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IPL 2024 auction: Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins headline 2 crore bracket list as 333 players set to go under the hammer

By, New Delhi
Dec 12, 2023 06:55 AM IST

Only 3 Indians are starring in the highest base price bracket for the IPL 2024 auction. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will headline the Dubai auction.

New Zealand's Rachin Ravindra has a modest base price of INR 50 lakh while World Cup winner Mitchell Starc is set for a blockbuster return to the cash-rich league as the Indian Premier League (IPL) announced its final list for the upcoming auction pool ahead of the 2024 season on Monday. According to the roster shared by the IPL in an official release, as many as 333 players will go under the hammer at the IPL 2024 auction. The IPL 2024 auction will take place in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena on December 19. Out of the 333 players, 214 are Indians and 119 are overseas players of which 2 players are from associate nations.

Australia's Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are set to headline the IPL 2024 auction(AFP-BCCI)
Australia's Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are set to headline the IPL 2024 auction(AFP-BCCI)

There are 116 capped players, 215 uncapped players and 2 from associate nations. According to the release, a maximum of 77 slots are available with up to 30 spots being slotted for overseas players at the IPL 2024 auction. For the upcoming mini-auction of the cash-rich league, INR 2 crore is the highest reserve price. As many as 23 players have been slotted in the highest bracket for IPL 2024. Thirteen players are headlining the list for the IPL 2024 auction with a base price of INR 1.5 crore.

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Only 3 Indians in highest base price bracket

During the Dubai auction for IPL 2024, some of the biggest stars in world cricket will be up for grabs at INR 2 crore. Harshal Patel, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav are the only three Indians featured in the highest reserve price bracket of INR 2 crore. The 23-member list also features Harry Brook, Travis Head, Rilee Rossouw, Steve Smith, Gerald Coetzee, Pat Cummins, Chris Woakes, Josh Inglis, Lockie Ferguson, Josh Hazlewood, Starc, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Adil Rashid, Rassie van der Dussen, James Vince, Sean Abbott, Jamie Overton, David Willey, Ben Duckett, and Mustafizur Rahman. Wanindu Hasaranga, Phillip Salt, Colin Munro, Sherfane Rutherford, Tom Curran, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, James Neesham, Daniel Sams, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Jhye Richardson and Tim Southee are starring in the all-overseas second-highest list of INR 1.5 crore for IPL 2024 auction.

Starc returns for IPL 2024

Australia's World Cup 2023 hero Travis Head will feature in the first set of the auction. New Zealand's Ravindra, Australia skipper Cummins, South African cricketer Gerald Coetzee and India's Shardul Thakur are placed in the second set. Veteran Australian pacer Starc has been listed in the fourth set for the IPL 2024 auction. Starc is expected to spark a bidding war among the 10 teams at the IPL 2024 auction. The Australian pacer last played an IPL game back in 2015. The 33-year-old speedster has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the cash-rich league.

Which team has the highest purse at IPL 2024 auction?

Former winners and last season's runners-up, the Gujarat Titans (GT) have the highest purse of INR 38.15 crore for the IPL 2024 auction. GT's rivals Lucknow Super Giants will enter the same auction with the lowest purse of INR 13.15 crore in Dubai. Earlier, the Titans traded their skipper Hardik Pandya to record-time winners Mumbai Indians (MI) in the build-up to the mini-auction. The IPL 2024 auction will start at 1 PM local time.

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