually grabbed him for INR 7.25 crores.
However, the 23-year-old pacer failed to repay the faith of the team and had an awful show with the ball. In the six matches Shivam Mavi played, he could only manage five wickets and leaked runs at an economy of 10.32.
Amit Mishra became the oldest player to feature in the auction this season and is set to don the outfit of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the 2023 season. The franchise acquired the services of the leggie at his base price of INR 50 lakh at the mini-auction.
The crafty leg spinner has featured in 154 outings in his IPL career thus far and has added 166 wickets to his name. It is worth mentioning that he has the most hat tricks in the history of IPL as he has achieved the feat on three different occasions in -2008, 2011, and 2013.