IPL 2024 | How Much Will Mitchell Starc Earn Per Game?

After creating a sensation in the IPL 2024 auction, there have been many questions about how much cash will Mitchell Starc earn per IPL match.

The IPL 2024 auction created a bizarre bidding war by marking many historic moments during the grand event.

By shattering all the previous records, Mitchell Starc became the most expensive player in IPL history by securing a deal of INR 24.75 crores to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Earlier, the Australian pacer had played only two seasons for Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) in 2014 and 2015. The former RCB pacer took 34 wickets in just 26 innings, thereby making a brilliant contribution to his team.

Moreover, the 33-year-old left-arm pacer grabbed 16 wickets in the World Cup 2023 tournament.

Kolkata Knight Riders outbid Gujarat Titans (GT) in the bidding war to secure Mitchell Starc.

Does Mitchell Starc earn per IPL match?

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If the Australian pacer earns per ball in an IPL innings?

It would be interesting to delve into the interesting facts of the Aussie cricketer in the forthcoming edition of the Indian Premier League IPL.

How much does Mitchell Starc earn per IPL match?

Let’s decode the amount of INR 24.75 crores secured by Mitchell Starc during the IPL Auction 2024. Can Mitchell Starc earn per IPL match of more than 7 Lakhs INR? Absolutely, YES!

Shockingly, Starc’s payment on a per-ball basis itself crosses the figure of 7-lakh.

As every team plays 14 IPL league matches, Kolkata Knight Riders can pay Mitchell Starc based on 2 possible scenarios:

Scenario1:  Per Ball Basis

By calculating the pay scale on a per-ball basis, a jaw-dropping figure of INR 7,36,607 ( 7.3 lakhs) is paid to Mitchell Starc.

A T20I inning consists of 120 balls and a bowler’s spell includes a maximum of 4 overs (24 balls).

Decoding Mitchell Starc’s payment per ball in the league matches of the IPL 2024 tournament:

  • Total matches: 14
  • Total Price: INR 24.75 crores
  • Payment Per Match = (Total Price ) / (Number of Matches)
    • 24.75 / 14 = INR 1.76 crores

  • Per Over =( Payment per match)  / ( Number of Overs  )
    • 1.76/4= INR 44.19 lakhs

  • Per Ball = (Payment Per Over) / (number of balls in an over) 38.67/6= INR 7.365 lakhs

Conversely, Mitchell Starc earns  INR 6.3 lakhs per ball, if KKR qualifies for the playoffs.

Scenario 2:  Per Match Basis

How much can Mitchell Starc earn per IPL match? The Australian pacer earns more than a crore in a match with the simple calculation:

  • (Payment per ball) x (Number of Balls bowled by a bowler)

= (INR 7,36,607 ) x (24 balls)

=        INR 1,76,78,568

Ultimately, a whopping amount of INR 1.76 crores, Mitchell Starc can earn per IPL match.

Decoding How much can Mitchell Starc earn per IPL match if KKR qualifies for playoffs?

Assuming KKR manages to qualify for the IPL 2024 playoffs, the Payment for Mitchell Starc in IPL 2024 varies, provided with a detailed calculation below, based on 3 different cases:

Case 1: Winner of Qualifier 1 to play in finals

  • Total matches: 16
  • Total Price: INR 24.75 crores
  • Payment Per Match = (Total Price ) / (Number of Matches)
    • 24.75 / 16 = INR 1.54 crores

  • Per Over =( Payment per match)  / ( Number of Overs  )
    • 1.54/4= INR 38.67 lakhs

  • Per Ball = (Payment Per Over) / (number of balls in an over) 38.67/6= INR 6.445 lakhs

Case 2: Winner of Eliminator and Qualifier 2 round to participate in finals

  • Total matches: 17
  • Total Price: INR 24.75 crores
  • Payment Per Match = (Total Price ) / (Number of Matches)
    • 24.75 / 17 = INR 1.45 crores

  • Per Over =( Payment per match)  / ( Number of Overs  )
    • 1.45/4= INR 36.25 lakhs

  • Per Ball = (Payment Per Over) / (number of balls in an over) 36/6= INR 6.04 lakhs

Case 3: Winner of Eliminator and loser of Qualifier 2 round

  • Total matches: 15
  • Total Price: INR 24.75 crores
  • Payment Per Match = (Total Price ) / (Number of Matches)
    • 24.75 / 15 = INR 1.65 crores

  • Per Over =( Payment per match)  / ( Number of Overs  )
    • 1.44/4= INR 41.25 lakhs

  • Per Ball = (Payment Per Over) / (number of balls in an over) 41.25/6= INR 6.875 lakhs

Overall Facts about How much can Mitchell Starc earn per IPL match?

From the above calculations, it becomes evident that not only can Mitchell Starc earn per IPL match but also on a per-ball basis, thereby becoming the richest player in the IPL 2024.

On average, Mitchell Starc earns INR 1.76 crores per IPL match in the league stages of the tournament. If the playoffs are taken into consideration, Starc earns INR 1.45 to 1.65 crores based on the above calculations.

Similarly, Mitchell Starc can earn around INR 7.3 lakhs per ball in the league stages of the IPL 2024 tournament. Whereas, the amount per ball varies from INR 6.04 to 6.8 lakhs, based on the playoffs qualification process. 

Importantly, the above-mentioned calculations are nearly estimated figures and the exact payment amount might vary according to the match situations and players’ performance in IPL 2024.

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