LPL Auction 2023: Dilshan Madhushanka Became The Costliest Player, Suresh Raina’s Name Hasn’t Called Up For Bid

The auction for Lanka Premier League (LPL) is ended, and one of the tournament’s highlights was the record-breaking sale of Dilshan Madhushanka, who became the highest-priced player, fetching a staggering sum of $92,000 in the auction. The LPL auction saw several exciting moments, including surprises and omissions.

Interestingly, the name of former Indian cricketer and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stalwart, Suresh Raina, was expected to be called during the auction. However, the auctioneer decided not to include him in the proceedings, leaving fans intrigued about his potential involvement in the league. Raina, who retired from international cricket a couple of years ago, is now preparing for the next phase of his career. After his retirement, he had not been a part of the CSK squad for the past two seasons.

Suresh Raina has been an integral part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception in 2008 until 2021. When he returned home, he missed the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, with the opportunity to participate in the LPL, Raina can explore a new chapter in his cricketing journey. However, Indian players must retire from international cricket before participating in foreign leagues.

In preparation for the Lanka Premier League, the much-anticipated auction occurred on June 14th, attracting 360 registered players vying for contracts. The main tournament is scheduled to commence on July 31st. It will run until August 22nd, providing an exciting platform for players from various countries to showcase their skills and compete against each other.

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The list of Players Bought in the LPL 2023 auction:

Colombo Strikers:- Babar Azam, Matheesha Pathirana, Naseem Shah and Chamika Karunaratne
Players Bought:-  Pathum Nissanka ($40,000), Niroshan Dickwell ($44,000), Wahab Riaz ($40,000), Lakshan Sandakan ($30,000), Nipun Dananjaya ($5,000), Movin Suvasinghe ($10,000), Lahiru Udara ($10,000), Shashika Dulshan ($6,500), Nuwanidhu Fernando ($20,000), Iftikhar Ahmed ($50,000), Lorcan Tucker ($10,000), Jeffrey Vandersay ($20,000), Angelo Perera ($20,000), Dhananjaya Lakshan ($20,000), Ramesh Mendis ($26,000), Mohammad Nawaz ($30,000), Ahan Wickramasinghe ($5,000), A.K.K. Yashoda Lanka ($5,000)

Dambulla Aura:- Matthew Wade, Kusal Mendis, Lungi Ngidi and Avishka Fernando
Players Bought:-  Dhananjaya de Silva ($76,000), Kusal Janith Perera ($40,000), Hayden Kerr ($20,000), Sadeera Samarawickrama ($68,000), Binura Fernando ($76,000), Noor Ahmad($50,000), Sachitha Jayathalika ($5,000), Janith Liyanage ($10,000), Dushan Hemantha ($20,000), Pramod Madhushan ($34,000 RTM), Shahnawaz Dahani ($20,000), Jehan Daniel ($8,000), Wanuja Sahan ($5,000), Kavidu Pathirathna ($5,000), Ravindu Fernando ($5,000), Alex Ross ($20,000), Treveen Mathew ($7,500), Manelker de Silva ($5,000), Praveen Jayawickrama ($20,000)

Jaffna Kings:- Maheesh Theekshana, David Miller, Thisara Perera and Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Players Bought:-  Charith Asalanka ($80,000), Dunith Wellalage ($56,000), Shoaib Malik ($50,000), Pathum Kumara ($5,000), Vijaykanth Viyaskanth ($18,000, RTM), Teeshan Vithushan ($5,000), Ashanka Major ($5,000), Nishan Madhuska ($10,000), Asitha Fernando ($28,000), Dilshan Madhushanka ($92,000), Zaman Khan ($20,000, Ashan Randika ($5,000), Ratnarajah Thenurathan ($5,000), Chris Lynn ($50,000), Asela Gunarathne ($10,000)

B-Love Kandy:- Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Fakhar Zaman
Players Bought:- Isuru Udana ($40,000), Dinesh Chandimal ($72,000), Mohammad Hasnain ($34,000), Dushmantha Chameera ($70,000), Sahan Arachchige ($28,000), Ashen Bandara ($40,000), Mohammad Haris ($20,000), Navod Paranavitharana ($5,000), Asif Ali ($30,000), Kamindu Mendis ($60,000 RTM), Nuwan Pradeep ($20,000), Chaturanga de Silva ($10,000), AamerJamal ($10,000), Malsha Tharupathi ($13,000), Thanuka Dabare ($10,000), Lasith Abeyrathne ($5,000), Avishka Tharindu($5,000)

Galle Titans:- Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Shakib Al Hasan and Tabraiz Shamsi
Players Bought:- Sekkuge Prasanna ($15,000), Lahiru Kumara ($40,000), Lasith Croospulle ($20,000), Sohan de Livera ($5,000), Ashan Priyaranjana ($20,000), Ben Cutting ($30,000), Mohammad Mithun ($20,000), Minod Bhanuka ($20,000), Pasidu Suryabandhara ($5,000), Shevon Daniel ($22,000), Mohammed Siraj ($5,000), Lahiru Samarakun ($40,000), Akila Dhananjaya ($11,000), Chad Bowes ($58,000), Tim Seifert ($30,000), Sonal Dinusha ($5,000), Avishka Perera ($6,000), Anuk Fernando ($5,000), Vishwa Fernando ($10,000)

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