The IPL 2023 mini-auction was held in Kochi on December 2023. Many teams broke the bank to target players to complete their squads.
The Indian Premier League’s 16th season’s auction featured a surprising amount of English players. Franchises shattered all records and spent a lot of money on English players to get them on their teams. Only three England players shared in the around 48 crores. Although it is only an IPL mini-auction, English players have broken every record there. Know the complete details on English player dominance in IPL 2023 auction.
Sam Curran became the most expensive buy in IPL history
Between Curran’s two former teams, Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings, there was a full scale war to get him, which Punjab ultimately won. Additionally, Curran has surpassed all other players in this league in terms of sales. He was added by Punjab Kings for the astronomical sum of Rs 18.50 crores.
Ben is in CSK den
Ben Stokes was added to the Chennai Super Kings’ squad after being purchased for Rs 16.25 crore. For Ben Stokes, this was the highest-ever bid for him in IPL history. Earlier in 20217, he was purchased by Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs 14.5 crore. CSK management may have targeted him by seeing the future CSK captain prospect in him.
Harry Brook’s price skyrocketed
Brook sparked a bidding war during the IPL 2023 auction between a number of teams before being purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Harry Brook, an English batter, also became an expensive purchase after Sunrisers Hyderabad shelled out a staggering Rs. 13.25 crore for him. With 468 runs at an average of 93.60, he recently became the Test series’ top run-scorer against Pakistan.
Other England players who got deal
Three players were sold for extremely high prices, and then other players were also sold for discounted prices. Adil Rashid, a leg-spinner who only participated in one IPL game, was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a base fee of Rs 2 crore.
Reece Topley, a fast bowler, also holds an IPL deal. Topley was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.90 crore after having a base price of Rs 75 lakh. Philip Salt, an aggressive hitter, was also sold for his base price. Salt was purchased by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore.
Despite not selling, Joe Root was acquired by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore in the accelerated round. Will Jacks, an all-around player, has been acquired by Royal Challengers Bangalore for 3.2 crores.
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