IPL Auction 2023 Highlights: Sam Curran Costliest Buy At Rs 18.5Cr, Cameron Green Second With 17.5Cr
IPL 2023 Auction: Sam Curran and Cameron Green shattered the all-time auction record as they were picked respectively for Rs 18.50 crore and Rs 17.50 crore by Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians.
IPL Auction 2023 Highlights: New records were set at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction with three most-expensive buys ever. England all-rounder Sam Curran and Australia all-rounder Cameron Green were picked for Rs 18.50 crore and Rs 17.50 crore respectively by Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians. Sam Curran is now the costliest player ever to be sold in an IPL auction. On the other hand, England Test captain Ben Stokes was picked by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 16.25 crore, an amount with which he equalled the previous record holder Chris Morris. Meanwhile, Nicholas Pooran got the highest-ever price for a West Indies player as Lucknow Supergiants secured him after making a whopping bid of Rs 16 crore. The day started with Harry Brook going to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 13.25 crore. SRH also bought Mayank Agarwal for Rs 8.25 crore. Among the surprise millionaires, pacer Shivam Mavi was picked by Gujarat Titans for Rs 6 crore while Mukesh Kumar was picked by Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.50 crore. The 40-year-old Amit Mishra was picked for Rs 50 lakh by Lucknow Supergiants.
Here are the Highlights of the IPL Mini Auction 2023 from Kochi:
- 20:48 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: The bidding war is over!Okay, guys! That's the end of the mini auction ahead of IPL 2023. Sam Curran was the star of the event with a record-breaking 18.50 crore deal with Punjab Kings. We hope you liked our coverage for the bidding war. You can get all the IPL auction related data HERE, and for IPL 2023 you can go to THIS PAGE. Until we meet gain, goodbye!
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- 20:20 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Mandeep Singh goes to KKR, van der Dussen unsold!- Murugan Ashwin is sold to Rajasthan Royals for 20 lakh.- Mandeep Singh finds a bidder this time. KKR have put a bid for him on his base price of 50 lakh. The deal is done and KKR secure the batter.- Rassie van der Dussen goes unsold for his base price of 2 crore once again in the auction as he finds no bidders.
- 20:14 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Last round underway!- Rilee Rossouw is back in the bidding. He had undergone unsold earlier but this time he gets good bidders. Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals are in contention to buy him. DC get him for 4.60 crore.- Litton Das comes in next. He has a base price of 50 lakh and KKR get him for that amount- Kusal Mendis is unsold, while Akeal Hosein is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 1 crore.- Adam Zampa has a base price of 1.50 crore and RR have shown their interst in him. They find no competition and Zampa is theirs.- Anmolpreet Singh goes to SRH for 20 lakh, while Dinesh Bana goes unsold.
- 19:43 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: 1st accelerated round complete!Sold players - Kulwant Khejroliya (KKR, 20 lakh), Ajay Mandal (CSK, 20 lakh), Mohit Rathee (PBKS, 20 lakh), Nehal Wadhera (MI, 20 lakh), Bhagath Varma (CSK, 20 lakh), Shivam Singh (PBKS, 20 lakh), Shivam Singh (PBKS, 20 lakh)Unsold players - Jitendar Pal, Utkarash Singh, Shubham Kapse, Trilok Nag, Deepesh Nailwal, Shubhang Hegde
- 19:35 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Accelerated round underway!- Avinash Singh has been sold to RCB for 50 lakhRehan Ahmed, England spinner, finds no buyer. His base price was 50 lakh. Tom Curran is also unsold for his base price of 75 lakh. Varun Aaron follows him next and he is also unsold. Priyank Panchal comes in next and goes unsold. Sanjay Ramaswamy is also unsold. B Surya is another players who meets the same fate.- Kunal Rathore goes to Rajasthan Royals for 20 lakh- RCB have made a bid for Sonu Yadav and they secure the player for 20 lakh.
- 19:30 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: David Wiese sold to KKR for 1 crore!Dilshan Madushanka is unsold on his base price of 50 lakh, while Gujarat Titans bought Mohit Sharma for 50 lakh. Himanshi Bisht is next on the list and goes unsold for his base price of 20 lakh- Shams Mulani follows him and Mumbai Indians secure his services for 20 lakh- Swapnil Singh comes in next. His base price is 20 lakh and LSG show their interest. And they have no competitors- All-rounder Sumeet Verma is next and he goes unsold. Meanwhile, David Wiese has been sold to KKR for his base price of 1 crore.
- 19:26 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Joshua Little to GT for 4.40 crore!Joshua Little comes in next after the bidders showed some silence in the past names. This time the bidders are really interested and here is some good battle going on between Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants. The bid has gone over 4 crore. GT hold it at 4.40 crore and they win it.
