IPL mini auction 2023 saw the dominance of English cricketers. England’s Sam Curran, Harry Brook and Test team captain Ben Stokes all got hefty sums. Sam Curran got his name written as the most expensive player in IPL history.

He has been bought by Punjab Kings for a whopping price of 18.5 crores. Let us tell you that he could not participate in the IPL last season due to a back injury, but after his brilliant performance in 2022, he is expected to make a comeback.

Earlier this record was in the name of South African bowler Chris Morris, who was bought by Rajasthan Royals in 2021 for Rs 16.25 crore. It was already being speculated that Sam Curran would be the most expensive this time, but no one would have thought so expensive. Talking about Indian players, in 2015, Delhi Capitals bought Yuvraj Singh for Rs 16 crore.

Apart from Sam Curran, Ben Stokes has been bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 16.25 crore. This was a very exciting buy for the Chennai team as this time around useful names like Dwayne Bravo are not in their team.

Apart from this, Harry Brook, who has won everyone’s heart with his batting in recent months, also got a substantial amount. He has been bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad team for 13.25 crores. 

Team India’s wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik gave a funny reaction to this dominance of England players in the mini auction. He wrote on his Twitter that all the children of England take note, if you want to become a cricketer then become an all-rounder. 

By Ritik Sharma

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