333 players to feature in IPL 2024 auction

On Sunday, December 11, the 2024 IPL Player Auction short-list was revealed, with 333 players scheduled to be auctioned off. Of these, 119 are from outside the country, including two from partner nations, and 214 are from India. There are 23 players in the group with the highest reserve price of INR 2 crore; three of them are Indian players: Harshal Patel, Shardul Thakur, and Umesh Yadav.

Harry Brook, Travis Head, Rilee Rossouw, Steve Smith, Gerald Coetzee, Pat Cummins, Chris Woakes, Josh Inglis, Lockie Ferguson, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Adil Rashid, Rassie van der Dussen, James Vince, Sean Abbott, Jamie Overton, David Willey, Ben Duckett, Mustafizur Rahman are the remaining 20 players whose base prices are listed highest.

After withdrawing from the IPL last season, Australia’s World Cup-winning captain is back in the mix, and Starc will be back in the auction after a long absence. Hazlewood has been classified in the top pricing group, but he may miss the first half of the season because he is expecting a child around the time of the IPL.

Travis Head, a star of the 2023 World Cup, is one of seven Australians whose base price is INR 2 crore that will be up for auction. Harry Brook is one of the seven cricket players from England. Three South Africans have the highest base price, and Pacer Coetzee is one of them. He made an impression during the World Cup. The others in the top group are Ferguson from New Zealand, Mustafizur from Bangladesh, and Mujeeb from Afghanistan.

The second-highest base price category, at INR 1.5 crore, has 13 players on it, all of which are foreign players. The names in the INR 1.5 Crore group include Wanindu Hasaranga, Phillip Salt, Colin Munro, Sherfane Rutherford, Tom Curran, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, James Neesham, Daniel Sams, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Jhye Richardson, and Tim Southee. David Wiese of Namibia is one of the 14 players in the INR 1 Crore bracket, while 11 players are included in the INR 75 Lakh category. The other associate player, Paul van Mekeren of the Netherlands, is priced in the base range of INR 20 Lakh.

Both Azmatullah Omarzai, who also made an impression during Afghanistan’s campaign in the multi-team competition, and Rachin Ravindra, who was New Zealand’s most impressive player at the World Cup, are placed in the INR 50 Lakh bracket.

The IPL auction will take place on December 19 at 2:30 PM IST at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. Teams may fill up to 77 spots total, with a maximum of 30 spots available for use abroad. The entire amount of money that can be spent is INR 262.95 crore. The Gujarat Titans, who dealt Hardik Pandya to the Mumbai Indians in an all-cash deal, have the largest purse (INR 38.15 Crore) going into the auction, while Kolkata Knight Riders (12) have the most spots to be filled.

Breakup of the team-wise squad size, salary cap, and available slots

Team Total players Overseas players Purse available Slots available Overseas slots available
CSK 19 5 31.4 6 3
DC 16 4 28.95 9 4
GT 17 6 38.15 8 2
KKR 13 4 32.7 12 4
LSG 19 6 13.15 6 2
MI 17 4 17.75 8 4
PBKS 17 6 29.1 8 2
RCB 19 5 23.25 6 3
RR 17 5 14.5 8 3
SRH 19 5 34 6 3
Total 173 50 262.95 77 30


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