Header Banner

Top 5 most expensive players released by franchises ahead of auction

By Akanksha - November 27, 2023 - Last updated on Nov 28, 2023 12:53 AM
Top 5 most expensive players released by franchises ahead of auction

Teams are already planning to increase their revenue as the IPL 2024 auction draws near. It becomes clear that the release and repurchase gambit is an important tactic, even though it is risky.

Notable names started to appear on the rosters of released players once the retention and release window closed. The dynamic Ben Stokes is one of the most intriguing absences from this auction, as he has confirmed his withdrawal owing to injury management and workload.

The expected but noteworthy action of including Stokes on the released list signalled a break from the on-field exploits that have frequently characterized IPL seasons. Franchises must strike a careful balance while pursuing the technique of cutting high-value players to free up resources for the auction table, as it presents both benefits and risks.

Top 5 Most Expensive Players Released by Franchises Ahead of Auction

The pre-auction environment is infused with the attraction of rearranging teams and bringing in new talent as organizations try to maximize their squad configurations while staying under budgetary limits.

Player Name Team (IPL Franchise) Price (in Cr)
Harshal Patel RCB 10.75
Wanindu Hasaranga RCB 10.75
Shardul Thakur KKR 10.75
Harry Brook SRH 13.25
Ben Stokes CSK 16.25

5. Harshal Patel (RCB/10.75 Cr)

Harshal Patel (323 in four overs) vs Rajasthan Royals

Image Source: Twitter

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fan base had high hopes when Harshal Patel returned to the team following an outstanding season abroad. Patel, sometimes known as "Purple Patel," won the Purple Cap in the 2021 Indian Premier League thanks to his skill with the ball. But in the 2023 edition, his luck turned around as his economy rate skyrocketed to around 10, a far cry from his earlier memorable performances.

4. Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB/10.75 Cr)

Wanindu Hasaranga

Image Source: Twitter

Harshal Patel's return to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after an excellent season abroad heightened anticipation among the franchise's fans. Patel, dubbed "Purple Patel," won the Purple Cap in the 2021 IPL because of his ability with the ball. However, in the 2023 edition, his fortunes changed as his economic rate reached close to 10, a far cry from his prior powerful efforts.

3. Shardul Thakur (KKR/10.75 Cr)

 Shardul Thakur

Image Source: Twitter

Shardul Thakur, who has a long history with the IPL, experienced a difficult status with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2023. Thakur, a player noted for his explosive performances, had the least effect, hitting only 113 runs in 11 innings and taking only seven wickets with the ball. His poor record failed to propel KKR to knockout success, putting them in the lowest ranks of the points standings.

2. Harry Brook (SRH/13.25 Cr)

Harry Brook

Image Source: Twitter

With an eye on adding a talented player to their roster, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) made a wager on Harry Brook. Nevertheless, Brook's first season fell short of the high standards set by his 13.25 crore rupee price tag. One of the greatest disappointments of the previous season was Brook, who managed just 190 runs at an average of over 21 in 11 games, including one century.

1. Ben Stokes (CSK/16.25 Cr)

Ben Stokes

Image Source: Twitter

After paying a substantial amount of more than 16 crore rupees to recruit English all-rounder Ben Stokes, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) created a big splash. Though there was a lot of expectation, the results were quite low, with only 15 runs in two matches and an over-scoring 18 runs.

Though highly regarded for his abilities, Stokes's performance fell short of expectations, raising questions about the wisdom of such a substantial expenditure. His history of injuries raised even more questions, which finally resulted in his release by CSK.

Give Your Feedback

Follow Us

Download our App for more Tips and Tricks

Footer Banner