Top 10 Selections From IPL 2023 Auction
When their names are called during the Indian Premier League auction, cricket players from all over the world wait with bated breath.
The IPL 2023 mini players’ auction on Friday might be a turning point in some cricketers’ careers as all 10 clubs strive to strengthen their teams with top players.
The players from Australia and England, Ben Stokes and Sam Curran are anticipated to bring in the highest prices.
Cricketers selected by Harish Kotian are those who are most likely to draw attention during the Kochi IPL 2023 auction.
Here are the Top 10 Selections From IPL 2023 Auction:
1. Cameron Green
At the IPL auction, the Australian star is predicted to score big.
Despite having only played in eight T20 Internationals for Australia, the 6′ 6″ all-rounder made headlines in September with his explosive runs of 60 from 31 balls and 52 from 21 balls as the opener during the T20I series in India.
He is also an excellent fast bowler, which puts him at the top of nearly every franchise’s wish list.
2. Sam Curran
Sam contributed significantly to England’s victory in the T20 World Cup by taking 13 wickets at a 6.52 economy rate.
His 13 wickets helped CSK win the IPL championship in 2021, but an injury kept him out of the competition this year.
With a strike rate of 135 in T20 cricket, Sam can also help with the bat. Sam is expected to be selected by CSK, who may make a big effort to get him back.
3. Ben Stokes
The IPL 2021 injury that forced England’s Test captain to withdraw after just one game was followed by his withdrawal from the IPL 2022 due to workload management.
With 920 runs from 43 games at a strike rate of 134, including two centuries and two fifties, Stokesy has a strong overall record in the IPL. He has also taken 28 wickets.
Will he be re-signed by the Rajasthan Royals?
4. Rilee Rossouw
The left-hander from South Africa last competed in the IPL in 2015, when he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In the third T20 International in Indore in October, he hit a thunderous 100 not out off 48 balls against India. Later, in the T20 World Cup, he blasted 109 off 56 balls against Bangladesh.
Rossouw has scored 6,930 runs in 272 T20 games with an outstanding strike rate of 143.
5. Harry Brook
Ben Stokes believes the young Englishman has the potential to have an effect similar to Virat Kohli. In the three Test matches he played against Pakistan, Brooks scored 468 runs at a strike rate of 93, including three centuries and a fifty.
Despite not scoring many runs during the T20 World Cup, he has a strong record in T20 cricket, having amassed 2,432 runs in 99 games with a strike rate of 148 and 102 sixes.
6. Nicholas Pooran
After being signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 10.75 crore in the February 2022 auction, Pooran had a successful IPL 2022 season, scoring 306 runs with a strike rate of 144.
The Abu Dhabi T10 has seen him in fantastic form, scoring 345 runs at a strike rate of 234, despite the fact that he didn’t score many runs in the T20 World Cup.
With 912 runs from 47 games and a strike rate of 151, he has an overall strong record in the IPL and could see another windfall at the auction..
7. Mayank Agarwal
Agarwal struggled with the bat while leading the Punjab Kings in the IPL 2022, and his club didn’t advance to the playoffs.
Following the conclusion of IPL 2022, Punjab released him a few months later, and the right-hander may be quite high on the list of some teams looking for a strong opener for IPL 2023.
Agarwal has a solid record in the IPL, having scored 400 or more runs in each of the 2020 and 2021 seasons, totaling 2,327 runs in 113 games, with a strike rate of 134.
8. Adil Rashid
Teams like the Mumbai Indians, who failed to secure a top spinner in the February auction, may be interested in England’s senior spinner.
Rashid had superb control during the T20 World Cup, giving up runs at a rate of 6.12 despite only having four wickets in six games.
In the semifinal match against India and the championship match against Pakistan, he scored 1/20 and 2/22 respectively.
9. Narayan Jagadeesan
Jagadeesan of Tamil Nadu may be the best uncapped Indian player to choose from.
He was let go by CSK last month, and in the Vijay Hazare one-day competition, he broke a record five centuries in a row, including a world record 277 from 141 balls against Arunachal Pradesh.
The wicket-keeper-opener carried over that form into the Ranji Trophy, hitting 116 from 97 balls and a 22-ball 59 not out in the first match against Hyderabad to raise his stakes before the auction.
If he sells for significantly more than his starting bid of Rs 20 lakh, it won’t come as a surprise.
10. Sikandar Raza
The spin all-rounder from Zimbabwe may be a valuable addition to any IPL squad due to his versatility with both the bat and the ball.
Raza led Zimbabwe to a 2-1 victory in the ODI series with a back-to-back centuries against Bangladesh. In an ODI in August in Harare, he hammered 115 from 95 balls against India.
In the T20 World Cup, he had a few strong innings that helped him finish with 219 runs at a strike rate of 147 and 10 wickets at a 6.50 economy rate.
Raza might be of interest to the Mumbai Indians, who lack in the spin department.