There have been a number of huge buys on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 public sale in Kochi on Friday. While abroad allrounders have been in heavy demand led by England Sam Curran, who bagged a Rs 18.50 crore bid from Punjab Kings, West Indies wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran too bought a candy deal (Rs 16 crore). He was Lucknow Super Giants’ first purchase of the public sale day that bought compatriot Chris Gayle in a playful temper.
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All-rounders Sam Curran (INR 18.5 crore to Punjab Kings), Cameron Green (INR 17.5 crore to Mumbai Indians) and Ben Stokes (16.25 crores to Chennai Super Kings) turned the three most costly buys on the IPL 2023 Player Auction. When Punjab Kings received the bid for Curran at Rs 18.5 crore, it eclipsed Chris Morris’ file of being the costliest participant within the Indian Premier League public sale. At Punjab, he joins his compatriots Johnny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians bought Green after a fierce battle with Delhi Capitals. Stokes, who performed with MS Dhoni at Rising Pune Super Giants, will be a part of the previous India skipper in Yellow jerseys because the third most costly participant within the public sale.
“These three are private jet category players,” chuckled Chris Gayle.
England’s Harry Brook was purchased for 13.25 crores by Sunrisers Hyderabad after an intense bidding struggle with Rajasthan Royals, who didn’t have sufficient of their purse to proceed bidding. Brook amassed 468 runs at a median and strike price of 93 within the Test collection in opposition to Pakistan that England received 3-0. In 20 T20Is, Brook has 372 runs at a median of 26.57 and a strike price over 135.
“Harry Brook – broke the bank early! That’s a lot of money, it’s good a buy. He’s a good player as well. I am happy for Mayank as well. So, Sunrisers really tucking it up in the batting department, ” mentioned Gayle.
With ANI inputs
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