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IPL auction 2023 live: The IPL 2023 auction will be held in Kochi on Dec 23, 2022
by Shashwat Kumar 3 minute read
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Welcome to Wisden’s live coverage of the IPL auction 2023 – we will be providing you live updates from the auction on our live blog, with real-time news and information from the venue in Kochi.

Summary so far: 76 players were sold in the mini-auction. Punjab Kings broke the bank for Sam Curran and he is now the most expensive player of all-time, with Ben Stokes going to CSK. Cam Green, meanwhile, was bagged by MI, with Nicholas Pooran being snapped up by LSG. Mukesh Kumar and Shivam Mavi the biggest buys in the uncapped section.

Date: 23 December 2022

Time: 2.30pm IST start


Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kochi

IPL auction 2023: Live updates and news

Real-time updates will be added here once the auction begins.

Right. That brings us to the end of this mini-auction. As always, there were plenty of talking points – most of which were around teams spending astronomical sums of money to acquire overseas all-rounders. A few uncapped Indian cricketers also hit the jackpot, with the accelerated auction allowing teams to go back in for Root, Rossouw, Shakib and many others. All in all, it was an auction that ebbed, flowed and entertained throughout. We hope you enjoyed our coverage just as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. This is Shashwat, signing off on behalf of our eyes and ears at the venue Aadya Sharma, and everyone else at Wisden India. Goodbye, and take care!

We are back, and so is Joe Root. Sold to RR for INR 1 crore. Some interest for Shakib too. Sold to KKR for INR 1.5 crore. Wayne Parnell back in the mix, but still gets no bidders. Ekant Sen goes UNSOLD too. And that I think is also the end of the auction today!

Raghav Goyal gets a bid too – sold to MI for INR 20 lakhs. Last player out is Abdul PA. RR make the opening bid, and that is the closing bid too – sold for INR 20 lakhs. But hang on, it looks like KKR, PBKS and RR still have some slots to fill. This is not over yet, folks!

Mandeep Singh will play for KKR this season – bought at his base price. Still no bids for Johnson Charles, Rassie van der Dussen and Wayne Parnell. No takers for Akash Singh, Dilshan Madushanka, Luke Wood, Prashant Chopra and Suryansh Shedge either. Akash Vashisht up next. RR raise the paddle – sold for INR 20 lakhs. Naveen-ul-Haq and Yudhvir Charak sold to LSG for INR 20 lakhs apiece.

We are back, and we start with Rilee Rossouw. Goes up to INR 4.6 crore, and RR pull out. DC with the winning bid, and sold to DC. Litton Das up next, and KKR raise the paddle. Sold to KKR for INR 50 lakhs. Kusal Mendis again goes UNSOLD. Akeal Hosein sold to SRH for INR 1 crore. Adam Zampa also bought by RR for INR 1.5 crore. Anmolpreet Singh sold to SRH for INR 20 lakhs. Still no bids for Dinesh Bana, though. KM Asif bought by RR for INR 30 lakhs. M Ashwin is also bought by RR for INR 20 lakhs.

That brings us to the end of the first accelerated set. We have a 15-minute break now, and teams now have the chance to submit a list of player they would like to see in a further accelerated round. CSK, GT and RCB have filled up their full quota of players.

Mohit Rathee bought by PBKS for INR 20 lakhs. Nehal Wadhera bought for the same price by MI. Bhagath Varma sold to CSK for his base price of INR 20 lakhs. Shivam Singh goes to PBKS for INR 20 lakhs.

Avinash Singh gets a couple of bids from KKR and RCB. Up to INR 60 lakhs now. And sold to RCB for that price. England’s newest Test sensation Rehan Ahmed goes UNSOLD. B Surya, Deepesh Nailwal, Jitendar Pal, Priyank Panchal, R Sanjay, Shubhang Hegde, Shubham Kapse, Trilok Nag, Tom Curran, Utkarsh Singh and Varun Aaron go UNSOLD. Kunal Rathore sold to RR for INR 20 lakhs. Sonu Yadav sold to RCB for INR 20 lakhs. Kulwant Khejroliya goes to KKR for INR 20 lakhs. CSK pick up Ajay Mandal for INR 20 lakhs.

Finally some action. Josh Little sold to GT for INR 4.4 crore. No such luck for Dilshan MadushankaMohit Sharma sold to GT for INR 50 lakhs. No interest for Himanshu Bisht. Shams Mulani, though, gets a bid from MI at his base price, and sold for INR 20 lakhs. LSG buy Swapnil Singh for INR 20 lakhs. No bids for Ajitesh Guruswamy, Sanjay Yadav and Sumeet Verma. David Wiese gets a bid from KKR, and sold for INR 1 croreNitish Kumar Reddy sold to SRH for INR 20 lakhs.

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Is there any interest in the room for Jamie Overton? Nothing yet, UNSOLD. No bids for Richard Gleeson either. A similar fate awaits Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq too.

Baba Indrajith and Kirant Shinde are UNSOLDUrvil Patel sold to GT for INR 20 lakhs. Vishnu Vinod bought by MI for INR 20 lakhs. Vidwath Kaverappa sold to PBKS for his base price of INR 20 lakhs. Rajan Kumar up next, and RCB snap him up for INR 70 lakhs. Akash Singh goes UNSOLD, as does Netherlands’ Paul van MeekerenTejas Baroka and Yuvraj Chudasama are also UNSOLD. Suyash Sharma bought by KKR for INR 20 lakhs.

Right. We are back with the accelerated process. Piyush Chawla under the hammer first. MI open the bid, and sold to MI for INR 50 lakhs. Amit Mishra sold to LSG as well. Harpreet Bhatia gets a bid from PBKS, and KKR are interested too. Sold to PBKS for INR 40 lakhs. Will Smeed goes UNSOLDManoj Bhandage sold to RCB for INR 20 lakhs. Mayank Dagar sold to SRH for INR 1.8 crore. Duan Jansen gets an INR 20 lakh bid from MI, and sold! Prerak Mankad sold to LSG. Suryansh Shedge goes UNSOLD, as does J SuchithDonovan Ferraira up next, sold for INR 50 lakhs to RR. 

Riley Meredith anyone? UNSOLD. No interest for Sandeep Sharma and Taskin Ahmed as well. Dushmantha Chameera up next. UNSOLD. Blessing Muzarabani also does not get a buyer. Can Kyle Jamieson get a bid? CSK open the bidding at INR 1 crore, and sold to CSK! 

Romario Shepherd is the first name out in the next set. LSG with the opening bid at INR 50 lakhs, and that is the closing bid too. No interest in the room for Daryl Mitchell. Daniel Sams sold to LSG for INR 75 lakhs. Mohammad Nabi goes UNSOLD, as does Wayne Parnell. No luck for Dasun Shanaka and Jimmy Neesham either.

First name out of the bag after the break is Paul Stirling. But he goes UNSOLD. Manish Pandey up next. DC and RCB seem interested. Sold to DC for INR 2.4 crore. Any bids for Rassie van der Dussen? Nothing yet, UNSOLD. Sherfane Rutherford goes UNSOLD too. Will Jacks gets an opening bid by RR, and RCB challenge them for his services. Bid is at INR 3.2 crore now, and sold to RCB. But there is no interest for Travis Head – goes UNSOLD. No takers for Dawid Malan and Mandeep Singh either.

Chintal Gandhi goes UNSOLD. Izharulhaq Naveed goes UNSOLD too. Murugan Ashwin is UNSOLD. No takers for Shreyas Gopal either. S Midhun is also UNSOLD. Himanshu Sharma sold to RCB for his base price of INR 20 lakhs.

Shivam Mavi. CSK and KKR are battling it out. The bid is at INR 80 lakhs and is with KKR. GT enter the fray as well now. RR want a piece of the action too. Bid is at INR 3 crore, and now at INR 5 crore. Sold for INR 6 crore to GT. Mukesh Kumar immediately gets a bid from CSK, and they are going to battle DC. Up to INR 5.5 crore now, with DC going head to head against PBKS. PBKS are out, and sold to DC for INR 5.5 crore. 

The next set of IPL auction 2023 is here – and it contains uncapped fast bowlers. Vaibhav Arora is up first. KKR and LSG look interested. Sold to KKR for INR 60 lakhs. Yash Thakur under the hammer, and gets two bids – LSG and PBKS. Sold to LSG for INR 45 lakhs. KM Asif goes UNSOLD. Mujtaba Yousuf is next out of the hat, but no bidders. UNSOLD. Will Australian fast bowler Lance Morris get a bid? Does not look like it. UNSOLD. 

Sumit Kumar is the first name in the next set, and he goes UNSOLD. Dinesh Bana is UNSOLD too. Time for N Jagadeesan. CSK and KKR at it. Bid up to INR 80 lakhs now, and is with KKR. Sold to KKR for INR 90 lakhs. KS Bharat piques the interest of CSK and GT. Sold to GT for INR 1.2 crore. Upendra Yadav gets a couple of bids too – from MI and SRH. Sold to SRH for INR 25 lakhs. No takers for Mohammed Azharuddeen, though.

Vivrant Sharma up next, and he immediately attracts the interest of KKR and SRH. The bid is up to INR 2.6 crore. Sold to SRH for INR 2.6 crore. No such luck for Priyam Garg, though. UNSOLD. Saurashtra cricketer Samarth Vyas sold to SRH for INR 20 lakhs. But no bids for Saurabh Kumar, who is part of the India Test team in Bangladesh. Nothing for Corbin Bosch as well. Sanvir Singh sold to SRH for INR 20 lakhs. No bids for Abhimanyu Easwaran too. Nishant Sindhu interests CSK and KKR. CSK take it up to INR 60 lakhs and bag him for that price. Shashank Singh, who played for SRH last season, goes UNSOLD. 

We are back now. Anmolpreet Singh is the first player out after the break. Goes UNSOLD. No bids for Chethan L.R too. A similar fate awaits Shubham Khajuria. Nothing for Rohan Kunnummal either. Shaik Rasheed breaks that trend, and he is sold for INR 20 lakhs to CSK! Himmat Singh goes UNSOLD as well.

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Looks like we will have a ten-minute break now.

Any takes for Akeal Hosein? Nope, does not look like it. UNSOLD! No interest for Adam Zampa too. UNSOLD! Tabraiz Shamsi goes UNSOLD. Will Mujeeb Ur Rahman fare any better? UNSOLD. Mayank Markande immediately attracts a bid of INR 50 lakhs, and sold to SRH!

Adil Rashid in now. SRH open the bidding at INR 2 crore. Sold to SRH for INR 2 crore! 

Ishant Sharma up for grabs. Sold to DC for his base price of INR 50 lakhs!

No interest in the room for Adam Milne and he goes UNSOLDJhye Richardson, though, finds an opening bid of INR 1.5 crore. Sold to MI! 

Jaydev Unadkat. LSG open the bid at INR 50 lakhs. And that is the closing bid too. Sold to LSG for INR 50 lakhs!

Reece Topley in now. And MI open the bidding at his base price of INR 75 lakhs. CSK enter the race too. RCB nick in and Topley is sold to RCB for INR 1.9 crore!

Chris Jordan up for grabs. Any interest? Doesn’t look like it. UNSOLD! 

Can Phil Salt get any buyers? DC open the bidding at INR 2 crore, and that is the winning bid too. Sold to DC!

Kusal Mendis under the hammer, but he goes UNSOLD! Tom Banton up next but he goes UNSOLD too!

Heinrich Klaasen in next, and he gets a couple of bids immediately, and DC have the bid at INR 1.2 crore. It looked like DC had won the bid at that price but now we go back. SRH and DC battling it out. DC with the bid at INR 5 crore. But SRH come in with an INR 5.25 crore bid, and sold to SRH!

Right. Can Nicholas Pooran get any takers? Looks like the case. CSK and RR fighting it out. It goes up to INR 3.4 crore and CSK are now out. But DC come in. Goes up to INR 6.25 crore very quickly. LSG come in at INR 7.5 croreLSG hold the bid now at INR 12.5 crore. LSG take it up to INR 16 crore, and Pooran sold to LSG for that price!

We are back with the third set. Capped wicket-keepers now. Six players in this set. Litton Das first up. Finds no takers, and he goes UNSOLD!

Phew, that was some session. We will now have a 15-minute break. Grab your cup of coffee (or your favourite beverage, and join us in a bit!

Ben Stokes is the final player in this set. RR open the bidding. It is quickly up to INR 6.5 and is with RCB. RR are also very interested. LSG come in with an INR 7 crore bid now. SRH and LSG are now going head to head. The bid is with LSG at INR 13 crore. LSG raise it to INR 15 crore, and SRH are now out. But CSK enter at INR 15.25 crore. LSG are out at INR 16.25 crore, and sold to CSK! 

Cam Green up next. The bid quickly shoots up to INR 6.5 crore and is with MI. RCB and DC are the two other interested parties (for now). DC have the bid now at INR 13.75 crore. MI raise it to INR 16 crore. This is crazy. It is up to INR 17.5 crore, and sold to MI for that price!

Jason Holder now. INR 2 crore is his base price and that is what CSK bid straightaway. RR enter the fray too. RR have the bid now at INR 3.6 crore. Sold to RR for INR 5.75 crore!

Sikandar Raza. Base price is set at INR 50 lakhs, and he is sold to PBKS! 

Odean Smith next out of the bag. GT open the bidding at INR 50 lakhs, and that is the winning bid too. Sold to GT!

Right. Time for Sam Curran. MI open the bidding at his base price of INR 2 crore. The bid has zinged up to INR 6.75 and is with MI. RR enter the equation now. At INR 10 crore with RR. MI bail out at INR 11.5 crore, with the bid with RR. But hang on, CSK come in with an INR 11.75 crore bid. PBKS enter the race too. RR are out of it. The bid is at INR 14.25 with CSK. LSG now come in with INR 15.75 crore. PBKS now have the bid at INR 16.75 but hang on, MI want a piece of this. INR 17.25 crore now with PBKS. MI are out at INR 18.5 crore, and the winning bid is with PBKS. Sold to PBKS. 

