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10 Batters who can attract big bids at IPL 2023 auction

There are certain high-quality batters who could fetch big bucks at the IPL 2023 auction.

Samarth Vyas, Narayan Jagadeesan and Manish Pandey
Samarth Vyas, Narayan Jagadeesan and Manish Pandey. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Kshitij Kumar

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 2023 season is around the corner. The much-awaited event is slated to be held on December 23 in Kochi. All ten franchises have certain holes to fill and the marquee event will present a golden chance for them to upgrade themselves. 

Previously at auction, franchises have not shied away from breaking the bank to sign players who are match-winners with the bat. For instance, fans witnessed a bidding war between teams at the 2022 mega auction to acquire the services of gun-batters such as Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer. With many top-drawer batters featuring at the upcoming auction, teams are expected to leave no stone unturned in signing them.

Here are the batters who can attract big bids at IPL 2023 auction:

10. Samarth Vyas

Samarth Vyas is one of the most exciting prospects in Saurashtra's cricketing circles. He has featured in 40 List-A matches and scored 1353 runs at a strike rate of 94.28. Talking about the shortest format, the 27-year-old has been simply outstanding scoring 649 runs in 28 games at a spectacular strike rate of 150.58.

In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022, Samarth was exceptional and smashed 314 runs in seven games at a stunning strike rate of 177.40. He was instrumental in Saurashtra reaching the knockout stages of the T20 tournament. The ace batter carried his top form into the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 and scored 431 runs in nine games at a strike rate of 108.83.

The Rajkot-born can take the attack to the opposition right from the get-go. Further, he offers versatility to the team as he can play both in the top order and middle order. Thus, many franchises can look to rope in Samarth in their arsenal for the upcoming season.

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