Live Updates: IPL 2024 Auctions

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Phew, that's it from this auction! We saw history being made today with Mitchell Starc becoming the most expensive player in IPL as he was sold to KKR for 24.75 crores! It came only an hour after Pat Cummins had shattered the previous record of 18.5 crores! And not just those two, a couple of other Aussie quicks had a bumper day too. We also saw some uncapped players earning a big payday, while international stars like Daryl Mitchell, Gerald Coetzee, Travis Head, Dilshan Madushanka who impressed in the World Cup got plenty of interest as well.

The last name to come up in the auction isSaurav Chauhan. He's sold to RCB for base price of 20 L!

To go along with a strong performance against India today, left-armer Nandre Burger finds more joy as he's bought by RR for his base price of 50 L!

Abid Mushtaq, Shivalik Sharma, Swapnil Singh, Avinash Rao sold to RR, MI, RCB and CSK respectively for base price of 20 L!

DC snap up Swastik Chikara for his base price of 20 L!

Shai Hopebags a deal with DC who sign him for his base price of 75 L!

MI make the opening bid of 1.5 crores for Mohammad Nabi, and that's also the closing bid!

Allrounder Arshad Khan goes for his base price of 20 L to LSG!

KKR make an addition to an already strong spin attack. Mujeeb is picked up at his base price of 2 crores!

Lockie Fergusonfinds a taker this time and it's the red of RCB that he'll don for the upcoming season as he's sold for his base price of 2 crores!

Steve Smith goes unsold again!

Rilee Rossouw,who went unsold earlier, gets a bid this time. Not just that, he has two teams vying for him - one of them being DC who released him this year. The bid is now at 8 crore in favour of PBKS. DC are out. Sold!

Manish Pandeymakes a return to KKR who snap him up at the base price of 50 L.

We're back again! This final round will have some of the players who went unsold, and some who're yet to come up for auction, as requested by the teams!

We're going to have a short break now. Phew, that was quick.

Prince Choudharysold to PBKS. Jhathavedh Subramanyan sold to SRH.

Tanay Thyagarajangoes to PBKS for base price of 20 L. Robin Minzgoes to GT for 3.6 crores after beating the competition from 3 more teams.

PBKS buy two uncapped players in succession. Oh wait, there's some confusion. Looks like they wanted just one player, but mistakenly kept the paddle up for the second one as well. Vishwanath Pratap SinghandShashank Singh are the two players who're both sold at their base price to the Kings. They seem to be making their case but the auctioneer says that the hammer went down already.

Sumit Kumar, the allrounder from Haryana, is picked up by DC for 1 crore as they see off the challenge from KKR.

MI snap up a couple of uncapped allrounders - Naman Dhir and Anshul Kamboj - at their base price of 20 L each.

Nuwan Thushara,whose bowling action is seemingly modelled on Malinga's, will get a chance to work with the great man as MI acquire him for 4.8 crores, beating RCB and KKR who were also interested

It continues to be a bumper day for most Aussie quicks as Jhye Richardson is next to trigger a bidding war. DC and RCB trade bids, and DC seal the deal at 5 crores!

Mustafizur Rahman sold to CSK for his base price of 2 crores! Those cutters could be useful at Chepauk if he plays.

Finally a player who attracts more than one bid in this part of the auction. In fact, DC and GT are competing fiercely for Spencer Johnson. His base price was 50 lakhs, but the bids have reached 10 crore! It's with GT at the moment, and DC want a moment to discuss. No, they're out. Sold to GT for 10 crores! The left-arm pacer will turn up for Shubman Gill's team next season as they bag yet another bowler.

David Willeyis the next player to get a bid as LSG bag him for his base price of 2 crores!

RCB snap up Tom Curran for his base price of 1.5 crore!

Rassie van der Dussen, Qais Ahmad, Michael Bracewell are unsold.

Ashton Turneris sold to LSG for his base price of 1 crore!

Sherfane Rutherford bags a 1.5 crore deal with KKR!

First up is Finn Allen who goes unsold. Munro also goes unsold.

Okay, all set for the accelerated auction. This includes players which the teams want to be presented for auction.

Before the accelerated auction commences, take a look at what the teams are left with. Also find out more about the uncapped players who have had a big payday.

Team Purse left (Cr) Players
CSK 3.2 22
DC 16.85 21
GT 21.45 23
KKR 6.55 18
LSG 4.15 22
MI 7.95 20
PBKS 13.15 19
RCB 6.75 21
RR 0.9 20
SRH 3.4 24

There will be an accelerated auction now after the break

Uncapped spinners

Player Price Team
Manav Suthar 20 L Gujarat Titans
M Siddharth 2.40 Cr Lucknow Super Giants
Murugan Ashwin UNSOLD
Shreyas Gopal 20 L Mumbai Indians

Titans get Manav Suthar for his base price of 20 L and now M Siddharth is getting plenty of attention from RCB and LSG. The bid stands at 2 Cr already. LSG eventually secure him for 2.40 Crore. His statemate Murugan Ashwin goes UNSOLD though. Shreyas Gopal goes to Mumbai Indians for his base price of 20 L. Piyush Chawla's backup is secured.

Uncapped players

Player Price Team
Tom Kohler-Cadmore 40 L Rajasthan Royals
Ricky Bhui 20 L Delhi Capitals
Kumar Kushagra 7.20 Cr Delhi Capitals
Yash Dayal 5 Cr Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sushant Mishra 2.20 Cr Gujarat Titans
Akash Singh 20 L Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kartik Tyagi 60 L Gujarat Titans
Rasikh Dar 20 L Delhi Capitals

Titans have the money and they keep adding bowlers to their ranks. They were locked in a battle with KKR but have come out on top. Kartik Tyagi joins them for 60 L. Ishan Porel goes UNSOLD but Rasikh Dar who has been a part of MI and KKR in the past, finds a new home at Delhi Capitals for his base price of 20 L.

Titans and RCB were fighting for the services of Yash Dayal. He has had a pretty impressive IPL career so far despite Rinku Singh's memorable assault in a game. RCB have their man at 5 Cr. Titans then go on to splash 2.20 Cr on Sushant Mishra, another left-arm seamer. Akash Singh, who has played for RR and CSK in the past, has been picked up by SRH for his base price of 20 L.

Jharkhand's young talented keeper Kumar Kushagrais having an auction to remember!! Titans and DC are engaged in an intense bidding war and the price has gone past 7 Cr already. Delhi Capitals add another keeper to their ranks by paying 7.20 Cr for Kumar.

We are back!!And it's the Royals who begin by bagging Tom Kohler-Cadmore for his base price of 40 L. Looks like they have secured a backup for Jos Buttler at the top of the order. Delhi Capitals pick up Ricky Bhui for his base price of 20 L.

Uncapped allrounders

Player Price Team
Arshin Kulkarni 20 L LSG
Shahrukh Khan 7.4 Cr GT
Ramandeep Singh 20 L KKR

Ramandeep Singhis bagged by KKR for his base price for 20 lakhs! That concludes this set of uncapped allrounders.

There's a cheer in the auction room as Shahrukh Khan's name is announced. The bids so far are reflecting that enthusiasm with PBKS and GT locked in a battle for the big-hitter. Remember, he was released by PBKS this year. And he has been picked up by GT for 7.4 crores!

Uncapped allrounders are next! First few players go unsold before Arshin Kulkarni is picked up by LSG for 20 lakhs! A promising U19 player, Kulkarni recently made his debut for Maharashtra in SMAT this year.

Uncapped batters

Player Price Team
Shubham Dubey 5.8 Cr RR
Sameer Rizvi 8.4 Cr CSK
Angkrish Raghuvanshi 20L KKR

Angkrish Raghuvanshiis sold to KKR for his base price of 20 lakhs! And that rounds up this set of uncapped batters

A few players, including Manan Vohra, go unsold, and it's only when Sameer Rizvi comes up that the paddle is raised. CSK and GT are interested in the right-handed batter who can hit a long ball. His price has jumped dramatically as the bidding war intensifies. And it rises further as DC jump in as well. Eventually though, he goes to CSK for 8.4 crores!

