Lottery of England players in IPL auction
Harry Brook will play in IPL for the first time
new Delhi. There was a huge demand for England players in the IPL 2023 auction. In the mini auction held in Kochi, 8 players of England got bid. Budding all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player in IPL history, bought by Punjab Kings for 18.5 crores. On the other hand, in the name of England Test team captain Ben Stokes, a bid war was also seen in the franchise. Stokes will be seen playing for Chennai Super Kings in the 16th season of IPL. Stokes was joined by CSK for 16.25 crores. Now there is only one question in everyone’s mind that what is the reason behind the huge demand for England players in the mini auction?
Harry Brook, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Rick Topley, Joe Root and Will Jacks, including England’s Sam Karen and Ben Stokes, were bid in the mini auction. One of the reasons for the high demand of English players in the IPL could be their explosive style of play in limited overs cricket. The England team is currently playing fearlessly in all three formats of cricket. Or just say that this team has brought a new revolution in cricket. Which is being named as ‘Baseball’.
Sam Karen was the ‘Player of the Tournament’
Under the captaincy of Jos Buttler, England recently won the T20 World Cup. The players of England unitedly performed brilliantly in this tournament. He knew his role very well. How the English team, led by Butler, came back brilliantly from the brink of being almost out of the tournament and won the final, is an example for all teams of how to make a great comeback in difficult times. Young all-rounder Sam Karen was the Player of the Tournament in the T20 World Cup while Ben Stokes was adjudged the Player of the Match in the title match. In view of the great performance in the T20 World Cup, a big bid was expected on these players in the IPL auction.
English players will be available for the entire season in IPL
At the beginning of the year, there were reports that the BCCI had told all the IPL franchises that despite the Ashes series, England players would be available for the entire season in the upcoming IPL. In such a situation, this could also be one of the reasons for the huge demand for English players in the IPL auction. Because usually England players return home after playing some matches in IPL. His first priority is to play for the national team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 24, 2022, 09:56 IST