IPL 2024 | All-Time IPL Auction Record Smashed!

IPL Auction 2024: Australia’s World Cup Winner Mitchell Starc broke the record for the most expensive player in IPL history. Kolkata Knight Riders paid the highest price in the auction’s 17-year history for the Australian Star, INR 24.75 Crore. Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders were in the bidding war. GT were adamant but forced to pull out after, KKR raised their bid to 24.75 Crore. Therefore, KKR won the bidding war and took Mitchell Starc back home.

Another Top Buy in IPL Auction 2024

In set 2 of IPL Auction 2024: Australia’s World Cup-winning captain Pat Cummins first broke the record for the most expensive player in IPL history. Sunrisers Hyderabad paid the highest price for the Australian star, INR 20.50 crore. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super Kings were also interested in the Australian captain, but SRH was able to secure his services.

Pat Cummins was listed in the all-rounder’s category in the highest bracket of 2 crore. MI and CSK were the first to back the World Cup-winning captain. However, RCB and SRH stepped in after CSK and MI backed out of the bidding war. The IPL 2024 auction arena erupted with applause when the bid reached 20 crore, as no other player had ever broken the 20-crore barrier in the Indian Premier League IPL.

Sam Curran, who was selected by Punjab Kings for INR 18.5 crore ahead of the 2023 auction, was the most expensive player in IPL auction history before Pat Cummins. Travis Head is another Australian World Cup star that SRH has brought in for IPL 2024. SRH used social media, and the number of signees they attracted astounded them. “Hey, Hyd, pat your backs. On X, SRH wrote, “We’re HEADING towards glory.”

IPL Auction 2024 Set 1 | Capped Batters

PlayersCostSold To
Rovman Powell₹ 7.4 croreRajasthan Royals
Rilee RossouwUNSOLD
Harry Brook₹ 4 croreDelhi Capitals
Travis Head₹ 6.8 croreSunRisers Hyderabad
Karun NairUNSOLD
Steve SmithUNSOLD
Manish PandeyUNSOLD

IPL Auction 2024 Set 2 | Capped All-Rounders

PlayersCostSold To
Wanindu Hasaranga₹ 1.5 croreSunRisers Hyderabad
Rachin Ravindra₹ 1.80 croreChennai Super Kings
Shardul Thakur₹ 4 croreChennai Super Kings
Azmatullah Omarzai₹ 50 lakhsGujarat Titans
Pat Cummins₹ 20.5 croreSunRisers Hyderabad
Gerald Coetzee₹ 5 croreMumbai Indians
Harshal Patel₹ 11.75 crorePunjab Kings
Daryl Mitchell₹ 14 crore Chennai Super Kings
Chris Woakes₹ 4.2 crorePunjab Kings

IPL Auction 2024 Set 3 | Capped Wicket-Keepers

PlayersCostSold To
Phil SaltUNSOLD
Tristan Stubbs₹ 50 lakhsDelhi Capitals
KS Bharat₹ 50 lakhsKolkata Knight Riders
Josh InglisUNSOLD
Kusal MendisUNSOLD

IPL Auction 2024 Set 4 | Capped Fast-Bowlers

PlayersCostSold To
Lockie FergusonUNSOLD
Chetan Sakariya₹ 50 lakhKolkata Knight Riders
Alzarri Joseph ₹ 11.50 croreRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Umesh Yadav ₹ 5.8 croreGujarat Titans
Shivam Mavi ₹ 6.4 croreLucknow Super Giants
Mitchell Starc₹ 24.75 croreKolkata Knight Riders
Josh HazlewoodUNSOLD
Jaydev Unadkat₹ 1.6 croreSunRisers Hyderabad
Dilshan Madushanka₹ 4.6 croreMumbai Indians

IPL Auction 2024 Set 5 | Capped Spinners

PlayersCost
Mohammad Waqar SalamkheilUNSOLD
Adil RashidUNSOLD
Akeal HoseinUNSOLD
Ish SodhiUNSOLD
Tabraiz ShamsiUNSOLD
Mujeeb ur RahmanUNSOLD

It has been 15 years since the first auction, and the factors that teams consider for their players have multiplied exponentially, including brand value, batting strike rate, and international caps. The teams will also consider home pitch conditions, boundary dimensions, team dynamics, compatibility with teammates and coaching staff, and so on.

IPL Auction 2024: 10 most expensive players in IPL history

PlayerTeamPrice (in Rs crore)Year
Mitchell StarcKolkata Knight Riders24.752024
Pat CumminsSunrisers Hyderabad20.52024
Sam CurranPunjab Kings18.52023
Cameron GreenMumbai Indians17.52023
Ben StokesChennai Super Kings16.252023
Chris MorrisRajasthan Royals16.252021
Nicolas PooranLucknow Super Giants162023
Yuvraj SinghDelhi Daredevils (Now Delhi Capitals)162015
Pat CumminsKolkata Knight Riders15.52020
Ishan KishanMumbai Indians15.252022

End Note

In the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mitchell Starc has become the most expensive player ever with a price tag of 24.75 crore. On Tuesday, December 19, at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, Mitchell Starc was sold to the Kolkata Knight Riders in the current IPL Auction 2024.

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