The ten teams are currently working hard to finalize their auction strategies ahead of the IPL 2023 auction, which is only one day away. Even though this is going to be a mini-auction, there are some young people and seasoned veterans with exceptional talent up for grabs.
As a result, the franchises may engage in fierce bidding wars to acquire them, which may prove to be quite a spectacle for the fans. Here, we’ll look at ten players who might get a lot of bids in the auction this time.
For a two-month competition with ten teams, the best cricketers in the world, with the exception of Pakistan, have a chance to play in the most competitive tournament in the world and win some of the biggest paychecks in professional sports.
This year’s tournament has already broken a few records before the 2023 season starts in April. Punjab Kings paid 185 million Indian rupees, or $2.26 million, for England’s Sam Curran, an all-rounder, after a fierce bidding war with Chennai Super Kings. Curran became the most expensive player ever in the tournament’s history as a result of this.
The England all-rounder was injured during the previous IPL season, but he is now fully recovered and is back in the auction pool. In 32 IPL matches, the pace-bowling all-rounder scored 337 runs and took 32 wickets. He previously played for the Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings.
To take a break from cricket, Stokes withdrew from the mega auction and the previous IPL season, but this time he has entered the auction again. He currently ranks among the best all-rounders across all formats.
He can be a valuable asset when used at the top of the order, despite the fact that his T20 batting is not considered to be among the best.
The young Australian all-rounder has already shown that he can compete in any format. Green has played for Australia in 17 Tests, 13 ODIs, and eight T20Is thus far. However, his T20 stock really shot up when he played two fantastic innings of 61 and 52 in the T20I series against India just before the T20 World Cup.
After KL Rahul joined the Lucknow Super Giants, the Karnataka batter was named captain of the Punjab Kings the following season. However, Agarwal had a disappointing IPL 2022 season in which he scored just 196 runs at an average of 16.33.
The young middle-order batter has had a fantastic start to his England international career. While batting in the lower middle order for his nation, he has already demonstrated his finishing skills, scoring 372 runs, including a fifty, in T20Is.
His Test record is even better because he has scored three centuries in just four matches.
There is no need to introduce Nicholas Pooran. He has already demonstrated what he can do, particularly when he played for Punjab Kings in 2019 and 2020. In those two seasons, Pooran scored 521 runs at an outstanding strike rate of 165.4 and an average of over 30.
The West Indies all-rounder joined the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022 for Rs 8.75 crores after two good seasons with Sunrisers Hyderabad. But Holder couldn’t repeat his heroics here as he returned with a middling tally of 14 wickets in 12 matches, going at an expensive economy of 9.52.
He has been released and is back in the auction pool now, but Holder has still set his base price at Rs 2 crores.
In six IPL 2022 matches, Odean scored just 51 runs and took five wickets, with an economy rate of 11.87. His performance was forgettable. After the Caribbean, Punjab Kings won a massive auction last season and signed him for a whopping Rs 6 crore.
However, they were unable to obtain the desired returns from him, so this time they released him into the auction pool.
In white-ball cricket, the Bangladeshi batter has evolved into a different beast over the past few years. Das has scored 544 runs in T20Is this year at a strike rate of over 140 and an average of just under 30. During the T20 World Cup, which just finished, he also got to a sensational score of 60 off 27 balls against India.
For the past few years, Kane Williamson’s batting form has been the subject of discussion. Between 2017 and 2018, he became one of the best overseas batters in the Indian Premier League. Between the two seasons.
He scored 991 runs at an outstanding average of 49.55 and an even better strike rate of 144.67. However, as his strike rate fell below 120 in the subsequent seasons, his batting form suffered.