10 players who can bring in high bids in the IPL 2023 auction
The IPL (Indian Premier League) auction for the 2023 campaign is quickly approaching. The eagerly anticipated occasion is scheduled to take place on December 23 in Kochi. All ten franchises have some gaps to fill, and the big event will give them a great opportunity to improve.
Franchises haven’t been afraid to spend a lot of money in the past at auction to sign players who can win games with their bat. Fans saw, for instance, teams engage in a bidding battle during the 2022 mega auction to hire gun-batters like Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer. Teams are anticipated to do everything in their power to sign the top-tier batters who will be available at the upcoming auction.
The following batters can command high prices at the IPL 2023 auction:
1. Mayank Agarwal:
Mayank Agarwal amassed 5854 runs in 81 first-class games while playing in the Indian domestic circuit. In the IPL, the 31-year-old has also been a prolific run scorer, scoring 2327 runs in 113 games with a strike rate of 134.28.
For INR 12 crore, Punjab Kings kept Mayank for the lucrative T20 tournament’s 15th iteration. The Indian batsman, though, was below par and could only muster 196 runs in 13 games at a strike rate of 122.50. Prior to the IPL 2023 auction, the Punjab franchise terminated him after his lackluster season.
The success Mayank has had in the league with plenty of money cannot be overshadowed by a bad season; his statistics speak for themselves. With his stroke play, he can put the opposition under pressure and also steady the ship when the team is in danger. At the upcoming auction, teams may engage in a bidding war to sign the classy batter.
2. Kane Williamson
For more than ten years, Kane Williamson has been a cornerstone of New Zealand’s batting order and has racked up a tonne of runs in a variety of formats. The 32-year-old, who has scored 2464 runs in 87 games at a strike rate of 123.01 in T20Is, stabilises the batting order.
In the IPL, the New Zealand captain has also been outstanding, scoring 2101 runs in 76 games at a strike rate of 126.03. Williamson’s contract with Sunrisers Hyderabad was extended through the 2022 season for the absurd price of INR 14 crore. The veteran batter, though, had a terrible bat, scoring only 216 runs in 13 games with a dismal strike rate of 93.51.
The Hyderabad management decided to split ways with the Tauranga-native since he couldn’t live up to his high price tag. Williamson will now be auctioned off at the IPL 2023 event.
The star batter may expertly serve as the anchor while simultaneously dismantling bowling assaults. He may therefore draw high bids at the auction. He is also a skilled game tactician and has repeatedly shown his shrewd leadership abilities. As a result, some franchises looking for a leader may consider adding the Kiwi cricketer to their squad.3. Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran is a fearless batsman who has ignited the T20 circuit with his jaw-dropping hits. The daring batsman played in 256 games in the shortest format and amassed 4942 runs with a stunning strike rate of 141.15.
At the 2022 mega auction, Sunrisers Hyderabad paid INR 10.75 crore to get the 27-year-old. For SRH, Pooran had a successful season, scoring 306 runs at a 144.34 strike rate. In order to save a significant amount of money, the Hyderabad franchise chose not to pay a hefty cost for the wicketkeeper-batter for another year and discharged him prior to the auction.
Pooran has demonstrated his ability to completely change the course of a match in just a few deliveries during the lucrative T20 event. His addition gives batting lineups more firepower, and IPL teams may bid wildly to sign the Trinidadian at the auction.
4. Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell has been a consistent performer in the T20 circuit. He has featured in 149 games in the shortest format and scored 3149 runs at a strike rate of 132.70. He has been impressive for New Zealand as well and scored 786 runs in 41 T20Is at a strike rate of 139.11.
Rajasthan Royals drafted the 31-year-old for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. However, Mitchell did not find a place in the playing XI for the majority of the season. He got two chances where the Kiwi batter could only manage 33 runs at a strike rate of 75.00. The Rajasthan franchise was not inclined towards reinvesting in him for the next season and thus, released him from the squad.
The flamboyant batter can bat in a variety of places, from one to seven, and can add versatility to any batting order. Mitchell has also been in excellent form this year, scoring 394 runs at a strike rate of 143.79 in 16 T20Is. He is also quite skilled with the ball. He is a valuable player for any team, so many IPL teams may make a bid for him at the auction.
5. Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis is a fierce cricket ball striker who is capable of destroying even the best bowling lineups with his power-hitting prowess. The 30-year-old has participated in 209 Twenty20 matches, scoring 5766 runs with a fantastic strike rate of 144.07. Additionally, he has excelled at the international level, scoring 1465 runs in 53 T20Is at an amazing strike rate of 151.97.
Lewis was chosen by the Lucknow Super Giants at the super auction in 2022 to improve their batting order. The West Indies batsman scored a scorching 55 runs off only 23 balls against Chennai Super Kings to help his team win.
