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IPL Auction 2023: Top Indian players without international caps are put up for sale in the mini-auction

On Friday, all of the players for the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction were purchased in Kochi. During the course of the one-day mini-auction, ten cricket teams were able to acquire a total of 80 players from the pool of 405 available cricketers. 51 Indians were purchased at the auction, and as a result, seven clubs have reached the 25-player quota for their squads. Of the 51 Indian players, 41 did not yet have a cap for their country when teams signed them up; five of them received deals for more than one crore.

Shivam Mavi

During the preliminary round of bidding for the IPL 2023, the offer placed on Uttar Pradesh seamer Shivam Mavi was the highest of any Indian uncapped player. Following interest from Chennai Super Kings, his previous club Kolkata Knight Riders, and Rajasthan Royals, the 24-year-old seamer was signed by the reigning champion Gujarat Titans for the price of Rs 6 crore. Mavi has been the driving force behind Uttar Pradesh’s offence across all forms this season, thanks to his devastating speed and his skill with the new ball. He started off in the IPL with KKR and has played in a total of 32 matches, during which he has taken 30 wickets. Mavi had been the recipient of a high offer from KKR in the amount of 7.25 crore rupees at the 2022 auction; nevertheless, he was released following a season of subpar performance.

Mukesh Kumar

After attracting attention from three different clubs, Bengal seamer Mukesh Kumar was offered his first contract with the Indian Premier League (IPL), which came with a massive signing bonus of Rs. 5.5 crore. Delhi Capitals hounded Mukesh from the very beginning of his 20 lakh rupee base price increase. Mukesh was ultimately awarded the large payout by DC when they prevailed against Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings.

The 29-year-old bowler spent the previous season as a net bowler for Delhi. He has since built a name for himself with Bengal in the domestic format, notably with the red ball. As a result of his recent exploits, Mukesh was selected to represent India A in their upcoming series against Bangladesh A and New Zealand A. After being selected for the Indian One-Day International team that played South Africa in October, Mukesh came very close to making his debut for his country.

2.6 million Indian rupees was paid to Vivrant Sharma by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Jammu and Kashmir opener Vivrant Sharma was acquired by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in a transaction of several crores, making him the winner of the mini-auction and the recipient of the prize. After being hounded by Kolkata for an additional Rs 20 lakh from his original price of Rs 20 lakh, Vivrant was eventually purchased by SRH for Rs 2.6 crore. During J&K’s progress to its first ever Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinal, the aggressive left-handed batter has been one of the team’s top performers and a key contributor. Vivrant scored 395 runs for J&K during the 50-over competition at an average of 56.42, making him the team’s second-highest scorer overall. The 23-year-old batsman piled up 128 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and had an impressive strike rate of 145.45. He got two fifties throughout the competition.

Mayank Dagar

Mayank Dagar has returned to the Indian Premier League with the Sunrisers Hyderabad after an absence of almost four years. His last stint in the IPL was with the Kings XI Punjab, which is now known as the Punjab Kings. The Sunrisers Hyderabad signed him for a fee of Rs. 1.8 crore. Both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals were interested in acquiring Dagar as the offer surpassed one crore rupees. Dagar is a useful lower-order hitter and a wicket-taking left-arm spinner. Despite the fact that he has not yet played in the IPL, Dagar is making progress in the correct path. This year in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Dagar took 12 wickets for Himachal Pradesh in seven matches, and he has been a consistent player for the state in all of the available forms.

KS Bharat

Andhra Pradesh wicket-keeper KS Bharat would have hoped that his innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Delhi Capitals in the 2021 Indian Premier League season would be the turning point in his Indian Premier League career. He did this by hitting a six off the last ball of the game. Bharat, on the other hand, has only participated in three IPL games since coming to DC for the next season and being released thereafter. Bharat will now play in the Indian Premier League once again as a result of a transaction for Rs. 1.2 crore with Gujarat Titans, a team that is looking for a reliable keeper-batter. In the latter part of 2021, when Bharat was playing for India as a replacement in a Test match against New Zealand, the crowd cheered enthusiastically for his wicketkeeping ability. Bharat, who is widely regarded as an accomplished red-ball player, made news in 2015 when he became the first wicket-keeper batter to hit a triple century in the Ranji Trophy. This accomplishment propelled him to the top of the rankings.

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