IPL 2024 Player Auction Unveiled in Dubai
The IPL 2024 Player Auction is set to unfold in Dubai, marking a historic moment as the IPL Auction ventures beyond the nation’s borders for the first time. In this condensed, mini-auction, most teams have already secured the core of their squads. Franchises will, however, utilize this opportunity to fine-tune and strengthen their teams with the addition of new players. The mega auction is scheduled for IPL 2025, making this the conclusive mini-auction before the grand event. Teams aim to ensure that the five players crucial for the next five years are already on board to facilitate retention before the next year’s auction. Here, we aim to address several questions related to the upcoming auction.
How many players will be part of this auction?
This year, as per BCCI records, a whopping 1166 players threw their names into the auction ring. Among them, 333 players have successfully made it to the shortlist. Of this pool, 214 are native Indian players, and 119 hail from foreign cricketing territories. Out of the 333 players, 116 boast experience playing for their respective nations, while 215 are yet to experience international cricket. The roster also features two players from associate nations. With 77 vacant slots across the ten teams, including 30 for foreign players, the stage is set for a competitive bidding process.
When and where will the auction take place?
The auction is scheduled to unfold in Dubai, a departure from the traditional hosting within the country, highlighting the global nature of the IPL.
How much money is in each team’s purse?
Gujarat Titans lead the financial front, courtesy of their strategic trade involving captain Hardik Pandya with Mumbai Indians. Holding a purse of 38.15 crores, the Titans are aiming to acquire eight players, including two foreign players. On the contrary, Lucknow Super Giants hold the most conservative purse, with 13.15 crores. Within this budget, the team seeks to secure six players, featuring one international player. Cumulatively, all franchises possess a budget of 262.95 crores to secure the services of 77 players.
|Money Spent (in INR)
|Remaining Purse (in INR)
|Chennai Super Kings
|Kolkata Knight Riders
|Lucknow Super Giants
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
How will the auction be conducted?
The auction will unfold across 19 distinct sets, encompassing batsmen, fast bowlers, all-rounders, spin bowlers, capped, and uncapped players. The bidding process is categorized based on these sets. Commencing with capped players, the auction will progress to uncapped players. The base price for 23 players has been set at 2 crores, with notable names such as Mitchell Marsh, Umesh Yadav, and Shardul Thakur in the mix. An additional 13 players feature a base price of 1.5 crores.
Which big players will not be part of the auction?
Several prominent players are notably absent from the IPL 2024 auction, including England’s Ben Stokes, Joe Root, and Jofra Archer. Similarly, players like Kedar Jadhav, Liton Das, and Shakib Al Hasan failed to attract interest from teams, resulting in their omission from the BCCI’s auction list.
Who could attract big bids this time?
Australia’s Mitchell Starc, making a comeback after eight years, is poised to attract significant bids. Additionally, New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra is a potential target for teams, with bids expected to reach substantial figures. Despite a modest base price of 50 lakh, his standout performances in the One Day World Cup are likely to fuel competitive bidding.
Who are the auctioneers, and when will the auction take place?
Mallika Sagar, the first female auctioneer in IPL history, will conduct the auction for male players, following her recent stint overseeing the auction for female players. Last year, Hugh Edmeades presided over the auction, and now, Mallika takes the helm. The IPL 2024 player auction is scheduled to commence at 11:30 AM local time at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai (1:00 PM Indian Standard Time).
Where can the auction be watched?
Viewers can catch the auction live on the Star Sports channel for a traditional TV experience. Additionally, mobile users can stream the live auction on the Jio Cinema app. While a subscription is required for the Star Sports channel on a set-top box, the Jio Cinema app offers free access to the auction on mobile devices.
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