The IPL 2023 auction will feature 405 players, of which 273 are Indians and 132 are foreign players (including four from Associate countries). However, with a squad limit of 25 players, only a maximum of 87 cricketers can earn IPL contracts, of which 30 could be overseas.
West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder represented Lucknow Supergiant last season. He was released from the franchise and he went under the hammer for the 2023 season at a base price of two crores.
Accordingly, the former West Indies captain was bought by Rajasthan Royals for USD 701000 (INR 5.75 crore)in the 2023 IPL auction.
In addition, West Indies fast bowler Odean Smith, who represented Punjab Kings last season, was released from the franchise this season and Gujarat Titans bought him for USD 60000(INR 50 lakh ) for the 2023 edition.
Sam Curran has become the most expensive player to be bought in the history of IPL. Curran was bought by Punjab Kings for USD 2256000(INR 18.5 crore).
Also, Australia’s Cameron Green was the second-highest purchase in IPL when he bought Mumbai Indians for USD 2134000(INR 17.5 crore). Besides, England’s Ben Stokes bought Chennai Super Kings for USD 1981000(INR 16.25 crore ).
However, big names like Rilee Rossouw (Base price INR 2 crore), Joe Root (Base price INR 1 crore), and Shakib Al Hasan (Base price INR 1.5 crore) were Unsold.