With the exception of one game-winning hit, the southpaw only managed to score 18 runs in five games. The talented batter was released by LSG prior to the IPL 2023 auction because Lucknow’s future plans did not include him.
Lewis has frequently displayed his destructive stroke play in the cash-rich competition. He is a game-changer with the bat. Any IPL team could raise their paddle to select the Trinidadian-born player at the auction since he could be a useful addition.
6. Dawid Malan
In the shortest format, Dawid Malan has been a crucial gear in England’s batting wheel. The 35-year-old, who is batting third, was given the responsibility of leading the innings and has done it flawlessly. Additionally, he possesses the ability to quickly change directions and destroy any bowling attack with his daring stroke play.
The southpaw has participated in 55 T20Is and amassed 1748 runs with a 135.71 strike rate. In T20 leagues all over the world, Malan has demonstrated his batting prowess as well. He has played in 290 T20 games in total and has racked up 7895 runs at a strike rate of 129.44.
The England hitter at The Hundred 2022 was pretty exceptional, scoring 377 runs in nine games with an astounding strike rate of 166.81. His batting prowess significantly contributed to Trent Rockets’ first championship victory.
Malan has the ability to win games with his bat, and many teams may be interested in signing the Roehampton native at the upcoming player auction.
7. Harry Brook
Harry Brook has been a well-known player in the T20 league. In the shortest format, the 23-year-old has played in 99 games and amassed 2432 runs at an exceptional strike rate of 148.38. With his daring stroke play, he can dismantle any opposition. His batting skills was on full show during the T20 Blast 2022, when he amassed 436 runs in 13 games at an astounding strike rate of 163.90.
The Yorkshire-born player has also excelled internationally, scoring 372 runs at a strike rate of 137.77 in 20 T20 Internationals. In the T20I series against Pakistan, Brook was at his peak, scoring 238 runs in seven games at an astounding strike rate of 163.01.
The England batter perfectly embodies the fearless style of cricket and is capable of destroying even the best bowling defenses. Many IPL teams may target the flamboyant batter at the upcoming auction due to Brook’s rising stock in the shortest format.
8. Manish Pandey
A run-bank in the Indian Premier League is Manish Pandey. The 33-year-old has participated in the lucrative T20 tournament since its first season in 2008, scoring 3648 runs at a strike rate of 121.52 in 160 games. He has demonstrated his batting prowess on an international level as well, scoring 709 runs at a strike rate of 126.15 in 39 T20Is.
The Lucknow Super Giants signed the Indian hitter for the 2022 campaign. Manish, however, was unable to live up to expectations and could only muster 88 runs in six games at a 110 strike rate. After a string of disappointing performances, the Lucknow team chose not to sign the Nanital native for the following campaign. The star batter will therefore be offered at the IPL 2023 auction.
Manish is capable of keeping the innings together and performing the anchor job flawlessly. The graceful hitter is also an excellent player of both pace and spin. A lot of franchises will be eager to select him at the upcoming auction because he also brings a wealth of experience.
9. Narayan Jagadeesan
Narayan Jagadeesan has a track record of success on the native Indian circuit. In 51 games played in the shortest format, the wicketkeeper-batter amassed 1064 runs at a strike rate of 118.61. The 26-year-performances old’s in the current Vijay Hazare Trophy season have rocked the Indian domestic circuit.
Jagadeesan has amassed an absurd total of 830 runs at a strike rate of 125.37 in just eight games. The Coimbatore-born player became the first person in history to score five straight List-A hundreds. In the match against Arunachal Pradesh, where he utterly destroyed the opposition by scoring 277 runs in just 141 deliveries, he played his most outstanding innings.
The Tamil Nadu batsman made 40 runs in two games with a strike rate of 108.11 but was unable to make an impression in the lucrative T20 tournament’s 16th iteration. Chennai Super Kings consequently made the decision to pass him. Franchises might, however, make a full-court press to select Jagdeesan at the upcoming auction given the strong vein of form he is in right now.
10. Samarth Vyas
One of the most intriguing prospects in cricket in Saurashtra is Samarth Vyas. He has played in 40 List-A games and has 1353 runs at a 94.28 strike rate. The 27-year-old has been simply superb in the shortest format, hitting 649 runs in 28 games at an amazing strike rate of 150.58.
Samarth excelled in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022, scoring 314 runs in seven games at an astounding strike rate of 177.40. He was crucial in helping Saurashtra advance to the T20 tournament’s knockout rounds. The star batsman maintained his excellent form into the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, scoring 431 runs at a strike rate of 108.83 in nine games.
The Rajkot native can immediately engage the opposition in combat. He also gives the squad variety because he can bat in both the middle and top orders. As a result, many teams may consider adding Samarth to their roster for the upcoming campaign.