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Key details about the IPL auction:

Date & Time:

The IPL auction will be held on  December 19 from 11:30 AM local time (1 PM IST)

Venue:

For the first time, the IPL auction is being hosted outside of India. It will be hosted in the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.

  1. Top-rated players who could fetch a high price in the auction:
  2. Travis Head (Australia), price bracket, 2 crore: Travis Head’s outstanding performance in the CWC 2023 finals remains etched in the memory of Indian cricket fans, and his upcoming presence is poised to create a buzz in the IPL auction for 2024.
  3. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand), price bracket, ₹2 crore: Rachin Ravindra emerged as a standout performer in the CWC 2023, showcasing his brilliance by scoring an unbeaten 123. Anticipation is high that his stellar performance will elevate him to one of the most sought-after and expensive players in the upcoming auction.
  4. Gerald Coetzee (South Africa), price bracket, ₹2 crore: Possessing both express pace and a knack for taking wickets, this emerging left-arm fast bowler is a newcomer to T20 cricket. Coetzee is expected to draw significant attention and command high bids in the auction.
  1. Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), price bracket, ₹2 crore: Having participated in 29 T20I matches to date, Rossouw is renowned for his power-hitting prowess and skill in maneuvering the strike. His adeptness is poised to attract substantial bids from IPL franchises.
  1. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), price bracket, ₹2 crores: The Afghanistan team showcased their prowess in the recent CWC, underscoring their undeniable capabilities. Their performance demonstrated that, with proper support, they have the potential to influence the cricketing landscape. Among the talented players on the Afghanistan team, Mujeeb Ur Rahman stands out with his wicket-taking abilities, making him a potential trump card for teams. Consequently, a fierce competition among teams is expected as they vie to secure his services.
  2. Harshal Patel (India), price bracket, ₹2 crores: A familiar face in the IPL, Harshal Patel has been a part of the league since 2012. With a track record of 91 matches, he has accumulated 111 wickets, boasting an average of 24.07 and conceding approximately 8.59 runs per over. His best individual performance includes figures of 5/27. Previously, the Bangalore franchise secured his services for Rs 10.75 Cr. In May 2023, he played his final IPL match against Gujarat at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India, registering bowling figures of 29/1. Anticipated to be one of the highest-paid players this year, Harshal Patel continues to be a prominent figure in the IPL.
  3. Shardul Thakur (India), price bracket, ₹2 crore: A versatile cricketer, Shardul Thakur served as an all-rounder in the CWC 2023 Team India. Despite his presence, both he and Hardik Pandya were substituted by Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami in a last-minute decision. Nonetheless, this dynamic all-rounder is poised to create a buzz in the upcoming IPL auction.
  1. Jamie Overton (England), price bracket, ₹2 crores: Jamie Overton, a left-arm fast bowler known for his impressive pace and swing, has accumulated 2,104 runs and 70 wickets. Teams are anticipated to show great enthusiasm and fervor in their pursuit of acquiring his services.
  2. Josh Inglis (Australia), price bracket, ₹2 crores: Josh Inglis, a wicketkeeper and batter, has garnered favoritism from nearly all teams owing to his impressive strike rate of 140.57.
  1. Daniel Sams (Australia), price bracket, ₹1.5 crores: Daniel Sams, an all-rounder recognized for his powerful hitting and knack for taking wickets, is expected to attract substantial bids from teams, according to our belief.
  2. current situations of the teams: Preceding the high-stakes auction, the BCCI provided franchises with an opportunity for a mini-auction, allowing them to retain, regain, and release players. Subsequently, a total of 333 players were part of the roster, with 214 being Indian players and 119 hailing from overseas. Further analysis reveals that 116 players have international cricket experience, while 215 are uncapped. Despite the availability of only 77 slots across all teams, each franchise will approach the auction with a budget of 100 crores. Notably, Gujarat Titans (GT) boast the highest remaining budget at Rs 38.15 crore, needing to fill eight spots. In contrast, Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG) have the smallest remaining budget of Rs 13.15 crore, with six spots to address.

Franchise

No. of Players

No. of Overseas Players

Total Money Spent (Rs)

Salary Cap Available (Rs)

