IPL Auction 2024: 5 players expected to garner INR 100 crore combined

IPL 2024 auction is set to be held on Tuesday, December 19 at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. The auction will be held outside for the first time.

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IPL 2024 Auction (Pat Cummins, File Photo: Twitter)

IPL 2024 Auction (Pat Cummins, File Photo: Twitter)

The IPL 2024 mini-auction is set to be held tomorrow Tuesday, December 19 at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. Notably, it would be the first time the IPL 2024 auction is going to be held outside India. Cricket fans and experts are expecting that the mini-auction for the next IPL edition will also have an impact on the ODI World Cup 2023, where a lot of players emerged as star performers for their teams. 

Look at the 5 players who might collect a total of almost INR 100 crores combined during the IPL 2024 mini-auction. 

1. Rachin Ravindra

Rachin Ravindra (IPL 2024 Auction)

Young New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra stunned everyone with his batting heroics in the ODI World Cup 2023. He ended up being the fourth leading run-scorer in the tournament, scoring 578 runs in 10 innings of the 10 matches, with a brilliant average of 59.40, hitting 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries.

Considering his current form with the bat, it will be no surprise if Rachin Ravindra becomes the first player in the history of IPL to touch or cross the 20-crore mark. 

2. Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell

Another New Zealand star who attracted the eyeballs with his batting performances in the tournament was their star middle-order batter, Daryl Mitchell. He was the fifth leading run-scorer in the tournament, scoring 552 runs with an amazing average of 69.00 in 9 innings of the 10 matches, he played for the Blackcaps; Mitchell scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries with the bat to end up as the second leading run-scorer for New Zealand in the tournament.

He has a base price of INR 1 crore for the IPL 2024 mini-auction, but his current form might start a big bidding contest between the participating teams; this contest is also expected to cross the INR 15 crore mark and he could become one of those five players who have a potential of earning a combined amount of INR 100 crores.

3. Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins

The veteran pacer and World Champion Australian skipper, Pat Cummins is the talk of the town since the Aussies clinched their record-extending sixth title win in the history of the ODI World Cup. Australia under the captaincy of Cummins defeated the hot favourites of the tournament and the hosts, India in the final to win ODI World Cup 2023.

He would be one of those very few cricketers who’ll have the eyes of all franchises over them; the big franchises like RCB, CSK, GT and MI might go for a very expensive bid to get Aussie skipper on board in their squad to strengthen the pace attack in the next season.

4. Travis Head

Travis Head

Another Aussie who is expected to cross the mark of INR 15-16 crores is the star of the ODI World Cup 2023 final, Travis Head. The Southpaw became the only third Australian batter after Adam Gilchrist and former skipper Ricky Ponting to smash a century in an ODI World Cup final. His knock helped Australia to comfortably chase down the target of 241 runs against India in the summit clash of the tournament. 

Head finished ODI World Cup 2023, with 329 runs on his credit in just 6 innings of the 6 matches, he got a chance to play; he averaged 54.83, hitting 2 centuries and a half-century, which came in the semi-final against South Africa.

5. Gerald Coetzee

Gerald Coetzee

The young South Africa pacer Gerald Coetzee was undoubtedly one of the few sensational finds from the ODI World Cup 2023; his amazing spell that almost won the semi-final against Australia attracted a lot of praise and applause from cricket fans and experts. He ended up as the joint-fourth leading wicket-taker of the tournament, alongside India’s Jasprit Bumrah, scalping 20 wickets in 8 innings of the 8 matches.

He could be one of the potentially most expensive bids in the IPL 2024 mini-auction as teams would look ahead to strengthen their pace attack, having this young pace-bowling prodigy in their setup. 

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