In the IPL, the franchises are showering cash on many players in the auctions with an eye on future seasons. The same happened in the IPL-2023 mini auction.
Apr 03, 2023 | 8:32 AM
In the IPL, the franchises are showering cash on many players in the auctions with an eye on future seasons. The same happened in the IPL-2023 mini auction. Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad… have spent the maximum amount from their coffers on four players. But those four also failed in the first match.
For Australia’s Cameron Green, Mumbai paid Rs. 17.5 crores spent. This all-rounder is known for his stormy batting and sharp bowling. They thought he would be of great use to the team. But Green failed in the first match itself. Green, who made his IPL debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore, fell back for just five runs. In bowling, he gave away 30 runs in two overs and took only one wicket. It must be said that the highest price tag is definitely visible in his failure.
England’s Harry Brook was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 13.25 crore. With his inclusion in the team, the Hyderabad franchise felt that the batting would be strong. But Brook could not make an impact in the first match. This dashing batsman managed only 13 runs against Rajasthan.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes was bought by Chennai. This four-time winning franchise.. for the said player Rs. 16.25 crores was spent. But Stokes scored only seven runs against Gujarat Titans in the first match. Stokes will not bowl for the entire season. We have to wait and see if Stokes will make any impact in the upcoming matches.
Sam Curran is the most expensive player in this IPL. He was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs. Bought for 18.5 crores. Compared to Green, Stokes and Brook, Curran has performed well in the first match of the season. 26 runs with the bat.. 38 runs with the ball and took one wicket.
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