IPL Mini Auction 2023: The players’ auction for IPL 2023 will be held on 23 December. The auction of players for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League will be held in Kochi. Out of the shortlisted 405 players, all the franchisees will buy and sell players for 87 slots. To capture the title, each franchise would like to strengthen its team as much as possible. Let us tell you that a franchise can have maximum and minimum number of players in its IPL team?
minimum and maximum number of players in a team
According to IPL rules, it is necessary to have a maximum of 25 and a minimum of 18 players in a team. No team is allowed to have more than 25 players. As per rules, an IPL team can have a maximum of 25 Indian players and a minimum of 17 Indian players. Similarly, each franchise can keep a maximum of 8 international players in its team. Although the rule of keeping at least international players in the team is not applicable.
These stars are not part of the auction
If we look at the list of 405 shortlisted players for the IPL auction, the names of many swashbuckling cricketers are missing. Chris Gayle, who is one of the most successful players in IPL history, is not a part of the auction. Gayle did not give his name in the IPL auction last season as well. Apart from him, Australia’s T20 captain Aaron Finch will also not be a part of the auction this time. Finch was part of the team of Kolkata Knight Riders last season.
At the same time, former Australia captain Steve Smith has not registered for the auction this time. He has experience of playing 10 years in IPL. Smith has played for Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors and Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL. He has 2485 runs registered in IPL. Apart from them, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Woakes, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are also not included in the IPL 2023 auction.
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