Andre Russell, Cameron Green among the star players as we look at the final overseas players list ranking for all 10 teams for IPL 2023.
Overseas players are an important part of any team in the Indian Premier League. A team can have a maximum of 8 overseas players in their squad, while only 4 are allowed to play in the playing 11. Given the immense value that overseas players bring in to IPL, there’s no surprise that teams invest big in them.
The IPL 2023 Auction saw the two highest salaries in the history of IPL being given to two overseas players. While PBKS acquired Sam Curran for a salary of INR 18.5 Cr, Chennai Super Kings acquired Ben Stokes for INR 17.5 Cr. But how does the overseas players look like for all 10 teams? Well, let’s look at the ranking of all 10 teams based on overseas players for IPL 2023.
To help us arrive at the ranking, Teams are ranked basis of their cumulative player ratings. Players are relatively rated basis the benchmark players in their respective categories like Openers, Middle-order, Finishers, All-rounder, Pacer, and Spinner. The rating for all the players is derived basis their last three year’s IPL performance, and their current International or Domestic form.
#10: Mumbai Indians – 7.906
It might surprise you to see the quality of overseas players in MIs setup, but still at the Number 10 position. Well, MI does have explosiveness in their overseas players in the form of Archer, Dewald Brevis, Tim David, and Tristan Stubbs. But except for Archer, who didn’t play last year, Brevis, David, and Stubbs are inexperienced, and thus are relatively less rated.
Overall, Mumbai Indians have a cumulative rating of 7.906 based on 8 overseas players. Jofra Archer is MI’s best overseas player with a rating of 9.25. After Archer, we have, Tim David at 8.75, Cameron Green at 8.5, Dewald Brevis at 7.5, and Jason Behrendorff at 7.5. Overall, MI
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Mumbai Indians (MI)
Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs [wk], Cameron Green, Duan Jansen, Jofra Archer, Tim David, Jason Behrendorff & Jhye Richardson
#9: Lucknow Super Giants – 8.094
Number 9 sees Lucknow Super Giants, who have a cumulative rating of 8.094 based on 8 overseas players. Marcus Stoinis is LSG’s best overseas player with a rating of 9.5. After Stoinis, we have Nicholas Pooran at 9, Quinton de Kock at 9, and Mark Wood at 8.75.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
Nicholas Pooran [wk], Quinton de Kock [wk], Daniel Sams, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Romario Shephard, Mark Wood & Naveen Ul-Haq
#8: Gujarat Titans – 8.156
Number 8 sees Gujarat Titans, who have a cumulative rating of 8.156 based on 8 overseas players. Rashid Khan is Gujarat’s best overseas player with a rating of 10 as he is the benchmark spinner. After Rashid Khan, we have David Miller at 9.75, Matthew Wade at 8.5, and Kane Williamson at 8.25.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Gujarat Titans (GT)
David Miller, Kane Williamson, Matthew Wade [wk], Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua Little, Noor Ahmad & Rashid Khan
#7: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 8.313
Number 7 sees Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have a cumulative rating of 8.313 based on 8 overseas players. Harry Brook is SRH’s best overseas player with a rating of 9.25. After Brook, we have Adil Rashid at 9, Aiden Markram at 8.75, and Glenn Phillips at 8.75.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Aiden Markram, Harry Brook, Heinrich Klaasen [wk], Glenn Phillips [wk], Marco Jansen, Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein & Fazalhaq Farooqi
#6: Kolkata Knight Riders – 8.375
Number 6 sees Kolkata Knight Riders, who have a cumulative rating of 8.375 based on 8 overseas players. Andre Russell is KKR’s best overseas player with a rating of 9.58. After Russell, we have Lockie Ferguson at 8.75, Tim Southee at 8.5, and Sunil Narine at 8.5.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Litton Das [wk], Rahmanullah Gurbaz [wk], Andre Russell, David Wisse, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson & Tim Southee
#5: Chennai Super Kings – 8.396
At number 5, we have Chennai Super Kings, who have a cumulative rating of 8.396 based on 8 overseas players. Spinner Maheesh Theekshana is their best player with a rating of 9.50. After Theekshana, we have Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, and Devon Conway with a rating of 9.08, 8.83, 8.75, and 8.5 respectively.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Chennai Super Kings
Devon Conway [wk], Ben Stokes, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Kyle Jamieson, Maheesh Theekshana & Matheesha Pathirana
#4: Delhi Capitals – 8.594
At number 4, we have Delhi Capitals, who have a cumulative rating of 8.594 based on 8 overseas players. David Warner and Anrich Nortje are Delhi Capitals’ best players with a rating of 9.5 respectively. After these two, we have Mitchell Marsh, Mustafizur Rahman, and Rovman Powell with a rating of 8.5 each.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Delhi Capitals
David Warner, Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt [wk], Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi & Mustafizur Rahman
#3: Rajasthan Royals – 8.594
Number 3 sees Rajasthan Royals, who have a cumulative rating of 8.594 based on 8 overseas players. Jos Buttler is Rajasthan Royals’s best overseas player with a rating of 9.75. After Buttler, we have Trent Boult at 9.5, Shimron Hetmyer at 9, and Adam Zampa at 8.75.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Joe Root, Shimron Hetmyer, Donavon Ferreira [wk], Jos Buttler [wk], Jason Holder, Adam Zampa, Obed McCoy & Trent Boult
#2: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8.750
At number 2, the team with the second-best set of overseas players is Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have a cumulative rating of 8.750 based on 8 overseas players. Josh Hazlewood and Wanindu Hasaranga are RCB’s best overseas players with a rating of 9.75 each. After these two, we have Faf du Plessis at 9.25, Glenn Maxwell at 8.75, and David Willey at 8.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Faf du Plessis, Will Jacks, Finn Allen [wk], David Willey, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood & Reece Topley
#1: Punjab Kings – 8.774
At Number 1, we have Punjab Kings, who have a cumulative rating of 8.774 based on 7 overseas players. Liam Livingstone is PBKS’ best overseas player with a rating of 10 as he is the benchmark finisher in the squad. After Livingstone, we have Kagiso Rabada at 9.75, Jonny Bairstow at 9.25, and Sam Curran at 8.75.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Punjab Kings (PBKS)
Bhanuka Rajapaksa [wk], Jonny Bairstow [wk], Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Kagiso Rabada & Nathan Ellis
So, that’s about the ranking of the teams based on overseas players for IPL 2023. While PBKS does have the best ranking, it could have changed had they purchased one more overseas player. Personally, I feel RCB have the best overseas players among all 10 teams for IPL 2023.
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