We are back. Shakib Al Hasan first up in the all-rounders set. No interest for Shakib and he goes UNSOLD!

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We will have a five-minute break now, post which the all-rounders will go under the hammer.

South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw now. Any bids for him? And he goes UNSOLD!

Joe Root up next. Any bids for the former England Test captain? Nothing for Root and he goes UNSOLD!

Can Ajinkya Rahane find any bidders? Looks like CSK are interested, and they buy Rahane for INR 50 lakhs. 

Mayank Agarwal out of the hat nowHis base price was INR 1 crore but it has quickly gone up to INR 2.2 crore and is with RCB. Ok now. We have a new bidder. CSK with the bid at INR 3.4 crore. SRH come in too, and this has become a bidding war between CSK and SRH. At INR 6 crore with CSK. When it goes to INR 8.25 crore, though, CSK bail out. Mayank sold to SRH for INR 8.25 crore. 

Harry Brook up next. Rajasthan Royals start the bidding for the youngster. And Royal Challengers Bangalore come in too. The bid is currently with Rajasthan Royals at INR 3 crore. Up to INR 5 crore now, and Sunrisers Hyderabad enter the race now. Rajasthan and Hyderabad are still going strong, with Rajasthan having the latest bid at INR 8 crore. Wow, it has now gone up to INR 10.25 crore, and the bid is with Hyderabad. The bid is at INR 13 crore, and is with Rajasthan. But when Hyderabad bid INR 13.25 crore, Rajasthan are out, because they have run out of funds. Incredible. Brook sold to Hyderabad for INR 13.25 crore!

Kane Williamson is the first name out. INR 2 crore is his base price. Gujarat open the bidding for the Kiwi white-ball captain. And that is the closing bid too. Sold to the Titans for INR 2 crore!

A few changes to the auction list. Ben McDermott has withdrawn. Rehan Ahmed, who is now a capped player, has a base price of INR 50 lakhs. Abhimanyu Easwaran has moved from Set 8 to 7, and Shivam Singh has been added to the list.

The first set will feature batters, including the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Harry Brook, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Mayank Agarwal and Rilee Rossouw. Then, it will be time for the all-rounders – a list that comprises of Curran, Green, Holder and Stokes. Just minutes away from the start now!

Make some noise for Ashish Nehra!

KKR's Abhishek Nayar looks set for the auction

We are less than half an hour away from the auction now. Abhishek Nayar, part of the Kolkata Knight Riders contingent, looks ready for action.

All-rounders, as always, could be in demand today too. Several high-profile all-rounders are up for grabs, including the Player of the Tournament of the T20 World Cup Sam Curran, England Test captain Ben Stokes and Australian breakout star Cam Green. Keep an eye out for exciting foreign batters too – Harry Brook, Nicholas Pooran and Rilee Rossouw could fetch massive bids as well.

Mahela Jayawardene is in the house, folks! Can Mumbai Indians get the players they are after tonight? They have INR 20.55 crore in their kitty, and can buy a maximum of nine players, with three of those being overseas cricketers.

Mike Hesson, Director of Cricket Operations at Royal Challengers Bangalore, has just entered the building.

Confused where to find all auction information? We’ve got you covered here – here’s all you need to know.

The full list of players up for grabs in the auction can be found here. If you would like to see them price slab wise, the list is here.

Ahead of the auction, a total of 405 players have been shortlisted to fill up 87 remaining slots among the ten IPL 2023 teams. These players will join the existing, retained players in each roster.

Missed out on the retained list? Find all the existing squads here.

Team representatives will now assemble in Kochi’s Grand Hyatt Hotel for the 2023 auction, a mini affair compared to the mega auction held before IPL 2022. Each team needs to complete their squads which can have a maximum of 25 players, and a minimum of 18.

Ahead of the IPL auction 2023, Sunrisers Hyderabad [SRH] have the maximum purse remaining [INR 42, 25,00,000]. Kolkata Knight Riders have the smallest budget this time [INR 7,05,00,000].

Here’s how much budget each side has remaining.

Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades will return as auctioneer, and will go through the 405-player list that has 273 Indian and 132 overseas representatives. Four out of those are from associate nations.

A total of 11 players have set their base price at INR 2 crore, the maximum base price band. Two Indians – Mayank Agarwal and Manish Pandey – have set their base price at INR 1 crore.

The IPL auction 2023 begins live at 2.30pm IST on December 23 – Live telecast will be available on TV in India on the Star Sports Network, while live mobile streaming will be available on the JioCinema app.

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