405 players will be up for bid during the mini-auction in Kochi on December 23. This is according to the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) final IPL 2023 auction list, which was just released. From the initial list of 991 candidates, 10 teams selected a total of 369 players to advance to the next round of the competition.
There will be a total of 405 players available for bidding at the TATA IPL 2023 Auction. This number is comprised of the 36 additional players that were requested by clubs, which have been added to the final list. 273 of the players are Indian, and the remaining 132 are from other countries; of the players from other countries, 4 are from associate nations.
The overall number of players with national team caps is 119, while there are 282 players without national team caps and 4 players from associate nations. At this time, there is a maximum of 87 seats available, with up to 30 of them being designated for players from outside the country. The maximum possible reserve price is INR 2 crore, and there are currently 19 international players competing for a spot in the highest category.
According to earlier reports, some of the most well-known players in contemporary cricket, including England Test captain Ben Stokes, all-rounder Sam Curran, Australian all-rounder Cameron Green, and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, are among the players with the maximum reserve price of Rs 2 crore.
In addition to Stokes, Curran, Green, and Williamson, notable names such as Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan, Rilee Rossouw, and Rassie van der Dussen are also among those who have been placed in the top bracket. Other notable names include Stokes, Curran, Green, and Williamson.
In the meantime, there are a total of 11 players up for auction, each of whom has a starting price of Rs 1.5 crore. The only two Indian players included on the list of 20 cricketers with a basic price of one crore rupees each are Manish Pandey and Mayank Agarwal.
According to the press release, the beginning of the IPL Auction will take place on December 23 at 14:30 hours IST.
206.5 crore Indian Rupees in the Auction Pool
The total amount of INR 206.5 crore that is still available for bidding on franchises. The amount of leftover auction purse held by Sunrisers Hyderabad is the most at Rs. 42.25 crore, while the amount held by Kolkata Knight Riders is the lowest at Rs. 7.05 crore.
In addition to the total salary cap of Rs 90 crore, there would be an additional Rs 5 crore available to each team during the auction. During the trading window, Kolkata Knight Riders were the most active team, acquiring the services of India all-rounder Shardul Thakur from Delhi Capitals as well as New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson and Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans, who were the reigning champions. In addition, KKR sent Aman Khan to Delhi Capitals in the exchange.
Kieron Pollard has left the Indian Premier League.
Kieron Pollard has announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League, which was announced on Tuesday by Mumbai Indians. In the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (2023), the former captain of the West Indies will take on the role of batting coach for the five-time defending champions. Pollard was kept on the team for the price of Rs. 6 crore prior to the super auction of the previous season; nevertheless, his lackluster performance with the bat and the ball led to the decision. MI also acquired Royal Challengers Bangalore’s left-arm bowler Jason Behrendorff in a trade for him. Behrendorff is an Australian.
On the other hand, teams such as the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, and Rajasthan Royals remained silent during the trading window. The Punjab Kings were at it again when they removed Mayank Agarwal from his position as captain and gave it to senior batter Shikhar Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan will now work with head coach Trevor Bayliss.
There are 11 players up for auction, and the starting price is set at INR 1.5 crore each. The only two Indian players on the list of 20 cricketers with a base price of 1 crore are Manish Pandey and Mayank Agarwal. Each of these players has a basic price of 1 crore. On December 23, the bidding will get under way at approximately 2:30 pm IST.