- 19:19 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Rajan Kumar goes to RCB!- Rajan Kumar is also attracting some good biddres. RCB and KKR are in the battle for the players whose base price was 20 lakh. RCB have placed the latest bid of 70 lakh. And that's it, RCB secure him.- Suyash Sharma has been sold to KKR for his base price of 20 lakh.Akash Singh has gone unsold. Paul van Meekeren comes in next and he also finds no bidders. Tejas Baroka is next on the list and finds the same fate as of Akash and Meekeren. Yuvraj Chudasama is another player who goes unsold.
- 19:14 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Accelerated round underway!- Prerak Mankad sold to Lucknow Super Giants for 20 lakh- Donovan Ferreira has been sold to Rajasthan Royals for 50 lakh- Urvil Patel has been sold to Gujarat Titans for 20 lakh- Vishnu Vinod goes to Mumbai Indians for 20 lakh- Vidwath Kaverappa sold to Punjab Kings for 20 lakhThese players have gone unsold so far - Suryansh Shedge, Jagadeesha Suchith, Baba Indrajith, Kirant Shinde.
- 19:09 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Mayank Dagar sold to SRH for 1.80 crore!The bidders are showing some good interest in Mayank Dagar. SRH and RR are in the contest currently with the bid nearing 1 crore. Notably, Dagar is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler with an experince of 44 T20 matches. He has picked 44 wickets in the format while bowling at an economy of 6.17. The bid for him has now increased to 1.60. Sunrisers Hyderabad eventually bag the player for 1.80 crore.
- 19:01 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Accelerated round starts!- It starts with Piyush Chawla. Mumbai Indians are interested in his base price of 50 lakh and the deal is done.- Amit Mishra goes to Lucknow Super Giants for 50 lakh. None of the other teams bid for the leg spinner.- Harpreet Bhatia is under the hammer at the moment. Punjab Kings secure his services for 40 lakh.- Will Smeed goes unsold while Manoj Bhandage has been sold to RCB for his base price of 20 lakh.
- 18:51 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Sam Curran reacts to his record signing!In case you missed the biggest highlight of the IPL auction so far, let me tell you that Sam Curran fetched a whopping sum of 18.50 crore, a bid that was made by Punjab Kings to secure his services. That made Curran the costliest IPL player ever. Check out Curran's reaction on the record signing:
Back to where it all started! Looking forward to it https://t.co/1lpsK8fX4V— Sam Curran (@CurranSM) December 23, 2022
- 18:44 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Minutes away from resumption!The auction will resume in some 10-20 minutes from now. It will be really interesting to see the fate of the rest of the players as a lot of franchises have already invested some huge amount from their respective purses and now they have to use their remaining balance quite judiciously. An interesting session awaits us, stay connected folks!
- 18:17 (IST)IPl Auction 2023: Is Brook overpaid?Harry Brook went to SRH for a whopping Rs 13.25 croreDavid Hussey says this: "Not really, I thought SRH probably overpaid. I'm not unsurprised by the amount of money he went for but I think SRH spent a lot of money on a similar player like Aiden Markram already on the list. It's a good buy, but have they overspent? Hope they aren't going to miss out on anybody in the backend like a good domestic spinner like M Ashwin or Markande."
- 18:15 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: SRH's Big BuysSimon Katich spoke on Sunrisers Hyderabad buying Harry Brook and Mayank Agarwal. "Well, definitely, Harry Brooks. Obviously, he's a fantastic young player. He's had a fantastic 2022 across all formats. He's going to be a very, very big player. He's used to coming-in in all formats and in the IPL, look, it's a big price to pay for a young man. But obviously, SRH have done their homework and feel that he will fit in. I think Mayank Agarwal is a very good buy for them, he's a very good player of spin, and he's obviously highly experienced. So, I think they got him cheaper than what I thought before the auction started."
- 18:06 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Jamieson sold to CSK, Sandeep unsold!Riley Meredith is unsold. Sandeep Sharma follows him and he too goes unsold. Taskin Ahmed comes third on the list with a base price of 50 lakh and none of the bidders is interested in him too. Dushmantha Chameera is next and he is also unsold. Zimbabwe's Blessing Muzarabani also goes unsold. New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson becomes the only player on the list to be sold. CSK secure him for his base price of 1 crore.
- 18:00 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Nabi, Parnell, Neesham, Shanaka unsold!Mohammad Nabi is under the hammer. He has a base price of 1 crore and he goes unsold. Wayne Parnell follows Nabi with a base price of 75 lakh and he also goes unsold. James Neesham comes in next and he will also meet the same fate as of Nabi and Parnell. Neesham's base price was 2 crore. Dasun Shanaka is last on this list with a base price of 50 lakh and he too goes unsold.
- 17:59 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams to LSG!Romario Shepherd has been sold to Lucknow Super Giants for his base price of 50 lakh as none of the other franchises showed interest in him. Daryl Mitchell follows him but he goes unsold after setting a base price of 1 crore for himself. Daniel Sams comes in next and he has been sold to LSG for 75 lakh.
