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IPL mini auction tomorrow, will the ₹20 crore barrier be broken?

By Vipin - 2023-12-18 14:22:50
IPL mini auction tomorrow, will the ₹20 crore barrier be broken?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on March 23 next year. For this, 10 teams will purchase players on December 19. IPL auction will start on Tuesday i.e. 19th December at 1:00 pm in Dubai. This time bidding will be held on 333 players. However, only a maximum of 77 players can be purchased. Of these, 30 slots are for foreign players.

In this time's auction, 10 teams have Rs 262.95 crore left. Among these, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai will enter the auction with more than Rs 30 crore. There are chances that one of these teams may also include the most expensive player in IPL history, whose price may cross Rs 20 crore. This is how we know about the top 10 players.

1. Rachin Ravindra: Scored 3 centuries in ODI World Cup, also left arm spinner

New Zealand's left-handed batting all-rounder Rachin Ravindra impressed in the ODI World Cup. He scored 578 runs with the help of 3 centuries. 24-year-old Rachin scored a lot of runs against both spin and pace in India at an average of 64.22. Along with batting in the top order, Rachin also bowls left arm spin.

Rachin has scored runs for New Zealand in 18 T20 Internationals at a strike rate of around 118. He will enter the IPL auction for the first time. In 53 matches of his T-20 career, he has scored runs at a strike rate of around 123.

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Rachin's name is in set-2 of the auction. The Kiwi all-rounder has kept his base price at just Rs 50 lakh. All teams in IPL need all-rounders. Gujarat, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Punjab and Delhi have funds of more than Rs 29 crore. Any of these teams can buy Rachin.

2. Travis Head: Aggressive batsman, plays attacking shots, big match player

Australia's opener Travis Head snatched the trophy from India by scoring 137 runs in the ODI World Cup final. He scored 329 runs by scoring 2 centuries in only 6 matches of the tournament. His strike rate was also more than 127. Along with left hand batting, he also bowls head right arm off spin. In 23 T20s, he has scored 554 runs at a strike rate of 146. He has 205 runs in 10 IPL matches at a strike rate of 138.51. He was last part of RCB in 2017.

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Head's name is in Set-1 of the auction. His base price is Rs 2 crore. SRH, KKR, GT and DC need top order batsmen in IPL. All four teams have a purse of more than Rs 28 crore, so the price of the head can also go up to Rs 10 to 15 crore.

3. Harry Brook: Attacking batsman, hits a boundary on every sixth ball.

England's middle order batsman Harry Brook scores a boundary on every sixth ball in T-20 International. He has scored 495 runs in 25 T-20 matches at a strike rate of 141.02. Brook also does bowling part time. He has impressed everyone at the international level with his attacking batting in Test and ODI formats.

Harry

In the last IPL, Brook was bought by SRH for Rs 13.25 crore. But due to the difficult pitch of Hyderabad, he could score only 190 runs in 11 IPL matches. He scored a century, which came on the flat pitch of Kolkata.

Brook is included in Set-1 of the auction. His base price is Rs 2 crore. In IPL, the pitches of Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai and Ahmedabad are flat. KKR and GT need a middle order batsman, both the teams can spend more than Rs 10 crore for Brook.

4. Shardul Thakur: Takes wickets at important times, attacking batsman and finisher

Team India's fast bowler Shardul Thakur has the ability to take wickets at important times. He can also finish the match by hitting big shots in the lower order. Shardul has taken 33 wickets in 25 T20s for India.

Thakur

Shardul, who has played all three formats for India, was bought by Delhi for Rs 10.75 crore in the 2022 mega auction. Last season, he was included by Kolkata, when he scored 113 runs and took 6 wickets. Shardul also has 286 runs in his name with 89 wickets in 86 IPL matches.

All-rounder Shardul's name is in Set-2 of the auction. His base price is Rs 2 crore. He has played for Punjab, Pune, Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata. All the teams of India need pace bowling all-rounder. In such a situation, a big bidding war can be seen for Shardul among teams like GT, CSK, SRH, PBKS and RCB.

5. Pat Cummins: World Cup winning captain, fast bowler and attacking batsman

Pat Cummins, who has won the Ashes and World Test Championship along with ODI and T-20 World Cup under his captaincy, will also be in the auction. He has 116 runs in his name with 55 wickets in 50 T-20 Internationals. 30-year-old experienced Cummins has 1717 runs in his name in international cricket with 438 wickets.

