IPL Auction: 10 Most Expensive Players in IPL 2024

IPL Auction: 10 Most Expensive Players in IPL 2024

A strong bidding war was witnessed at the IPL 2024 player auction. It helped the teams to come up with the top 10 most expensive purchases, which are expected to heighten anticipation for the IPL season 2024.

333 players—214 Indians and 119 foreign players—went under the hammer at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Auction. 

The cricketing community was buzzing after the event, which included a mix of established players and up-and-coming talent. Let us explore the top 10 purchases that made news and got fans excited about the forthcoming Indian Premier League season.

1. Mitchell Starc (Kolkata Knight Riders; Rs. 24.75 crores)

With a whopping price of Rs 24.75 crore, Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc became the most expensive player in IPL history. Basing their decision on Starc's outstanding performance at the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) signed him. With 34 wickets from 27 games in previous IPL seasons, Starc gives KKR's bowling attack more potency.

2. Pat Cummins (Sunrisers Hyderabad; Rs. 20.50 crores)

Pat Cummins, the Australian skipper who won the World Cup, became the second most expensive player in IPL history with a whopping Rs 20.50 crore. After taking a break during the previous IPL season to concentrate on his international obligations, Cummins was carefully acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The SRH team will benefit greatly from Cummins' leadership and skill.

3. Daryl Mitchell (Chennai Super Kings; Rs. 14 crores)

In the World Cup, Daryl Mitchell, the batting sensation from New Zealand, proved himself capable of scoring 552 runs at an average of 69. After realising his potential, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) paid a substantial amount of Rs 14 crore to get the talented right-hander. Mitchell is an important member of CSK's batting lineup due to his reliable performances.

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4. Harshal Patel (Punjab Kings; Rs. 11.75 crores)

With Punjab Kings (PBKS) for a fee of Rs 11.75 crore, veteran medium-pacer Harshal Patel found a new team. Even though Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) released him, Patel was a highly sought-after player in the auction because of his remarkable skills and his time as the purple cap holder in the 2021 Indian Premier League.

5. Alzarri Joseph (Royal Challengers Bangalore; Rs. 11.5 crores)

For Rs 11.5 crore, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) added Caribbean pacer Alzarri Joseph to improve their bowling unit. With his reputation for taking big wickets, Joseph's addition is meant to strengthen RCB's bowling attack for the next campaign.

6. Spencer Johnson (Gujarat Titans; Rs 10 crores)

Spencer Johnson, an Australian fast bowler, cost the Gujarat Titans (GT) a cool Rs 10 crore, indicating that the team was willing to put a lot of money into the player. Johnson adds diversity and early breakthrough ability to GT's bowling roster, making it more unpredictable.

7. Sameer Rizvi (Chennai Super Kings; Rs. 8.4 crores)

For Rs 8.4 crore, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Uttar Pradesh batsman Sameer Rizvi engaged in a hard-fought bidding war. The 20-year-old power hitter is expected to make his IPL debut in the forthcoming season after putting on a strong showing in the UP T20 League.

8. Rilee Rossouw (Punjab Kings; Rs. 8 crores)

Once unsold, South African left-hander Rilee Rossouw had an incredible comeback, with Punjab Kings paying Rs 8 crore to get him. By adding experience and strength to the middle order, the dynamic batsman equips the Punjab Kings batting lineup for future challenges.

9. Shahrukh Khan (Gujarat Titans; Rs. 7.4 crores)

After receiving an offer of Rs 7.4 crore, Shahrukh Khan, a batter for Tamil Nadu, joined the Gujarat Titans. The Titans expressed faith in Shahrukh's ability to produce game-winning performances because they needed middle-order reinforcements after Hardik Pandya left.

10. Rovman Powell (Rajasthan Royals; Rs. 7.4 crores)

For Rs 7.4 crore, West Indian batsman Rovman Powell joined the Rajasthan Royals (RR), adding strength to the middle order. Powell is a potent batting option for RR because of his skill against pacers, which fits their strategic goals.

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