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3 most expensive buys in the history of the Indian Premier League: IPL 2023 Auction

most expensive buys in the history of the Indian Premier League

3 most expensive buys in history: Sam Curran, Green, and Stokes smashed records

The ongoing IPL 2023 Auction noticed huge cash being spent in Set-1 as SRH roped in Harry Brook for 13.25 crore. Meanwhile, SRH additionally controlled to shop for former Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain Mayank Agarwal for 8.25 crore. But that wasn’t all as Set 2 took the depth degree a touch better as England’s T20 World Cup star Sam Curran broke the record for the maximum steeply-priced purchase in IPL records, bought through PBKS for 18.5 Crore.

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Curran broke Chris Morris’ record, who turned sold through RR for 16.25 crore withinside the IPL 2020 Auction. It wasn’t the handiest record as Set-2 despatched the auction right into a kingdom of meltdown in handiest 15 minutes.

Set-2 additionally noticed Australia’s Cameron Green being part of MI for 17.5 crores. Whereas England’s T20 World Cup hero Ben Stokes to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for 16.25 crore.

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Sam Curran, the England all-rounder, emerged as the most expensive purchase withinside the records of the Indian Premier League whilst he turned offered to Punjab Kings in the IPL 2023 Auction for a gobsmacking quantity of ₹18.five crore.

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Sam Curran, who made his IPL debut with PBKS returned in 2019, broke the document which turned into formerly held through South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris, on whom the Rajasthan Royals had spent 16.5 Crore in the IPL 2021.

Curran, predicted to headline the second one set of gamers – capped all-rounders – lived as much as the hype, and turned into joined through Australia’s Cameron Green and England Test captain Ben Stokes because the 3 maximum steeply-priced gamers ever.

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Curran, with a base rate of 2 crores ignited a bidding conflict in no time. Within 10 seconds, his rate had long gone to 9 cr with MI and RCB having a move at it. When the rate breached the 10-crore mark, MI pulled off and Rajasthan Royals joined the race, which turned into bettered through Curran’s preceding franchise Chennai Super Kings getting into the fray.

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CSK tried a bid of 11 crores and from there on, battled PBKS till the jackpot extended to ₹15.25 crore. Within touching distance of overtaking Morris, MI entered the opposition once more however PBKS did now no longer returned. Despite the bid reaching 18 crores, the Kings saved by pushing the envelope. Eventually, PBKS shoved MI out with one very last enhancement of the paddle.

The ongoing public sale additionally noticed Stokes emerge as CSK’s maximum steeply-priced participant in records. Other than being MI’s maximum steeply-priced participant in records, Green have become the most expensive Australian in IPL Auction.

Additionally the second most expensive participant in IPL’s records. Meanwhile, Jason Holder turned into obtained by RR for 5.75 Crore. Odean Smith joined Gujarat Titans (GT) for 50 lakhs and Sikandar Raza turned into bought through PBKS for 50 lakhs. Set additionally noticed Shakib Al Hasan move unsold.

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