How Teams Stack Up After the IPL 2023 Auction

The most awaited IPL 2023 auction concluded on the 23rd of December, 2023. There were some massive bids for players like Sam Curran, Cameron Green, Ben Stokes, Nicholas Pooran, and Harry Brook. England’s Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of IPL. Whereas Australia’s Cameron Green attracted the second-highest IPL bid of all time.

This blog contains the list of all the auction picks for each team. We have also included the final squads of all the 10 IPL teams, along with the retention from the previous year’s IPL. Adding to it, we have analyzed the squads of the IPL franchises to form their best possible first-choice XI.

So, without any further ado, let’s get on with it.


  • Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB full squad for IPL 2023
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RCB had kept faith in their previous season’s squad and released just 5 players. Now, they have picked 5 new players in the auction to complete their 23-member squad.


Auction Picks


Reece Topley (1.9 crore INR), Himanshu Sharma (20 lakh INR), Will Jacks (3.2 crore INR), Manoj Bhandage (20 lakh INR), Rajan Kumar (70 lakh INR), Avinash Singh (60 lakh INR), Sonu Yadav (20 lakh INR). 


Retained Players


Faf du Plessis, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Josh Hazlewood, Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep.


Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Finn Allen, Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai

Wicket-Keepers: Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat

All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Manoj Bhandage, Sonu Yadav

Fast Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Reece Topley, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh

Spinners: Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma


Gains in the Auction


The addition of Reece Topley brings a different dimension to their bowling lineup. He could be the perfect replacement for Josh Hazelwood if required. Also, Will Jacks is another handy player added as a backup for Glenn Maxwell.


Losses in the Auction


RCB didn’t have too many slots to cover in the auction, so they did all right there.


RCB Ideal Starting XI


  1. Faf du Plessis (c)
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Rajat Patidar
  4. Glenn Maxwell
  5. Suyash Prabhudessai
  6. Shahbaz Ahmed
  7. Dinesh Karthik
  8. Wanindu Hasaranga
  9.  Harshal Patel
  10. Josh Hazlewood
  11. Mohammed Siraj
  • Mumbai Indians

MI full squad for IPL 2023
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Mumbai spent 20.5 crores in the IPL 2023 mini-auction. Out of those 20.5, 17 and a half were spent on a single player, Cameron Green.

Auction Picks


Cameron Green (17.5 crore INR), Jhye Richardson (1.5 crore INR), Piyush Chawla (50 lakh INR), Shams Mulani (20 lakh INR), Nehal Wadhera (20 lakh INR), Raghav Goyal (20 lakh INR), Duan Jansen (20 lakh INR), Vishnu Vinod (20 lakh INR).


Retained Players


Rohit Sharma, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal.


Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma

Wicket-Keepers: Tristan Stubbs, Ishan Kishan, Vishnu Vinod

All-Rounders: Cameron Green, Ramandeep Singh, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Hritik Shokeen, Arshad Khan, Duan Jansen

Fast Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar

Spinners: Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Raghav Goyal


Gains in the Auction


The addition of Cameron Green brings the desired balance to their side, which was required after Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard. Considering the fitness issues of Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer, Jhye Richardson is an important signing as their backup.


Losses in the Auction


MI’s spin bowling department looks weak. They might have got a dependable spinner like Mujeeb ur Rahman, Adam Zampa, or Adil Rashid from the auction.


MI Ideal Starting XI


  1. Rohit Sharma (c)
  2. Cameron Green
  3. Ishan Kishan (wk)
  4. Suryakumar Yadav
  5. Dewald Brevis
  6. Tilak Varma
  7. Tim David
  8. Hritik Shokeen
  9. Jofra Archer
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Arjun Tendulkar


  • Chennai Super Kings

CSK full squad for IPL 2023
Image from NDTV

CSK went after the most valuable cricketer in the world, Ben Stokes. They also roped in veteran Indian batsman, Ajinkya Rahane, to add more experience to their lineup.

