The Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction was completed in Kochi on Friday, which saw 80 players being sold at a combined price of INR 167 crore. Quite a few players triggered a bidding war, with all-rounders gaining the maximum attention.
England’s Sam Curran became the most expensive player after Punjab Kings (PBKS) acquired him for INR 18.50 crore. Similarly, Australian all-rounder, Cameron Green was bagged by Mumbai Indians (MI) for INR 17.50 crore.
Now that all the 10 franchises have bought their required players in the bidding event, let’s have a look at what could be the best playing XI of the teams for IPL 2023.
- Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devin Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Mukesh Choudhary, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana.
- Delhi Capitals: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Rilee Rossouw, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Chetan Sakariya.
- Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav.
- Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Jason Holder, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips (wk), Washington Sundar, Adil Rashid, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.
- Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, David Miller, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia, Odean Smith, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
- Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Hritik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer.
- Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Raj Bawa, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh.
- Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood.