Maharashtra Premier League Auction 2023 Date, Sold & Unsold Players List with Price, Teams

Maharashtra Premier League Auction 2023 Date, Sold & Unsold Players List with Price, Teams: The Maharashtra Premier League is one of the most exciting and competitive domestic cricket leagues in India. As fans and experts await the upcoming 2023 season, the MPL auction is a key event that sets the stage for the league. Moreover, a player named Naushad Sheikh got sold for a lot of money. The Kolhapur Tuskers team bought him for Rs 6 lakh, which is a lot of money. There were six teams in total and they all got announced during the auction. One team, Suhana Masalewale, will now be known as Puneri Bappa and Rituraj Gaikwad will be their star player. See here the complete details of the Maharashtra Premier League Auction 2023 in detail.

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Apart from that, another team, Punit Bal Group, will be Kolhapur Tuskers and Eagle Infra India will be known as Eagle Nashik Titans. The Venkateswara Industries team will be referred to as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings.  The Jets Synthesis team will be called Ratnagiri Jets, and the Kapil Sons team will be called Solapur Royals. In this article, we will provide an overview of the MPL 2023 auction date and process, and list the sold and unsold players with their prices and teams.

Maharashtra Premier League Auction

Maharashtra Premier League Auction 2023

As we are aware, the Maharashtra Premier League is a professional Twenty20 cricket league. It is hosted by the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) in India. The MCA established the MPL in 2019. It promotes cricket at the regional level and gives a platform for young and aspiring cricketers to show their talent.

Basically, the first season of the MPL was held in 2019 and featured six teams representing various cities in Maharashtra. The league obtained a positive response from the fans. The second season was scheduled to take place in 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the MCA is now gearing up for the third season of the MPL, which promises to be bigger and better than before.

About 300 players were up for grabs. The players were split into various groups based on their experience and skill level. The best players were in Group A and their starting cost was 60,000 rupees. The younger and less experienced players were in Group B and C, and their starting prices were lower.

Well, each team could only spend up to 20 lakh rupees on players, and they had to choose 16 players for their team. They also had to select at least two players who were under 19 years old. One of the most expensive under-19 players was Sachin Dhas, who was bought by the Kolhapur team for 1 lakh 50 thousand rupees.

Analysis of Team Compositions and Strategies

The Maharashtra Premier League (MPL) auction for 2023 saw some interesting picks and strategies from the franchises.

Here’s a team-by-team analysis of the players and strategies for the upcoming season.

  • Mumbai Warriors: As the defending champions went all-in on their bowling attack by picking up some of the best Indian and international bowlers. They have various spinners and pace bowlers that can cause problems on any pitch. However, their batting lineup is a bit light and they will depend on their top order to score big runs.
  • Pune Panthers: The Panthers made some shrewd picks in the auction by balancing their team with reliable all-rounders and some explosive batsmen. They have a strong Indian contingent that can play in various conditions and their overseas players add experience and firepower.
  • Nagpur Ninjas: Well, the Nagpur franchise went all out to pick up some of the most exciting young talents in the country. They have a very young squad with a lot of potential, especially in their batting order. Though more, their bowling attack is inexperienced but has a good mix of pace and spin.
  • Aurangabad Armadillos: Next, the Armadillos had a mixed auction, picking up some experienced players and some young talent. Their batting order looks strong on paper but they lack depth in their spin department.

MPL Players List 2023

The MPL icon players are as follows:

PUNE Ruturaj Dashrat Gaikwad
NASHIK Rahul Ajay Kumar
KOLHAPUR Kedar Jadhav
SAMBHAJINAGAR Rajvardhan Hangargekar
SOLAPUR Vicky Ostwal

MPL Schedule 2023

Date & Time  of the  Matches   Match 
15 June 2023
(07:30 PM)
Pune v/s Kolhapur
16 June 2023
(7:30 PM)
Nashik v/s Sambhajinagar
17 June 2023
(07:30 PM)
Ratnagiri v/s Solapur
18 June 2023
(7:30 PM)
Kolhapur v/s Nashik
19 June 2023
(07:30 PM)
Sambhajinagar v/s Ratnagiri
20 June 2023
(07:30 PM)
Solapur v/s Pune
21 June 2023
(7:30 PM)
Kolhapur v/s Sambhajinagar
22 June 2023
(07:30 PM)
Nashik v/s Ratnagiri
23 June 2023
(7:30 PM)
Solapur v/s Kolhapur
24 June 2023
(07:30 PM)
Pune v/s Nashik
25 June 2023
(7:30 PM)
Pune v/s Ratnagiri
26 June 2023
(07:30 PM)
Sambhajinagar v/s Solapur
27 June 2023
(7:30 PM)
Qualifier 1 (1st v/s 2nd)
28 June 2023
(07:30 PM)
Eliminator (3rd v/s 4th)
29 June 2023
(7:30 PM)
Qualifier 2 (Loser of Q1 v/s Winner of E)
30 June 2023
(07:30 PM)
Final (Winner of Q1 v/s Winner of Q2)

FAQs About Maharashtra Premier League Auction 2023

  • How many teams are there in the Maharashtra Premier League?
    Ans. There are 6 teams in the Maharashtra Premier League. They are Pune Warriors, Nagpur Angels, Mumbai Heroes,  Kolhapur Kings, Thane Tigers, and Aurangabad Royals.
  • What is the format of the MPL?
    Ans. The MPL features a round-robin format where each team plays against the other five teams twice, with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs. The playoffs feature two semi-finals, a third-place playoff, and a final.
  • Who are some of the top players to watch out for in MPL 2023?
    Ans. Some of the top players to watch out for in MPL 2023 include Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Rahul Tripathi.

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