IPL 2023: 3 uncapped Indians who triggered bidding war in auction

Certain uncapped Indian players fetched big bucks at the IPL 2023 auction.

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The IPL 2023 auction culminated on December 23. The franchises spent a total of INR 167 crores to acquire 80 players in the bidding arena and the likes of Sam Curran (INR 18.5 crore), Cameron Green (INR 17.5 crore), Ben Stokes (INR 16.25 crore), Nicholas Pooran (INR 16 crore), and Harry Brook (INR 13.25 crore) were the biggest earners.

The marquee event was not all about the established T20 stars from around the world. It also witnessed uncapped Indian players garnering a lot of interest and franchises did not shy away from breaking the bank to rope them in.

Here are three uncapped Indian players who triggered a bidding war at IPL 2023 auction

3. Vivrant Sharma

Vivrant Sharma is one of the exciting prospects in the Jammu & Kashmir cricketing circles. The 23-year-old has taken bowling attacks to the cleaners and provided his side with brisk starts. He is also known for his bowling exploits and has chipped in with crucial breakthroughs when needed.

The batting all-rounder was simply sensational at the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 as he was the second-highest run-getter for Jammu & Kashmir, amassing 395 runs in eight matches at a strike rate of 94.72. On the bowling front, he bagged five wickets at an economy of 6.25.

Vivrant is a valuable addition to any side with his ability to contribute in both departments. And given his rich vein of form, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad went all guns blazing to acquire his services before SRH grabbed the southpaw for INR 2.6 crore.

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