The Indian Premier (IPL) 2023 auction is set to take place on December 23, 2022, in Kochi. It promises to be an exciting journey as most of the franchises retained or released some of their players after the 2022 IPL.
A total of 991 players have registered for IPL 2023 auction including 185 capped players, 786 uncapped players, and 20 players from associate nations.
Australia has the most of number players registered for the 2023 IPL auction with 57, England with 31, New Zealand 27, South Africa 52, Netherlands 7, Namibia 5, West Indies 33, UAE 6, Sri Lanka 23, Zimbabwe 6, Afghanistan 14, Ireland 8, Scotland 2.
The IPL 2023 auction has a few players who have been clubbed in the 1 Crore bracket. Most of them could be bought by the franchises but a few of them might go unsold.
Here we look at the 5 players from the 1 Crore bracket that can go unsold in IPL 2023 auction
#1 Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi has been a legend of T20 franchises around the world. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2022 auction but did not play any matches.
Nabi has played only 17 IPL matches with just 180 runs with the highest score of just 31 runs. His performances for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Afghanistan cricket have been sublime. He did a decent job with bowling also with 13 wickets from 17 matches at an economy of 7.14 runs per over.
The franchises would not be interested in the way Nabi has performed in international cricket during the T20 World Cup 2022. After a disappointing finish, he decided to resign from captaincy.
KKR decided to release ahead of the 2023 auction. He is at the end of his career, the franchises could not interested in picking him up.
#2 Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell is a decent all-rounder from New Zealand who performed well in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022. He made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals during the 2022 IPL.
He got only 2 matches for Rajasthan Royals scoring just 33 runs with the best score of 17 runs. The combination looked set during last year’s combination.
Rajasthan Royals decided to release him ahead of the 2023 auction. With the base price set for Rs 1 Crore and a lack of hitting ability, the franchises could not pick him up.
#3 Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal was named the captain of the Punjab Kings franchise in IPL 2022. He has been released by the franchise before the 2023 auction. His performance during last year’s IPL with the bat looked out of sorts with 199 runs from 13 matches ( 12 innings) with the highest score of 52.
He made just only half-century. Mayank struggled with the bat in domestic tournaments like Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Trophy tournaments. With the base price set for Rs 1 Crore and the lack of form he has been in, the franchises would look to not pick the explosive opener playing for Karnataka in domestic cricket.
#4 Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye is a decent Australian bowler who has played across all T20 franchises around the world. He was unsold in the 2022 auction, but Mark Wood was ruled out of the IPL due to an injury.
Tye was roped as a replacement for Mark Wood by the Lucknow Super Giants franchise. He played just 3 games in the entire IPL 2022 with only 2 wickets going at an economy rate of 9.73 runs per over. He looked out of sorts.
He has been released by the Lucknow Super Giants franchise before IPL 2023 auction. Tye’s performance looked ordinary during the 2022 IPL; the franchises would not be interested in selecting him for IPL 2023.
#5 Shai Hope
Shai Hope has been in excellent form during the One-day international format. His performance as an opener created an impact with the ability to change gear and help West Indies post decent totals.
He has played 104 ODI matches so far and scored 4308 runs at an average of 48.95. His performance in the T20I format has been not up to the mark. Hope has featured in 19 T20I matches for West Indies with 304 runs at an average of 17.88 including 2 half-centuries.
During the 2022 IPL auction, he was given a base price of 50 Lakhs, but no franchise bought him. He could not be bought by any franchise during this year’s auction with the base price being 1 Crore.