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Expensive Players In IPL 2023 Auction: England allrounder Sam Curran becomes the most expensive player in the IPL 2023 Auction and also becomes the most expensive player in the history of the IPL Auction after fetching a whooping INR 18.5 crore bid from Punjab Kings.
Expensive Players In IPL 2023 Auction
Expensive Players In IPL 2023 Auction: The IPL 2023 Auction was successfully staged in Kochi on December 23 as scheduled. The Auction kick-started at 2:30 PM IST and Kane Williamson becomes the first player to go under the hammer and is eventually brought by Gujarat Titans at his base price of INR 2 crore.
Prior to the auction, many experts start to throw their views on the probable player to receive the highest bid in the IPL 2023 Auction.
Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Cameron Green, Nicholas Pooran and Harry Brook are the names that many cricket experts had in common in their list of probable players to receive the highest bid in the auction war.
Who will be the most expensive player of this auction?….any guess
— Dinesh Raja 👑 (@dineshrajatweet) December 21, 2022
Though everyone confirms the name the curiosity increases regarding the team who is going to break the bank for these players. Here we will see the top 5 Expensive Players In IPL 2023 Auction:
- Auction Price: INR 18.50 crore
- Team: Punjab Kings
England all-rounder Sam Curran becomes the most expensive player in IPL 2023 Auction after fetching a whooping INR 18.50 crore bid from Punjab Kings.
Sam Curran becomes a sensation in IPL 2023 Auction after his record for best T20I figures 5–10 against Afghanistan in 2022. Sam Curran was part of the England team that won the 2022 T20 World Cup, taking the most wickets for England at the tournament and was named Player of the Tournament.
Notably, Sam Curran was one of the ex-Punjab Kings players in IPL. In December 2018, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab(now named Punjab Kings) in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League for 7.20 crore Rupees.
Though he shines with both bat and ball, PBKS released him ahead of IPL 2020 auction where he was brought by CSK for INR 5.50 crore. Sam Curran registered his name in IPL 2023 Auction for INR 2 crores and ended up bagging 18.50 crore.
- Auction Price: INR 17.50 crore
- Team: Mumbai Indians
The Australian player Cameron Green who can be a partnership breaker becomes the second most expensive player in the IPL 2023 Auction after being signed by Mumbai Indians for INR 17.50 crores.
The bidding war starts between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore and the price surpassed INR 7 crores in no time. After reaching INR 7 crore mark RCB parted ways while Delhi Capitals starts the bidding war with Mumbai Indians.
Finally, Mumbai Indians bagged the service of Cameron Green at the price of INR 17.50 crore.
Cameron Green made his international debut for the Australia national cricket team in December 2020. Being a Bowling all-rounder, Green played 8 T20Is and scored 139 runs and bagged 5 wickets at an economy of 8.90.
- Auction Price: INR 16.25 Cr
- Team: Chennai Super Kings
Ben stokes – a world-class all-rounder and a natural leader who has 2 IPL hundreds under his belt have become the third most expensive player in the IPL 2023 Auction.
CSK might roped Ben Stokes in a vision of naming him as the captain in future replacing MS Dhoni. Ben stokes already has the experience of playing under MS Dhoni during his stint with Rising Pune Supergiants.
Ben Stokes who has the ability to swing the ball at a high pace attracts the franchise after scoring an unbeaten 52 runs in the World Cup 2022 final against Pakistan. As of Sam Curran, he was part of the England team that won the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Ben Stokes has so far played 43 T20Is and scored 920 runs which include 2 centuries and 2 half centuries. With the ball, he bagged 28 wickets at an economy rate of 8.56.
- Auction Price: INR 16 Cr
- Team: Lucknow Super Giants
West Indies wicket-keeper batter Nicholas Pooran and former SRH player bagged INR 16 crore in IPL 2023 Auction. Lucknow Super Giant who ended up in 4th position in IPL 2022 season bagged Pooran for a whopping INR 16 crores.
Nicholas Pooran made his IPL debut in 2017 for Mumbai Indians and so far played 47 IPL matches for various teams and scored 912 runs which include 4 half-centuries. In his last season with SRH, Pooran scored 306 runs from playing 14 matches at an average of 38.25.
Though CSK made the opening bid, Delhi Capitals fought so hard to bag the service of Nicholas Pooran but ended up losing to LSG at the price of INR 16 crore.
- Auction Price: INR 13.25 Cr
- Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Harry Brook who made his International debut for England in January 2022 ended the year as a millionaire after SRH signed Brook for INR 13.25 crores in the IPL 2023 Auction.
There was a bidding war between RCB and RR initially before SRH joined the bidding war. SRH and RR then kept raising the paddle as Brook’s worth crossed Rs 13 crore, at which point RR finally dropped out as they(RR) only has Rs 13.2 crore in their purse.
He made his T20I debut on 26 January 2022, for England against the West Indies. SRH might roped him in to fill the vacant captaincy role. Harry Brook has captained England under-19 cricket team in a five-match youth ODI series against India in August 2017.
He was also named the captain of England’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Harry Brook becomes the second England captain after Alastair Cook to score a century in the U19 World Cup.
Harry Brook has so far played 20 T20Is and scored 372 runs at a strike rate of 137.78 with the highest score of 81.