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IPL 2023 Mini-Auction: Curran, Green, Stokes, Pooran top bids; GT, LSG, SRH look settled on paper

IPL 2023 Mini-Auction Updates: Sam Curran, Cameron Green, Ben Stokes, Nicholas Pooran, Harry Brook are top bids at auction. Top five expensive buys, Players Sold, Full Team Details and Probable XI.

IPL 2023 Mini-Auction: Sam Curran, Cameron Green, Ben Stokes, Nicholas Pooran, Harry Brook are top bids at auction. (Images: ©BCCI/IPL)
IPL 2023 Mini-Auction (Images: ©BCCI/IPL)

With super excitement and tension, the mini-auction for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 was held in Kochi on Friday, as all the ten franchises put in everything to get their targeted players to repair the holes in their respective squads.


Going into the mini-auction of IPL 2023, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had the largest purse with INR 42.25 crore for the auction followed by Punjab Kings (INR 32.23 crore), Lucknow Super Giants (INR 23.35 crore), Mumbai Indians (INR 20.55 crore), Chennai Super Kings (INR 20.45 crore), Delhi Capitals (INR 19.45 crore), Gujarat Titans (INR 19.25 crore), Rajasthan Royals (INR 13.20 crore), Royal Challengers Bangalore (INR 8.75 crore) and Kolkata Knight Riders (INR 7.05 crore).

Player

Prize

Team

Sam Curran

INR 18.50 crore

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Cameron Green

INR 17.50 crore

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Ben Stokes

INR 16.25 crore

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Nicholas Pooran

INR 16.00 crore

Luknow Super Giants (LSG)

Harry Brook

INR 13.25 crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Let’s scan how the ten franchises have played their IPL 2023 mini auction strategies.

India vs Australia, 1st T20I, Top Performances_ Cameron Green gets player of the match in 1st T20I at Mohali for his all round (61, 1-46 & 2 catches) performance _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©BCCI)
Cameron Green sold to Mumbai Indians for ONR 17.50 crores (Photo: ©BCCI)

Mumbai Indians (MI): Young blood is their new mantra

How they fared in the auction

There is still uncertainty regarding the availability of Jofra Archer for Mumbai Indians during the upcoming season. They still have problem in the lower middle order but apart from that, they had a solid auction.


Players Picked: Cameron Green (INR 17.50 crore), Jhye Richardson (INR 1.50 crore), Piyush Chawla (INR 50 lakh), Duan Jansen (INR 20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (INR 20 lakh), Shams Mulani (INR 20 lakh), Raghav Goyal (INR 20 lakh)


Complete Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Raghav Goyal


Mumbai Indians Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David/Tristian Stubbs, Cameron Green, Ramandeep Singh, Kumar Kartikeya/Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer/Jhye Richardson, Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Behrendorff


IPL 2023 Mini Auction_ Mayank Agarwal goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad_ Walking Wicket (Images ©BCCI_IPL)
Mayank Agarwal sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 8.25 Cr (Images ©BCCI/IPL)

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): A rock solid middle order with experienced bowling line-up

How they fared in the auction

The Sunrisers Hyderabad with the largest purse did some great shopping, picking up some smart players in their squad. The only headache for them will be to find a captain while they almost have fulfilled their requirements for all positions.


Players Picked: Mayank Agarwal (INR 8.25 crore), Harry Brook (INR 13.25 crore), Heinrich Klassen (INR 5.25 crore), Adil Rashid (INR 2 crore), Mayank Markande (INR 50 lakh), Vivrant Sharma (INR 2.60 crore), Samarth Vyas (INR 20 lakh), Sanvir Singh (INR 20 lakh), Upendra Yadav (INR 25 lakh), Mayank Dagar (INR 1.80 crore), Nitish Reddy (INR 20 lakh), Nehal Wadhera (INR 20 lakh), Akeal Hosein (INR 1.00 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (INR 20 lakh)


Complete Squad: Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Thangarasu Natarajan, Umran Malik, Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Heinrich Klassen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Reddy, Nehal Wadhera, Akeal Hosein, Anmolpreet Singh


Sunrisers Hyderabad Probable XI: Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Harry Brook, Heinrich Klassen (wk.), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Adil Rashid, Umran Malik, Thangarasu Natarajan


Ben Stokes to retire from One-Day Internationals (ODIs) after 1st ODI against South Africa (Source_ ©Getty Images)
Chennai Super Kings gets Ben Stokes form INR 16.25 crores (Source: ©Getty Images)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): The old theory of experience

How they fared in the auction

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) picked up a good all-rounder in the form of Ben Stokes who can help the side in both departments. The long-lasting issue for them will be the lack of proper death bowlers and if they think of adding Dwaine Pretorius in the eleven, then the team balance could be compromised.


Players Picked: Ben Stokes (INR 16.25 crore), Ajinkya Rahane (INR 50 lakh), Shaik Rasheed (INR 20 lakh), Nishant Sindhu (INR 60 lakh), Kyle Jamieson (INR 1 crore), Ajay Mandal (INR 20 lakh), Bhagath Verma (INR 20 lakh)


Complete Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ben Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Verma


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhury, Maheesh Theekshana



Gujarat Titans (GT): Settled and stronger for another season

How they fared in the auction

Defending champions, Gujarat Titans just like their last seasons, made some valuable inclusions in the side which will offer them varied options going into the main event.


