IPL 2023: 5 Released Players who can earn more than 5 crore in auction

Kane Williamson and Mayank Agarwal were among the highest-paid cricketers who were released ahead of the mini-auction.

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IPL mini-auctions over the years have changed the way it used to function. Previously, the goal was to fill in certain spots in the team but in 2023, certain teams are taking bold calls and will be restructuring their entire squad. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on one hand, have let go their captain Kane Williamson, after retaining him for 14 crore in the last year while two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders have released 15 of their players ahead of IPL 2023.

This proves how the teams have changed their strategy over the years and how important these mini-auctions have become in recent times. The franchises these days aren’t shy to spend millions to get a certain player. Be it Pat Cummins in 2020 or Kyle Jamieson and Chris Morris in 2021, the mini-auctions have helped cricketers earn loads of money and in 2023, the pattern is very unlikely to change.

Many of the top-notch cricketers have already left their respective franchises and thus, they will have the opportunity to come to the auction table and cause havoc in the room. Thus, without further ado, let’s dive deep to find out the players who can earn more than 5 crore from the IPL auction 2023.

Released cricketers who can earn more than 5 crore in the IPL auction

5. Jaydev Unadkat

Over the last few years, Jaydev Undakat has caused quite a stir in the auction room. In the year 2018, the left-arm pacer was sold for a whopping 11.5 crore and this year, the dynamics might not change. India very much lack an experienced left-arm seamer and that’s the sole reason why the 31-year-old can once again earn more than 5 crores in the IPL auction.

In 91 matches he played so far in the Indian Premier League, Unadkat notched 91 wickets at an economy of 8.79. Now, even though he hasn’t been successful, Unadkat can bowl with the new ball and also in the death overs. However, as per recent trends, he lacks game time in the IPL and thus, if a team manages to provide game time, he can once again be back at his very best.

Teams like Kolkata and Chennai can target the seamer in the coming auction as Kolkata lack a left-arm pacer in the squad while Chennai needs an experienced bowler who can replace Dwayne Bravo. Thus, it won’t be surprising if Unadkat once again goes for more than 5 crore.

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