The Indian Premier League(IPL)10 franchises have announced their retention and released lists of players for the 16th edition of the event on Tuesday. The franchises did not retain many big players, and many people were shocked by the announcement. What are the 5 Most Expensive Players Released Ahead of Mini-auction 2023?
Kane Williamson is the top one in the most expensive player. On the other hand, Punjab Kings also released Mayank Agarwal. Now, we will look at the 5 most expensive players released ahead of the mini-auction.
5 Most Expensive Players Released by the Franchises
These are the most expensive players released by the franchises.
Kane Williamson is among the top most expensive players to be released by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sunrisers Hyderabad retained Williamson last year for Rs 14 crore. Moreover, He had a poor run in the previous edition and scored 216 runs at an average of 19.64. He has a strike rate of 93.51 in the IPL.
In the 15th IPL season, this franchise’s performance was poor, and the franchise finished eighth in the point table. He had won only five matches in the last season.
Punjab Kings released Mayank Agarwal ahead of the auction. Shikhar Dhawan has replaced Mayank in PBKS. Williamson and the right-hander both got 14 Cr. In the IPL 2021 season, he hit 441 runs at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 140.
On the other hand, he was retained by Punjab Kings for the IPL 2022 season and appointed captain. Mayank Agarwal, 31, scored just 196 runs in 13 matches last season at a poor average of 16.33.
Nicholas Puran was part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the IPL last season. But this time, Sunrise Hyderabad has turned its back on the wicket-keeper batsman. Sunrisers Hyderabad retained Nicholas Pooran with a whopping amount of INR 10.75 crores.
Pooran is the third most expensive player in IPL 2023. Pooran could not perform well with the bat last season, scoring 316 runs in 14 matches.
Lucknow Super Giants released Jason Holder ahead of the mini-auction, and LSK bought him a massive amount from Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 8.75 crore. Jason Holder took 14 wickets in 12 matches and scored 58 runs in the last edition of the IPL.
Romario Shepherd is an All-rounder in West Indies international cricket. Sunrisers Hyderabad Bought Romario for Rs 7.75 crore. Besides, he played only three matches in IPL 2022, picked three wickets, and scored 58 runs.
Who got the highest bid in IPL 2022?
Ishan Kishan is a left-handed wicketkeeper and was the most expensive buy in the 2022 auction. Mumbai Indians bought him with a whopping amount of INR 15.25 Crore. Gujarat Lions first bought Ishan Kishan in 2016.
Which player is the most expensive in IPL 2023?
Kane Williamson is the most expensive player in IPL 2023. Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for Rs 14 crore. He hit 216 runs at an average of 19.64 and a strike rate of 93.51 in his last edition of IPL.
The new edition of the Indian Premier League will begin on 20 March 2023. Therefore, all franchises have some player changes in their squads and released some players. Such as, The mini-auction will be held in Kochi. We wrote the top 5 most expensive players released ahead of the mini-auction.