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IPL 2024 Auction: Starc, Cummins, Mitchell, Harshal top bids; MI, RR, SRH look settled on paper

IPL 2024 Auction Updates: Mitchell Strac, Pat Cummins, Daryl Mitchell, Harshal Patel, Alzarri Joseph are top bids at auction. Top five expensive buys, Players Sold, Full Team Details and Probable XI.


IPL 2024 Auction_ A total of 333 player undergo the Auction in Dubai _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©IPL_Twitter)
Total of 333 player undergo the Auction in Dubai (Photo: ©IPL/Twitter)

The first-ever IPL auctions to be held away from Indian shores took place in Dubai with a lot of buzz and excitement surrounding all the 10 teams involved. It turned out to be a great auction with franchises breaking their banks for certain players. 


Going into the IPL 2024 mini-auction, last year’s runners-up Gujarat Titans (GT) had the largest purse with INR 38.15 crore for the auction followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad (INR 34 crore) Kolkata Knight Riders (INR 32.7 crore), Chennai Super Kings (INR 31.4 crore), Punjab Kings (INR 29.10 crore), Delhi Capitals (INR 28.95 crore), Royal Challengers Bangalore (INR 23.25 crore), Mumbai Indians (INR 17.75 crore), Rajasthan Royals (14.5 CR) and Lucknow Super Giants (INR 13.5 crore).


Here are the costliest players in the auction:


Player

Price

Team

Mitchell Strac

INR 24.75 Crore

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Pat Cummins

INR 20.50 Crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Daryl Mitchell

INR 14.00 Crore

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Harshal Patel

INR 11.75 Crore

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Alzarri Joseph

INR 11.50 Crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)


Let’s scan how the ten franchises have utilised their IPL 2024 mini-auction strategies.


Mumbai Indians (MI): Pace was the main focus for the 5-time champions

Mumbai Indians opted for young overseas pacers by picking Gerald Coetzee of South Africa and Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka in a bid to boost their bowling department. They also have added an exciting pacer in Nuwan Thushara to their ranks. 


Players Picked: Gerald Coetzee (INR 5.00 Crore), Nuwan Thushara (INR 4.80 crore) Dilshan Madhushanka (4.60 Crore), Mohammad Nabi (INR 1.5 crore) Shreyas Gopal (INR 20 Lakh), Naman Dhir (INR 20 Lakh), Anshul Kamboj (INR 20 Lakh), Shivalik Sharma (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad: Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod, Arjun Tendulkar, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Dilshan Madhushanka, Shreyas Gopal, Nuwan Thushara, Naman Dhir, Anshul Kamboj, Mohammad Nabi, Shivalik Sharma


Mumbai Indians Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Hardik Pandya (C), Tim David, Romario Shepard, Kumar Kartikeya/Piyush Chawla, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Dilshan Madushanka



Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Men in orange bank on Australia’s World Cup winners 

Sunrisers Hyderabad was the most active team in the early stages of the auctions and made the 2nd biggest purchase in the history of the IPL auction in the form of Pat Cummins. Along with that, they opted to make smart investments in Wanindu Hasaranga and Travis Head.


Players Picked: Pat Cummins (INR 20.50 crore), Travis Head (INR 6.80 crore), Jaydev Unadkat (INR 1.60 crore), Wanindu Hasaranga (INR 1.50 CR), Akash Singh (INR 20 Lakh), Jhathavedh Subramanyan (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad: Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Heinrich Klaasen, Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Upendra Yadav, Nitish Reddy, Shahbaz Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Sanvir Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Fazahaq Farooqi, Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Wanindu Hasanranga, Jaydev Unadkat, Akash Singh, Jhathavedh Subramanyan


Sunrisers Hyderabad Probable XI: Mayank Agarwal, Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen (WK), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pat Cummins, T Natarajan, Jhathavedh Subramanyan



Chennai Super Kings (CSK): The right mix of experience and youth for the defending champions

Chennai Super Kings once went in for experience as they got a seasoned all-rounder in the form of Daryll Mitchell along with India’s very own Shardul Thakur. They also managed to get the recent sensation Rachin Ravindra and sprung a surprise by picking an uncapped finisher Sameer Rizvi for a huge sum.


Players Picked: Daryl Mitchell (INR 14.00 crore), Sameer Rizvi (8.40 crore), Shardul Thakur (INR 4.00 CR), Mustafizur Rahman (INR 2.00 crore), Rachin Ravindra (INR 1.80 CR), Avinash Rao Aravelly (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad: MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway (wk), Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Daryl Mitchell, Shardul Thakur, Rachin Ravindra, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avinash Rao Aravelly 


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway/ Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhury, Matheesha Pathirana



Gujarat Titans (GT): 2023 runners-up built together an all-round team

With the largest purse amongst the franchises, last year’s runner-up Gujarat Titans made their best attempts to boost their bowling in the first phase of the auction. They went all in for Starc but couldn’t succeed in buying him. However, they got the recent sensation Azmatullah Omarzai at a base price along with the smart purchase of Kartik Tyagi before going all guns for Australia pacer Spencer Johnson.


