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IPL 2023 auction: Top 10 most expensive players bought in Kochi

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It was a record-breaking IPL 2023 players’ auction in Kochi on Friday (December 23). England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive buy in the history of the Indian Premier League.

Also read: Full list of sold players at IPL 2023 auction

Punjab Kings (PBKS) signed up Curran for a whopping ₹18.5 crore. Curran got the highest-ever bid that bettered the previous best buy of ₹16.25 crore that Rajasthan Royals had splurged on South African all-rounder Chris Morris in 2021.

Here are the top 10 buys/most expensive buys of the IPL 2023 auction

  1. Sam Curran (England, all-rounder) – Punjab Kings (₹18.5 crore)
  2. Cameron Green (Australia, all-rounder) – Mumbai Indians (₹17.5 crore)
  3. Ben Stokes (England, all-rounder) – Chennai Super Kings (₹16.25 crore)
  4. Nicholas Pooran (West Indies, wicketkeeper-batsman) – Lucknow Super Giants (₹16 crore)
  5. Harry Brook (England, batsman) – Sunrisers Hyderabad (₹13.25 crore)
  6. Mayank Agarwal (India, batsman) – Sunrisers Hyderabad (₹8.25 crore)
  7. Shivam Mavi (India, fast bowler) – Gujarat Titans (₹6 crore)
  8. Jason Holder (West Indies, all-rounder) – Rajasthan Royals (₹5.75 crore)
  9. Mukesh Kumar (India, fast bowler) – Delhi Capitals (₹5.5 crore)
  10. Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa, wicketkeeper-batsman) – Sunrisers Hyderabad (₹5.25 crore)

Most expensive Indian buy: Mayank Agarwal (Sunrisers Hyderabad) ₹8.25 crore

Most expensive uncapped Indian buy: Shivam Mavi (Gujarat Titans) ₹6 crore

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