New Delhi: IPL auction is on the way and has created a lot of buzz after the retention and releases announced by all franchises. The auction is always a treat to watch as it reveals the strategy of every team before the tournament. While the Indian Premier League has become the second largest sports league in monetary terms, this auction will be exciting with the inclusion of young stars from the T20 World Cup and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Date and time:
The auction will be held on December 23 at 2:30 pm in Kochi. This marks the 16th auction in the league. The auction will be telecast on the Star Sports Network and OTT viewers can watch it on Jio Cinema.
How much money does each franchise have?
Sunrisers Hyderabad has the highest amount in the purse with Rs 42.25 crore, followed by Punjab Kings with Rs 32.20 crore. Lucknow Super Giants has Rs 23.35 crore, Mumbai Indians Rs 20.55 crore, while Chennai Super Kings has Rs 20.45 crore. Delhi Capitals has Rs 19.45 crore, Gujarat Titans Rs 19.25 crore and Rajasthan Royals Rs 13.2 crore. Royal Challengers Bangalore has Rs 8.75 crore and Kolkata Knight Riders is last with Rs 7.05 crore.
Who is the auctioneer?
Hugh Edmeades will be the auctioneer in the 2023 auctions. He succeeded Richard Madley in 2018 and has been the auctioneer in IPL since then.
Who are the youngest and oldest players listed in the auction?
Afghan spinner Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar, who plays for the Mis Ainak Knights is the youngest cricketer in the IPL 2023auction. Ghazanfar bowls right-arm off-spin and the 15-year-old player has picked five wickets in his three T20 games. India’s veteran leggie Amit Mishra is the oldest player on the list. The 40-year-old spinner is best known for taking three hattricks in IPL.