Players Picked: Spencer Johnson (INR 10 crore), Shahrukh Khan (INR 7.40 crore), Umesh Yadav (INR 5.80 crore), Azmatullah Omarzai (INR 50 lakh), Sushant Mishra (INR 2.2 crore), Robin Minz (INR 3.60 crore), Kartik Tyagi (INR 60 Lakh), Manav Suthar (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad: Abhinav Sadarangani, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller, Jayant Yadav, Joshua Little, Kane Williamson, Matthew Wade, Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, R. Sai Kishore, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Azmatullah Omarzai, Shahrukh Khan, Kartik Tyagi, Manav Suthar, Sushant Mishra, Spencer Johnson, Robin Minz


Gujarat Titans (GT) Probable XI: Shubman Gill (C), Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Kane Williamson, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Mohammed Shami, Spencer Johnson, Umesh Yadav/ Mohit Sharma



Delhi Capitals (DC): Capitals strengthen their middle-order 

Delhi Capitals didn’t have the best middle-order but now with the return of Rishabh Pant and the purchase of young overseas stars, Harry Brook & Tristan Stubbs improves their state of affairs. Additionally, investing huge in the keeper Kumar Kushagra can be a smart move. 


Players Picked: Kumar Kushagra (INR 7.20 crore), Jhye Richardson (INR 5 crore), Harry Brook (INR 4 crore), Tristan Stubbs (INR 50 Lakhs), Shai Hope (INR 75 Lakhs), Sumit Kumar (INR 1 crore), Ricky Bhui (INR 20 Lakhs), Rasikh Dar (INR 20 Lakhs),  Swastik Chhikara (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad: Rishabh Pant, Pravin Dubey, David Warner, Vicky Ostwal, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Abishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Lungi Ngidi, Lalit Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mitchell Marsh, Ishant Sharma, Yash Dhull, Mukesh Kumar, Harry Brook, Tristan Stubbs, Ricky Bhui, Kumar Kushagra, Rasikh Dar, Jhye Richardson, Sumit Kumar, Shai Hope, Swastik Chhikara


Delhi Capitals (DC) Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Harry Brook, Kumar Kushgara, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar



Punjab Kings (PBKS): Solid bowling combination 

Punjab Kings peppered their bowling department largely by instilling faith in the pace-bowling all-rounders Harshal Patel and England’s Chris Woakes.


Players Picked: Harshal Patel (INR 11.75 crore), Rilee Rossouw (INR 8 crore), Chris Woakes (INR 4.20 Crore), Ashutosh Sharma (INR 20 Lakh), Viswanath Prathap Singh (INR 20 Lakh), Shashank Singh (INR 20 Lakh), Tanay Thyagarajan (INR 20 Lakh), Prince Choudhary, (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Atharva Taide, Harpreet Singh, Shivam Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidwath Kaverappa, Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Harshal Patel, Chris Woakes, Ashutosh Sharma, Viswanath Prathap Singh, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Prince Choudhary, Rilee Rossouw


Punjab Kings (PBKS) Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone/ Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Harshal Patel, Sam Curran, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Lack of proper backups for main players

Kolkata Knight Riders became part of history as they bid the highest amount in IPL as they acquired the services of Mitchell Starc. Apart from that they preferred to go with the youngsters and a steal buy for Sherfane Rutherford.


Players Picked: Mitchell Starc (INR 24.75 Crore), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (INR 2 crore), Chetan Sakariya (INR 50 Lakhs), KS Bharat (INR 50 Lakhs), Angkrish Raghuvanshi (INR 20 Lakhs), Ramandeep Singh (INR 20 Lakhs), Sherfane Rutherford (1.50 crore), Manish Pandey (INR 50 Lakhs), Gus Atkinson (INR 1 crore), Sakib Hussain (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad: Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shreyas Iyer, Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mitchell Starc, Chetan Sakariya, KS Bharat, Ramandeep Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gus Atkinson, Sakib Hussain 


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Harshit Rana, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma



Rajasthan Royals (RR): Boosted their lower middle order

Rajasthan Royals looked to fill the gap in the middle and lower middle order and seemed to have done just that with the inclusion of West Indies T20 skipper Rovman Powell along with the local finisher Shubham Dubey.


Players Picked: Rovman Powell (INR 7.40 crore), Shubham Dubey (INR 5.80 crore), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (INR 40 Lakh), Nandre Burger (INR 50 Lakh), Abid Mushtaq (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad: Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Avesh Khan, Rovman Powell, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Nandre Burger, Abid Mushtaq


Rajasthan Royals (RR) Probable XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan 



Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): More focus on the pace bowling aspect 

Royal Challengers Bangalore had a hole in the pace bowling department and they seemed to have sorted it out by buying overseas pacers like Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson and Tom Curran before getting Yash Dayal for a huge sum. 


Players picked: Alzarri Joseph (INR 11.50 crore), Yash Dayal (INR 5 crore), Lockie Ferguson (INR 2.00 crore), Tom Curran (INR 1.5 crore),  Swapnil Singh (INR 20 Lakh), Saurav Chauhan (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad:  Faf du Plessis (C), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Mayank Dagar, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Swapnil Singh, Saurav Chauhan


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Probable XI: Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Manipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik, Tom Curran, Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Siraj



Lucknow Super Giants (LSG): Found Backups to their key players

With already a settled squad, LSG went into the auction intending to add some backups for their players and succeeded in doing so. They found a replacement for Avesh Khan in Shivam Mavi and added spinner Siddharth to their ranks.


Players Picked: Shivam Mavi (INR 6.40 Crore), Manimaran Siddharth (INR 2.40 crore), Ashton Turner (INR 1 crore), David Willey (INR 2 crore), Arshin Kulkarni (INR 20 Lakh), Mohd. Arshad Khan (INR 20 Lakh)


Complete Squad:  KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Prerak Mankad, Yudhvir Singh, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Amit Mishra, Naveen-ul-Haq, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Mavi, Arshin Kulkarni, Manimaran Siddharth, Ashton Turner, David Willey, Mohd. Arshad Khan


Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Probable XI: KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Shivam Mavi, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mark Wood


The Indian Premier League 2024 is expected to start in March.


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