Strong Playing 11 of cricketers with INR 2 Cr base price for IPL 2023 Auctions
IPL 2023 Auctions will happen on December 23rd. Recently, news came out on the players who have registered themselves under the INR 2 Cr base price bracket. In this article, we take a look at a strong playing 11 of cricketers with INR 2 Cr base price for IPL 2023 Auctions.
Interestingly, not even one Indian cricketer has his name in this bracket. Foreigners, especially the Englishmen dominate this list. It may not be a surprise if the majority of players do not get picked from this bracket. This has also happened in the previous IPL auctions.
Openers: Phil Salt and Cameron Green
Phil Salt and Cameron Green will open the batting for this playing 11 of cricketers with INR 2 Cr base price for IPL 2023 Auctions. English cricketer Phil Salt has been in fine form in the last few months. He was also a part of the England squad that won the 2022 T20 World Cup. There would surely be a few teams that would be interested in him. Cameron Green stunned many with his show as an opener against India. This performance has now put him in the eyes of many selectors. Green is also a reliable bowler and hence, the all-rounder can expect a bidding war for his services.
Middle-Order: Kane Williamson (C) and Nicholas Pooran (WK)
Former Sunrisers Hyderabad duo Kane Williamson and Nicholas Pooran will form the core of the middle-order. Although Pooran had a decent season last year, Kane had a forgettable outing. The form of both players is not good and since they were on a high salary, SRH released both of them. The franchise might think of buying both but the likes of Gujarat Titans could be interested in the services of Pooran.
All-Rounders: Ben Stokes, Jimmy Neesham, Jason Holder and Sam Curran
It will be a strong all-rounder's unit for this playing 11 of cricketers with INR 2 Cr base price for IPL 2023 Auctions. It will be this department that will consume the majority of the overall purse at IPL 2023 Auctions. Ben Stokes returns to IPL after a long time and so does Sam Curran, who missed last season. While Jimmy Neesham could go unsold, Jason Holder will be in the interest of teams such as Mumbai Indians. With a lot of money in their purse, Punjab Kings and SRH are favourites to land Stokes and Curran.
Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills and Adil Rashid
It will be an English bowling attack for this XI. While Jordan and Mills disappointed all with their show last season, Rashid did not play in IPL 2022. Nevertheless, teams such as SRH are looking for an overseas spinner and Adil could get a contract. However, the chances are looking bleak for Jordan and Mills.