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IPL auction 2023 | Delhi Capitals IPL Auction Preview: Will DC bid the big players in the mini auction ??

Delhi will arrive at the IPL 2023 auction with a budget of INR 19.45 crore. They can Buy up to five Cricketers, of Whom at most two can be Overseas.

IPL 2023 DC Auction Preview: Delhi has two excellent spinners in Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, while Anrich Nortje, along with one of Lungi Ngidi and Mustafizur Rahman, form an excellent pace duo, with Chetan Sakariya ready to step up if they cannot afford to have two overseas pacers. With the bat, Prithvi Shaw and David Warner are followed by Rishabh Pant, Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, and Sarfaraz Khan.

PLAYERS RETAINED IN THE UPCOMING AUCTION

The list of retained players by the Delhi Capitals (DC)

Delhi Capitals (DC) has retained a total of 19 players. These 19 players will continue to play under the banner of Delhi Capitals.

 list of players retained by the DC in the IPL 2023 season:

  • Rishabh Pant (c&wk) INR 16 Cr
  • Prithvi Shaw INR 7.50Cr
  • David Warner INR 6.25 Crores
  • Sarfaraz Khan INR 20 Lakhs
  • Yash Dhull INR 50 Lakhs
  • Rovman Powell INR 2.80 crores
  • Anrich Nortje INR 6.50 Cr
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti INR 1.10 crores
  • Mustafizur Rahman INR 2 crores
  • Lungi Ngidi INR 50 Lakhs
  • Khaleel Ahmed INR 5.25 crores
  • Chetan Sakariya INR 4.20 crores
  • Praveen Dubey INR 50 Lakhs
  • Kuldeep Yadav INR 2 crores
  • Axar Patel INR 9 crores
  • Mitchell Marsh INR 6.50 Crores
  • Lalit Yadav INR 65 Lakhs
  • Ripal Patel INR 20 Lakhs
  • Vicky Ostwal INR 20 Lakh
  • Aman Khan Traded from KKR

DC Players Traded ahead of the IPL AUCTION 2023

Emerging all-rounder Aman Khan has been traded to Delhi Capitals from Kolkata Knight Riders. Aman made his IPL debut last season for KKR was acquired for INR 20 Lakh in the 2022 TATA IPL Auction.

DC SQUAD AHEAD OF THE IPL AUCTION 2023

Delhi Capitals squads ahead of IPL auction 2023

Rishabh Pant (c), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Marsh, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Rovman Powell, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Yash Dhull, Aman Khan, Ripal Patel, Vicky Ostwal, Sarfaraz Khan.

OVERSEAS PLAYERS?

Delhi Capitals has a total slot of 5 players out of which 2 can be Overseas players and 3 Indian players

PURSE REMAINING FOR THE IPL AUCTION 2023

The DC has already spent 75.55 Cr rupees on retaining the 19 players mentioned above. It needs to fill the vacancy of 5 players in its squads with the remaining balance of 19.45 Cr. In the IPL auction 2023, each team is subject to a total salary cap of INR 95 crores. This amount is 5 Cr more than the previous season.

LSG Watch List? Which players LSG will look in the mini auction

With the Budget constraints, Delhi needs an overseas all-rounder who can bat inside the top three and – if needed – bowl. Since they have the budget, who better than Ben Stokes or Cam Green – or, if they need a spinner, Shakib Al Hasan?

They will also want a backup spinner, ideally Indian, so they may opt for one or more of Piyush Chawla, Mayank Markande, and Shahbaz Nadeem. In the unlikely event of them opting for an overseas spinner, Keshav Maharaj is a decent option.

Why IPL auction 2023 is held in Kochi?

The auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be held in Kochi on 23rd December 2022.

Some of the famous urban cities like Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, along with The Turkish city of Istanbul, were in contention to host the auction. However, the BCCI has opted for the coastal Kerala city.

“Logistically, and considering the dates, Kochi turned out to be the most suited option,” a BCCI official told PTI.

This year’s bidding process will be a mini-auction, unlike the regular mega auction. The 10 IPL franchises have submitted their list of retained and released players.

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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