Australia’s Mitchell Starc becomes the most expensive player of IPL, sold for Rs 24 crore 75 lakh

Mitchell Starc: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has become the most expensive player in IPL history. Kolkata Knight Riders team has included this player in their team by paying Rs 24 crore, 75 lakh. Apart from Kolkata, Gujarat Titans had also bid up to Rs 24.50 crore for this player. Let us tell you that in the auction held today, Australian captain Pat Cummins was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20.50 crore, but Starc broke Cummins’ record within a short time.

Mitchell Starc becomes the most expensive player of IPL

Let us tell you that Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc had not played in IPL for the last 8 years. This time he had registered his name in IPL at a base price of Rs 2 crore. When his name came up in the IPL 2024 auction, Delhi Capitals first started bidding on his name. Along with Delhi, Mumbai Indians also bid a lot for Starc, but after that the real war for Mitchell Starc started between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Titans. Both Kolkata and Gujarat teams had more than Rs 31 crore, so both bid non-stop till above Rs 20 crore.

Cummins’ record broken in a few minutes

Breaking Pat Cummins’ record of Rs 20.75 crore, Mitchell Starc has finally been included in their team by Kolkata Knight Riders by paying Rs 24.75 crore. Mitchell Starc played his last IPL in 2015. Australia’s left hand fast swing bowler has played a total of 27 matches in the IPL so far. In these matches, he has taken a total of 34 wickets at an average of 20.38 and economy rate of 7.17. During this period, his best performance was taking 4 wickets for 15 runs. Now it remains to be seen how Mitchell Starc can bowl for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024.

Also read: Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga was sold for only Rs 1.5 crore, New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra was bought by Chennai Super Kings for so many crores.

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