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2023 Indian Premier League : Five of the most expensive players released ahead of the mini auction.

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All eyes were focused on the Indian Premier League's selection procedure for the upcoming season after the unexpected end of team India's T20 World Cup campaign.

Prior to the deadline on Tuesday, November 15, all 10 teams in the league were required to submit their final rosters.

Franchises began planning for the tournament even before the recent marquee event in Australia.

The sides also held their cards close to their chest until the last day before submitting the list of retained and released players ahead of the auction.

Just a few days before the final list was submitted, many intriguing names were traded.

As they enter the auction without the services of the majority of the "biggies," a few big names have also been released by the sides making their cold calls.

Franchises will in any case try to strengthen their team by taking advantage of the auction and gaining an advantage over rival teams with the remaining funds in hand.

Here are the five players have been released ahead of mini Auction!

Kane Williamson.

First on the list of the most expensive players released by Sunrisers Hyderabad was Kane Williamson.

In the prior competition, the team paid the player INR 14 crores to stay on. However, Hyderabad had work to do for the 2023 season after coming in eighth in the league in the previous season despite a strong start of five victories.

The team will need to find a player who can fill the role well because they have made the risky decision to enter the upcoming season without Kane Williamson, who served as their captain in the previous campaign.

Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal was released by the Punjab Kings in advance of the auction, and they made the decision to part ways with him.

Williamson and the right-hander both brought in 14 Cr. but performed worse than the management had anticipated.

Even though they had a great team the previous year, Mayank Agarwal's team only managed to place sixth in the standings.

The 31-year-old Bangalore player managed only 196 runs in 13 innings, averaging 16.33.

Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran, another Sunriser, was also left out of the team because he will now be made available for the upcoming mini-auction next month.

The third most expensive player to be released prior to the 2023 auction was Pooran, who was signed for a whopping 10.75 crores.

In addition, Pooran had become the most expensive West Indian ever purchased at an auction, but he failed to provide the team with any threat during the season.

Jason Holder

Jason Holder's dismissal from the side by the Lucknow Super Giants was one of the biggest surprises.

The player was purchased for the enormous sum of 8.75 Cr. which places him on the list of the most expensive players that was made public prior to the auction.

Romario Shepherd

In the 2022 mega-auction, Romario Shepherd was purchased by the Sunrisers Hyderabad at INR 7.75 crore.

The pacer is known for being a quick bowler and a powerful hitter who bats lower in the order.

However, the player was unable to contribute significantly to the SRH team and was thus released from the squad.

Another exciting tournament is soon to start, What will happen after this teams released this 5 men's ?

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