5 players on whom teams overspent at IPL 2023 Auctions
It is unavoidable that a few franchises will have to spend a lot on certain players due to the auction dynamics. This also happened in the recent IPL 2023 bidding event. On that note, in this article, we take a look at five players on whom teams overspent at IPL 2023 Auctions.
With a high price tag, players themselves will be under pressure to perform. However, it will be based on deep research and analysis that the teams would have invested in that cricketer.
1) Mukesh Kumar - INR 5.5 Cr (Delhi Capitals)
Mukesh Kumar is one of the players on whom teams overspent at IPL 2023 Auctions. The West Bengal speedster has not played in the IPL before but he left an impression while playing for India A. He has already earned his India call-up and hence, Delhi went big for him. Since Delhi had traded Shardul Thakur before the auctions, they needed an Indian pacer and hence, went hard for Mukesh.
2) Harry Brook - INR 13.25 Cr (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Harry Brook was the first player to hit the INR 10 Cr mark in IPL 2023 Auctions. It was surprising because he is yet to reach that level in international cricket which merits such a price. However, if you take a look at SRH, they were desperate for a genuine middle-order batter and hence, since Brook was one of the best options, they went for him.
3) Cameron Green - INR 17.5 Cr (Mumbai Indians)
Cameron Green is also one of the players on whom teams overspent at IPL 2023 Auctions. Mumbai Indians' investment might come off but in comparison, Green earning more than the likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah is a bit hard to believe. It needs to be noted that even for Australia T20I Team, Green is yet to have a long run. He is seen as an opener, a position MI cannot afford to give to the Aussie. Hence, it was a surprise that they went so high for him.
4) Nicholas Pooran - INR 16 Cr (Lucknow Super Giants)
Nicholas Pooran's recent years in IPL have not been great. Yet, he is earning good bids at the auction. LSG needed a left-hander in the middle order and hence, they went big for Pooran. It needs to be seen if he would come good for them.
5) Heinrich Klaasen - INR 5.25 Cr (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
With Glenn Phillips in the unit, SRH needed a backup keeper. Hence, spending over INR 5 Cr for Klaasen was a surprise. Since SRH does not have a left-hander in the middle-order, they could have rather invested in someone like Rilee Rossouw, who would have added better balance to the squad.