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IPL 2024 Mega Auction: Unveiling the Cricket Extravaganza in Dubai

IPL 2024 Mega Auction: Cricket enthusiasts, mark your calendars! The stage is set, the players are ready, and the buzz is palpable as the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Player Auction is all set to unfold in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena on December 19, 2023. In a historic move, this marks the first instance of an IPL auction taking place overseas, promising a riveting event that will shape the dynamics of the upcoming season.

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The anticipation reaches a crescendo as the IPL recently unveiled the roster for the auction, featuring a whopping 333 cricketers who will go under the hammer. Scheduled to kick off at 2:30 pm IST on December 19th, this auction promises to be a game-changer, with 214 Indian players and 119 overseas players, including two from associate nations, in the mix.

IPL 2024 Mega Auction: Unveiling the Cricket Extravaganza in Dubai

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Categories and Reserve Prices

Breaking down the numbers, the auction boasts a diverse pool with 116 capped players, 215 uncapped players, and 2 representing associate nations. A maximum of 77 slots are up for grabs, with a significant chunk reserved for overseas players – up to 30 slots. The excitement amplifies with a staggering INR 2 crore as the highest reserve price, featuring 23 players eyeing the top bracket. Additionally, 13 players have set their base price at INR 1.5 crore, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the proceedings.

Star-Studded Lineup

The auction isn’t just a showcase of talent; it’s a star-studded affair. With esteemed players like England’s Harry Brook, Australia’s Travis Head, and the veteran Steve Smith headlining the auction, cricket aficionados can expect fierce bidding wars. The inclusion of renowned names like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood further raises the stakes.

IPL 2024 Mega Auction: Unveiling the Cricket Extravaganza in Dubai

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Full list of Overseas Players

