Pollard, Williamson, Bravo, Mayank released: How the IPL teams stack up ahead of the 2023 player auction

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Pollard, Williamson, Bravo, Mayank released: How the IPL teams stack up ahead of the 2023 player auction

The Indian Premier League (IPL), the world's most popular T20 cricket tournament, is set for its 2023 player auction. The franchises and marquee playe

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The Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s most popular T20 cricket tournament, is set for its 2023 player auction. The franchises and marquee players in the IPL are the most sought-after in the world, and teams are making sure they are well-prepared for the upcoming auction.

The player auction, scheduled to be held in July, will be a unique and memorable event for all the IPL franchises and players. While some teams have already released their players – such as Pollard, Williamson, Bravo and Mayank – others are putting together their rosters and strategizing for the upcoming auction.

Leading up to the auction, teams will be looking to build a roster with a combination of the best players from around the world and homegrown players. Teams will also be looking to make sure they have the right mix of batting, bowling and all-rounders. As such, there is a lot of excitement around the prospect of the auction and what teams will come out on top.

The 2023 edition of the IPL will be the eleventh season and is poised to be an even bigger spectacle. The fanfare and competition will be higher than ever and teams are already making sure they are ready for the bidding war that is set to erupt at the auction.

​​Ahead of the auction, teams are already looking to identify the best players in the world and the talents that are likely to be most valuable. The franchises will also look to put together the best possible combinations in order to maximise their chances of success in the tournament.

The 2023 IPL player auction will be an exciting event for all stakeholders and could potentially redefine the future of T20 cricket. Every team has its own strategy and will be looking to come out on top in the bidding war, so the competition is sure to be intense. It remains to be seen which teams will come out victorious in the end.

Pollard, Williamson, Bravo, Mayank released: How the IPL teams stack up ahead of the 2023 player auction

The 2021 IPL Player Auction had some high profile names released from their respective teams. The heavyweights of world cricket like Kieron Pollard, Kane Williamson, Dwayne Bravo and Mayank Agarwal, have all become free agents.

Most teams have had to shuffle their decks to prepare for the 2023 IPL Player Auction. Here, we take a look at the seven teams and how they stack up before the auction.

Mumbai Indians (MI)

The most successful IPL team released Pollard and Bravo, both veterans of their squad. However, with Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya still in place, Mumbai have a solid core going into the auction.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

The purple brigade have rung the changes this season, with their eyes firmly set on 2023. Already boasting Andre Russell and Sunil Narine in their ranks, they will be on the lookout for marquee batsmen and pacers.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK have chopped and changed this season, releasing players like Bravo, Mayank and Suresh Raina. The team, however, can call upon MS Dhoni, Faf du Prees, Sam Curran and Shardul Thakur, all players who have the potential to be match-winners.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Delhi Capitals have released the big names of Eoin Morgan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and Jason Roy. They still have the core of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant in place, as well as Kagiso Rabada, Axar Patel and Amit Mishra.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

The most promising franchise of all have released a number of their players, including AB de Villiers. Nevertheless, the Bangalore side can be proud of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Harshal Patel, a trio that can win matches on any given day.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

The Orange Army have lost the mighty Williamson ahead of the 2023 IPL auction. David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar form the core of their squad, so they will be on the lookout for additional firepower to take their team forward.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals have released the likes of Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes from their squad. Jos Buttler and Rahul Tewatia still remain with the franchise, while they also have some exciting young talent in Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube.

All teams have had to make some tough decisions to plan for the future. As we await the 2023 IPL Player Auction, the battle for the most coveted players has already begun.

Which team do you think has the best chance of emerging victorious in 2023? Let us know in the comments!

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