First up is Shubham Dubey! The left-hander's performances and ability to finish games with the bat have caught the eye of a few. And going by the bids, IPL scouts are among those who have been very impressed. It started at a base price of 20 lakhs, but the bids between RR and DC have crossed 2 Cr. The two of them keep going. It's now 20 times his base price.. 25 times.. And he goes to RR for5.8 crores - 29 times his base price.

Welcome back after the break. It's time for the first set of uncapped batters.

While we wait, take a look at where the teams stand right now

Team Purse left (Cr) Players
CSK 11.6 22
DC 24.95 18
GT 31.85 19
KKR 6.95 16
LSG 6.75 20
MI 8.15 19
PBKS 13.15 19
RCB 11.75 20
RR 7.1 18
SRH 3.6 23

The auction will resume after a break.

As expected, overseas spinners were just not in demand in the auction. Even though the likes of Akeal Hosein, Adil Rashid and Tabraiz Shamsi have a reputation, the teams just didn't show any interest. Mujeeb went unsold as well.

Fast bowlers

Player Price Team
Lockie Ferguson UNSOLD
Chetan Sakariya 50 L Kolkata Knight Riders
Alzarri Joseph 11.50 Cr Royal Challengers Bangalore
Umesh Yadav 5.80 Cr Gujarat Titans
Shivam Mavi 6.40 Cr Lucknow Super Giants
Mitchell Starc 24.75 Cr Kolkata Knight Riders
Josh Hazlewood UNSOLD
Jaydev Unadkat 1.60 Cr Sunrisers Hyderabad
Dilshan Madushanka 4.60 Cr Mumbai Indians

Jaydev Unadkat was next and despite his diminishing returns in the IPL in recent times, he managed to bag a deal. SRH purchased him for 1.60 Cr. Dilshan Madushanka has been rewarded for an excellent World Cup. He has been picked up by Mumbai Indians for a very good price of 4.60 Crore.

The two Aussie greats have fetched a combined price of 45 Crore. That is mind boggling!! Unfortunately, the third name from that pace trio Josh Hazlewood goes UNSOLD. He could have fetched a decent sum but he was expected to be available only in May and hence teams just didn't show interest.

Mitchell Starc is next!! And we all know what to expect...

THE RECORD IS BROKEN AGAIN!! And it's been broken by quite a margin, that too on the same day. Mumbai Indians wanted Mitchell Starc but with their budget, they always knew there were others in the fray who would eventually take over. Knight Riders and Titans had an intense battle that went all the way. There were claps when the 20 Cr mark was breached for the second time and eventually it happened. KKR put in a bid of 20.75 to break the record. Titans didn't give up and had a numbers advantage over KKR but quite surprisingly they did give up at one stage. So Starc now goes to KKR for 24.75 Cr. What a return to the IPL for the big man!!

Gujarat Titans missed out on Harshal Patel but they have spent 5.80 Crore on Umesh Yadav. Shivam Mavi has a big payday as well with Lucknow Super Giants bagging him for 6.40 Crore.

KKR make another purchase. Chetan Sakariya has been bought for his base price of 50 L. But the big story is Alzarri Joseph going to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 11.50 Crore. That was a crazy fight between RCB and LSG. RCB missed out on Cummins but settled for Alzarri Joseph for almost half the price.

We are going to see a lot of money being spent now as the fast bowlers come up next.


Player Price Team
Phil Salt UNSOLD
Tristan Stubbs 50 L Delhi Capitals
KS Bharat 50 L Kolkata Knight Riders
Josh Inglis UNSOLD
Kusal Mendis UNSOLD

KKR needed an Indian wicketkeeper and they got one for a base price of 50 L. KS Bharat has found a new home in the IPL. Josh Inglis, Australia's wicketkeeper is UNSOLD. We saw an aggressive version of Kusal Mendis during the World Cup but no team showed interest.

English wicketkeeper-batter Phil Salt was the first name from the new set but he went unsold. Tristan Stubbs was picked up by Delhi Capitals for his base price of 50 L.

There's going to be a break now before we get back with the new set featuring capped wicketkeepers. Stay tuned.