Available Slots

Overseas Slots

CSK

19

5

68.6

31.4

6

3

DC

16

4

71.05

28.95

9

4

GT

17

6

61.85

38.15

8

2

KKR

13

4

67.3

32.7

12

4

LSG

19

6

86.85

13.15

6

2

MI

17

4

82.25

17.75

8

4

PBKS

17

6

70.9

29.1

8

2

RCB

19

5

76.75

23.25

6

3

RR

17

5

85.5

14.5

8

3

SRH

19

5

66

34

6

3

Total

173

50

737.05

262.95

77

30

  1. IPL 2024 auction: the uncapped player who deserves the attention:
  2. Harvik Desai (Saurashtra): Hailing from Saurashtra, Harvik Desai is a wicketkeeper-batsman who has showcased remarkable performance. Accumulating 336 runs at an impressive average of 67, he boasts an exceptional strike rate of 175. His notable achievements include scoring a century, a couple of fifties, and a total of 44 hits.
  3. Ravi Teja (Hyderabad): At 29 years of age, this emerging talent from Hyderabad emerged as the top wicket-taker, securing an impressive total of 19 wickets at an economy rate of 7, with an average of 10 and a strike rate of 8.5 balls per wicket. His outstanding performance has garnered attention, and all eyes are on him.
  1. Abhimanyu Singh Rajput (Baroda): Abhimanyu is a versatile bowling all-rounder, boasting 13 wickets with an average of 17.7 and an impressive strike rate of 12 balls per wicket.
  1. Saurav Chauhan (Gujarat): Saurav, a left-handed middle-order batsman, emerged as the leading run-scorer for Gujarat in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Amassing 251 runs in 8 innings, he notched up two half-centuries with an average of 36. Notably, he achieved this feat at a remarkable strike rate of 184.55, ranking third highest among batters with over 200 runs.
  2. Darshan Misal (Goa):Darshan, serving as the skipper of Goa, is a left-handed middle-order batsman and a left-arm spinner. Throughout the tournament, he contributed significantly, scoring 150 runs at an average of 30 and an impressive strike rate of 187.50. His notable performances featured two half-centuries, including an impressive 61 off 27 balls against Andhra.
  1. Atit Sheth (Baroda): Atit, positioned as a lower-order batsman, maintains an average of 14.3, an economy rate of 7.6, and a remarkable strike rate of 11.
  2. Ashutosh Sharma (Railways): Ashutosh Sharma, a talented batsman representing Railways, accumulated an impressive total of 183 runs in a mere 6 innings, showcasing a remarkable strike rate of 277.27.
  3. Rudra M Patel (Gujarat): Rudra M Patel is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to make his debut for the senior Gujarat team, having already made significant contributions at the U19 level.
  4. The kind of players teams are still looking for:
  5. CSK: CSK currently holds a purse of 31.4 crores and is in search of a middle-order batter to fill the void left by veteran Ambati Rayudu and Manish Pandey. Additionally, Shardul Thakur has been released before the auction due to his subpar performance in the CWC 2023.
  6. Gujarat Titans: With a purse of 38.15 crores, Gujarat Titans have released Hardik Pandya, creating a gap that needs to be addressed. As per predictions, the team is expected to target formidable players such as Shardul Thakur, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, and Azmatullah Omarzai to strengthen their squad.
  7. Delhi Capitals: The possibility of Rishabh Pant making a return has fans anxiously waiting, although Delhi Capitals has not issued an official statement on the matter. With 28.95 crores still available, the team aims to acquire experienced players such as Priyansh Arya, Harshal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jos Inglis, and Wanindu Hasaranga.
  8. Rajasthan Royals: Rajasthan Royals, renowned for nurturing emerging talents since the inception of the league, diligently scout tournaments such as Syed Mushtaq Ali, TNPL, and UP Premier League to identify promising players. With a purse of ₹14.50 crore, they are set to target individuals like Ameer Rizvi, Swastik Chikkara, Ashutosh Sharma, Abhimanyu Singh, and Saurabh Chauhan.
  9. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Entering the auction with a budget of ₹23.25 crore, RCB is anticipated to bring significant dynamics to the bidding process, according to experts. The team’s decision to release the talented player Harshal Patel has garnered attention. Speculations suggest that RCB aims to fill this void by potentially acquiring Australia’s Mitchell Starc or Pat Cummins.
  1. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Presently holding a purse of 34 crore, Sunrisers Hyderabad has viable options in players like Shardul Thakur and Harshal Patel. Nevertheless, it is crucial for the team to prioritize securing the services of a skilled foreign fast bowler and an additional top-order batsman, preferably of Indian origin.
  2. Mumbai Indians: Mumbai Indians are making frequent headlines due to the decision to replace Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya as the franchise’s captain. Fans are expressing strong dissatisfaction and outrage over this choice. Currently holding a purse of 17.75 crore, Mumbai Indians, as per reports, are set to focus on acquiring players such as Hasaranga, Manav Suthar, Ashutosh Sharma, and Darshan Misal.
  1. Punjab Kings: Punjab Kings currently possess a purse of 29.10 crores and have already expressed interest in acquiring players like Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel, and Rachin Ravindra.
  1. Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders are among the teams with a substantial purse, entering the auction with 32.70 crores. Sports experts predict that they will aggressively compete for players such as Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Rachin Ravindra, and Harshal Patel. Additionally, there is a requirement for an Indian all-rounder or a finisher to address the vacuum left by Shahbaz Ahmed, who was traded to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  2. Lucknow Super Giants: Entering the auction with a budget of 13.15 crores, Lucknow Super Giants have expressed their interest in players like Starc, Hazlewood, and the South African talent Gerald Coetzee as a potential alternative to Mark Wood. In the left-arm pacer category, options include Nandre Burger and Dilshan Madushanka. For uncapped Indian batters, the team sees Ashutosh Sharma as a promising choice.

Final words:

The upcoming IPL auction promises to be incredibly exciting. For all the latest updates and news, stay connected with sprintersgames.in & sprinters.news.