The IPL 2023 mini auction saw several prominent players earning a huge pay check.
Sam Curran, Cameron Green, Ben Stokes, and Harry Brook were the four most significant buys.
However, some other players suffered a considerable reduction in their value compared to 2022 and 2021.
Let’s look at the top five biggest losers of IPL 2023 mini-auction.
Kyle Jamieson (INR 15 crore to INR 1 crore)
New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson was bagged by RCB for INR 15 crore in IPL 2021.
However, the tall, lanky pacer was ineffective with the ball.
He also missed the last IPL edition owing to an injury.
In 2023, he was purchased by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for his base price of INR 1 crore.
So that’s a pay cut of Rs 14 crores!
Mayank Agarwal (INR 14 crores to INR 8.25 crores)
Like SRH, Punjab Kings also released their captain from last season, Mayank Agarwal.
Under Mayank’s leadership, the players failed to perform to their potential and had to contend with the sixth position.
So he set his base price at INR 1 crore.
Punjab Kings and And Royal Challengers Bangalore were involved in the opening bids for the batter.
Finally, he was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 8.25 crore.
Kane Williamson (INR 14 crore to INR 2 crore)
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of IPL 2022.
The senior batter raked in a salary of Rs 14 crore.
However, the Kiwi batter was released from the SRH squad before the auction.
In 2023, he was only bought for his base price of INR 2 crore by Gujarat Titans.
So he had to undergo a pay cut of a massive INR 12 crore.
Romario Shepherd (INR 7.75 crore to INR 50 lakhs)
West Indies all-rounder was roped in by SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the last auction for a princely sum of INR 7.75 crore.
But the return on this investment was abysmal.
The all-rounder played only three games in IPL 2022.
Shepherd scored 56 runs at a strike rate of 141.46 and picked up three wickets in the limited opportunities that came his way.
In the recently concluded auction, Shepherd was bought for his base price of 50 lakhs by Lucknow Super Giants.
This means his salary has been reduced by more than INR 7 crores!
Jason Holder (INR 8.75 crore to 5.75 crore)
Jason Holder was picked by Rajasthan Royals during the IPL 2023 auction.
The team shelled out Rs. 5.75 crores to grab the player into their squad. Jason Holder had set a base price of Rs. 2 crores in the IPL 2023 auction. However, this was a big comedown from the INR 8.75 crores Lucknow Super Giants paid for him last year.
Holder played 12 matches for the team. He scored 58 runs at a strike rate of 131+ and bagged 14 wickets at an average of 27.93 and an economy of 9.42.
This was a decent performance, and yet, Lucknow let him go.