Auction Picks


Ajinkya Rahane (50 lakh INR), Ben Stokes (16.25 crore INR), Shaik Rasheed (20 lakh INR), Nishant Sindhu (60 lakh INR), Kyle Jamieson (1 crore INR), Ajay Mandal (20 lakh INR), Bhagath Varma (20 lakh INR). 

Retained Players


MS Dhoni, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana.

Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati

Wicket-Keepers: MS Dhoni

All-Rounders: Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Nishant Sindhu, Bhagath Varma

Fast Bowlers: Kyle Jamieson, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar

Spinners: Maheesh Theekshana, Prashant Solanki

Gains in the Auction


With Ben Stokes on their side, Chennai now has three top-quality all-rounders in the form of Stokes, Moeen, and Jadeja. Now, they can bat deep and have plenty of bowling options as well. Also, getting Kyle Jamieson for just 1 crore INR was a steal deal.

Losses in the Auction


CSK’s bowling attack looks short on experience and venom. They could have bought someone like Jaydev Unadkat or Shivam Mavi.

CSK Ideal Starting XI


  1. Devon Conway
  2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
  3. Ben Stokes
  4. Ambati Rayudu
  5. Moeen Ali
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. MS Dhoni(c & wk)
  8. Shivam Dube
  9. Kyle Jamieson
  10. Deepak Chahar
  11. Mukesh Choudhary


  • Gujarat Titans

 GT full squad for IPL 2023
Image from Espncricinfo

GT emerged victorious in their first IPL season, and now they will strive hard to defend their title. They have picked players smartly in the auction to strengthen their lineup.

Auction Picks


Kane Williamson (2 crore INR), Odean Smith (50 lakh INR), KS Bharat (1.2 crore INR), Shivam Mavi (6 crore INR), Joshua Little (4.4 crore INR), Urvil Patel (20 lakh INR), Mohit Sharma (50 lakh INR).


Retained Players


Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, David Miller, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore.


Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, B Sai Sudharsan

Wicket-Keepers: Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, KS Bharat, Urvil Patel

All-Rounders: Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya, Darshan Nalkande, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Odean Smith

Fast Bowlers: Pradeep Sangwan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal, Shivam Mavi, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma

Spinners:  Noor Ahmed, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore


Gains in the Auction


Getting a player of Kane Williamson’s class and experience in just 2 crore INR is a win-win situation for them. Moreover, Shivam Mavi and Josh Little will add substance to their pace attack.


Losses in the Auction


Gujarat may miss an anchor in their middle order. They could have targeted Manish Pandey or a similar local batter.


GT Ideal Starting XI


  1. Shubman Gill
  2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
  3. Matthew Wade
  4. Hardik Pandya (c)
  5. David Miller
  6. Rahul Tewatia
  7. Rashid Khan
  8. Mohammed Shami
  9. Yash Dayal
  10. Shivam Mavi
  11. Joshua Little


  • Rajasthan Royals

RR full squad for IPL 2023
Image from Espn Cricinfo

The Royals were the runners-up in the previous year’s IPL. They ticked most boxes right but just fell short. Now they have added a few players to their team through the auction in a bid to get their second IPL trophy.

Auction Picks


Jason Holder (5.75 crore INR), Adam Zampa (1.5 crore INR), Joe Root (1 crore INR), Donovan Ferreira (50 lakh INR), KM Asif (30 lakh INR), Abdul Basith (20 lakh INR), Kunal Singh Rathore (20 lakh INR), M Ashwin (20 lakh INR), Akash Vashisht (20 lakh INR).


Retained Players


Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa.


Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag

Wicket-Keepers: Dhruv Jorel, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Singh Rathore, Sanju Samson

All-Rounders: Jason Holder, Akash Vashisht, Abdul Basith

Fast Bowlers: Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, KM Asif

Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Adam Zampa, KC Cariappa, M Ashwin


Gains in the Auction


Bringing in Root, Holder, and Zampa in 8.25 crores was a great tactical move by them. Joe Root, in particular, can pay dividends for his franchise.


Losses in the Auction


Apparently, it looks like RR have done nothing wrong in the auctions.


