Who will be the most expensive player at IPL 2024 auction?

IPL 2024 Auction

IPL 2024 Auction Date

The Indian Premier League (IPL) fever is taking over the entire cricket fraternity. All the teams announced the list of their released and retained players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction on Sunday, November 26.

The IPL 2024 auction is scheduled on December 19 with many prominent players expected to feature in the bidding war. Among the pool of stars, who are expected to throw their hat in the ring for the upcoming auction, which one could attract the highest bid? Can the IPL auction find another Sam Curran?

Who is likely to become the most expensive player in IPL 2024 auction?

  • Travis Head

The 2023 World Cup-winner Travis Head’s stock rose after his 137-run finale knock versus India. With many franchises looking for an explosive opener, this could increase the bid for him due to heavy demand.

  • Mitchell Starc

Australia pacer Mitchell Starc last played an IPL in 2015. Since then, he has opted against putting his name in the auction. He finally is close to agreeing to an IPL commitment and looking at his pedigree, he could fetch a handsome sum of money.

  • Daryl Mitchell

New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell carried his team’s middle-order in the recently-concluded World Cup. Although it was a different format, Mitchell showed his hitting prowess in the semi-final versus India, where he scored a century, making him a potential favourites of many teams for the auction.

  • Rachin Ravindra

Another Kiwi player, Rachin Ravindra, set the World Cup 2023 ablaze with his bat. He is s utility cricketer, bowling handy left-arm spin. His all-round abilities put him in the radar of almost all the franchises.

  • Wanindu Hasaranga

Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has been released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the IPL 2022 but his form dipped in the following season. He is still a very capable multi-faceted player and many teams could run after him in the auction.

  • Gerald Coetzee

South Africa’s Gerald Coetzee with his ferocious pace became an instant hit in the 2023 World Cup. While he was already a very notable name in franchise cricket, Coetzee’s exploits at the international level has given him more recognition.

  • Harry Brook

Sunrisers Hyderabad had bought England’s Harry Brook for INR 13.25 crore in the IPL 2023 auction, making him one of the most expensive buys. Brook did not fare well in his debut IPL season, but has the game to flourish in T20s. Teams would also want to invest in young talents, and Brook is one of them.

  • Pat Cummins

Australia World Cup-winning captain is also expected to apply for the IPL 2024 auction. He opted out of the tournament last year. Kolkata Knight Riders roped him in for INR 15.5 crore in the IPL 2020 auction, however, he failed to justify the price tag. Now that he has recently won the World Cup, teams would want to capitalise on his leadership skills along with the sharp pace-bowling and lower middle-order hitting that he brings to the table.

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