IPL Auction: The auction of players for IPL 2024 is to be held on December 19 in Dubai
IPL Auction 1,166 players have registered: The auction of players for IPL 2024 is to be held in Dubai on December 19. The auction for the next season of the league is not a mega auction. This time too, money is expected to rain on many players. Although nothing official has come from the IPL, but if reports are to be believed, this time a total of 1,166 players are participating in the auction. World Cup performers like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra are among the names trying to find a franchise for themselves in the league. Josh Hazlewood, who is doubtful to play in the league, has also made his name in the auction.
According to Cricbuzz's report, this time 1,166 players have made their names in the auction. There are 830 Indian players, while 336 are overseas players. The list includes 212 capped, 909 uncapped and 45 associate players. All teams put together are likely to see 77 players up for successful bidding, of which 30 will be overseas players. In this auction, franchise teams can spend Rs 262.95 crore.
Out of the 830 Indians, 18 are capped players namely Varun Aaron, KS Bharat (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Siddarth Kaul, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivam Mavi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Harshal Patel, Chetan Sakariya, Mandeep Singh, Barinder Sran, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Hanuma Vihari, Sandeep Warrier and Umesh Yadav.
Only four of the capped Indians — Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav — who have been recently released by their franchises have set their base price at a maximum of Rs 2 crore. The remaining 14 players have kept their base price at 50 lakhs.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer (27) has not been revealed as to why he has not given his name for the auction. But there was a buzz among IPL teams that he would not come to the auction this year due to his injury. However, several English players including World Cup players Adil Rashid, Harry Brook and Dawid Malan have given their names in the auction.
This time the auction has players from India, Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies, Ireland, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Scotland, United Arab Emirates and United States.
Travis Head, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, who were the heroes of Australia's World Cup victory, have kept their 'base price' (base price) in the highest bracket of Rs 2 crore. In this bracket, along with fast bowlers Harshal Patel and Umesh Yadav, who are out of the Indian team, there is also batsman Kedar Jadhav. South Africa's new fast bowling sensation Gerald Coetzee and dangerous batsman Rassie van der Dussen are also in the Rs 2 crore bracket.
New Zealand's Rachin Ravindra, who surprised everyone with his batting during the World Cup, has kept his base price at 50 lakhs, but there is a possibility of a big bid for him. Jos Inglis, who scored his maiden T20I century against India, former Australia captain Steve Smith and fast bowler Josh Hazlewood are also in the top bracket. One of the world's top wrist spinners, Wanindu Hasaranga is in the Rs 1.5 crore bracket. He has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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