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In 42 IPL matches, Cummins has scored 379 runs and also taken 45 wickets. He was a part of KKR in the 2021 season, when he scored a fifty in 14 balls. Cummins was sold for Rs 15.50 crore in 2020, so he may be sold at a higher price this time too.

All-rounder Cummins' name is in Set-2 of the auction. His base price is Rs 2 crore and he has also played for Mumbai and Delhi in IPL. All teams will bid for them. CSK, SRH, PBKS and RCB also need a future captain, so these teams will be more interested in including Cummins.

6. Vanindu Hasaranga: World class leg spinner, expert in hitting big shots

Sri Lankan spin bowling all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is the number-3 bowler in the T20 rankings. He can be a part of any international team on the basis of his world class leg spin. But he also bats in the lower order. He has 91 wickets and 533 runs in 58 T20 matches for Sri Lanka.

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RCB bought him for Rs 10.75 crore in IPL. Last season he could not play many matches due to injury. He has 35 wickets in his name in the total 26 IPL matches played so far. Hasaranga's name will come in Set-2 of the auction, his base price is Rs 1.50 crore. He has played 3 seasons for RCB, last time Punjab and Hyderabad also had a bidding war for him. This time KKR and CSK can also make big bids for him.

7. Mitchell Starc: Dangerous with both new and old ball, can bat as well

Australia's left arm pacer Mitchell Starc can play in IPL after 8 years. He was last a part of RCB in 2015. Starc, who is adept at bowling with both new and old balls, also has speed and swing. Apart from hitting attacking shots in the lower order, Starc also bats well.

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Starc, who took 16 wickets in the ODI World Cup 2023, has 73 wickets in his name in 58 T20s. Including all three formats, he has taken a total of 647 wickets. In 2 seasons of IPL, he played 27 matches and took 34 wickets in his name. In 2018, KKR bought Starc for Rs 9.40 crore but he could not play due to injury.

Starc's name is in set-4 of fast bowlers. His base price is Rs 2 crore. Except Rajasthan and Hyderabad, all the teams can have a bidding war for him. He can also become the most expensive bowler of the auction.

8. Gerald Coetzee: Succeeds in death overs with speed and bounce

South Africa's 23-year-old right arm pacer Gerald Cootzie took 20 wickets in the ODI World Cup. His speed and bounce were very effective on Indian pitches which can also attract IPL teams. Cootji has experience of only 4 T20 matches and he will enter the IPL auction for the first time.

Gerald

Cootji has only 6 wickets to his name in T-20 International. But he has taken 60 wickets in 42 domestic T-20 matches. Cootzie has debuted for South Africa in all three formats and will also be seen playing in the Test series against India.

Cootzie's name is in set-2 of the auction. His base price is Rs 2 crore. Apart from Gujarat, Hyderabad and Punjab, all the teams will be seen bidding for them in the auction. KKR, RR and RCB can even do bidding war for them.

9. Harshal Patel: Slower ball specialist, can also bat

Right arm pacer Harshal Patel was released by RCB. He has 111 wickets in his name in 91 IPL matches. Harshal, who is adept at bowling slower and knuckle balls, is very effective in the middle and death overs. He also hits attacking shots by batting in the lower order.

Harshal

He has 29 wickets in his name in 25 matches of T-20 International. He took 14 wickets in 13 matches last season. He was bought by RCB for Rs 10.75 crore in the mega auction, then CSK and SRH had a bidding war. This time Harshal's name is in set-2 in the auction. His base price is Rs 2 crore. Teams from Lucknow, Punjab, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi can make big bids for him.

10. Lockie Ferguson: Speed and bounce strength, takes wickets in the middle overs

New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was released by KKR. The team had bought him for Rs 10 crore. Ferguson, who bowls cross seam with speed and bouncers, has the ability to take wickets in the middle and death overs.

Lokie

Ferguson has taken 44 wickets in 33 T20 International matches for New Zealand. He has 37 wickets in his name in 38 IPL matches. Ferguson has 99 wickets in 65 ODI matches.

Ferguson's name is in set-4 of the auction. His base price is Rs 2 crore. Apart from KKR, he has also played IPL for Gujarat and Pune. This time, along with RR and RCB, teams like CSK, MI, SRH and PBKS can make big bids for Ferguson.

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