RR Ideal Starting XI


  1. Jos Buttler
  2. Devdutt Padikkal
  3. Joe Root
  4. Sanju Samson (c & wk)
  5. Shimron Hetmyer
  6. Riyan Parag
  7. R Ashwin
  8. Prasidh Krishna
  9. Trent Boult
  10. Navdeep Saini
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal


  • Delhi Capitals

 DC full squad for IPL 2023
Image from India Express

DC has impressed in each of the last few IPL seasons but is yet to get their first trophy. Let’s see how their team stacks up this year.


Auction Picks


Phil Salt (2 crore INR), Ishant Sharma (50 lakh INR), Mukesh Kumar (5.5 crore INR), Manish Pandey (2.4 crore INR), Rilee Rossouw (4.6 crore INR).


Retained Players


Rishabh Pant (c), David Warner, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal.


Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Yash Dhull, Phil Salt, Sarfaraz Khan, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Rovman Powell

Wicket-Keepers: Rishabh Pant

All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Aman Khan, Vicky Ostwal

Fast Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar

Spinners: Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey


Gains in the Auction


The addition of Rilee Rossouw and Manish Pandey makes their batting lineup a formidable one. Moreover, Ishant Sharma will bring plenty of experience with him.


Losses in the Auction


Young and energetic local fast bowlers like Shivam Mavi or Kartik Tyagi would have added some venom to their pace attack.


DC Ideal Starting XI


  1. David Warner
  2. Prithvi Shaw
  3. Mitchell Marsh
  4. Rilee Rossouw
  5. Rishabh Pant (c & wk)
  6. Sarfaraz Khan
  7. Axar Patel
  8. Kuldeep Yadav
  9. Anrich Nortje
  10. Chetan Sakariya
  11. Khaleel Ahmed


  • Sunrisers Hyderabad

 SRH full squad for IPL 2023
Image from Hindustan Times

SRH was led by David Warner in 2021, and Kane Williamson took the baton in 2022. Both were released, and now they are looking to form a new-look side.

Auction Picks


Harry Brook (13.25 crore INR), Mayank Agarwal (8.25 crore INR), Heinrich Klaasen (5.25 crore INR), Vivrant Sharma (2.6 crore INR), Adil Rashid (2 crore INR), Mayank Dagar (1.80 crore INR), Akeal Hosein (1crore INR), Mayank Markande (50 lakh INR), Upendra Yadav (25 lakh INR), Sanvir Singh (20 lakh INR), Samarth Vya (20 lakh INR), Nitish Kumar Reddy (20 lakh INR), Anmolpreet Singh (20 lakh INR). 


Retained Players


Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar.


Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Harry Brook, Abdul Samad, Anmolpreet Singh

Wicket-Keepers: Glenn Phillips, Heinrich Klaasen, Upendra Yadav, Nitish Kumar Reddy

All-Rounders: Washington Sundar, Vivrant Sharma, Sanvir Singh, Samarth Vyas, Mayank Dagar

Fast Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Spinners: Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Akeal Hosein


Gains in the Auction


Hyderabad must be thrilled to buy the likes of Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klassen, Adil Rashid, and Akeal Hossein. Their squad now looks much better than last year.


Losses in the Auction


Who is going to lead the team? Well, that question stays unanswered even after the mini-auction.


SRH Ideal Starting XI


  1. Mayank Agarwal
  2. Rahul Tripathi
  3. Harry Brook
  4. Aiden Markram (c)
  5. Glenn Phillips (wk)
  6. Abdul Samad
  7. Washington Sundar
  8. Adil Rashid
  9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  10. Umran Malik
  11. T Natarajan


  • Punjab Kings

PBKS full squad for IPL 2023
Image from Mykhel

Sam Curran, who started his IPL career with the Punjab team, has returned to them. PBKS has also bought another valuable all-rounder in the form of Sikandar Raza.


Auction Picks


Sam Curran (18.50 crore INR), Sikandar Raza (50 lakh INR), Harpreet Bhatia (40 lakh INR), Vidwath Kaverappa (20 lakh INR), Mohit Rathee (20 lakh INR), Shivam Singh (20 lakh INR).


