Step into the dazzling world of IPL auctions, where cricket stars become treasures! From Starc to Cummins, let’s explore the top 10 players who clinched the biggest deals. These aren’t just purchases; they’re cricketing sagas that lit up the league. Get ready to dive into the exciting tales behind these colossal transactions that added a touch of magic to the thrilling history of IPL. Grab your virtual front-row seat as we unfold the friendly side of cricket’s financial game!
Starc Breaks the Bank: IPL ‘s Priciest Catch Ever!
In a historic moment for the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mitchell Starc, the Australian left-arm pacer, made waves by breaking the all-time record. The Kolkata Knight Riders invested an astonishing Rs 24.75 crore to enlist the World Cup-winning fast bowler’s services, surpassing the record established merely an hour before by Starc’s captain, Pat Cummins. This dynamic sequence of record-breaking transactions added a new chapter to the Indian Premier League saga.
SRH bagged Cummins
Renowned for his exceptional all-round abilities, Cummins had clinched a staggering Rs 20.5 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad, securing the title of the most expensive buy at that time. The IPL auction, marking its inaugural occurrence in Dubai, unfolded a heated bidding battle for Cummins’ coveted skills.
Making waves with their auction acumen, SRH generated excitement by investing a substantial Rs 20.5 crore to acquire the skilled Australian all-rounder, Cummins. His remarkable leadership and consistent international performances played a pivotal role in Australia’s World Cup triumph, elevating him as a sought-after player in global T20 leagues. KKR’s groundbreaking acquisition of Starc underscores the team’s resolute commitment to building a formidable squad, signaling their intent in the competitive landscape of the Indian Premier League.
Bringing a fresh dimension to their bowling lineup, Starc enhances it with his pace and adeptness in swinging the ball.
Here is the list of ten most expensive purchases during IPL- 2024 auction.
|Price (in Crores)
|Kolkata Knight Riders
|Chennai Super Kings
|Lucknow Super Giants
|Kolkata Knight Riders
The IPL auction’s pivotal shift to Dubai represented a landmark moment in the tournament’s history. It marked the initial occurrence of the auction happening beyond India, showcasing the global allure and extensive reach of the IPL.