IPL 2023: 4 Overpriced Players

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Overpriced Players in IPL 2023

The IPL mini auctions often inflate the player price of a select few. It is the case of demand and supply that forces teams to push their bids higher. The IPL 2023 mini-auctions weren’t any different. There were few players who had a lot going for them ahead of the auction. Let us look in details at Overpriced Players in IPL 2023.

The entire narrative helped a select few pocket a fatter pay cheque than they would normally have had in a regular auction. Teams with deep pockets ended up overspending on a few players.

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We look at 4 Overpriced Players in IPL on whom teams overspent:

#4 Shivam Mavi – 6.00 crores

He was one of India’s standout players in the 2018 U-19 World Cup. Shivam Mavi clocked speeds in excess of 140 kmph in the tournament. KKR invested heavily in Mavi since 2018. They even went on to buy him back in the 2022 mega auction. But Mavi has consistently proven to be inconsistent. He didn’t have the best season either in 2022 conceding runs more than 10 per over. 

KKR released him after the 2022 season. He though went on to have a decent SMAT 2022 conceding runs at under 7 per over. Teams surprisingly went hard for Mavi in the mini-auctions. For someone who is yet to achieve a breakthrough season, it seemed as if teams are going way too high for him. Gujarat Titans finally managed to buy him for INR 6 crores.

#3 Harry Brook – 13.25 crores

Ben Stokes has touted Harry Brook as a future all-format great. He showed his skills on the tour to Pakistan. Brook was one of the standout players in the T20I series. But it was in the Tests that he displayed his complete range as a batsman. Brook stroked his way to 3 centuries in the Test series. He was standout against the Pakistani spinners sweeping and reverse-sweeping his way to a player of the series award.

There were going to be many takers for Brook in the auction. But SRH went a tad bit too far it as they ended up paying INR 13.25 crores to him. He has the talent, but he is yet unproven in the IPL circuit.

#2 Cameroon Green – 17.50 crores

There was a lot of buzz surrounding Cameroon Green heading into the mini-auction. He is a regular member of the Australian Test team. Green is one of the rare breed of players who fits well in the seam bowling allrounder category. He can deliver big hits as was visible during the bilateral series against India.

Green went on a blitzkrieg opening the innings against the home side. It was these couple of performances that drew him a lot of attention. Mumbai Indians appeared hellbent on buying Green in the auction. They went all the way up to INR 17.50 crores to buy a player who is yet to play an IPL game.

#1 Nicholas Pooran – 16.00 crores

 He was SRH’s most expensive buy in the mega auction in 2022. SRH had shelled out INR 10.75 crores for Nicholas Pooran. The keeper-batsman had a decent IPL leading to them releasing him ahead of the mini-auction. Pooran had a miserable 2022 T20 World Cup. He stepped down as West Indies captain post the team’s disastrous showing in the World Cup. 

Pooran to his credit did manage to turn his form around in the T10 league. This titled the auction dynamics in his favour. A team like LSG broke the bank to buy Pooran for a whopping INR 16 crores. It certainly seems an overrated purchase considering the history surrounding Pooran’s IPL credentials.

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