Kochi played host to the highly anticipated IPL 2023 Players’ Auction. In 2019, Mohali-based franchise Punjab Kings (PBKS) signed Sam Curran for 18.50 crores, making him the most expensive player in IPL history.
Curran’s England teammate Ben Stokes also made headlines when the four-time defending IPL winner Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won a bid of 16.25 crores to secure his services. Both Englishmen were purchased for prices in the top three of the auction.
The Mumbai Indians (MI) spent 17.50 cr to get Cameron Green, while the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) spent 8.25 cr to acquire India’s star opening batsman and former PBKS captain, Mayank Agarwal.
After an unsatisfactory performance in the 2019 Indian Premier League and the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) paid a whopping 16 crores to acquire former West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran.
Ireland pacer Joshua Little made history as the first player from his country to be selected in the IPL auction, and SRH signed fellow Englishman Harry Brook for 13.25 crores. After paying him 4.4 crores, the Gujarat Titans (GT) decided to sign him.
Adding Sikandar Raza to their squad for only 50 lakhs of rupees was also one of PBKS’s bargains at the mini-auction.
Here Is the Total Amount of Money Spent on Players from Each Country
- England – ₹56.4 Crores
- India – ₹41.45 Crores
- West Indies – ₹23.75 Crores
- Australia – ₹21.25 Crores
- South Africa – ₹10.55 Crores
- Ireland – ₹4.4 Crores
- New Zealand – ₹3 Crores
- Bangladesh – ₹2 Crores
- Namibia – ₹1 Crore
- Zimbabwe – ₹50 Lakhs