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Know more about who is the most expensive uncapped players in the IPL 2023 auction; Shivam Mavi & Mukesh Kumar kept a lot of fame as franchises went berserk to secure their services.

IPL 2023 Auction | 5 Most Expensive Uncapped Players

On Friday in Kochi, the Indian Premier League IPL 2023 auction was finished.

During the one-day mini-auction, 80 players from a pool of 405 cricketers have purchased by ten clubs. Seven clubs could field a squad with a maximum number of 25 players after bidding on 51 Indians.

Out of the 51 Indian players, the franchises signed up 41 uncapped players, with five receiving contracts worth more than INR 1 crore.

The IPL 2023 auction was a spectacular occasion. Some of the strongest players competed for the highest payouts during the event. Some foreign athletes who received a significant paycheck in the competition included Sam Curran, Cameron Green, and Ben Stokes..

However, the IPL 2023 focuses on young Indian athletes. Therefore, this article examines the top 5 uncapped players purchased at the IPL 2023 Auction.

1. Shivam Mavi

Team: Gujarat Titans

Amount: 6 Crores

Shivam Mavi, a pitcher from Uttar Pradesh, was the highest bidder among all uncapped Indian players in the IPL 2023 mini-auction. The Gujarat Titans, the defending champions, bought the 24-year-old seamer for Rs 6 crore, knocking out the Chennai Super Kings, his previous team, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Rajasthan Royals.

Mavi has led Uttar Pradesh’s attack in all forms this season due to his quick pace and skill with the new ball. He started his IPL career with KKR, taking 30 wickets in 32 games. Mavi had got a substantial price of Rs 7.25 crore from KKR during the 2022 auction but has released following a season of subpar play.

The most significant price for an uncapped player on Friday’s auction was all-arounder Shivam Mavi by the defending champion Gujarat Titans, who paid Rs 6 Crore for his services. After four seasons with the team, Mavi got released by Kolkata Knight Riders before the auction, and the Titans compiled by acquiring the 24-year-old. To secure its player, the defending champion had to hold off opposition from teams like the Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, and the former team KKR.

Primarily used as a bowler, Mavi’s IPL record is as follows:

  • Bowling: Matches: 32, Wickets: 30, Best Figures: 4/21, Average: 31.40, Economy Rate: 8.71, Strike Rate: 21.63
  • Batting: Runs: 51, Highest Score: 20, Average: 5.67, Strike Rate: 91.07
  • 2. Mukesh Kumar

    Team: Delhi capitals

    Amount: 5.5 Crores

    After receiving interest from three teams, Bengal seamer Mukesh Kumar signed his first IPL deal, which was worth a hefty Rs 5.5 crore. However, since the first spike in Mukesh’s initial price of Rs 20 lakh, Delhi Capitals have been after him. Finally, DC defeated the Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings to pay Mukesh a substantial sum.

    The 29-year-old made waves with Bengal in the domestic format, notably with the red ball. He was a net bowler with Delhi the season before. Mukesh was selected for the 6 India squad to play the series against New Zealand & Bangladesh due to his previous performances. When Mukesh was chosen for the Indian ODI team to play South Africa in October, he also came very close to making his international debut.

    Bengal’s Mukesh Kumar, who Delhi Capitals acquired for Rs 5.5 Crore, will make his IPL debut. For the home ODI series against South Africa before the T20 World Cup, right-arm seam bowler Kumar received a national call-up for team India, but he has been unable to play in any of the matches.

    3. Vivrant Sharma

    Team: Sunrisers Hydrabad

    Amount: 2.6 Crores

    The Sunrisers Hyderabad recruited Jammu and Kashmir opener Vivrant Sharma in a multi-crore deal, and Sharma won the mini-auction. After being pursued by Kolkata from his starting price of Rs 20 lakh, Vivrant has acquired by SRH for Rs 2.6 crore.

    The offensive left-handed batsman has been a critical member of J&K’s team as it advanced to its first Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinal. With 395 scores at an average of 56.42, Vivrant was the 2nd highest scorer for J&K in the 50-over competition. The 23-year-old amassed 128 runs at a tremendous strike rate of 145.45 while scoring two fifties in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

    Given that SRH has a hidden treasure among its ranks, he will be eager to exhibit those monster hits in the 2018 IPL.

    4. Mayank Dagar

    Team: Sunrisers Hydrabad

    Amount: 1.8 Crore

    The Sunrisers Hyderabad have signed Mayank Dagar for Rs 1.8 crore, bringing him back to the IPL nearly four years after his first and only season with the Kings XI Punjab (now the Punjab Kings).

    Dagar, a capable left-arm spinner and useful lower-order batsman, was pursued by SRH and Rajasthan Royals as the bid exceeded Rs 1 crore. Despite having yet to participate in an IPL game, Dagar is on the right track. Dagar took 12 wickets from seven games for Himachal Pradesh this season in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He has played regularly for the state in all formats.

    One of the fittest players on the home circuit is Dagar, the nephew of former India batter Virender Sehwag. The 26-year-old participated in the 2016 U-19 World Cup for India. India finished the competition as the runner-up credit to Dagar’s 11 wickets.