Second set

Player Price Team
Wanindu Hasaranga 1.50 Cr Sunrisers Hyderabad
Rachin Ravindra 1.80 Cr Chennai Super Kings
Shardul Thakur 4 Cr Chennai Super Kings
Azmatullah Omarzai 50 L Gujarat Titans
Pat Cummins 20.50 Cr Sunrisers Hyderabad
Gerald Coetzee 5 Cr Mumbai Indians
Harshal Patel 11.75 Cr Punjab Kings
Daryl Mitchell 14 Cr Chennai Super Kings
Chris Woakes 4.20 Cr Punjab Kings

Last in this set is Chris Woakes, and KKR make the opening bid. The only player they had pursued before this was Rovman Powell. Having failed to acquire him, they now go for Woakes, and fail again as they're beaten to the England allrounder by PBKS. Sold for 4.2 crores!

The ever-impressive Daryl Mitchell is next! And no surprises as he crosses 10 crores with PBKS and DC trading bids. His base price was 1 crore. It now stands at 13.5 crores as CSK also jump in. PBKS make a final raise at 13.75 crores, but CSK hit right back and take him for 14 crores!So both Ravindra and Mitchell are going to play for the men in yellow. Not to forget they already have Conway. Three star New Zealand players in the batting order.

Harshal Patel may have been released from RCB after a poor season last year, but he has plenty of takers in this auction. GT, PBKS, LSG - they all go for him. And he lands up in PBKS for 11.75 crores, which is more than his sum of 10.75 crores in the 2022 mega auction.

It's now Gerald Coetzee's turn to attract some interest. He made a big impression in the World Cup, showing himself to be a wicket-taking option and someone who can nip the ball around at high pace. Who else but CSK to make the opening bid. They're up against MI and the two exchange bids till 3.4 crores. LSG also show some interest. But MI grab him for 5 crores! He'll be one to watch out for on those Wankhede pitches. MI has been a good place for star overseas pacers. They'll be looking at Coetzee to carry forward the legacy.

Having silenced India in the World Cup, here's Pat Cummins whose name is making a lot of noise at the auctions! CSK again make the opening bid and go head-to-head with MI who back out at 4 crores. It's RCB's turn to then join in as they get into a bidding war with the Super Kings. The bids go up till 7.8 crores where CSK pull out, and SRH enter the fray. We're officially nearing record territory as the bids keep climbing up. It's now at 17 crores for SRH, and still rising! Okay, Cummins is officially the most expensive player in IPL auctions as he goes past Curran's 18.5 crores! And we still aren't done yet! Even the other franchises are amazed by this bidding war as there's a round of applause when the 20 crore barrier is breached. Finally RCB back out, and it's SRH who have Cummins for a record-breaking 20.5 crores! Phew!

Azmatullah Omarzaiis sold for his base price of 50 lakhs to Gujarat Titans.

Shardul Thakur is back with CSK.
Shardul Thakur is back with CSK. ©

CSK and SRH fighting it out for Shardul Thakur whose base price was 2 crores! And Thakur makes a return to CSK who eventually snap him up for 4 crores!

Rachin Ravindra is nextat a base price of just 50 lakhs! Expect that to go up massively. CSK make the opening bid, DC enter the fray and then leave at 1 crore. PBKS then enter the ring to challenge CSK. Bids are going up slowly, and it's with CSK at 1.8 crores when PBKS back out. Oh wow, the superstar from the World Cup, Ravindra goes to CSK for just 1.8 crores! What a bargain!

All set for the second set, and the first player to come up is Wanindu Hasaranga whose base price is 1.5 crores. The Sri Lankan allrounder missed the World Cup due to injury after having been the player of the tournament in LPL. SRH make the opening bid, and that will also be the closing bid. They look delighted to have bagged Hasaranga without any competition.

Muralitharan, SRH management: Very happy. Needed an opening batter who was a left-hander (talking about Travis Head). Never thought we'll get him for that price. Thought he'll go very high. Thought we would have tough fight against so many teams. We knew CSK didn't need a frontline player as Conway is there.

Going to be a 10-minute break before the next set which will feature capped allrounders

First set (Capped batters)

Player Price(in INR) Team
Rovman Powell 7.4 Cr RR
Rilee Rossouw Unsold
Harry Brook 4 Cr DC
Travis Head 6.8 Cr SRH
Karun Nair Unsold
Steve Smith Unsold
Manish Pandey Unsold

Indian middle order batters Karun Nair and Manish Pandey go UNSOLD. Steve Smith meets the same fate as well. But these three can come back into the auction pool later.

Travis Head is next....there's certainly a lot of expectation.

And he is off to SRH for INR 6.8 Cr

For a while, no team bid for Travis Head to everyone's surprise before SRH opened the bidding. They certainly want to strengthen their top order. Quite interestingly, CSK entered the bidding as well as the two franchises had a go at each other for a while before CSK backed out.

Rilee Rossouw goes unsold! Not a big surprise given the fact he couldn't make an impact last season for DC. Harry Brook, the story of the auction last year, has now been picked up by Delhi Capitals for INR 4 Cr. Royals were in with a shout for a while but the player was eventually picked up by DC.

Rovman Powell to Rajasthan Royals for INR 7.4 Cr

The first player out of the bag today was Rovman Powell. Rajasthan Royals opened the bidding and then entered into an intense bidding war with Kolkata Knight Riders. Rovman was released by Delhi Capitals but he has hit the jackpot here. Not many predicted him to be bought for INR 7.40 Crore but he is off to RR.

December 19, Auction Day

Hello and welcome to our live blog! The time for planning, plotting, speculating and all the mock auctions is almost over. The team owners are in Dubai and in nearly an hour's time, the hammer will go down to get the IPL 2024 auction underway. Things have been heating up nicely in the build-up to this event which is taking place outside India for the first time. Big moves have been made in the trading window, broken hearts have been tweeted, philosophical quotes have been doled out, and some fan loyalties have swapped. Now we move from the backroom to the auction room where 332 players are up for grabs. Across the 10 IPL teams, there are a maximum 77 slots to be filled potentially, and a total of INR 262.95 crores that can be spent.

Team Purse left (in INR crores) Slots to fill Overseas slots
CSK 31.4 6 3
DC 28.95 9 4
GT 38.15 8 2
KKR 32.7 12 4
LSG 13.15 6 2
MI 17.75 8 4
PBKS 29.1 8 2
RCB 23.25 6 3
RR 14.5 8 3
SRH 34 6 3

What's new

It's not just a new venue, but a new auctioneer as well. Mallika Sagar, who conducted the first two editions of the WPL auctions, will be in charge today as she takes over from Hugh Edmeades. Another key feature of this auction is the absence of a marquee player list, which would have consumed a significant portion of the 262.95 crore by the end of the first lot. As Vijay Tagore notes in his story, money could be distributed more equitably than ever before.

Rishabh Pant to attend IPL auction!

One year out of top-tier cricket, and hasn't the world missed him? After a terrifying car crash that could easily have claimed his life, Rishabh Pant missed the 2023 IPL, not to mention the World Test Championship final, and the World Cup in India! And hasn't world cricket missed him? And now, he's back in the mix, and will make an appearance in the IPL auction in Dubai!

England players offer limited IPL availability

Due to a cramped FTP, and a non-committal BCCI (with the general elections in 2024), the IPL window has been decided between 22nd March and the end of May 2023, which is a window that spans over 9 weeks! Subsequently, players from New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies have confirmed their availability but those from England have not, prioritising international assignments and fitness.

Record-breaking buys on the cards?

Hardik Pandya's trade to Mumbai Indians, and his subsequent appointment as captain has dominated all the talk in the lead-up to this auction. But what will be the biggest talking point coming out from Dubai? Sam Curran became the most expensive buy at the auction last year, with PBKS splashing INR 18.5 crores for the England allrounder. Will someone come close to that today, or maybe even go past him?

Hot picks from the World Cup

The likes of Rachin Ravindra, Travis Head, Pat Cummins, Gerald Coetzee, Daryl Mitchell are all coming into this auction having made a big impression in the World Cup. Expect them to be hot properties. Also Mitchell Starc is returning to the IPL after a nine-year hiatus. He'll likely attract big bids as well.

There's tons of money to be spent, but before that, tons of reading to do to keep abreast with all that's happening:

Narbavi and Roshan: How do the teams look and what do they need?

Aayush and Gokul: Who are the players to watch out for?

India appearances for uncapped players to be incentivized

Latest news and updates on IPL 2024 and the auctions



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