Retained Players


Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar.


Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Harpreet Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Atharva Taide

Wicket-Keepers: Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma

All-Rounders: Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Shivam Singh

Fast Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Vidwath Kaverappa

Spinners: Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Mohit Rathee


Gains in the Auction


Curran and Raza make PBKS a dangerous team who can beat anyone on their day. Getting Sikandar Raza for only 50 lakh INR was the biggest steal deal of the IPL 2023 auction.


Losses in the Auction


They still have room for a couple of strong local fast bowlers.


PBKS Ideal Starting XI


  1. Shikhar Dhawan (c)
  2. Jonny Bairstow
  3. Harpreet Bhatia
  4. Sam Curran
  5. Liam Livingstone
  6. Raj Bawa
  7. Shahrukh Khan
  8. Rahul Chahar
  9. Arshdeep Singh
  10. Kagiso Rabada
  11. Vidwath Kaverappa


  • Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR full squad for IPL 2023
Image from Republic India

After winning their second IPL title in 2014, KKR hasn’t been up to the mark since then.  They will try to turn things around with a changed squad this time.

Auction Picks


N Jagadeesan (90 lakh INR), Vaibhav Arora (60 lakh INR), Suyash Sharma (20 lakh INR), David Wiese (1crore INR), Kulwant Khejroliya (20 lakh INR), Mandeep Singh (50 lakh INR), Litton Das (50 lakh INR), Shakib Al Hasan (1.50 crore INR).


Retained Players


Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.


Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Mandeep Singh

Wicket-Keepers: Litton Das, N Jagadeesan

All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, David Wiese, Shakib Al Hasan

Fast Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Kulwant Khejroliya

Spinners: Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma


Gains in the Auction


Buying Wiese, Shakib, and Liton for only 3 crore INR was their big win in the auction.


Losses in the Auction


Having a small purse amount to fill 11 slots, that’s the best that they could have done.


KKR Ideal Starting XI


  1. Venkatesh Iyer
  2. N Jagadeesan (wk)
  3. Shreyas Iyer (c)
  4. Nitish Rana
  5. Rinku Singh
  6. Andre Russell
  7. David Wiese
  8. Sunil Narine
  9. Shardul Thakur
  10. Tim Southee
  11. Varun Chakravarthy


  • Lucknow Super Giants

LSG full squad for IPL 2023
Image from MyKhel

LSG spent 16 crores on Nicholas Pooran and just 3.8 crores on their other 9 picks. Anyhow, their squad looks pretty well-balanced now.

Auction Picks


Nicholas Pooran (16 crore INR), Jaydev Unadkat (50 lakh INR), Yash Thakur (45 lakh INR), Daniel Sams (75 lakh INR), Romaria Shepherd (50 lakh INR), Amit Mishra (50 lakh INR), Prerak Mankad  (20 lakh INR), Swapnil Singh (20 lakh INR), Naveen-ul-Haq (50 lakh INR), Yudhvir Charak (20 lakh INR). 


Retained Players


KL Rahul, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi.


Squad Breakdown


Batsmen: Manan Vohra, KL Rahul, Ayush Badoni

Wicket-Keepers: Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran

All-Rounders: Marcus Stoinis, K Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Daniel Sams, Romario Shepherd, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh

Fast Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yudhvir Charak

Spinners: Karan Sharma, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Mishra


Gains in the Auction


They have added an X-factor to their middle order by getting Pooran in it. Also, the addition of Daniel Sams and Jaydev Unadkat strengthens their pace attack.


Losses in the Auction


One can notice that the LSG pace battery is quite vulnerable. They could have added another local pacer to their squad.


LSG Ideal Starting XI


  1. KL Rahul (c)
  2. Quinton de Kock (wk)
  3. Deepak Hooda
  4. Nicholas Pooran
  5. Marcus Stoinis
  6. Ayush Badoni
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Mark Wood
  9. Jaydev Unadkat
  10. Ravi Bishnoi
  11. Avesh Khan





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