Players Picked: Kane Williamson (INR 2 crore), Odean Smith (INR 50 lakh), KS Bharat (INR 1.20 crore), Shivam Mavi (INR 6 crore), Urvil Patel (INR 20 lakh), Joshua Little (INR 4.40 crore), Mohit Sharma (INR 50 Lakh)


Complete Squad: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma


Gujarat Titans (GT) Probable XI: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore/Shivam Mavi, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal



Delhi Capitals (DC): Gaps filled with ample power at the top

How they fared in the auction

Even though the squad looks to be balanced, Delhi Capitals still haven’t solved the issue of the lower order where they lack players. They need to find the replacement for Lalit Yadav or place Mitchell Marsh down the order.


Players Picked: Ishant Sharma (INR 50 lakh), Philip Salt (INR 2 crore), Mukesh Kumar (INR 5.50 crore), Manish Pandey (INR 2.40 crore), Rilee Rossouw (INR 4.40 crore)


Complete Squad: Rishabh Pant (C), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Ishant Sharma, Philip Salt, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw


Delhi Capitals (DC) Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav/Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar


ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022, Final, England vs Pakistan_ Sam Curran gets player of the tournament in T20 World Cup 2022 _ Walking Wicket (Source_ ©AFP_Getty Images)
Sam Curran becomes the IPL's most expensive buy (Source: ©AFP/Getty Images)

Punjab Kings (PBKS): Solid bowling combination

How they fared in the auction

Punjab Kings again had an inconsistent auction but they managed to cobble up a good bowling combination. In the death overs, a lot will depend on how both Jitesh Sharma and Shahrukh Khan play in the upcoming season.


Players Picked: Sam Curran (INR 18.50 crore), Sikandar Raza (INR 50 lakh), Harpreet Singh Bhatia (INR 40 lakh), Vidhwath Kaverappa (INR 20 lakh), Mohit Rathee (INR 20 lakh)


Complete Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee


Punkab Kings (PBKS) Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Sam Curran, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar



Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Lack of proper backups for main players

How they fared in the auction

Kolkata Knight Riders had a tough time, going into the auction as several players pulled out from this season; even though they got a good replacement for Pat Cummins in the form of Lockie Ferguson.


Players Picked: Narayan Jagadeesan (INR 90 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (INR 60 lakh), Suyash Sharma (INR 20 lakh), David Wiese (INR 1 crore), Kulwant Khejroliya (INR 20 lakh), Litton Das (INR 50 lakh), Mandeep Singh (INR 50 lakh), Shakib Al Hasan (INR 1.50 crore)


Current Squad: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy



Rajasthan Royals (RR): Expected to be amongst top teams

How they fared in the auction

Rajasthan Royals who were the runners up from last season’s IPL, looked for a few players to repair their gaps in the squad. They looked for a better option at number five but Riyan Parag’s purple patch in the recent domestic season will be a cushion for them. They got a great number seven in the form of Jason Holder.


Players Picked: Jason Holder (INR 5.75 crore), Donovan Ferreira (INR 50 lakh), Kunal Rathore (INR 20 lakh), Adam Zampa (INR 1.50 crore), KM Asif (INR 30 lakh), Murugan Ashwin (INR 20 lakh), Akash Vashisht (INR 20 lakh), Abdul Basith (INR 20 lakh), Joe Root (INR 1 crore)


Complete Squad: Sanju Samson (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Kunal Rathore, Adam Zampa, Akash Vasisht, Abdul Basith, Joe Root


Rajasthan Royals (RR) Probable XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C), Devdutt Paddikal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna



Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Strong like last season

How they fared in the auction

Royal Challengers Bangalore will miss an Indian all-rounder at the death overs, given they can hardly use Will Jacks by breaking their stable combination of four overseas players. They will also hope for some good performances from their experienced man Mohammed Siraj.


Players picked: Reece Topley (INR 1.90 crore), Himanshu Sharma (INR 20 lakh), Will Jacks (INR 3.20 crore), Manoj Bhandage (INR 20 lakh), Rajan Kumar (INR 70 lakh), Avinash Singh (INR 60 lakh), Sonu Yadav (INR 20 lakh)


Complete Squad: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Will Jacks, Manoj Bhandage, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Probable XI: Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell/Finn Allen, Manipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj


Nicholas Pooran to captain West Indies in ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©CWI)
Nicholas Pooran goes to Lucknow Super Giants for INR 16.00 crores (Photo: ©CWI)

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG): Stronger with some smart moves

How they fared in the auction

With so much variety in the squad, Lucknow Super Giants went into the auction with an aim of adding some veteran pace bowling options along with few batters. They had a decent IPL auction where they filled the gaps with more experienced players.


Players Picked: Jaydev Unadkat (INR 50 lakh), Nicholas Pooran (INR 16 crore), Yash Thakur (INR 45 lakh), Romario Shepherd (INR 50 lakh), Daniel Sams (INR 75 lakh), Amit Mishra (INR 50 lakh), Prerak Mankad (INR 20 lakh), Swapnil Singh (INR 20 lakh), Naveen-ul-Haq (INR 50 lakh), Yudhvir Charak (INR 20 lakh)


Complete Squad: KL Rahul (C), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Jaydev Unadkat, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yudhvir Charak

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Probable XI: KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Jaydev Unadkat/Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mark Wood


The Indian Premier League 2023 is expected to start in April 2023.


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