How much will each team fill its Overseas slots in IPL 2024 playing XI?

The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League kickstarted with the defending champions Chennai Super Kings winning against the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets on 22nd March 2024( Friday). It would be interesting to decode the possibility of each team filling overseas slots in IPL 2024 playing XI.

Additionally, the impact player rule introduced in the previous season has made the contest much more exhilarating.

Interestingly, a team’s captain can select five extra players as substitutes in addition to their playing XI before the match commences.

Once the match starts, each team’s skipper can include anyone out of the five substitutes in the playing XI of both innings — batting and bowling.

Most importantly, if the impact player rule is considered, you need to know the criteria for the overseas slots in IPL 2024 playing XI.

Every IPL team has the option to include a maximum of four overseas players in their playing XI. In such cases, only an Indian can be substituted as an Impact player. However, a team can choose a foreigner as an impact player if a team has fewer than four overseas cricketers in their playing XI.

Overseas slots in IPL 2024 Playing XI of all ten different teams

Here is the prediction for the overseas slots in IPL 2024 playing XI of all the teams which could be implemented in the majority of the matches:

1. Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

The injury to New Zealand batter-wicketkeeper Devon Conway has been a huge concern for the Chennai Super Kings before the IPL 2024. However, a blockbuster auction during the previous year helped the franchise acquire additional two New Zealand all-rounders namely Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell.

Also, there is an intense competition between the Sri Lankan bowlers to grab the overseas bowler’s position in the squad namely Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana.

CSK Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • Rachin Ravindra (all-rounder): NEW ZEALAND
  • Daryl Mitchell (all-rounder): NEW ZEALAND
  • Mustafizur Rahman (Bowler): BANGLADESH
  • Maheesh Theekshana (Bowler): SRI LANKA

2. Mumbai Indians (MI):

A strong top-order batting unit allows Mumbai Indians to be adaptable with its bowling attack. After the Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff pulled himself out of the IPL 2024 due to injury, the Sri Lankan bowler Nuwan Thushara can grab a golden opportunity in the bowling line-up.

MI Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • Tim David (Batsman): AUSTRALIA
  • Romario Shepherd (Bowler): WEST INDIES
  • Gerald Coetzee (Bowler): SOUTH AFRICA
  • Nuwan Thushara (Bowler): SRI LANKA

3. Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB):

The Australian all-rounder Cameron Green’s trade to Royal Challengers Bengaluru can bolster the middle-order batting as well as provide a backup to the bowling lineup as a medium pacer. There will be an intense competition between Alzarri Joseph and Lockie Ferguson for the overseas fast bower spot. 

RCB Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • Faf du Plessis (Batsman): South Africa
  • Glenn Maxwell (All-rounder): Australia
  • Cameron Green (All-rounder): Australia
  • Alzarri Joseph (Bowler): West Indies

4. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):

The presence of the ICC World Cup 2023 winners namely Travis Head and Pat Cummins can recreate the magical moments. Also, the Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga misses the first few matches of IPL 2024 due to international commitments. However, he can play in place of Marco Jansen in the later stages of the tournament.

SRH Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • Travis Head (Batsman): AUSTRALIA
  • Heinrich Klaasen (Batsman- Wicketkeeper): SOUTH AFRICA
  • Marco Jansen (All-rounder): SOUTH AFRICA
  • Pat Cummins( Bowler): AUSTRALIA

5. Delhi Capitals (DC):

During the IPL 2024 auction, the Delhi Capitals franchise bolstered its middle order with the inclusion of overseas right-handed batters namely Harry Brook (ENGLAND)  and Tristan Stubbs (SOUTH AFRICA).

DC Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • David Warner (Batsman): AUSTRALIA
  • Mitchell Marsh (All-rounder): AUSTRALIA
  • Tristan Stubbs (Batsman / Wicketkeeper): SOUTH AFRICA
  • Anrich Nortje (Bowler): SOUTH AFRICA

6. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):

The Kolkata Knight Riders bowling unit will be completely relying on Mitchell Starc— The Aussie pace bowler, who grabbed the costliest package of INR 24.75 Crores during the auction.

KKR Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • Philip Salt (Batsman- Wicketkeeper): ENGLAND
  • Andre Russell (All-rounder): WEST INDIES
  • Sunil Narine (All-rounder): WEST INDIES
  • Mitchell Starc (Bowler): AUSTRALIA

7. Rajasthan Royals (RR):

Rajasthan Royals bagged the West Indies’ best finishing batter Rovman Powell for INR 7 crores during the auction which can intensify the team’s score in the death overs. Mainly, the batting order has been strengthened compared to the previous season.

RR Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • Jos Buttler (Batsman / wicketkeeper): ENGLAND
  • Shimron Hetmyer (Batsman): WEST INDIES
  • Rovman Powell (Batsman): WEST INDIES
  • Trent Boult (Bowler): NEW ZEALAND

8. Punjab Kings (PBKS):

The purchase of overseas players during the IPL 2024 auction could be the only backup for the Punjab Kings (PBKS) to qualify for the playoffs and win their first IPL trophy.

PBKS Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • Jonny Bairstow (Batsman/ wicketkeeper): ENGLAND
  • Liam Livingstone (All rounder): ENGLAND
  • Sam Curran (All rounder): ENGLAND
  • Kagiso Rabada (Bowler): SOUTH AFRICA

9. Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):

It is a huge challenge for Lucknow Super Giants to not only qualify for their third consecutive playoffs but also clinch their maiden IPL title in the ongoing season.

West Indies batter Nicholas Pooran can be a core player in the middle order due to his excellent finishing skills in the death overs. Similarly, Marcus Stoinis — the Australian all-rounder, will play the dual role of a right-handed batsman and medium pacer.

Also, the England pacer Mark Wood’s withdrawal paves an opportunity for the Afghanistan medium fast bowler Naveen ul-Haq.

LSG Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • Quinton de Kock (Batsman/ Wicketkeeper): SOUTH AFRICA
  • Marcus Stoinis (All rounder): AUSTRALIA
  • Nicholas Pooran (Batsman/ Wicketkeeper): WEST INDIES
  • Naveen ul-Haq (Bowler): AFGHANISTAN

10. Gujarat Titans (GT):

It will be a huge encouragement for Gujarat Titans as the New Zealand batter Kane Williamson recovers from his injury. On the other side, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami’s absence will be a big blow for the franchise.

GT Overseas Slots in IPL 2024 playing XI:

  • Kane Williamson (Batsman): New Zealand
  • David Miller (Batsman): South Africa
  • Spencer Johnson (Bowler): Australia
  • Rashid Khan (All-rounder): Afghanistan

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