he ten IPL franchises will be looking to pick up some Christmas bargains when the auction for the 2023 tournament takes place.
Gujarat Titans are the defending champions after securing the title in their first season, beating Rajasthan Royals in a final attended by more than 100,000 spectators.
Similiar excitement can be expected in next year’s tournament, and that starts with the auction as the final spots in the squads are filled.
Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming auction…
When is the IPL auction 2023?
The IPL auction for next year’s tournament takes place on December 23 in Kochi, getting underway at 9:30am GMT.
That will complete each of the ten squads and turn attention to the tournament itself, which is set to begin in March 2023.
How does the IPL auction work?
Each franchise can have a maximum of 25 in their squad and a minimum of 18, of which no more than eight can be overseas players.
Teams have already made decisions over who they have opted to retain, meaning the franchises have varying numbers of places to fill and different budgets as a result.
Delhi Capitals for example can pick up five more players, two of them overseas, while Sunrisers Hyderabad have 13 spots to fill if they choose to do so.
There are 405 players entered into the auction, though there are only 87 slots to fill, including 30 overseas players. Each player has a base price that they cannot be sold for less than.
English players in IPL auction 2023
Batters: Harry Brook, Joe Root, Tom Banton, Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Will Smeed, Chris Benjamin
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, , Will Jacks, Jordan Thompson, James Fuller, Benny Howell
Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills, George Garton, Richard Gleeson, Reham Ahmed, David Payne, Tom Helm
Seven players have been retained by their franchises and so are already confirmed to be taking part in the tournament.
Retained: Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, David Willey
IPL 2023 retained squads and budget remaining
Mumbai Indians squad
(Total players: 16. Overseas: 5. Budget remaining: ₹20,55,00,000)
Rohit Sharma (capt), 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
Chennai Super Kings squad
(Total players: 18. Overseas: 6. Budget remaining: ₹20,45,00,000)
MS Dhoni (capt), 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
Gujarat Titans squad
(Total players: 18. Overseas: 5. Budget remaining: ₹19,25,00,000)
Hardik Pandya (capt), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad
Delhi Capitals squad
(Total players: 20. Overseas: 6. Budget remaining: ₹19,45,00,000)
Rishabh Pant (capt), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal
Lucknow Super Giants squad
(Total players: 15. Overseas: 4. Budget remaining: ₹23,35,00,000)
KL Rahul (capt), 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
Royal Challengers Bangalore squad
(Total players: 18. Overseas: 6. Budget remaining: ₹8,75,00,000)
Faf du Plessis (capt), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep
Rajasthan Royals squad
(Total players: 16. Overseas: 4. Budget remaining: ₹13,20,00,000)
Sanju Samson (capt), 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
Sunrisers Hyderabad squad
(Total players: 12. Overseas: 4. Budget remaining: ₹42,25,00,000)
Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik
Punjab Kings squad
(Total players: 16. Overseas: 5. Budget remaining: ₹32,20,00,000)
Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 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
Kolkata Knight Riders squad
(Total players: 14. Overseas: 5. Budget remaining: ₹7,05,00,000)
Shreyas Iyer (capt), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh