Indian Premier League Auction List Revealed: Mitchell Starc, Travis Head Return; Rachin Ravindra’s base price is just…

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Player Auction list has been revealed with 333 players set to go under the hammer in Dubai on December 19 ahead of the new season. Australia’s World Cup winning stars Travis Head, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins lead the list of 119 overseas players. Starc, who represented RCB in 2014 and 2015, returns to the player auction for the first time since 2018, while Head went unsold ahead of IPL 2023. Meanwhile, Cummins had pulled out of IPL 2023 due to international commitments. Starc was bought by buying Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 9.4 crore but the player decided not to play due to the same reason.

Head, on the other hand, will be in demand during the player auction, having inspired Australia to their sixth World Cup title earlier this year in India. He played two seasons for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2016 and 2017 but has not featured in the cash-rich league since.

Starc, Cummins and Head have all registered for a base price of Rs 2 crore, which is the highest reserve price with 23 players opting to be placed in the bracket. Josh Hazlewood, Steve Smith, Sean Abbott and Josh Inglis are the other Australians who will participate in the auction with a base price of Rs 2 crore.

“Out of 333 players, 214 are Indians and 119 are overseas players out of which 2 players are from associate nations. The total number of capped players is 116, uncapped players are 215 and 2 from associated nations,” the IPL said in an official statement.

“A maximum of 77 slots are now available with up to 30 slots for overseas players,” the statement added.

Here is the full IPL 2024 Player Auction list

Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindrawho were New Zealand’s top performers in the World Cup have also signed up for the tournament with a base of Rs 1 crore and Rs 50 lakh respectively.

Mitchell played just two matches for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in 2022, while Ravindra is most likely to get his first taste of the IPL next year.

South Africa pacer Gerald Coetzeewho also had a memorable maiden World Cup campaign, has registered for a base price of Rs 2 crore.

India’s Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel and Umesh Yadav will all be placed in the highest bracket, having registered for Rs 2 crore.

Thakur and Umesh were both released by KKR ahead of the retention day, while RCB let go former Purple Cap winner Harshal after a disappointing show last season.

One person who could attract a lot of interest will be the unheralded England goalkeeper Tom-Kohler Cadmore, who has a base price of Rs 40 lakh and has been known for his big strike across the leagues.

There is Wanindu Hasaranga at a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, back in the auction pool along with teammate and WC find Dilshan Madushanka, who could attract some handsome bids.

The usual suspects like Shivam Mavi, Kartik Tyagi, the perennially injured Kamlesh Nagarkoti, all young pacers who believe in plying their trade from IPL to IPL, are priced between Rs 20 and Rs 30 lakh.

The 10 franchises can collectively be spent up to Rs 262.95 crore.

(With PTI inputs)

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