The IPL 2023 Auction will take place in a little over a week, and clubs are putting their maximum effort to get the most talented players they can for the following IPL season.
While some teams are set with their rosters and only require a few changes, other teams will be looking at a major uphaul in their squads by targeting some of the biggest names in the auction. While some teams are set with their rosters and only require a few changes, other teams are looking at a major uphaul in their squads.
As star players such as Ben Stokes, Adam Zampa, and Mayank Agarwal are available for snatching by teams, it is reasonable to anticipate that many paddles will be raised for these guys.
Franchises like Punjab Kings and SRH still have a sizeable amount of money in their coffers, which is another important consideration that comes into play during the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament.
The first significant event on the path leading up to the Indian Premier League 2023 will be the IPL 2023 Auctions, which will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network and Hotstar on the 23rd of December, 2022.
Sanjay Manjrekar, a former cricketer for India, recently gave an interview in which he discussed the Mumbai Indians team. He discussed the team’s plans for the upcoming season as well as the players they intend to pursue at the upcoming auction.
“You know, when you look at their bowling attack, and the last time around they struggled, but now they have Jofra Archer, Bumrah is fit, and they have Jason Behrendorff, so it’s a fantastic attack which they’ve got, so that is not a problem for them.
“They will be hoping that Rohit Sharma gets going as well because he has returned to form recently and has been taking care of business. But if you want to be successful with leg spin, your IPL squad needs somebody like Rashid Khan. Therefore, they are seeking for a Rashid Khan or a Sunil Narine to fill their shoes.
Therefore, this is the point at which an individual like as Zampa or Adil Rashid can enter the picture in order to locate the leg spinner. Therefore, despite how they did in the previous season, it seems that all three components are in good shape.
So, yes, a wrist spinner, they have let go of M. Ashwin, they have a history of spinners, there was Markande with them, Rahul Chahar, they should never have let him go, he’s gone, so maybe an overseas spinner somebody like a Zampa or an Adil Rashid will be perfect for them. This team has a history of spinners.”
Irfan Pathan discussed Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, the two teams with the largest purses in the auction, and how they will be looking to fill their squads with quality players at this year’s auction by targeting some of the biggest names available. He said that they will be looking to fill their squads with quality players by targeting some of the biggest names available.
“Because look, one thing for sure that when we don’t have a settled unit, when you don’t have a proper playing eleven which Punjab and SRH don’t have, that means they have a big bank balance and that means they need to be very smart, and that means they need to be aggressive as well in these auctions because they have the muscle power and I think Adam Zampa, they will go after him from the wolverine side. Definitely, both Punjab Kings as well as SRH
“Mayank Agarwal is the player that SRH would target because they are in need of an aggressive opener as well.
They are currently missing Kane Williamson, an experienced player who captained the team for many years and who also batted first in previous games, who also used to start the innings. Mayank Agarwal is the kind of guy who has led a team, who also plays pretty freely, is extremely fearless, and is quite selfless. He is an example of these qualities.
It’s possible that they see him taking on a leadership role in the future as well. Now, let’s wait and see what’s going to take place, but one thing’s for certain: they are going to search for an entrance like that in the auction.”