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The stage is set for the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League, which is likely to kick start in the last week of March 2023. The fans will witness the IPL 2023 squad lists replete for each team as they compete in a two month long tournament for the coveted title. A total of 74 matches will be played with the group stage followed by the usual playoffs format. IPL 2023 will return to home and away format after the previous three editions had restrictions.
The mini-auction for IPL 2023 took place on December 23rd with franchises shelled out big money for marquee players to round up the IPL 2023 squad lists. Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of the IPL with Punjab Kings acquiring his services for ₹18.5 crores while Cameron Green fetched a ₹17.5 crore contract with Mumbai Indians. Ben Stokes (₹16.25 crore) to Chennai Super Kings, Harry Brook (₹13.25 crore) and Nicholas Pooran (₹16 crores) were the other highlights from the action-packed day that led to complete IPL 2023 teams.
Now that 10 teams have made reinforcements for IPL 2023, here we take a look at all the IPL 2023 teams:
IPL 2023 Squad for all 10 teams
Chennai Super Kings
The four-time champions Chennai Super Kings finished second last on the table last season and would be desperate to have better results. Dwayne Bravo’s retirement has left a void. They have bolstered their side with the inclusion of England all-rounder Ben Stokes for ₹16.25 crore. Kyle Jamieson (₹1 cr) and Ajinkya Rahane (₹50 L) were other notable CSK buys in the auction to round up the IPL 2023 players list.
Full Squad:MS Dhoni (c), Moeen Ali, Bhagath Varma, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Matheesha Pathirana, Dwaine Pretorius, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Ben Stokes, Maheesh Theekshana, Sisanda Magala, Akash Singh.
Delhi Capitals missed out on the playoffs in IPL 2022 by just two points. They have added Phil Salt (₹2 cr) and Rilee Rossouw (₹4.60 cr) to their already destructive batting unit. Ishant Sharma (₹50 L) and Mukesh Kumar (₹5.50 cr) will join their pace battery. Delhi did try hard to get Cameron Green and Nicholas Pooran but gave up at the very end. Here is their IPL 2023 squad.
Full Squad: David Warner (c), Khaleel Ahmed, Aman Khan, Yash Dhull, Praveen Dubey, Sarfaraz Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Mukesh Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vicky Ostwal, Manish Pandey, Ripal Patel, Axar Patel, Rovman Powell, Rilee Rossouw, Chetan Sakariya, Phil Salt, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Abhishek Porel.
Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans to the title in their maiden season after they entered as one of the new IPL teams and although they had their core intact, they bought some quality players in the auction. Left-arm pacer Joshua Little (₹4.40 cr) became the first Irish player to get an IPL contract while Kane Williamson (₹2 cr) was acquired at a base price to add stability in the top order. They also bought Odean Smith (₹50 L), Shivam Mavi (₹6 cr) and Mohit Sharma (₹50 L) to complete the IPL 2023 players list.
Full Squad:Hardik Pandya (c), KS Bharat, Alzarri Joseph, Josh Little, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Noor Ahmad, Urvil Patel, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha, R Sai Kishore, Sai Sudharsan, Pradeep Sangwan, Vijay Shankar, Mohit Sharma, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Odean Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Matthew Wade, Jayant Yadav, Yash Dayal, Dasun Shanaka.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders, who finished seventh in IPL 2022, went into the auction with the least amount of purses and didn’t have much room to manoeuvre. In David Wiese (₹1 cr), they’ve acquired a quality backup for Andre Russell while Shakib Al Hasan (₹1.50 cr) comes in as Sunil Narine’s backup. N Jagadeesan (₹90 L) solves their Indian wicketkeeper issue but with Rahmanullah Gurbaz already there, Litton Das (₹50 L) was a puzzling pick.
Full Squad: Nitish Rana (c), Vaibhav Arora, Lockie Ferguson, Harshit Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Sunil Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Rinku Singh, Tim Southee, Suyash Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, David Wiese, Umesh Yadav.
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants reached the playoffs in their maiden season. Ahead of the mini auction, they had released all-rounder Jason Holder and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera. They tried to get Sam Curran and Ben Stokes but lost out. They have strengthened the batting unit in their IPL 2023 squad with Nicholas Pooran (₹16 cr) while also bringing in Daniel Sams (₹75 L), Jaydev Unadkat (₹50 L), Romario Shepherd (₹50 L) and Naveen-ul-Haq (₹50 L).
