Country-wise money spent on players at the IPL 2023 auction

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  • Sam Curran became the most expensive player to be bought at the IPL auction.

  • Punjab Kings acquired his services for ₹18.50 crores.

Country-wise money spent on players at the IPL 2023 auction
Mayank Agarwal, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza (Photo Source: Twitter)

The IPL 2023 Players’ Auction, held in Kochi, was a highly anticipated event and did not disappoint. Sam Curran, who was a part of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) squad in IPL 2019, became the most expensive player in IPL history after the Mohali-based franchise resigned him for ₹18.50 crores.

Ben Stokes, Curran’s England teammate, also generated buzz when the four-time IPL champion, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), acquired his services after a winning bid of ₹16.25 crores. Both Englishmen were among the top three most expensive purchases at the auction. The Mumbai Indians (MI) spent ₹17.50 crores on Cameron Green, while India’s star opening batsman and former PBKS captain, Mayank Agarwal, was signed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for ₹8.25 crores.

The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) raised eyebrows by purchasing former West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran for ₹16 crores, despite his underwhelming performance in this year’s IPL and at the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Harry Brook, another England player, was roped in by SRH for ₹13.25 crores, and Ireland pacer Joshua Little became the first player from his nation to be picked during the IPL auction. The Gujarat Titans (GT) signed him for ₹4.4 crores.

PBKS also made one of the cheapest buys at the mini-auction as they included Sikandar Raza in their outfit for just ₹50 lakhs.

Here is the total amount of money spent on players from each country:

  1. England – ₹56.4 Crores
  2. India – ₹41.45 Crores
  3. West Indies – ₹23.75 Crores
  4. Australia – ₹21.25 Crores
  5. South Africa – ₹10.55 Crores
  6. Ireland – ₹4.4 Crores
  7. New Zealand – ₹3 Crores
  8. Bangladesh – ₹2 Crores
  9. Namibia – ₹1 Crore
  10. Zimbabwe – ₹50 Lakhs

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