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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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