IPL 2023 Auction: Top 10 most costly signings
With a contract of a staggering Rs 18.5 crore, English all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive purchase in IPL history during the Kochi auction for the 2023 season. The most expensive Indian purchase was Mayank Agarwal, who cost Rs 8.25 crore, while Shivam Mavi, who cost Rs 6 crore, was the most expensive uncapped purchase. See the full list of the top 10 purchases made at the auction that cost the most money
The IPL 2023 auction’s top 10 most costly signings
1. Sam Curran – PBKS (Rs 18.5 crore)
Sam Curran, an all-rounder for England, was acquired by Punjab Kings for a staggering Rs 18.5 crore, making him the most expensive acquisition in IPL history. At the 2022 T20 World Cup, Curran won Player of the Final and Player of the Tournament, which heightened interest in him at the auction.
2. Cameron Green – MI (Rs 17.5 crore)
Australia all-rounder Cameron Green was acquired by the Mumbai Indians at Rs 17.5 crore. Green was one of the top players in the T20I series in India last year, scoring 118 runs at a strike rate of 214.54 with two half-centuries.
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3. Ben Stokes – CSK (Rs 16.25 crore)
Ben Stokes’ acquisition by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 16.25 crore made him the third-most expensive signing of the auction. In 43 IPL games, the English all-rounder has a batting average and strike rate of 25.56 and 134.50, respectively.
4. Nicholas Pooran – LSG (Rs 16 crore)
Nicholas Pooran, a wicketkeeper and batsman, received a 16 crore rupee contract with the Lucknow Super Giants. He was subsequently the most expensive West Indian to ever be purchased at an IPL auction. Pooran earned 306 runs in 14 games while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad last year, including two half-centuries.
5. Harry Brook – SRH (Rs 13.25 crore)
Harry Brook, an English batsman, was traded to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 13.5 crore. Brook, who made 238 runs at a strike rate of 163.01 in a T20I series against Pakistan, will play in his first IPL season this year..
6. Mayank Agarwal – SRH (Rs 8.25 crore)
Mayank Agarwal was another pricey acquisition made by SRH, costing Rs 8.25 crore. After playing with Punjab Kings since 2018, where he served as their leader in 2022, Agarwal was let go. Agarwal has 2,331 runs at a strike rate of 134.51 in 113 IPL games.
7. Shivam Mavi – GT (Rs 6 crore)
Gujarat Titans, the 2022 champions, selected uncapped fast bowler Shivam Mavi for Rs 6 crore. Mavi, who debuted in the IPL in 2018, has participated in 32 matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders, taking 30 wickets with an 8.71 economy rate..
8. Jason Holder – RR (Rs 5.75 crore)
Jason Holder, a West Indies all-rounder, cost Rajasthan Royals Rs 5.75 crore. Holder was sold to LSG for Rs 8.75 crore at the 2022 auction. Holder has a total of 247 runs and 49 wickets in 38 IPL games.
9. Mukesh Kumar – DC (Rs 5.5 crore)
For Rs 5.5 crore, the Delhi Capitals acquired Bengal pacer, Mukesh Kumar. Mukesh received his first India call-up for the ODIs against South Africa earlier in October. The quick bowler gained notoriety in 2015 after taking 20 wickets for Bengal in 5 matches on his Ranji Trophy debut.
10. Heinrich Klaasen – SRH (Rs 5.25 crore)
Heinrich Klaasen, a South African wicketkeeper batsman who was acquired by SRH for Rs 5.25 crore, marks the list’s conclusion. In his first two IPL seasons, which were in 2018 and 2019, Klaasen scored 66 runs from seven games.