Who will be the most expensive buy in IPL 2024 Auction?

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Who will be the most expensive buy in IPL 2024 Auction?

Who will be the most expensive buy in IPL 2024 Auction: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 player auction is set to take place on December 19 in Dubai, the first time it has been held outside India. A total of 25 players have entered the auction with a base price of INR 2 crore (USD 240,000 approximately), the highest among the 1166 players who have registered for the auction.

Among the top-priced players are seven members of Australia’s ODI World Cup winning squad – Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Steven Smith, Josh Inglis and Sean Abbott. They are expected to attract fierce bidding from the ten franchises, who have a total of 77 slots to fill, of which 30 can be overseas players.

Starc, is keen to return to the IPL after eight years, having last played the 2015 season for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He did enter the 2018 auction, where he was bought for INR 9.4 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but missed the season because of injury. This time, however, Starc is looking to use the IPL as preparation for the 2024 T20 World Cup in June.

Head, who was the Player of the Match in the semis and finals of the 2023 ODI World Cup last month, has also not played the IPL since 2017, when he was part of RCB and played ten games across two seasons, scoring 205 runs at a strike rate of 138.51.

Some of the other notable players in the highest base price band are fast bowler Gerald Coetzee, who was South Africa’s highest wicket-taker at the World Cup, and England batter Harry Brook, who was released by Sunrisers Hyderabad, along with Harshal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav and Kedar Jadhav.

New Zealand batting allrounder Rachin Ravindra, who scored 578 runs at a strike rate of 106 and took five wickets at the World Cup, has listed his base price at INR 50 lakhs (USD 60,000 approximately). He is one of the 909 uncapped players, of which 812 are Indian, who have registered for the auction.

The final pool of players, however, will be much smaller after the teams submit the names of players they are interested in to the IPL. The long list also includes 45 players from Associate nations, and 18 capped Indian players.

The IPL 2024 auction will be a crucial event for the franchises, as they look to build their squads for the upcoming season, which will start in April. The auction will also be a lucrative opportunity for the players, especially the ones who performed well at the recent ODI World Cup.

LIST OF PLAYERS AND BASE PRICE

Base Price INR 2 crore (USD 240,000 approximately): Harshal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Mustafizur Rahman, Tom Banton, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Jamie Overton, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Lockie Ferguson, Gerald Coetzee, Rilee Rossouw, Rassie van der Dussen, Angelo Mathews

Base price INR 1.5 CR (USD 180,000 approximately): Mohammad Nabi, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Daniel Worrall, Tom Curran, Marchant de Lange, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Phil Salt, Corey Anderson, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee, Colin Ingram, Wanindu Hasaranga, Jason Holder, Sherfane Rutherford

Base price INR 1 CR (USD 120,000 approximately): Ashton Agar, Riley Meredith, D’Arcy Short, Ashton Turner, Gus Atkinson, Sam Billings, Michael Bracewell, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Alzarri Joseph, Rovman Powell, David Wiese

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