IPL Auction 2024: 5 South African players who will be targeted in this auction

Cricket: South Africa has some of the best players in the world. Some of them are released by their respective franchises in the IPL. In the auction of the 2024 season, here are some players who might be in demand from South Africa.

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South Africa has some of the best players in the world. Some of them are released by their respective franchises in the IPL. One big name rose to the occasion for them in the absence of Anrich Nortje in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023. Some other players would be in demand as well. After the Australian players, South Africa probably has the highest number of quality players to be picked in the auction, along with players from teams like New Zealand, and England. SA produces some of the best talents in the cricket world. 

The IPL auction 2024 will see 590 players going under the hammer. Out of them, only a limited number of players might get picked up. The All-rounders and bowlers are likely to be in demand in the auction. South Africa has a lot of pacers who can be handy in different phases of the game. They also have good batters who can be aggressive in their approach. The franchises might be looking to get some such players who can make an impact on their side. Some of them took part in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023 as well. 

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In the auction of the 2024 season, a lot of players from South Africa have shown interest in being picked up.

Here are some players who might be in demand from South Africa:

5. Wayne Parnell

Wayne Parnell

Wayne Parnell was one of the best pacers from South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2022. The left-arm pacer was very good with the new ball for South Africa in the tournament. Parnell has been an experienced campaigner, who has been in international cricket since the late 2000s. His experience might be handy for the franchises. Parnell has played a lot in Indian conditions. In the past, Parnell toured India for many tours. In the IPL 2023, Parnell played for RCB in some of the games. 

Parnell was initially not in the squad of RCB for the 16th edition of the league. But the injury of Reece Topley made RCB to get him in the squad as the replacement. Since Topley is back in the squad, RCB released Parnell back to the auction. With the ball, Parnell possesses the ability to swing the ball away from the left-handers. With the old ball, Parnell has some cutters. Although Parnell cannot be relied upon to deliver the goods in the back end, he can be handy in PP overs. The left-arm can be useful in the middle overs as well. 

4. Dwaine Pretorius 

Dwaine Pretorius

Dwaine Pretorius is one of the best pacers from South Africa currently. The right-arm pacer has terrific skill sets, particularly in the back end, where he can be highly useful. In the T20 World Cup 2021, Dwaine was very good for SA at the death. Although he has not been able to replicate the same in the IPL, he can be trusted to deliver the goods, given his skill sets. Pretorius was used only as a backup pacer by CSK in 2022. In 2023, he did not even get enough games to showcase his talent. 

Ahead of the IPL 2024, CSK did the right thing by releasing him. Pretorius can be useful for other teams that need a designated death bowler. Not to forget, he can be useful with the bat as well to play some cameos. With the ball, Dwaine has some terrific cutters. In the slow wickets, Pretorius might be difficult to hit. With his slower ones and change of pace, Pretorius might be good for any franchise he plays in any condition. Given his lack of demand, teams might steal him in the auction. 


3. Rilee Rossouw

Rilee Rossouw

Rilee Rossouw is one of the best middle-order batters available in the auction. The South African batter is known for his aggressive batting. In the last few years, Rossouw has come of age to be the best version of himself. During the mid-2010s, Rilee was impressive and had a decent stint in international cricket. But he disappeared suddenly out of nowhere. Post-pandemic, Rossouw has returned with a bang. In various leagues across the world, Rossouw has performed well for various teams. 

Rossouw has a natural intent against the pacers. Against spinners, he needs to improve his batting. But then, given his unique ability to get off the strike by taking singles and scoring boundaries, Rossouw could be trusted to be useful in the middle overs as well. The Southpaw is yet to have a breakthrough season in the IPL. 2024 might well be his season. Some of the teams need such a batter, who can bat as an opener and be fit in the middle order as well. Given his experience of playing in India, Rossouw might be in demand. 


 2. Tristan Stubbs

Tristan Stubbs

Tristan Stubbs is one of the best players available in the auction from South Africa. Stubbs was one of the rising stars in South Africa just a few months back. But since then, he has not made it to the playing XI of the team in many series. The time has come for Stubbs to show his calibre and take his game a notch above. Hence, he would be hungry to perform in the IPL 2024. Franchises would be wary of the fact. If they get hold of the youngster, he would be very useful in different roles.

Stubbs is a lower middle-order batter who can finish the innings with the bat. With the ball, Stubbs can be handy with the medium pace. He can be very good as a fielder and can keep the wickets as well. Stubbs is one of the fewest cricketers who can bat, bowl, and keep. Mumbai Indians got him in the auction for the IPL 2023. But since they already have many overseas players, they released Stubbs. In the IPL auction 2024, Stubbs is likely to be in huge demand, given his ability to finish the matches. 


 1. Gerald Coetzee

Gerald Coetzee

Gerald Coetzee is arguably the biggest name in the auction available from South Africa. The youngster was one of the breakthrough players from the ODI World Cup 2023. At a very young age, Coetzee was able to fill the big shoes of Nortje as a bowler in the ODI World Cup 2023. In his absence, the right-arm pacer was very good for South Africa in terms of his ability to take wickets. Particularly in the middle overs phase, Coetzee was phenomenal and one of the best in the tournament. 

Coetzee is young and operates at a very good pace. In the middle overs, his pace can make a difference to the bowling attacks. Coetzee is a wicket taker. Although he can go for runs, teams would not mind having him on their side. The way Coetzee bowled in the World Cup has impressed many. Franchises would be looking forward to meeting him. He might be one of the future stars in the making. In the IPL, if a franchise manages to get him, they can have a bowler who can play for a long time. 

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