The Indian Premier League (IPL-2023) mini-auction is all set to be held in Kochi on 23rd December , according to sources. Meanwhile, trading activity among franchises has already finished..
The star all-rounder ,Shardul Thakur has been traded from Delhi Capitals to Kolkata Knight Riders . According to a report , the trade was finalized on Monday, 14 November in an all-cash deal. The trade also saw Delhi Capitals acquiring the young uncapped Mumbai all-rounder Aman Khan, who was picked up by KKR last year for INR 20 lakh.
Shardul Thakur is part of India’s one-day squad for the tour of New Zealand. He was purchased by Delhi Capitals at the 2022 IPL mega auction for INR 10.75 crore. However, he had an average season, claiming 15 wickets in 14 matches at an economy of 9.79 and with the bat, he scored 120 runs and a strike rate of 137.93.
The defending champions Gujarat Titans have traded New Zealand’s fast bowler Lockie Ferguson and Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz to Kolkata Knight Riders.
Gurbaz was roped in by Gujarat Titans as a replacement for Jason Roy but didn’t feature in a single game.
Lockie Ferguson played 13 matches for Gujarat in the IPL 2022 season, picking up 12 wickets at an average of 35.58 and an economy rate of 8.95. He had a best of 4/28 against Delhi Capitals , which is also his best-ever figures in the IPL. Overall, he has claimed 36 wickets in 35 matches at an average of 29.86 and an economy rate of 8.43.
Australian fast bowler Jason Behrendorff became the first cricketer to be traded ahead of the mini auctions for the IPL-2023 season. He has moved from Royal Challengers Bangalore to Mumbai Indians .
RCB have acquired Behrendorff for his base price of ₹75 lakh. Before representing RCB in IPL 2022, he played for MI in 2018 and was with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the 2021 season.
List of all trades
Below is the updated list of trades ahead of IPL-2023 auction:
Jason Behrendorff traded from Royal Challengers Bangalore to Mumbai Indians.
Lockie Ferguson traded from Gujarat Titans to Kolkata Knight Riders.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz traded from Gujarat Titans to Kolkata Knight Riders.
Shardul Thakur traded from Delhi Capitals to Kolkata Knight Riders.
Aman Khan traded from Kolkata Knight Riders to Delhi Capitals.