SetPlayer NameCountryBase Price (in INR lakh)
1Harry BrookEngland200
1Travis HeadAustralia200
1Rovman PowellWest Indies100
1Rilee RossouwSouth Africa200
1Steve SmithAustralia200
2Gerald CoetzeeSouth Africa200
2Pat CumminsAustralia200
2Wanindu HasarangaSri Lanka150
2Daryl MitchellNew Zealand100
2Azmatullah OmarzaiAfghanistan50
2Rachin RavindraNew Zealand50
2Chris WoakesEngland200
3Josh InglisAustralia200
3Kusal MendisSri Lanka50
3Philip SaltEngland150
3Tristan StubbsSouth Africa50
4Lockie FergusonNew Zealand200
4Josh HazlewoodAustralia200
4Alzarri JosephWest Indies100
4Dilshan MadushankaSri Lanka50
4Mitchell StarcAustralia200
5Akeal HoseinWest Indies50
5Mujeeb RahmanAfghanistan200
5Adil RashidEngland200
5Mohammad Waqar SalamkheilAfghanistan50
5Tabraiz ShamsiSouth Africa50
5Ish SodhiNew Zealand75
8Tom Kohler-CadmoreEngland40
11Finn Allen NewZealand75
11Alick AthanazeWest Indies50
11Mark ChapmanNew Zealand50
11Samuel HainEngland50
11Reeza HendricksSouth Africa50
11Brandon KingWest Indies50
11Colin MunroNew Zealand150
11Sherfane RutherfordWest Indies150
11Ashton TurnerAustralia100
11Rassie Van Der DussenSouth Africa200
11James VinceEngland200
11Ibrahim ZadranAfghanistan50
11Najibullah ZadranAfghanistan50
12Sean AbbottAustralia200
12Ashton AgarAustralia100
12Wesley AgarAustralia50
12Qais AhamadAfghanistan50
12Rehan AhmedEngland50
12Fabian AllenWest Indies75
12Charith AsalankaSri Lanka50
12Michael BracewellNew Zealand100
12Brydon CarseEngland50
12Tom CurranEngland150
12Ben CuttingAustralia50
12Matthew FordeWest Indies50
12George GartonEngland50
12Jason HolderWest Indies150
12George LindeSouth Africa50
12Keshav MaharajSouth Africa50
12Wiaan MulderSouth Africa50
12Mohammad NabiAfghanistan150
12James NeeshamNew Zealand150
12Jamie OvertonEngland200
12Keemo PaulWest Indies75
12Dwaine PretoriusSouth Africa100
12Daniel SamsAustralia150
12Dasun ShanakaSri Lanka50
12Matthew ShortAustralia50
12Odean SmithWest Indies50
12David WilleyEngland200
13Sam BillingsEngland100
13Johnson CharlesWest Indies50
13Ben DuckettEngland200
13Shai HopeWest Indies75
14Fareed AhmadAfghanistan50
14Taskin AhmedBangladesh75
14Gus AtkinsonEngland100
14Dushmantha ChameeraSri Lanka50
14Ben DwarshuisAustralia50
14Richard GleesonEngland50
14Matt HenryNew Zealand75
14Md Shoriful IslamBangladesh50
14Kyle JamiesonNew Zealand100
14Spencer JohnsonAustralia50
14Chris JordanEngland150
14Lahiru KumaraSri Lanka50
14Obed MccoyWest Indies50
14Riley MeredithAustralia100
14Tymal MillsEngland150
14Adam MilneNew Zealand100
14Lance MorrisAustralia75
14Blessing MuzarabaniZimbabwe50
14Richard NgaravaZimbabwe50
14Wayne ParnellSouth Africa100
14Mustafizur RahmanBangladesh200
14Jhye RichardsonAustralia150
14Ollie RobinsonEngland75
14George ScrimshawEngland50
14Tim SoutheeNew Zealand150
14Billy StanlakeAustralia75
14Olly StoneEngland75
14Oshane ThomasWest Indies50
14Nuwan ThusharaSri Lanka50
14Lizaad WilliamsSouth Africa50
14Luke WoodEngland50
16Jake Fraser-McgurkAustralia20
16Benny HowellEngland40
16Duan JansenSouth Africa20
16Prenelan SubrayenSouth Africa20
16David WieseNamibia100
17William SalzmannAustralia20
18Ottneil BaartmanSouth Africa20
18Nandre BurgerSouth Africa20
18Shamar JosephWest Indies20
18Kwena MaphakaSouth Africa20
18William O’RourkeNew Zealand20
18Paul Van MeekerenNetherlands20
18Chris WoodEngland20
19Allah GhazanfarAfghanistan20
19Izharulhuq NaveedAfghanistan30
(Set 6, 7, 9, 10, and 15 exclusively feature Indian cricketers)

Overseas players have always been a highlight of IPL auctions, and the 2024 edition is no exception. The likes of Sam Curran, the most expensive player in IPL history, are a testament to the impact foreign players can have on the league. This year, a plethora of international stars, including Mitchell Starc, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, and Mustafizur Rahman, are among those listed at the highest reserve price.

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Teams have until November 15th to finalize their lists of retained and released players, setting the stage for intriguing strategies in the auction. The Gujarat Titans, champions of 2022, boast the largest purse at Rs 38.15 crore, closely followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad with Rs 34 crore.

The auction promises to be a whirlwind day, with 333 players vying for coveted spots in the 10 IPL franchises. The proceedings will commence at 1 PM local time in Dubai, translating to 2:30 PM IST. With a total available purse of Rs 262.95 crore and 77 slots to be filled, team owners and fans alike eagerly await the unveiling of team dynamics for the upcoming season.

IPL 2024 Mega Auction: Unveiling the Cricket Extravaganza in Dubai

As cricket fever reaches new heights, the IPL 2024 Player Auction in Dubai emerges as a pivotal moment for teams and fans alike. With a star-studded lineup, strategic bidding, and the allure of overseas talents, this auction is poised to shape the destiny of the participating franchises.

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    IPL 2024 Player Auction is all set to unfold in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena on December 19, 2023

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