There is no surprise that the capital-rich competition has reshaped the careers of several sportsmen by serving up a seductive combination of wealth and fortune. Additionally, players from outside as well as the locals enjoy the tournament in the desire to gain expertise by participating against famous cricketers. The auction event is the first step in the campaign of IPL 2023, and several cricket players are included in the franchises at the incredibly high rates.
The following list includes a number of international competitors who are the most expensive players of IPL 2023:
1. Sam Curran (18.5 Crore) by Punjab Kings
In the event of the IPL auction on 23 Dec, Sam Curran, the England bowler cum batsman, is hired by Punjab Kings at the cost of 18.5 crore which makes him the most expensive player of IPL 2023. Chris Morris, who previously got the title of most expensive player in the IPL history, has now been surpassed. For Curran, the opening offer was Rs 2 crore and many franchises attempted to get Sam Curran, including Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and many more, but Punjab took the final step and signed Curran for 18.5 crores.
In the last T20 World Cup 2022, Sam Curran became the Player of the tournament by taking 13 wickets. His 3 wickets for 12 runs only in the final competition against Pakistan helped the England team to lift the T20 World Cup 2022.
2. Cameron Green (17.5 Crore) by Mumbai Indians
Cameron Green, an Australian all round player, holds the 2nd position for the most expensive player of IPL 2023. He was picked up by Mumbai Indians at the price of 17.5 crores. In the beginning, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians offered Rs 2 crore in the auction for the Australian talent but It didn't take long for the sale to surpass Rs. 7 crores.
As the amount exceeded Rs. 10 crores, Delhi Capitals also jumped into the fray, and even after surpassing the 15-crore barrier, the Capitals and Indians battled for Cameron Green. His value surpassed several records, but Mumbai Indians continued and eventually acquired the Australian talent.
3. Ben Stokes (16.25 Crore) by Chennai Super Kings
CSK spent a whopping Rs. 16.25 crore for Ben Stokes in an effort to find a skipper to replace MS Dhoni.
Considering his pivotal performance in England's T20 World Cup triumph journey in 2022, Stokes garnered attention from a number of clubs. Stokes has surpassed Deepak Chahar by becoming the most expensive player ever purchased by CSK.
Stokes, an English all-arounder, enrolled for Rs 2 crore but prior to LSG's proposal of Rs 7 crore, RCB and RR were already engaged in battle. Soon thereafter, CSK and SRH also joined the battle and then Stokes was finally acquired by the MS Dhoni-led franchise for Rs 16.25 crore, the third-highest IPL purchase price ever.
4. Nicholas Pooran (16 Crore) by LSG
The wicket-keeper batsman of West Indies, Nicholas Pooran is standing at the number 4th position for the most expensive player of IPL 2023. Nicholas Pooran whose base price was 2 crore reached quickly to the value of 16 crores and was finally acquired by Lucknow Super Giants. In the history of IPL, Nicholas Pooran has appeared in 47 matches and added 912 runs at the strike rate of 151.24 including 77 as his best.
5. Harry Brook (13.25 Crore) by SRH
Harry Brook, a promising English batter, holds the 5th position for the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League 2023. The starting price of Harry Brook was 1.5 crore but Sunriser Hyderabad picked him at the price of 13.25 crore. Before Sunrisers Hyderabad entered the bidding battle, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals were fighting each other. The price was then raised repeatedly by SRH and RR until Brook's value reached Rs 13 crore, at which time RR ultimately withdrew.
Harry Brook is an English player who has appeared in 20 T20 international matches where he scored 372 runs at the strike rate of 137.78.