The tone is set for another blazing season of IPL in 2023. Post a mega-auction in the previous season, teams have duly updated their retentions for the next season from the existing pool. Subsequently, a mini-auction is scheduled for the 23rd of December for the teams to update their squad. Incidentally, the one-time champions Sunrisers Hyderabad have released a significant part of their squad ahead of the 2023 season. Enlisting some harsh decisions, SRH released their skipper Kane Williamson along with Nicholas Pooran. Consequently, the team will enter the auction with the fattest purse value and the need to pick a core for the next season of the league.
Top Players In Contention To Be The Pick of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2023 Mini-Auction
Ben Stokes: The Perfect Candidate to End the Captaincy Woes of Sunrisers Hyderabad
Ben Stokes is undoubtedly going to be one of the highest bidding options in the auction. With the highest purse value, SRH tops the contention to bag the English all-rounder in the auction. The team, currently on the lookout for the captaincy candidate, has the perfect spot for Stokes to take. Moreover, Sunrisers as it appears now is devoid of a quality all-round option. Stokes, with his recent performances, seems like the one answer to many questions of Sunrisers Hyderabad at once in IPL 2023.
Who else but the top performer of the T20 World Cup 2022. Similarly to Stokes, Curran is expected to bag a lucrative deal in the 2023 mini-auction. Previously, Curran has been an integral part of the four-time champions Chennai Super Kings in IPL. However, he missed the last season owing to an injury and was, consequently, driven out of the team. However, Curran now appears as the top pick for many teams in the league. Incidentally, SRH equipped with sensational pacers lacks a quality spinning option like Curran. Moreover, with the all-round skills that Curran brings to the table, SRH will surely look to capture him under the hammer. Furthermore, their purse strength, in fact, puts SRH at the top of other teams that can afford Sam Curran in the auction.
Mayank Agarwal has been released by his former team Punjab Kings ahead of IPL 2023. However, one meek season can’t undermine the skills that Agarwal holds. With Williamson out, SRH is on the lookout for a quality opener. Having the young and dynamic Abhishek Sharma in the team, the team now requires a refined and experienced opening partner for him. And as it seems, Agarwal with his skillset suits the purpose to the T. Moreover, Agarwal can quench the captaincy needs of the team too, in case, SRH fails to bag any of the above-listed options.
The young Australian batter, Cameron Green mesmerized the masses with his sheer hitting abilities recently. SRH, on the other hand, will be looking for a clean-hitting assistant in the upcoming season. While they have sustained Rahul Tripathi in the squad, they will require another stable option now that Nicholas Pooran is out of the equation. Green has already put his name in the mini-auction and is expected to earn a quality deal. Hyderabad with their swift releases ahead of the mini-auction seemingly has enough assistance to clinch Green in the auction.
The top performer of Tamil Nadu in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy, Jagadeesan is available for a pick in the mini-auction. Formerly a part of CSK, Jagadeesan swiftly jumped the ranks with his record-breaking 250-run stand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Consequently, Jagadeesan will be the target of many in the upcoming mini-auction. Incidentally, at the helm of a complete transition, SRH also requires a wicketkeeper in their squad. The Tamil-Nadu sensation with his clean batting and keeping skills is surely going to strike the fascination of Hyderabad management in the auction of IPL 2023.
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