5 players who will be in high demand in IPL 2023 auction
There are certain players who could draw the attention of a lot of franchises at the IPL 2023 auction.
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The operations of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League have been up and running. The IPL 2023 auction is all set to be held on December 23 in Kochi. The marquee event will give an opportunity for the franchises to fill up holes in their squads and become a better version of themselves.
One will witness many top-drawer cricketers featuring at the forthcoming auction. However, among them, there are a few players who have proven their mettle in the T20 circuit time and time again and shall add a lot of value to a side. These T20 stars are likely a draw the attention of multiple franchises and can even trigger a bidding war between teams.
Here are the players who will be in high demand in the IPL 2023 auction:
5. Joshua Little
Joshua Little has set the international circuit ablaze with his phenomenal bowling performances. He has featured in 26 T20Is this calendar year and bagged 39 wickets at an economy of 7.58, which is impeccable given he bowls a lot at the fag end of the innings.
At the T20 World Cup 2022, Little was skipper Andrew Balbirnie’s go-to man for crunch moments, and the 23-year-old delivered on most occasions. He took 11 wickets in seven games played at the marquee tournament at an economy of 7.00. This includes a sensational hat-trick against New Zealand.
Little proved his mettle in the Hundred 2022 too and took an insane tally of 13 wickets in mere five games at an economy of 7.42. The Ireland pacer has been in a rich vein of form and many IPL franchises would like to add a genuine wicket-taker in their arsenal. Moreover, him being a left-arm pacer provides variety to a bowling attack and therefore, one might witness teams going all guns blazing to sign him at the auction.