    Dagar, a left-arm spinner from Delhi who is 26 years old, is well known for two things in addition to his cricketing prowess. Additionally, Virender Sehwag, one of the most well-known cricketers from Delhi, is his nephew. Although SRH chose him because of his spinning prowess, Dagar is also a skilled batsman.

    5. KS Bharat

    Team: Gujarat Titans

    Amount: 1.2 Crore

    KS Bharat, the wicketkeeper for Andhra Pradesh, would have thought that his IPL career would take a dramatic turn when he led Royal Challengers Bangalore to victory against Delhi Capitals in the 2021 IPL season with a last-ball six.

    However, since transferring to DC the next season and being let go after that, Bharat has only participated in three IPL matches.

    Following a Rs 1.2 crore contract with Gujarat Titans, who are looking for a reliable keeper-batter, Bharat will return to the IPL.

    When Bharat filled in for an injured player for India in a Test match with New Zealand in late 2021, his expertise as a wicketkeeper won praise. Bharat, a renowned expert with the red ball, made history in 2015 when he emerged as the first wicketkeeper batter to score a triple century in the Ranji Trophy.

    KS Bharat, a batsman & wicketkeeper for Andhra Pradesh, won Rs. 1.2 Crore at the auction after being joined by the team of the reigning champion. After reaching the milestone in 2015 against Goa, Bharat became the first wicketkeeper to record a triple century in the Ranji Trophy.

    Since 2019, Bharat has sometimes been a member of the Indian test team, but he has never cracked the starting XI. However, after Rishabh Pant sustained a concussion, he was added to the ODI team for the series against Australia in January 2020. He did not, however, play for team India in that format.

    He has played for the Delhi Capitals (2015), RCB (2021), and Delhi Daredevils (2015), (2022).

    Ten matches, 199 runs, 78 highest scores, 28.43 average & 122.09 is the strike rate.

    All Teams Uncapped IPL 2023 auction players

    Chennai Super Kings: Nishant Sindhu (Rs 60 Lakh), Bhagath Varma (Rs 20 lakh), Ajay Mandal (Rs 20 lakh), Shaik Rasheed (Rs 20 lakh)

    Mumbai Indians: Nehal Wadhera (Rs 20 lakh), Raghav Goyal (Rs 20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (Rs 20 lakh), Shams Mulani (Rs 20 lakh)

    Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rajan Kumar (Rs 70 lakh), Avinash Singh (Rs 60 lakh), Sonu Yadav (Rs 20 lakh), Himanshu Sharma (Rs 20 lakh), Manoj Bhandage (Rs 20 lakh)

    Sunrisers Hyderabad: Vivrant Sharma (Rs 2.6 crore), Mayank Dagar (Rs 1.8 crore), Upendra Yadav (Rs 25 lakh), Sanvir Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Anmolpreet Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Samarth Vyas (Rs 20 lakh) Nitish Kumar Reddy (Rs 20 lakh)

    Rajasthan Royals: K.M. Asif (Rs 30 lakh), Abdul P A (Rs 20 lakh), Akash Vashisht (Rs 20 lakh), Kunal Rathore (Rs 20 lakh), Murugan Ashwin (Rs 20 lakh)

    Punjab Kings: Harpreet Bhatia (Rs 40 lakh), Shivam Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Vidwath Kaverappa(Rs 20 lakh), Mohit Rathee (Rs 20 lakh)

    Lucknow Super Giants: Yash Thakur (Rs 45 lakh), Swapnil Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Yudhvir Charak (Rs 20 lakh), Prerak Mankad (Rs 20 lakh)

    Kolkata Knight Riders: N. Jagadeesan (Rs 90 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (Rs 60 lakh), Kulwant Khejroliya (Rs 20 lakh), Suyash Sharma (Rs 20 lakh)

    Delhi Capitals: Mukesh Kumar (Rs 5.5 crore)

    Gujarat Titans: Shivam Mavi (Rs 6 crore), K.S. Bharat (Rs 1.2 crore), Urvil Patel (Rs 20 lakh)

    IPL 2023 News

  • IPL 2023: Following the exciting auction, Chris Gayle selects players for the “Prive Jet category.”
  • After the trio became the most expensive cricketers in this year’s auction, Gayle designated Sam Curran, Cameron Green, and Ben Stokes as the players in the “Prive Jet Category.” Notably, Curran and Green surpassed Chris Morris’ mark for the most costly purchase in tournament history.

    The Mumbai Indians (MI) purchased Green for a staggering INR 17.5 crores during the bidding event, while Punjab Kings (PBKS) signed Curran for a mind-blowing INR 18.5 crores. However, the most expensive buy was England’s superstar Stokes, who cost Chennai Super Kings (CSK) INR 16.25 crores, coming in third after Curran and Green.

    Gayle remarked, “These three are private jet category players,” upon seeing those above three top purchases at the IPL 2023 auction.

  • At the bidding occasion, up to 80 players were sold for a total of INR 167 crore.
  • In the IPL auction 2023, veteran Indian pacer Sandeep Sharma, whose base price was INR 50 lakh, failed to attract even a single bid from ten franchises.