Stokes third most expensive IPL player, goes to CSK for Rs 16.25 cr

Kochi, Dec 23 (Agency) England captain Ben Stokes has gone to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at a whopping amount of 16.25 crore at the IPL Auction 2023. He became the third most expensive buy in the tournament after Sam Curran (18.50 cr) and Cameron Green ( 17.25 cr). Stokes has 920 IPL runs under his belt in 42 innings at an average of 25 and at a strike rate of 134.5, and smacked two centuries and as many fifties with 107 as his highest score.

Earlier, Australian all-rounder Cameron Green was purchased by Mumbai Indians for a whopping Rs 17.50 crore. It will be his debut IPL season. In T20Is for Australia, Green has played 8 matches and scored 139 runs at a strike rate of 173.75. In 7 innings that he bowled, Green also has 5 wickets against his name. England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of the tournament. He has played 32 IPL matches in which he got 337 runs at a strike rate of 149.78. He has also bagged 32 wickets at an economy of 9.21.