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From World Cup Glory to IPL: 5 Players Sparking Bidding Wars in 2024 Auction

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The 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction is less than a week away, and cricket fans are extremely thrilled to see the premier event, which will be hosted in Dubai. The auction will have 333 participants, 119 of whom will be from other countries. Some foreigners are expected to earn large sums of money as a result of their achievements in the 2023 World Cup. A select few players made an impression and were the talk of the town during the big one-day international (ODI) tournament.  In the upcoming IPL auction, some franchises might not hesitate to buy these players at enormous prices due to their excellent performances.

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Potential Players for Maximum Bids in IPL 2024 auction

Player Name IPL Auction 2024 base price
Rachin Ravindra Rs. 50 Lakh
Travis Head Rs. 2 Cr.
Gerald Coetzee Rs. 2 Cr.
Darryl Mitchell Rs. 1 Cr.
Dilshan Madushanka Rs. 50 Lakh

Rachin Ravindra

Rachin Ravindra - Auction 2024 | KreedOn
Source: ABP News

Rachin Ravindra has risen to prominence in the cricketing world with his outstanding batting performance for the New Zealand squad in the 2023 World Cup. With 578 runs in 10 games and a strike rate of 106.44, he finished fourth in the tournament. The performance of the Kiwi all-rounder in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 might provide him with an opportunity to show himself in the IPL. Ravindra’s name will be put up for auction in the 2024 IPL, with a maximum base price of Rs. 50 lakhs, although some teams may participate in a bidding war to sign him up. A 24-year-old Ravindra can attract RCB’s attention, who released Michael Bracewell, Ravindra’s compatriot.

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Travis Head

Travis Head | KreedOn
Source: Jagran

After an incredible World Cup performance, Australian batter Travis Head will be one of the favorites to be the most expensive player at the next auction. The southpaw batted brilliantly in the ODI extravaganza, scoring 329 runs with two tons and a fifty. Following his outstanding batting performance, teams will be tempted to bid on him in the auction. Head played for the RCB in 2016 and 2017, scoring 205 runs in 10 appearances with a strike rate of 138.51.

It was the 29-year-old who participated in the 2018 and 2023 auctions but failed to find an IPL team. The Australian legend’s starting price in the 2024 auction would be Rs. 2 crores, but his current form is anticipated to help him land a lucrative deal. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) dropped Harry Brook following his poor record, and they may now seek a Head in the auction to strengthen their batting squad.

Gerald Coetzee

Gerald Coetzee - IPL Auction 2024 | KreedOn
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Gerald Coetzee gave South Africa an excellent performance at the 2023 World Cup. He took 20 wickets in just eight games, becoming his team’s highest wicket-taker. Coetzee’s World Cup success might earn him a large sum in the 2024 IPL auction. The Mumbai Indians (MI) have already sold pacers Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, and Jhye Richardson ahead of the auction, and the five-time IPL winners might get a high price for the Protea bowler. Kyle Jameson has also been removed from the roster by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who may make a bid for Coetzee.

Coetzee plays for the Joburg Super Kings (JSK) in the SA20 League, and after seeing his success in the 2023 World Cup, the Chennai-based franchise may recruit the 23-year-old for the IPL as well. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have also parted ways with Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee, and the two-time IPL winners may not be afraid to spend large amounts of money on Coetzee to boost their fast-bowling line.

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Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell - IPL 2024 Auction | KreedOn
Source: Hindustan Times

During the 2023 World Cup, Daryl Mitchell shone for New Zealand, amassing 552 runs at a strike rate of 111.06. With these stats, he finished as the competition’s leading run-getter. The Kiwi stalwart will be auctioned off at the forthcoming business event for Rs. 1 crore. Given Mitchell’s recent success, several teams may put their confidence in him for the 2024 season.

Middle-order batsmen Phil Salt and Riley Rossouw were cut by the Delhi Capitals (DC) in November; Mitchell may be selected by the franchise in the upcoming auction. The Delhi Capitals have INR 28.95 crore in the bank and might spend a lot of money to sign Mitchell. The new Zealander didn’t live up to the hype when he made his IPL debut for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) back in 2022. He went unsold in 2023, but owing to his dazzling form, he is expected to be scooped up this time.

Dilshan Madushanka

Dilshan Madushanka | KreedOn
Source: ESPNcricinfo

A standout player with the ball at the 2023 World Cup was Dilshan Madushanka. The bowler finished as the third-highest wicket-taker in the competition with 21 wickets in nine matches.  The speedster drew attention with his outstanding exploits against top-tier opponents India and Australia. Madushanka’s starting offer at the auction will be Rs. 50 lakhs, but he may spark a bidding war among the franchises. The experienced Sri Lankan already plays for the SA20 league’s Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), who are owned by the Durban Super Giants (DSG). It wouldn’t be shocking if LSG signed him in the IPL 2024 auction. Along with LSG, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) may be interested in him after parting ways with Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood. Madushanka’s successful World Cup performance demonstrates his ability to challenge hitters in India’s challenging circumstances.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is the IPL Auction 2024?

IPL Auction 2024 is scheduled to take place on December 19, 2023.

Where is the IPL Auction 2024?

For the first time, IPL auction will be held in overseas. It will take place in Dubai at Coca-Cola Arena.

What is the budget allocated to each team for the IPL auction 2024?

Each team has a budget of Rs. 100 crores for the IPL auction 2024, which is more than last year’s budget of Rs. 95 crores.

Which players are expected to get the highest bids in the IPL auction 2024?

Mitchell Starc, Travis Head, Rachin Ravindra, Gerald Coetzee are some of those players who can get the highest bids.

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