HomeCricketIPLMayank Agarwal Sold To SRH For INR 8.25 Cr in IPL 2023 Auction

Mayank Agarwal Sold To SRH For INR 8.25 Cr in IPL 2023 Auction

Indian batter Mayank Agarwal sold To SRH for INR 8.25 crores in the IPL 2023 Auction event and is expected to lead the team in the absence of Kane Williamson.

Mayank Agarwal Sold To SRH in IPL 2023 Auction

SRH had released 12 players, including their skipper Kane Williamson, as part of their retention exercise ahead of the IPL 2023 auction.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings released Mayank Agarwal after 5 years stint. Punjab Kings bagged Mayank Agarwal in the Auction for IPL 2018 season for INR 1 crore and retained him at the same price till the 2021 season.

Ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, PBKS retained him for INR 12 crore but released him ahead of the IPL 2023 Auction.

At his base price of INR 1 crore, PBKS and RCB made a bidding war while PBKS parted ways after reaching 3.60 crores. CSK and SRH continued the bidding war while SRH ended up bagging his service for INR 8.25 crores.

Muzumdar Praises SRH

While reviewing the auction on Star Sports, Muzumdar was all praise for the SunRisers Hyderabad, elaborating:

“They had a big purse in the morning, but they spent their money extremely intelligently. There was clarity in their planning. They knew that their bowling is their strength and that they need to spend in the batting.”

The former Mumbai cricketer feels the IPL 2016 champions made judicious picks in the form of Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, and Heinrich Klaasen to strengthen their batting.

Heinrich Klassen 
Heinrich Klassen (Image: CSA)

“They spent more than 13 crores on Harry Brook and more than eight crores on Mayank Agarwal. They also picked Klaasen. According to me, if any team had the best auction, it was SunRisers Hyderabad.”

Muzumdar added that Indian speedster Umran Malik is an X-factor in SRH’s bowling attack and says: “It is looking like an extremely good team. They have Aiden Markram, Glenn Phillips and Natarajan, and Umran Malik is an X-factor in this team. In my opinion, this team did the best job today.”

Mayank Agarwal played 113 IPL matches and scored 2331 runs which include a century and 12 half-centuries.

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