IPL 2023 mini auction to watch out for brother duo
A pair of two different brothers will participate in the auction.
Brother duo waiting for IPL debut
new Delhi. Now only 5 days are left in the mini auction of IPL 2023. This time the vacant slots are 87. Out of this, 30 are for overseas players ie foreign players. A total of 405 players will try their luck in the auction. A total of 21 players are included in the highest base price of two crores. There is not a single Indian in it. This list includes players like Ben Stokes, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Kane Williamson and Angelo Mathews.
These players will be eyed by the franchisees in the auction, apart from these, teams will definitely show interest in buying a pair of two different brothers. Out of this, both the brothers involved in a pair are all-rounders and rock with both the ball and the bat. At the same time, there is also a pair of twin brothers, who will participate in the auction and the interesting thing is that both of them are also all-rounders. These four players are from the same country England. What is his base price in the auction, has he played with any team before or not? Before knowing all this, know their names. One is Karen and the other is the pair of Overton Brothers.
Auction will be on the pair of two brothers
Now you must have understood about which pair of brothers we are talking about. Sam and Tom Karen and the other pair is Craig and Jamie Overton. These four players are from England and this time there can be a bidding war between the franchises to buy them in the IPL auction. Before knowing about them in detail, let us tell you their base price.
The base price of both Craig and Jamie Overton is Rs 2 crore. At the same time, the base price of Sam Karen, the younger brother of the pair of Karen brothers, is also 2 crores, while the base price of Tom Karen is Rs 75 lakhs. That is, Tom Karen has the lowest base price among these four.
Sam and Tom have played IPL
Out of these four, Karen Brothers have played IPL. Sam Karen has won the IPL title with Chennai Super Kings. He has played 23 matches for Chennai Super Kings in 2020 and 2021. Apart from this, this all-rounder has also played IPL from Kings XI Punjab. If we talk about Sam’s elder brother Tom, then he has also entered the league on behalf of Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals. But, Jamie and Craig Overton are waiting for IPL debut. Jamie Overton landed in the IPL auction in 2019, when he was not bought by any team. In such a situation, this time it will be interesting to see whether he gets a buyer in the auction or not.
This is the settlement of two different pairs of brothers related to IPL. Now let us tell you why the franchise will be eyeing him in the IPL auction?
Sam Karen: This England all-rounder has made a great comeback in the field after recovering from injury. He played an important role in making England the champion of the T20 World Cup. In the final of the Sam T20 World Cup, along with the player of the match, the player of the tournament was also selected. He took 13 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 11.38 in this tournament. He was the only bowler to take five wickets in a T20 World Cup match. His overall T20 record is excellent. He has taken 149 wickets in 145 T20s. At the same time, scored more than 1700 runs. In such a situation, it would not be surprising if a team buys him by paying a huge price in the auction.
Tom Kern: Tom also does both bowling and batting like younger brother Karen. He has taken 13 wickets in 13 matches played so far in IPL. Also scored 127 runs with a half-century. He has played 2 Tests, 28 ODIs and 30 T20s for England. He has taken a total of 65 wickets in all three formats. However, his performance in The Hundred played in England was not good. Tom took only 3 wickets in 8 matches. But, his performance with the bat was fine. He scored 114 runs in 8 matches.
His performance in first class cricket was decent. In September this year, he scored his first first class century while playing for Surrey. In such a situation, franchisees can play bets on him as a utility player.
Jamie and Craig Overton: Both these twin brothers are fast bowlers and both are counted in bowling all-rounders. Jamie is ahead in terms of speed. But, Craig has done the international debut first. At the same time, he has played more matches than Jamie. Jamie has taken 67 wickets in 83 T20s so far. At the same time, Craig has taken the same number of wickets in 70 T20s. Craig played only one match in The Hundred this year. At the same time, Jamie Overton took 6 wickets with 162 runs in 12 matches for Surrey in the Vitality Blast T20 this year. His performance in first class cricket was also good. In such a situation, the teams which do not have bowling all-rounders in the IPL auction, can bet on Craig and Jamie.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 18, 2022, 20:26 IST