Indian Premier League: Harry Brook will be in demand at IPL 2023 auction

    Harry Brook is a player who has, for the most part, seemingly risen to the top of the game from out of nowhere

    IPL 2023: Harry brook will be in high demand IPL 2023: Harry brook will be in high demand

    And after a stellar T20 World Cup campaign, the young English batsman finds himself in demand come the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction. 

    It has been a meteoric rise to say the least but don't be surprised if a couple of sides don't get into a bidding war for the youngster from Yorkshire. 

    His rise in international cricket has been fuelled by his exploits in domestic and, more importantly, franchise league cricket. 

    He first appeared in The Hundred, where he put in a stellar showing for the Northern Superchargers and finished as their top scorer during the league's debut year. 

    This led to him landing contracts with Big Bash League (BBL) team Hobart Hurricanes and Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Lahore Qalanders. 

    And it was at Lahore where he would taste glory, as he won the PSL title with a side captained by Shaheen Shah Afridi. 

    Indeed, his experience playing in Pakistan would prove invaluable when touring the country with England for both the seven-match T20I series that sealed his spot in England's T20 World Cup squad and the Test series, where he scored three centuries. 

    All of this has made him seem like a person of interest for IPL franchises, and what's more, he comes with one particular area of strength – being able to play spin bowling well. 

    "I try to take bits of the best players in the world and put it into my game," Brook told Sky Sports after getting his third hundred of the Pakistan tour. 

    "I've watched quite a lot of AB de Villiers, and the way he plays spin, quite a bit of his technical side has gone into my game on that front. 

    "I've scored many runs in certain areas, and I stick to that. I've been very quick on my feet against spin, which has helped.

    "The majority of my batting has been against spin, and I've been very confident against that out here."

    Indeed, he's shown little signs of reproach against spinners and has attacked them almost as much as he has pacers. 

    And that has doubtless made others sit up and take notice. There is no shortage of talented players from foreign shores who come with the hopes of making it to an IPL side. 

    But many of them need help to play spin bowling and thus end up missing out on a lucrative contract with an IPL franchise. 

    Brook seems unlikely to suffer the same fate, mainly because he has proven his mettle against slower bowling but also because he is already so good. And will only get better. 

    IPL mini auctions are remembered for teams looking to break the bank for a particular talent. It's okay if Brook is one player who fetches a high sum from an IPL side.