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Tata IPL 2023 Auction Highlights

Tata IPL 2023 Auction Highlights

Are you ready for the most thrilling and exciting cricket event of the year? The Tata IPL 2023 is just around the corner, and we have all the details from the auction you need to know.

This is your chance to witness the drama, the suspense, and the action as some of the best players in the world give it all and put their best foot forward.

Who was the most expensive buy? Who joined your favourite team? Who were the top players up for grabs? Which teams spent the most money? Keep reading to find out!

1. Most expensive buys

Sam Curran, the best all-around player for England, was purchased by Punjab Kings (PBKS) for Rs. 18.50 crore, making it the largest bid in IPL history.

Following was Mumbai Indians (MI), with the next most expensive offer of Rs. 17.5 crores to Australia's Cameron Green.

Next, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) secured England's Ben Stokes, rumoured to be the team's next Captain, for Rs. 16.5 crores, while Sunrisers Hyderabad bagged Harry Brook for Rs. 13.5 crores.

Finally, Lucknow Super Kings bid Rs. 16 crores for West Indies' Nicholas Pooran for his excellent wicketkeeping and batting.

Tata IPL 2023: Top 5 Most Expensive Players

Sam CurranPunjab KingsRs. 18.5 crores
Cameron GreenMumbai IndiansRs. 17.5 crores
Ben StokesChennai Super KingsRs. 16.5 crores
Nicholas PooranLucknow Super KingsRs. 16 crores
Harry BrookSunrisers HyderabadRs. 13.5 crores

2. The big spenders

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were the biggest spenders splurging on some high-profile players.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, who had the biggest purse going into the auction, spent Rs. 34.5 crores acquiring some top players, including Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, and Vivrant Sharma.

LSK, on the other hand, spent Rs. 19.1 crores, adding Nicholas Pooran, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, and more. Finally, CSK bagged Ben Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane, and others by spending Rs. 18.5 crores.

Tata IPL 2023: Top 3 Spenders

TeamAmount SpentPurse Remaining
Sunrisers HyderabadRs. 34.5 croresRs. 7.75 crores
Lucknow Super GiantsRs. 19.1 croresRs. 4.25 crores
Chennai Super KingsRs. 18.5 croresRs. 1.5 crores

3. Fresh faces of this season

Several IPL debutants have the chance to shine as fans get ready for the 16th season of the lucrative league. Many fans' eyes will be glued to these cricketers who have repeatedly demonstrated their strength on the cricket field during the upcoming T20 extravaganza season. Here are the fresh faces you should keep your eyes out for:

  • Mukesh Kumar, a proven performer who owned the Ranji Trophy Season 2020-2021, was picked up by Delhi Capitals, eager to make a mark.
  • Joshua Little's performance at the T20 World Cup 2022 earned him a contract with Gujarat Titans.
  • Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza was in the form of his life at the T20 World Cup 2022, and Punjab Kings signed him for IPL 2023.
  • Harry Brook adds power to any batting line up thanks to his excellent international batting form, so Sunrisers Hyderabad went out of their way to acquire him for their team.
  • Finally, Cameron Green's all-rounder calibre is an asset to any team, so the Mumbai Indians broke the bank to sign the top all-rounder at the 2023 player auction.

4. Stars not chosen this season

Despite having impressive records and skills, batsmen like Rassie Van Der Dussen and Dawid Malan went unpicked in the auction. 

Similarly, despite being in excellent form, Daryl Mitchell and Dasun Shanaka failed to attract bids. Other players like Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Kusal Mendis, Tom Banton, Chris Jordan, and Adam Milne had high base prices ranging from Rs. Fifty lakhs to Rs. 2 crores, but were not selected by any of the ten franchises.

It was surprising to see these players go unpicked, as they have performed well in international and domestic cricket. But if you are a fan, don't be disappointed. They may get another chance in the next auction or as replacements during the tournament. We're keeping our fingers crossed!

Tournament details

The tournament is scheduled to begin on 31st March 2023. This edition will have ten teams in IPL 2023, as the BCCI added two nebw teams after IPL 2022. The teams will play 70 league games over 52 days at 12 venues.

The defending champions, Gujrat Titans and Chennai Super Kings will play the first match in Ahmedabad.

In conclusion

The Tata IPL 2023 auction was a success, with franchises and players making the most of the opportunity to build a strong team for the upcoming season. There was an overall sum of Rs. 167 crores spent on 80 players between 10 franchises as a whole.

 A few surprising bids were seen at the auction, with some players being purchased for much more than their base price at the auction. It will be interesting to see how these teams perform in the upcoming season with their new acquisitions!

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