IPL 2024 auction: Top 5 overseas players to enter the race of INR 20 crore purchase

With less than a day remaining for the IPL 2024 auction, 30 overseas players will go under the hammer out of the 77 vacancies.

The grand event takes place on 19th December 2023 (Tuesday) with all 10 franchises submitting their list of released players.

Mostly, the franchises of the IPL (Indian Premier League) will select players based on their performance in the recent 2023 World Cup tournament and the bilateral series.

It is estimated that a certain set of overseas players could witness a guaranteed buy of INR 20 crores during the IPL 2024 auction.

The IPL 2024 auction starts at 11:00 am local / 01:30 pm IST at Coca-Cola Arena, in Dubai.

A similar situation occurred during the previous edition during the previous year’s IPL auction. Three overseas all-rounders were grabbed with a lucrative purchase namely :

  1. Sam Curran:INR 18.50 Crores by Punjab Kings
  2. Cameron Green: INR 17.50 crores by Mumbai Indians
  3. Ben Stokes: INR 16.25 crores by Chennai Super Kings

Similarly, certain overseas players can grab the most attractive package to become the most costly players in the IPL 2024 auction.

IPL 2024 auction players list: 5 overseas cricketers could flash a bidding war of INR 20 crores

These are the top 5 cricketers included in the IPL 2024 auction overseas players list, having the possibility to grab a bulk package of INR 20 crores, starting with a varied base price: 

1. Gerald Coetzee (South Africa): INR 2 crores base price

The 23-year-old South African pace bowler will be the most demanded property by the franchise during the IPL 2024 auction.

Coetzee’s exceptional performance in the 2023 World Cup tournament, as a debutant stunned the opponent team’s batsmen.

Gerald picked 20 wickets in just 8 innings in the CWC 2023 at an economy rate of 19.80.

After making an impressive performance in international cricket, Gerald Coetzee aims to make a grand entry as a debutant in IPL 2024.

Making an international debut this year, here are the impressive records of Gerald Coetzee across all formats:

  1. T20Is: 6 wickets in 4 innings
  2. ODIs: 31 wickets in 14 innings
  3. Tests: 9 wickets in 4 innings

These stats prove that consistent form matters a lot rather than experience, thereby making Gerald Coetzee eligible to rank in the list of INR 20 crores purchases during the IPL 2024 auction.

2. Mitchell Starc (Australia): INR 2 crores base price

The 33-year-old Australian pace bowler is keen on playing in the T20 World Cup 2024. After 2015, Starc will be aiming to make a comeback and the franchises will be aiming to push themselves beyond their limits to rope him in the IPL 2024 auction.

Mitchell Starc has played only 27 matches in IPL for RCB. The Aussie pacer grabbed 34 wickets in just 26 innings.

3. Travis Head (Australia): INR 2 Crores

Every franchise would target Australia’s World Cup finals savior in the IPL 2024 Auction. As a constructive and destructive opener, Travis Head’s ability to play on Indian soil makes it advantageous for every franchise.

Being a part-time off-spin bowler, Head’s ability to grab wickets can provide an additional backup to the bowling unit.

Additionally, Travis Head’s spectacular skills with the ability to grab stunning catches, prove a perfect fit for the Australian left-handed batsman to enter the race of INR 20 crore club in the IPL 2024 auction.

4. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand): INR 50 Lakhs

The 24-year all-rounder was the star performer of his team in the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament.

Also, he was ranked as the 4th highest run scorer of the CWC 2023. Ravindra scored 578 runs in 10 innings by smashing 3 centuries in the contest.

Apart from a batsman, as a left-arm spin bowler, he can prove to be a valuable asset for his team.

Franchises aiming to strengthen their batting lineup would pick Rachin Ravindra with a maximum package offered.

Despite, making his IPL debut, Rachin Ravindra has the maximized chance to grab the package of INR 20 crores during the IPL 2024 Auction.

5. Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka): INR 1.5 crores

A 26-year-old wrist spinner can pick essential wickets with the ball as well as smash a few boundaries with the bat at the tail-enders.

In the 2022 season, the Sri Lankan spinner was on the verge of achieving the purple cap by taking 26 wickets in 16 matches at 16.54.

Moreover, Wanindu Hasaranga was the leading wicket-taker of the 2023 World Cup qualifying tournament with 22 wickets.

As a lower-order batsman, his contribution can power the team’s total.

Overall, Wanindu Hasaranga is one of the players to be watched in the IPL 2024 auction.  Also, his chances to grab the whopping package of INR 20 crores further raise curiosity among fans.

Conclusive facts about the IPL 2024 auction Overseas Players with an expensive package

Conclusively, 3 overseas players namely Gerald Coetzee, Travis Head, and Rachin Ravindra are set to make their IPL debut in the forthcoming season. Moreover, it would be intriguing to watch the overseas players secure a mammoth package of INR 20 crores during the IPL 2024 auction

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