Who are the 5 most expensive uncapped players in IPL auction history?
Avesh Khan, who was bought by LSG for INR 10 crore at 2022 mega auction, is the most expensive uncapped player in IPL auction history.
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The IPL 2023 mini-auction will be taking place in Kochi on December 23 where all the 10 participating franchises will be looking forward to make some important buys. As many as 991 players had registered their names for the upcoming auction, but only 405 of them are confirmed to go under the hammer.
This year’s auction will witness 61 batters, 131 bowlers, 58 stumpers and 155 all-rounders go for sale as the franchises look to begin a new journey. Meanwhile, just like the previous auctions, there will be a lot of focus on the uncapped players as the emerging talents can attract big bids . Without further ado, here’s a look at the five most expensive uncapped players in IPL auction history.
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5. Varun Chakravarthy: INR 8.4 Crore
Varun Chakravarthy might be one of the premier spinners of the Kolkata Knight Riders, but Punjab is where it all started for the architect-turned -cricketer as he was bought for a whopping INR 8.4 crore at the IPL 2019 auction. Chakravarthy had registered himself at a base price of INR 20 lakh, but the Mohali-based franchise broke the bank to have the mystery spinner in their arsenal.
4. Krunal Pandya: INR 8.8 Crore
Hardik Pandya’s elder brother Krunal has not succeeded in cementing his place in the national side, but he has a good impression in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Krunal was bought by MI for INR 2 crore for IPL 2016, when he had not even made his first-class debut. During the IPL 2018 mega auction, the southpaw was purchased by the five-time champions for INR 8.8 crore by using the Right to Match (RTM) card.
3. Rahul Tewatia: INR 9 Crore
Even though the Rajasthan Royals had parted ways with Rahul Tewatia ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, there were many franchises who were interested in him. Nonetheless, it were the eventual champions, Gujarat Titans, who succeeded in securing Tewatia’s services for a staggering INR 9 crore.
2. Shahrukh Khan: INR 9 Crore
Shahrukh Khan is yet to earn the ndia cap, but he has proved his mettle in domestic cricket by scoring a truckload of runs for Tamil Nadu. It is his consistent performances in the domestic circuit that made him a centre of attention at the IPL 2022 mega auction. At the auction table, a few teams showed interest in the emerging batter and in the end it was the Punjab Kings who bagged him for INR 9 crore.
1. Avesh Khan: INR 10 Crore
Emerging pace sensation Avesh Khan had finished with 24 wickets from 16 matches in IPL 2021 and therefore, the new entrants Lucknow Super Giants had confidence in the youngster’s abilities. They bought him on board for a staggering INR 10 crore. Avesh had a good 2022 season, bagging 18 scalps from 13 games.