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IPL 2023: Five mistakes that teams did at the bidding

Delhi Capitals acquired Mukesh Kumar for a fee of INR 5.5 crore.

Mukesh Kumar has shown a high level of performance during his career on the Indian domestic circuit. The bowler, who is 29 years old, has played in 33 first-class matches and has an average of 21.49 wickets per game. In addition, he has been successful in the shortest format, taking 25 scalps in 23 bouts while maintaining an economy of 7.20.

At the IPL 2023 auction, Delhi Capitals decided to make a determined effort to get the Bengal bowler after being impressed by what they saw from him. In the end, DC agreed to a deal with Mukesh that was worth INR 5.5 crore. Even if the ace pacer has been brilliant in the domestic arena, one may wonder whether or not it was prudent to invest such a substantial amount of money on the seamer. Notably, Mukesh has neither participated in any international matches nor has he made an appearance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) up to this point. In addition to this, the Delhi franchise already had three great Indian pacers in the form of Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Therefore, even if they hadn’t chosen him, they wouldn’t have been in any trouble.

The amount of INR 6 crore that Gujarat Titans are paying to get Shivam Mavi

In the Indian home circuit, Shivam Mavi has established himself as a reliable performer. He has participated in 36 List-A matches, during which he has taken 59 wickets while maintaining an economy rate of 4.85. The young bowler, who was just 24 years old at the time, wreaked havoc on the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 with his remarkable exploits. He finished with 14 wickets in seven games with an economy rate of 4.15. The ace bowler has also shown his strength in the international arena, where he made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut with an outstanding four-wicket haul against Sri Lanka.

Mavi was in excellent form leading up to the IPL 2023 auction, and as a result, Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals engaged in a fierce competition to win the bidding to sign him. In the end, the Gujarat franchise paid INR 6 crore to get the Uttar Pradesh pacer, besting the offer of the Rajasthan franchise. In the lucrative T20 event, Mavi has not had quite as much success as he had hoped. He has played 32 matches and taken 30 wickets while maintaining an economy of 8.71 runs per match. In addition, the right-arm pacer’s performance in the previous season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was abysmal. He took only five wickets over six games and allowed runs at an alarmingly high rate of 10.32. It is possible that GT overspent for Mavi given that he has not been very consistent in the Indian Premier League in previous seasons.

The purchase of Harry Brook by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the price of INR 13.25 crore

In the Twenty20 competition, Harry Brook is a well-known and bankable name. The 23-year-old bowler has been aggressively attacking the competition from the beginning and dismantling bowling strategies for pleasure. He has played in 99 matches in the shortest format, scoring 2432 runs with a strike rate of 148.38 throughout the course of his career. The child has also become a sensation on the international circuit because to the remarkable performances he has given. Brook has been in 20 Twenty20 Internationals and scored 372 runs with a strike rate of 137.77 over his career.

Additionally, he demonstrated his batting skills in the just finished Test series against Pakistan by scoring a total of 468 runs in the three games. As a result of Brook’s sudden surge in popularity, Sunrisers Hyderabad made a concerted effort to sign him to a contract with their team. Despite this, SRH ultimately frittered away a staggering sum of INR 13.25 crore, which is perhaps excessive. The player, who was born in Yorkshire, brings one dimension to the table and does not have a great lot of experience competing in high-pressure scenarios. He has appeared in 24 matches across all forms while representing England. The enormous cash may have been put to better use by SRH by acquiring top-tier, multi-talented cricket players who would have improved the side’s overall balance.

The amount of INR 16 crore that Lucknow Super Giants are paying on Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran is a devastating hitter of the cricket ball and has shown his worth in Twenty20 competitions all around the globe. The hitter for the West Indies has appeared in 256 matches and has scored 4942 runs with a strike rate of 141.15. He has a strike rate of 141.15. His strike rate was 151.24, and he scored 912 runs in 47 games while playing in the cash-rich league, where he has been outstanding. After deciding not to bid for Evin Lewis at the IPL 2023 auction, the Lucknow SuperGiants turned to Pooran to fill the vacuum left by Lewis’ departure. As a result, LSG pursued the wicketkeeper-batter in the auction and was successful in acquiring him for the astounding amount of INR 16 crore.

In the Twenty20 circuit, Pooran has not exactly been displaying the finest version of himself. Only 108 runs were scored by him throughout the course of 10 games in the Caribbean Premier League 2022, giving him a strike rate of 117.39. The southpaw struggled mightily with the bat at the T20 World Cup 2022 as well, scoring a total of only 25 runs over three games while striking out 86.20 times. The choice of the Lucknow franchise to pay such an eye-popping money for the ace hitter was not a wise one given that Pooran has not been doing well in the Twenty20 competitions that have been taking place recently.

Cameron Green was purchased by Mumbai Indians for 17.5 crore Indian Rupees.

In the world of Australian cricket, Cameron Green is considered to be one of the most intriguing young possibilities. The 23-year-old batsman has competed in 13 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and has accumulated 290 runs with a strike rate of 90.34. In terms of his bowling, he has taken 11 wickets while maintaining an economy of 5.03 runs per over. The star all-rounder has performed very well in the Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), scoring 139 runs at an incredible strike rate of 173.75 and claiming five wickets for his team.

Green has shown great potential on the international stage, and it was anticipated that many clubs would be interested in purchasing his services when the IPL 2023 auction takes place. However, not many people would have predicted what happened afterwards. The Mumbai Indians overspent an outrageous amount of money (INR 17.5 crore) to recruit the Australian cricket player in an effort to address the all-round hole that existed in the club. Green does not have much experience in the Twenty20 circuit, since he has only played 21 games in the shortest format, of which just eight are international matches. This means that Green is not an experienced customer. In addition to that, he has not yet competed in the Indian Premier League. Therefore, it is possible that investing such a large quantity of money to choose the Australian all-rounder is not the best course of action.

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