Full Squad: KL Rahul (c), Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni, Quinton de Kock, K Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Kyle Mayers, Amit Mishra, Naveen-ul-Haq, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Daniel Sams, Karan Sharma, Romario Shepherd, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Manan Vohra, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Yash Thakur, Yudhvir Singh, Mohsin Khan (subject to fitness).
The most successful IPL team Mumbai Indians had a disastrous season in 2022, finishing with a wooden spoon. While they didn’t solve their spin bowling concerns in the mini auction, MI shelled ₹17.50 crore for Australian all-rounder Cameron Green after going till the end for Sam Curran. They have also brought in Jhye Richardson ₹1.50 cr), Duan Jansen (₹20 L), and Shams Mulani (₹20 L) among others. With Jofra Archer returning to action, here is their complete IPL 2023 squad as they hope for a better season.
Full Squad:Rohit Sharma (c), Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Dewald Brevis, Piyush Chawla, Tim David, Raghav Goyal, Cam Green, Ishan Kishan, Duan Jansen, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Shams Mulani, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, Tristan Stubbs, Arjun Tendulkar, N Tilak Varma, Vishnu Vinod, Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Riley Meredith.
Punjab Kings, who finished sixth last season, went into the auction with a big purse but didn’t do much barring one expected pick. They shelled ₹18.50 crore to get Sam Curran, who could solve some of their issues. Sikandar Raza (₹50 L) at the base price was a great backup pick for Liam Livingstone. In the end, they left ₹ 12.2 crores unused.
Full Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Harpreet Singh, Vidwath Kaverappa, Liam Livingstone, Mohit Ratee, Prabhsimran Singh, Kagiso Rabada, M Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Singh, Sikandar Raza, Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Gurnoor Brar.
Last year’s runners-up Rajasthan Royals needed to get an all-rounder in the auction and they got Jason Holder for ₹5.75 crores. RR went hard at Harry Brook and Nicholas Pooran but didn’t get any. Adam Zampa (₹1.50 cr) at the base price was a good buy. Joe Root (₹1 cr), Donovan Ferreira (₹50 L) and Murugan Ashwin (₹20 L) were other interesting picks that helped them complete the IPL 2023 players list.
Full Squad: Sanju Samson (c), Abdul Basith, M Ashwin, R Ashwin, KM Asif, Trent Boult, Jos Buttler, KC Cariappa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Donovan Ferreira, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Obed McCoy, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Kunal Singh Rathore, Joe Root, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Vasisht, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore went down in Qualifier 2 last season. They were pretty active in the auction, bidding for all the big guns such as Stokes, Curran, Green, Pooran and Mayank Agarwal but did not get any of those. In Reece Topley (₹1.90 cr), they have brought in a quality backup for Josh Hazlewood while Will Jacks (₹3.20 cr) comes in as a cover for Glenn Maxwell. They have made up quite a decent IPL 2023 squad that could help them make the playoffs.
Full Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Akash Deep, Finn Allen, Anuj Rawat, Avinash Singh, Manoj Bhandage, Mohammed Siraj, Michael Bracewell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Dinesh Karthik, Siddharth Kaul, Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Sonu Yadav, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajan Kumar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Michael Bracewell, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Wayne Parnell
Sunrisers Hyderabad finished eighth in IPL 2022 after an impressive first half. They took some huge calls for the upcoming edition and were the most active franchise in the auction. Sunrisers bought Mayank Agarwal (₹8.25 cr), Harry Brook (₹13.25 cr) and Heinrich Klaasen (₹5.25 cr) to bolster their batting unit. In Adil Rashid (₹ 2 cr) and Akeal Hosein (₹1 cr), they found quality spin options. SRH also shelled ₹2.60 crores for a promising young player Vivrant Sharma. Having let go of Kane Williamson, they will need to make a decision on the captaincy. Here is their IPL 2023 squad.
Full Squad:Aiden Markram (c), Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Harry Brook, Mayank Dagar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Akeal Hosein, Marco Jansen, Kartik Tyagi, Heinrich Klaasen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Samarth Vyas, T Natarajan, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Sanvir Singh, Glenn Phillips, Adil Rashid, Rahul Tripathi, Umran Malik, Vivrant Sharma, Upendra Yadav, Washington Sundar
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