The IPL auction time is back, and the team owners will make all their plans and strategies to fix the remaining gaps in the squad. It is a mini-auction and some of the players will definitely be getting some big bucks in the auction.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will certainly be very active in the action as they have a lot of sum in their purse after releasing some of their star players. Even Punjab Kings have a really good budget in their ranks.
It has been seen that the pace-bowling all-rounders have fetched some really big bids in the past, and the same can be expected this time around as well. Let’s have a look at three players who can attract the highest bids in the auction.
Most expensive player in IPL 2023
Sam Curran will certainly be one of the most demanded players in the auction this time around. The all-rounder from England missed the last season and has represented Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings in the competition. He is a left-arm pacer, which is always a big plus, whereas his lower-order batting can be an X-factor.
Curran was a part of England’s T20 World Cup-winning squad where he was the 2nd highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets. Overall, Curran has scalped 149 T20 wickets and has scored 1731 runs with the bat. The teams will require a good amount of sum to sign Curran in the auction.
Australian all-rounder Cameron Green will be participating in his very first IPL auction, and he is already tipped to be one of the highest earners of the tournament. Recently, Ricky Ponting also said that he wants to sign him for the Delhi Capitals. Green has not played many T20s, but in the recent series in India, he proved his quality.
The ability of Green to play as an opener and bowl good overs makes him an exciting prospect. He will also be playing for the Perth Scorchers in the BBL this year to get more T20 practice ahead of the IPL 2023.
Ben Stokes is a match-winner, and the teams will go after him for sure. He missed the last season to focus on red-ball cricket, and the results are in front of everyone. Stokes last played for the Rajasthan Royals, but it is safe to say that apart from IPL 2017, he has failed to perform.
Stokes has scored 3008 T20 runs and has scalped 93 wickets with the ball. Despite, average IPL numbers, he is a very big name and is expected to fetch some big bucks.