After Punjab Kings spent 18.5 crore to acquire the all-rounder, England’s Sam Curran became the most expensive player in IPL auction history. Cameron Green, an all-rounder from Australia, was close to breaking Curran’s record within minutes, but he went for 17.5 crore to Mumbai Indians instead. Ben Stokes was purchased by Chennai Super Kings for 16.25 crore. Nicholas Pooran and Harry Brook also set the auction on fire by bidding 16 crores and 13.25 crores, respectively, to Lucknow Super Giants and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mayank Agarwal, a former captain of PBKS, also sold to SRH for 8.25 crore rupees. Among uncapped Indian players Shivam Mavi ( ₹6 crore to GT), Mukesh Kumar ( ₹5.5 crore to DC), and Vivrant Sharma ( ₹2.6 crore to SRH) acquired enormous. In the accelerated auction, Joe Root, Rilee Rossouw, Adam Zampa, and Shakib Al Hasan were purchased after initially going unsold. Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shami, and Chris Jordan were among the big names that were not bought.
In the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi, GT, Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Punjab Kings filled in the gaps in their teams. This one was a mini-auction, unlike the previous one, but there was still a lot of anticipation.