- 17:55 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Travis Head, Mandeep Singh, David Malan unsold!Travis Head has set a base price of 2 crore for himself and none of the franchises are interested in buying him. The Aussie batter goes unsold. Mandeep Singh follows him. His base price is 50 lakh and he too goes unsold. David Malan comes next and he also goes unsold. His base was 1.50 crore.
- 17:53 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Will Jacks sold to RCB for 3.20 crore!England batter Will Jacks had set a bcase price of 1.50 crore for himself. RCB and RR are interested in the player and that sees the bid crossing 3-crore mark in no time. Jacks holds an experince of over 100 T20 matches and his strike rate is over 150 in teh format. RCB lock him for 3.20 crore.
- 17:50 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Manish Pandey sold to DC, van der Dussen unsold!While Ireland's Paul Sterling went unsold at the start of the bidding for international batters, India batter Manish Pandey is attracting good bidders. He has crossed the mark of 2 crore after starting at a base price of 1 crore. Delhi Capitals secure his services for 2.40 crore. Rassie van der Dussen and Sherfane Rutherford follow Pandey and they go unsold.
- 17:41 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: PBKS director speaks about Sam Curran dealPBKS paid a big whopping sum of 18.50 crore for Sam Curran. The all-rounder is going through a great form. He was the Player of the Match in the final of the T20 World Cup 2022 and also the Player of the Tounament. Listen what PBKS director Ness Wadia has to say about the deal:
- 17:23 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Murugan Ashwin, Shreyas Gopal unsold!Murugan Ashwin and Shreyas Gopal, who have already been part of IPL went unsold while Himanshu Sharma has been sold to RCB for 20 lakh as they were the only side who showed interst in him and that saves the bid for uncapped spinners suffering for a clean sweep.These are the other players who went unsold from the list - Chintal Gandhi, Izharulhaq Naveed and S Midhun.
- 17:20 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Mukesh Kumar sold to DC for 5.50 crore!The bid for Mukesh Singh started at a base price of 20 lakh but it has crossed 1 crore in no time. PBKS and DC are in the race for the pacer. The bid goes over 2 crore now. Some intense battle between both the sides continues and the bid now goes over 3 crore. This is going really good for Mukesh as he has crossed the mark of 5 crore now. Both DC and PBKS are adamant for securing him. It is Delhi Capitals, who win the player for a sum of 5.50 crore.
- 17:18 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Shivam Mavi goes to GT for 6 crore!Shivam Mavi has started on his base price of 40 lakh, but he is nearing 1 crore. He has got there and KKR make the bid for him. Mavi has now crossed the mark of 2 crore. GT and RR are in contention at the moment. Bid for Mavi is now over 4 crore and GT have made the latest bid of 4.20. It's over 5 crore now. Gujarat Titans wins the bid eventually for 6 crore.
- 17:08 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Bid for uncapped pacers!- Vaibhav Arora is getting a lot of interest from KKR and LSG. The bidding for him has started at a base price of 20 lakh. He has been sold to KKR for 60 lakh.- The bid for Yash Thakur is on! Okay, he has been sold to LSG for 45 lakh.These are the players who went unsold from the list so far - KM Asif, Mujtaba Yousuf, Lance Morris
- 17:02 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Bharat, Jagadeeshan star in bid for uncapped wicketkeepers!- Narayan Jagadeeshan saw CSK and KKR bidding for him with a lot of intent at the beginning, but the latter team eventually bought him for 90 lakh.- KS Bharat has also attracted the bidders. CSK and GT are in the race currently. However, it is Gujarat Titans that get him for 1.20 crore.- Upendra Singh Yadav goes to SRH for 25 lakh.These are the unsold players from the list - Sumit Kumar, Dinesh Bana and Mohammed Azharuddeen.
- 16:53 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Bid for uncapped all-rounders!- The name of Vivrant Sharma saw a good bidding war between SRH and KKR. Notably, Vivran is a left handed batter and left-arm orthodox bowler from Jammu and Kashmir. He eventually goes to SRH for 2.60 crore. Meanwhile, goes unsold for 20 lakh- Samarth Vyas sold to SRH for 20 lakh- Sanvir Singh goes to SRH for 20 lakh- Nishant Sindhu goes to CSK for 60 lakhThese are the unsold players from the list - Priyam Garg, Saurabh Kumar, Corbin Bosch, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Shashank Singh.
- 16:28 (IST)IPL Auction 2023: Mayank Markande goes to SRH!Mayank Markande has been sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for an amount of 50 lakh and with it, the spinners' set ends here, but highlight of the phase was wicketkeeper batter Nicholas Pooran going to Lucknow Super Giants for 16 crore. The side already has KL Rahul and yet they paid such a big amount for Pooran. These biddings are hard to predict and decipher at times.