BCCI and the IPL committee have announced the final date of the iPL auction and all the franchises are almost ready with their shipping list. Every franchise has already announced the list of their retained and released players and based on the same, the rest of the team will be built.
Few long-term associations have ended and that has created a void in every squad. The management of every franchise will also look forward to correcting their past year's mistakes to make sure that the team does brilliantly in the upcoming season of IPL.
IPL 2023 auctions are all set to take place in Kochi on 23rd December. For some great odds create an account at 1XBET.
5 players who might receive the costliest bids
Considering the performance of a few players in the past 6-8 months, here is a list of 5 players who might receive the costliest bids:
1) Sikander Raza
One player that has become a household name in T20 international cricket this year is Zimbabwe’s allrounder, Sikander Raza. Raza brought the Zimbabwe cricket team to the international level again. He helped Zimbabwe to score a win against Pakistan in the ICC T20 world cup as well.
Raza has played 24 T20 matches and has scored 735 runs overall at an average of 35.00 and a strike rate of 150.92. He has also picked up 25 wickets at an economy of 6.13 in 2022. Raza’s purchase can help a team to get a major push in the middle order and whoever hires his services, won’t have to worry about the fifth bowling option.
2) Sam Curran
Sam Curran had a disappointing end to his association with Chennai Super Kings before the beginning of IPL 2022. He got injured and was out of action for the whole tournament. Chennai decided to release him but his comeback to international cricket has been phenomenal.
Curran was one of the co-conspirators for England’s T20 World Cup win and has handled the pressure very well. Sam has proven credentials in T20 cricket and he will get one of the highest bids in the IPL auction.
3) Kane Williamson
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was given the responsibility of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2022 season of IPL but he completely failed to prove his worth. It is because of the same reason the franchise decided to part ways with the player and now Kane will be appearing in the IPL auction.
Considering his performance in the IPL in the past and his credentials in international cricket, the Kiwi skipper won’t be a cheap buy. There will be a bidding war for him among the franchises and Kane Williamson is expected to go as one of the costliest players during the auction.
4) Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes parted ways with IPL in 2022 because of his problems and the English skipper also wanted to focus on the international schedule. The results are visible as he led England to win the ICC T20 World Cup. Ben Stokes has not been in good form lately but every cricket fan knows that he is one of the most ferocious batters in T20 cricket.
Since the day Ben made his debut in the IPL tournament, every franchise has been waiting for him to appear in the IPL auctions. They have got their chance finally and Ben Stokes will receive a high paycheck.
5) Nicholas Pooran
It was a shock to see Nicholas Pooran parting ways with Sunrisers Hyderabad. The left-handed batter is skilled enough to change the result of the game and he has done that in the past. The left-handed batsman scored 306 runs in 13 innings last year at an average of 38.25 and hit two fifties.
He carries a strike rate of 144 and has not lost his innings in five innings out of thirteen he has been part of. Pooran will be on the list of every franchise and an unending bidding war is expected to happen as soon as his name appears during the auction.
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