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IPL 2024 Auction: Star-Studded Roster Unveiled with Shocking Twists

The IPL 2024 Auction witnessed unprecedented excitement as 72 cricketers found new homes, with a jaw-dropping ₹230.45 crore spent collectively. Let’s dive into the thrilling details of the sold and unsold players, unveiling the surprises that unfolded during this cricketing spectacle.

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 Costliest Buys Steal the Limelight

In a dazzling display of wealth, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins emerged as the costliest buys of the auction. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) splurged a whopping ₹24.75 crore to acquire Starc, surpassing Cummins’ record set just moments earlier at ₹20.5 crore with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Uncapped Talents Turn Millionaires

The IPL 2024 Auction proved to be a life-changing event for uncapped Indian cricketers. Shubham Dubey and Sameer Rizvi’s fortunes soared as they were picked up by Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for ₹5.8 crore and ₹8.4 crore, respectively.

 Big Paydays for Indian Pacers

Indian pacers also commanded attention in the auction. Umesh Yadav and Shivam Mavi secured lucrative deals, fetching ₹5.8 crores and ₹6.4 crores, landing with Gujarat Titans (GT) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) respectively.

International Stars and Surprising Snubs

While some international players clinched hefty contracts, others faced disappointment. Daryl Mitchell from New Zealand attracted a ₹14 crore bid from CSK, while notable names like Steve Smith, Karun Nair, and Manish Pandey went unsold. The overseas keeper and spinner category, including Josh Inglis, Kusal Mendis, Adil Rashid, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, surprisingly found no takers.

Auction Highlights

– Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders engaged in a fierce bidding war for West Indies T20 captain Rovman Powell, who eventually went to RR for ₹7.40 crore.

– Punjab Kings broke the bank for Harshal Patel, securing him for ₹11.75 crore.

– Chennai Super Kings strategically picked up Shardul Thakur (₹4 crore) and Rachin Ravindra (₹1.8 crore) in the second set.

– Australia’s Travis Head, the World Cup final hero, fetched ₹6.8 crore from SRH after a bidding war with CSK.

– Uncapped Australian left-arm pacer Spencer Johnson stole the spotlight, going for a staggering ₹10 crore to Gujarat Titans.

Full List of Sold and Unsold Players

Sold Players for

Rajasthan Royals

Rovman Powell (West Indies) – ₹7.40 crore

Mark Wood (England) – ₹6 crore

Riley Meredith (Australia)- ₹4.2 crore

Shubham Dubey (India)- ₹5.8 crore

Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)- ₹6.2 crore

Punjab Kings

Rilee Rossouw (South Africa) – ₹8 crore

Harshal Patel (India) – ₹11.75 crore

Chris Woakes (England) – ₹4.2 crore

Kuldeep Yadav (India) – ₹3.8 crore

M Siddharth (India) – ₹1.5 crore

Sanjay Yadav (India)- ₹2.8 crore

Liam Livingstone (England) – ₹9.75 crore

Delhi Capitals

Harry Brook (England) – ₹4 crore

Tristan Stubbs (South Africa) – ₹50 lakhs

Travis Varun (India) – ₹1.5 crore

Vishnu Vinod (India) – ₹4.2 crore

Shahbaz Ahmed (India) – ₹4.4 crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Travis Head (Australia) – ₹6.80 crore

Pat Cummins (Australia) – ₹20.5 crore

Jaydev Unadkat (India) – ₹1.6 crore

Andrew Tye (Australia) – ₹1.1 crore

Kyle Mayers (West Indies) – ₹5.5 crore

Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) – ₹1.5 crore

 Kolkata Knight Riders

Manish Pandey (India) – ₹50 lakh

KS Bharat (India) – ₹50 lakhs

Chetan Sakariya (India) – ₹50 lakhs

Mitchell Starc (Australia)** – ₹24.75 crore

Lungi Ngidi (South Africa)- ₹7.75 crore

Ben McDermott (Australia) – ₹6 crore

Chennai Super Kings

Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)- ₹1.8 crore

Shardul Thakur (India) – ₹4 crore

Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) – ₹14 crore

Rohan Kadam (India)- ₹4.4 crore

Chris Jordan (England) – ₹4.4 crore

Sameer Rizvi (India) – ₹8.4 crore

Jason Holder (West Indies) – ₹8 crore

Gujarat Titans

Azmatullah Omarzai (Afghanistan) – ₹50 lakh

Umesh Yadav (India) – ₹5.8 crore

Spencer Johnson (Australia) – ₹10 crore

Mumbai Indians

Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)- ₹5 crore

Dilshan Naveen-ul-Haq (Afghanistan) – ₹4.2 crore

Madushanka (Sri Lanka)- ₹4.6 crore

Jalaj Saxena (India)- ₹1.3 crore

George Garton (England) – ₹2 crore

Mohammad Shami (India)- ₹6.8 crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)- Base price

Alzarri Joseph (West Indies) – ₹11.5 crore

Kyle Jamieson (New Zealand) – ₹5 crore

Sompal Kami (Nepal)- ₹50 lakhs

Mohammad Siraj (India) – ₹8.5 crore

Riyan Parag (India)- ₹2.2 crore

Finn Allen (New Zealand) – ₹3 crore

Sarfaraz Khan (India) – ₹2 crore

Lucknow Super Giants

Shivam Mavi (India) – ₹6.4 crore

Deepak Hooda (India) – ₹4.8 crore

Vivek Singh (India)- ₹4.8 crore

Unsold Players:

  1. Evin Lewis (West Indies)
  2. Jason Roy (England)
  3. Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand)
  4. Alex Carey (Australia)
  5. Ashton Agar (Australia)
  6. Devdutt Padikkal (India)
  7. Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)
  8. Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)
  9. James Neesham (New Zealand)
  10. Hashim Amla (South Africa)

Conclusion

The IPL 2024 Auction left fans and pundits alike in awe with its high-octane bidding wars, surprising picks, and unsold marquee players. The stage is now set for an electrifying season as teams gear up to unleash their newly acquired firepower on the cricketing battlefield. The countdown to IPL 2024 has begun, promising cricket enthusiasts a riveting spectacle like never before.

 

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