England youngster Harry Brook, making his debut at the IPL auction, started a huge bidding war at the IPL 2023 Auction and took home an enormous pay cheque of Rs 13.25 crore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Mini-auction: It was no surprise that SunRisers Hyderabad, the franchise with the highest purse, broke their bank to sign the 23-year-old. Brook had kept his base price at Rs 1.5 crore and nobody expected him to fetch such a lucrative contract.
The Hyderabad-based outfit was involved in an intense bidding war with Rajasthan Royals, who only had Rs 13.20 Cr in their purse.
The Royals were adamant about signing the English teenager despite their tight budget, but they were forced to back down when they ran out of money. SRH, on the other hand, was aware that RR lacked the resources to challenge them and continued boosting their offers, locking him into a big deal.
The SRH management was happy with their signing, but social media users did not share their enthusiasm. They believed that the Royals manipulated them into paying too much for Brook by feigning interest while well aware that they couldn’t compete with SRH.
At the beginning of the IPL 2023 auction, England star Harry Brook incited a fierce bidding battle. Brook was sold for Rs 13.25 crore after a bidding war between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Hyderabad was in an intense bidding war with Rajasthan Royals, who only had Rs 13.20 Cr in their purse.
The first team to move into the IPL was SRH, who acquired Brook and Agarwal to create an amazing and explosive top order. The IPL 2023 auction was launched by SRH with the largest bid of Rs 42.25 crore. They now have Rs 20.75 crore after spending Rs 21.5 crore on bringing in Agarwal and Brook.
With 13 overall slots and 4 abroad spaces open when the auction began, SRH held the advantage. Earlier, they had kept a total of 12 players. The SRH will now search for a large all-rounder to complete their roster.
Mayank Agarwal signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 8.25
Opening bids for the batter were made by Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and others. The player cost Rs. 1 crore at base level.
As three clubs fought it out for the first batter, Chennai Super Kings entered the fray with a Rs 3 crore offer. With an offer of Rs. 4 crore, Sunrisers Hyderabad also entered the competition. Before SRH signed the player, both teams were still embroiled in a bidding war.
One season after being retained by Punjab Kings at Rs 14 crore, Agarwal was let go. He has been a member of the team since 2018, and he served as captain in 2022.
Agarwal has also participated in matches for the Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Rising Pune Supergiant. In 113 IPL games, Agarwal has amassed 2,331 runs at an average of
Full list of players bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad
Key Players bought at 2023 auction:
- Harry Brook for INR 13.25 crore the player sparked a bidding war at the initial stage of the auction and bagged by SRH, also Rajasthan with almost 13.2 crores were in the Bid war for the player, the manifestation of the audience was clear enough that SRH will bag the player having the biggest purse at the auction.
- Mayank Agarwal for INR 8.25 crore,the cricketer was already in the shopping cart of the franchise. Also, crawled up the billing desk.
- Heinrich Klaasen for INR 5.25 crore, filled the gap with the numbers as he is termed not worthy Buy in the IPL. But let the franchises decide that !
- Vivrant Sharma for INR 2.6 the domestic star jumps from 20 to 260 lakhs bid, with the T20 numbers.
- Adil Rashid for INR 2 crore, seems an asset to the franchise this time sold only in the single bid at the base price.
Some More Players SRH Bid for in the mini auctions of the IPL 2023
Mayank Markande (INR 50 lakh), Samarth Vyas (INR 20 lakh), Sanvir Singh (INR 20 lakh), Upendra Yadav (INR 25 lakh), Mayank Dagar (INR 1.8 crore), Nitish Kumar Reddy (INR 20 lakh), Akeal Hosein (INR 1 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (INR 20 lakh).
Even after participating in the High Tension Bid wars SRH still left for 6.55 crore in the Purse with. The slots full of the key cricketers for the upcoming IPL 2023.
Purse Remaining: INR 6.55 crore
Total player slots available: 0
Overseas slots available: 0
SRH FULL SQUAD FOR IPL 2023
Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Akeal Hosein, Anmolpreet Singh.