The registration for the IPL mini auction 2023 closed recently. The event will take place on December 23 and 21 cricketers are in the top bracket of INR 2 Crore. Unfortunately, no Indian player can be seen in this range.
Australian cricketers like Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschange won’t be a part of this IPL as they haven’t given their names for the auction. It’s predicted that Sam Curran, Cameron Green, Kane Williamson, and Ben Stokes have kept their price INR 2 crore. It will be interesting to see when they go under the hammer.
On the other hand, players like Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, and Ishant Sharma reduced their rates. Rahane’s base price is 50 lakhs this year, he reduced it by 50% after a bad show in 2022. Ishant Sharma on the other hand kept his base price at 75 lakh. Mayank Agarwal got released by Punjab Kings and kept his base price of INR 1 crore. England’s Joe Root kept his base price at INR 1 Crore.
Players who kept their base price at 2 crore
Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Jamie Overton, Craig Overton, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Kane Williamson, Rilee Rossouw, Rassie van der Dussen, Angelo Mathews, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder
Players who kept their base price at 1.5 crore
Sean Abott, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shakib Al Hasan, Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Sherfane Rutherford
Players who kept their base price at 1 crore
Mayank Agarwal, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Joe Root, Luke Wood, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kusal Perera, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Shai Hope, Akeal Hossein, David Wiese
Stokes participated in the IPL for the final time in 2021 as well. Stokes, who played for the Rajasthan Royals, was injured and had to stop playing midway through the season. Stokes was acquired by the Royals for Rs. 12.5 crores in 2018 and was signed for the next three years. He decided to leave the IPL in 2022.
Curran last played for Chennai Super Kings. He was forced to drop for injury. Although rival teams Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings, who enter the game with the two biggest budgets, will have a better chance of snatching the England all-rounder who is a proven match-winner both with ball and bat.
Dwayne Bravo one of the most popular crickets retired from IPL but returned to CSK as their bowling coach.