SRINAGAR– As many 21 cricketers from Jammu & Kashmir have been included in the Indian Premier League 2023 Player Auction, which will be held in Kochi on 23 December at 2:30 pm IST.
Among the 21 players selected, 14 are fast bowlers. It’s for the first time that J&K has the most number of selected players in the 2023 edition of the IPL auction.
A number of bowlers have already attended trials organised by various franchise teams. Delhi Capitals held a scouting camp in the Valley in August and some of those selected in the talent hunt were later called up for the main trials in October. Meanwhile, some reports suggest that Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians have also been keen on giving J&K pacers a trial. Basit Bashir and Sharukh Dar played as net bowlers for Punjab Kings and SRH in the 2022 edition of the IPL.
Reportedly, a number of IPL scouts saw the J&K senior cricket team play during the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament and Vijay Hazare Trophy.
J&K players in the IPL 2023 auction list include:
Shubham Khajuria, Vivrant Sharma, Mujtaba Yousuf, Abid Mushtaq, Yudhvirgj Charak, Basit Bashir, Rasikh Dar, Waseem Khanday, Avinash Singh, Aman Sharma, Fazil Makaya, Ateev Saini, Shahrukh Dar, Lone Muzaffar, Auqib Dar, Asad Jamil Ahmed, Aashish Bhatt, Gourav Koul, Rajeev Singh, Mohd. Wasim, Sampark Gupta.