The echoes of gavel slams and frantic bidding wars have faded, but the dust in Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena still settles with the residue of excitement from the IPL 2024 auction. This year’s event witnessed a record-breaking spectacle, with teams shelling out colossal sums for coveted players. As cricket fans digest the drama and strategize their fantasy league picks, one question lingers: who emerged as the most expensive treasures in this year’s auction?
List of most expensive players in ipl 2024
Mitchell Starc (Kolkata Knight Riders): Rs 24.75 crore: The fiery left-arm pacer returns to KKR after a season with Delhi Capitals, bringing his lethal swing bowling and yorker prowess back to his former hunting ground.
Pat Cummins (Sunrisers Hyderabad): Rs 20.50 crore: The reigning World Cup-winning captain and fast bowling maestro joins SRH with the aim of spearheading their bowling attack with his pace and all-round skills.
Daryl Mitchell (Chennai Super Kings): Rs 14.00 crore: The New Zealand batting machine arrives at CSK to bolster their middle order with his consistent and impactful performances in T20 cricket.
Harshal Patel (Punjab Kings): Rs 11.75 crore: The Purple Cap winner from IPL 2023 remains with PBKS, hoping to continue his wicket-taking spree with his deceptive variations and slow-ball mastery.
Alzarri Joseph (Royal Challengers Bangalore): Rs 11.25 crore: The young West Indian speedster joins RCB to add teeth to their pace attack with his express pace and wicket-taking ability.
Spencer Johnson (Lucknow Super Giants): Rs 10.50 crore: The uncapped South African all-rounder is a rising star, attracting a massive bid for his explosive batting and handy off-spin.
Sameer Rizvi (Gujarat Titans): Rs 10.25 crore: Another uncapped Indian talent, the wicketkeeper-batsman from Jammu and Kashmir, impresses with his consistent run-scoring in domestic cricket.
Shahrukh Khan (Delhi Capitals): Rs 10.00 crore: The hard-hitting Punjab batter joins his IPL rivals DC, hoping to replicate his big-hitting prowess in a new franchise.
Rovman Powell (Rajasthan Royals): Rs 7.40 crore: The West Indian power hitter brings his six-hitting ability to RR, adding further firepower to their already explosive batting lineup.
Kumar Kushagra (Mumbai Indians): Rs 6.75 crore: The young left-arm spinner from Uttar Pradesh joins MI, looking to make his mark in the T20 arena with his accurate bowling and wicket-taking potential.
These are just the top 10 in a whirlwind auction that saw franchises break the bank for elite talent. IPL 2024 promises to be a season of intense battles, record-breaking performances,