The mega-auction defines the fortunes of a franchise over the next few years in IPL. If a franchisee fails to perform well in that, they will shift their focus to the small auctions. Of course, they can really exert dominance in a mini-auction if they have a big purse. They will have to release a few big buys for that to happen. Going by their performances in IPL 2022, a few teams could be in a position to depend heavily on IPL 2023 Auctions. On that note, in this article, we take a look at three teams that could end up with the highest purse for IPL 2023 Auctions.
1) Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR had a disappointing auction strategy and that led to their dismal show in IPL 2022. That said, they have a chance to make amends with a better show at the next bidding event.
There will be a new Head Coach who will take care of the proceedings. If the likes of Varun CV (INR 8 Cr), Venkatesh Iyer (INR 8 Cr), Shivam Mavi (INR 7.25 Cr), and Pat Cummins (INR 7.25 Cr) are released, KKR will have a lot of money to work with.
2) Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians are one of the teams that could end up with the highest purse for IPL 2023 Auctions. The five-time champions had a forgettable outing in IPL 2022. Much of it was down to their performance on the auction table.
Nevertheless, MI could have a big role to play in the next auctions. While they hope that Jofra Archer would play in IPL 2023, with the English pacer having picked up another injury, that might be difficult to happen. Along with this, the franchise could release the likes of Kieron Pollard and Tymal Mills, all of whom would boost their purse. Therefore, MI could make a few top picks for IPL 2023.
3) Sunrisers Hyderabad
Romario Shephard (INR 7.75 Cr), Marco Jansen (INR 4.2 Cr), and Sean Abbott (INR 2.4 Cr) are all players who SRH could release ahead of IPL 2023. The franchise could also be tempted to release the INR 14 Cr worth Kane Williamson and get him back at a lower price.
Hence, SRH could as well end up having the biggest purse in the next auctions. This way, they could focus on getting a more consistent opener and another Indian middle-order batter.