Top Most Expensive Releases Across Franchises Ahead Of IPL 2024 Auction

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Franchises aimed to boost their funds for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Auction by releasing several high-priced players.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) notably released their top-paid player Ben Stokes, setting a trend among other teams to free up budgets. Here’s a rundown of the most expensive IPL releases across franchises.

Ben Stokes, previously with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), was their highest bid at 16.25 crore in the IPL 2023 auction. Despite this, he played just two matches in the last season and made minimal impact. While there’s a chance he may be picked by other teams, it’s likely his value might diminish this time around.

England’s Harry Brook, in the prior IPL auction, garnered attention when Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) acquired him for 13.25 crore. Unfortunately, his performance in the IPL 2023 season didn’t align with his high price tag. Across 11 matches, Brook managed only 190 runs, averaging a meagre 21.11.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have made significant releases of 12 players in preparation for the IPL 2024 Auction, including the release of Shardul Thakur, a move that adds 10.75 crore to their available funds. Shardul had a disappointing performance in IPL 2023, contributing only 113 runs across 11 matches and securing a mere seven wickets during the season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opted to release Sri Lankan bowler Wanindu Hasaranga, contributing 10.75 crore to their IPL budget. Hasaranga played a pivotal role as a spin bowler for RCB, securing nine wickets across eight games during IPL 2023. His release came unexpectedly given RCB’s need for a reliable spinner in their lineup.

RCB acquired the Indian bowler Harshal Patel for 10.75 crore in the IPL auction. With a tally of 111 IPL wickets and an economy rate of 8.59, he has a solid track record. However, his performance in the last season was less than ideal, managing to secure 14 wickets across 13 matches with an economy rate hovering around 10 runs per over.

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