IPL Mock Auction: Now only a few hours are left for the auction to start for IPL 2024. The auction will start on 19th December i.e. tomorrow at 1 pm Indian time in Dubai, but just a day before that a mock auction was organized. In this mock auction also, the highest bid was received on Mitchell Starc, while Shardul Thakur proved to be the most expensive among the Indian players.
Highest bid placed on Stark in mock auction
Mitchell Starc: Just a day before the auction, Jio Cinema mock auction was organized to finalize the preparations for the auction. In this auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore made the biggest bid, and that bid was for Australia’s legendary fast bowler Mitchell Starc. In the mock auction, RCB bid Rs 18.50 crore in the name of Mitchell Starc. Looking at this, it seems that in the real auction to be held tomorrow, bids of up to Rs 20 crore can be made in the name of Mitchell Starc.
Gerald Coetzee: South Africa’s young fast bowler Geralt Coetzee became the second most expensive player in this mock auction. This right-arm fast and swing bowler had impressed all the franchises with his bowling in the World Cup. Along with fast bowling, he can also bat in the lower order. Considering the huge demand for fast bowlers, a big bid is expected on the name of this player. At the same time, in the mock auction held today, Gujarat Titans made the second highest bid of Rs 18 crore in the name of this bowler.
Pat Cummins: The third highest bid in the mock auction was made in the name of Australian captain Pat Cummins. Big bids are expected for Pat Cummins, and something similar was seen in the auction. Sunrisers Hyderabad made a bid of Rs 17.50 crore in the name of this player. Along with bowling fast with his right hand, Cummins can also bat in the lower order. The team also gets a world-winning captain in the form of Cummins.
Shardul Thakur becomes the most expensive Indian player
Shardul Thakur: The name of the fourth player in this list is Shardul Thakur. In the mock auction, the highest bid from the list of Indian players was placed on the name of Shardul Thakur. Punjab Kings included Shardul Thakur in their team by paying Rs 14 crore. Along with seam bowling, Shardul can also bat in the lower order.
Mitchell Starc is the highest paid player during the JioCinema mock auction.
– 18.5 crores by RCB. pic.twitter.com/dIfWjcwdU7
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) 18 December 2023
Dilshan Madushanka: The fifth highest bid has been placed on the name of this left-arm Sri Lankan fast bowler. Kolkata Knight Riders team has bid Rs 10.50 crore for this Sri Lankan fast bowler in the mock auction. Now it has to be seen how many crores will be bid in the name of this player in the real auction to be held tomorrow.
Harry Brook: Harry Brook’s name is included next in this list, Gujarat Titans bid Rs 9.50 crore in the name of Harry Brook in the mock auction. However, Gujarat has only two slots left for foreign players in the auction this year. Therefore, he has bought Gerald Coetzee and Harry Brook in the mock auction.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Travis Head: Chennai Super Kings were led by Suresh Raina in the mock auction of IPL 2024, and they bid on the names of two players. Raina bid Rs 8.50 crore in the name of Wanindu Hasaranga, who is a spin all-rounder from Sri Lanka. At the same time, Raina also bid Rs 7.50 crore on Australia’s Travis Head, who is a batting all-rounder, and was also the player of the match in the semi-finals and final of the World Cup.
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