A total of 80 players were sold in the IPL 2023 auction.
29 foreigners were among the players sold in the auction
87 players were to be bid in the IPL auction
new Delhi. A total of 80 players were sold in the players’ auction held in Kochi for the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL Auction 2023), including 29 overseas. The franchise spent Rs 167 crore on these players. All 10 teams entered the auction with a total budget of 206.50 crores. The slot of 87 players was vacant. Many players became rich in the auction. During this, two records were also established. The first record was made by England’s young all-rounder Sam Curran, while the second record was named after Windies wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran. The auction ran for 6 hours and 10 minutes.
Sam Karen was joined by Punjab Kings (Nicholas Pooran) for 18.50 crores. Karen has become the costliest player in IPL auction history. Earlier this record was in the name of South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who was bought by Rajasthan Royals in the year 2021 for 16.25 crores. Australia’s rising Cameron Green was the second most expensive player. Mumbai Indians spent 17.50 crores to acquire Green. Ben Stokes was at number three among the highest paid players. Stokes was joined by Chennai Super Kings for 16.25 crores.
Nicholas Pooran became the most expensive wicketkeeper in IPL history
Lucknow Super Giants placed a bet of 16.25 crores to make Caribbean wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran their own. Puran has become the most expensive wicketkeeper in the history of IPL auction. Earlier this record was in the name of Ishaan Kishan who was bought by Mumbai Indians for 15.25 crores. Then Ishaan became the most expensive wicketkeeper in IPL history. Puran had kept his base price at Rs 2 crore.
Jammu and Kashmir’s Vivrant creates sensation among uncapped players
Among the uncapped players, young all-rounder Vivrant Sharma from Jammu and Kashmir surprised everyone. Sunrisers Hyderabad spent Rs 2.6 crore on Vivrant. Shivam Mavi of UP was the most expensive among the uncapped players. He was bought by the defending champions Gujarat Titans for Rs 6 crore.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 24, 2022, 06:00 IST