IPL 2024 Auction: Live Blog – Catch all the updates from the mega event

After eight long hours of bidding, the squads have now been finalized. Some bids were shocking, but many unfortunate names went unsold. Thus, it will be interesting to see the teams fighting it out a quarter later for the seventeenth edition of the Indian Premier League. Bidding Wars, Records, and excitement summed up the 2024 auction. Thank you for joining the Live Blog of the IPL mini-auction.

Amount spent by each franchise during IPL Auction 2024:

Chennai Super Kings – INR 30,40,00,000 (Thirty crore and Forty lacs) 

Mumbai Indians – INR 16,70,00,000 (Sixteen crore and Seventy lacs)

Royal Challengers Bangalore – INR 19,40,00,000 (Nineteen crore and Forty lacs)

Kolkata Knight Riders – INR 31,35,00,000 (Thirty-One crore and Thirty-Five lacs)

Gujarat Titans – INR 30,30,00,000 (Thirty crore and Thirty lacs)

Sunrisers Hyderabad – INR 30,80,00,000 (Thirty crore and Eighty lacs)

Delhi Capitals -INR 19,05,00,000 (Nineteen crore and Five lacs)

Rajasthan Royals – INR 14,30,00,000 (Fourteen crore and Thirty lacs)

Lucknow Super Giants – INR 12,20,00,000 (Twelve crore and Twenty lacs)

South African pacer Nandre Burger is a Royal in IPL 2024

RCB buys Indian cricketers Swapnil Singh & Saurav Chauhan for their base price of INR 20 L

Rajasthan Royals buy Abid Mushtaq for INR 20 L

Swastik Chhikara goes to Delhi Capitals, Avanish Rao Aravelly sold to CSK, Rajasthan Royals buy Abid Mushtaq for INR 20 L,

England quick Gus Atkinson heads to Kolkata for INR 1 Cr

Shai Hope gets a nod from Delhi Capitals for INR 75 L

Mumbai gets the experienced Afghan-Mohammad Nabi for INR 1.00 Cr

LSG join hands with Arshad Khan for his base price of INR 20 L

Mujeeb Ur Rahman completes the spin trio in Kolkata with Sunil Narine & Varun Chakaravarthy

Lockie Ferguson becomes a Bengaluru boy as RCB snaps him for INR 2.00 Cr

Steve Smith, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Dushmantha Chameera, and Michael Bracewell stay unsold!

Rilee Rossouw finds a new franchise as he goes to Punjab Kings for INR 8.00 Cr

Manish Pandey returns as a Knight for INR 50 L

Karun Nair goes unsold in the Second round too

Punjab Kings bag Prince Choudhary for INR 20 L

Jhathavedh Subramanyan goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for a base price of INR 20 L

Robin Minz goes to Gujarat Titans for INR 3.60 Cr

Punjab Kings bag four players in succession for their base price of INR 20 L – Ashutosh Sharma, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan

Sumit Kumar will play for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024. He was bought for a price of INR 1.00 Cr

Anshul Kamboj goes to Mumbai Indians for his base price of INR 20 L

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Shubham Agrawal, Sakib Hussain, Gurjapneet Singh, KL Shrijith, Waqar Salamkheil, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Rohit Rayudu, KM Asif, Mohammed Kaif, Gurjapneet Singh, Bipin Saurabh, Sakib Hussain, Abhilash Shetty Pradosh Paul, Gourav Choudhary, G Ajitesh, Tanush Kotian, Swastik Chhikara, Luke Wood, Shashank Singh, Himmat Singh, Rithik Easwaran, Harsh Dubey, Sumeet Verma remain unsold

Nuwan Thushara to make a mark in IPL with Mumbai Indians

The newest sling sensation gets picked by MI for INR 4.80 Cr

Jhye Richardson sold to Delhi Capitals for INR 1.50 Cr

Chennai Super Kings bag Mustafizur Rahman for INR 2.00 Cr

Kyle Jamieson, Tymal Mills, Adam Milne, Lance Morris go unsold at the auction

Spencer Johnson sparks a heavy interest

Sums up the day for Aussie quicks. Johnson to make a mark in IPL 2024 with Gujarat Titans. The left-arm bowler goes for a price of INR 10.00 Cr

Keema Paul, Jimmy Neesham, Odean Smith, Shape Hope, Dushmantha Chameera, Matt Henry, Ben Dwarshuis, Kyle Jamieson attracted no bids in the auction room

David Willey to play for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2024

Tom Curran finds a new franchise in Bangalore for INR 1.50 Cr

Ashton Turner gets a nod from Lucknow for his base price of INR 1.00 Cr, Sherfane Rutherford to play for Kolkata Knoght Riders

Finn Allen, Colin Munro, Qais Ahmad, Rassie van der Dussen, Michael Bracewell remain unsold

Time for an accelerated auction!

Here’s how much money each franchise is left with:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: INR 6.75 Cr
Kolkata Knight Riders: INR 6.55 Cr
Punjab Kings: INR 13.15 Cr
Chennai Super Kings: INR 3.20 Cr
Delhi Capitals: INR 16.85 Cr
Rajasthan Royals: INR 0.90 Cr
Mumbai Indians: INR 7.95 Cr
Sunrisers Hyderabad: INR 3.40 Cr
Lucknow Super Giants: INR 4.15 Cr
Gujarat Titans: INR 21.45 Cr

Accelerated auction to take place after the break

Set 10 summary

Manav Suthar20 LGujarat Titans
M Siddharth2.40 CrLucknow Super Giants
Murugan AshwinUnsold
Shreyas Gopal20 LMumbai Indians

Murugan Ashwin goes unsold

Shreyas Gopal to wear MI jersey in IPL 2024

M. Siddharth attracts heavy bids

M. Siddharth kept Lucknow & Banaglore in contention, but eventually, LSG bought him for a heavy bag of INR 2.50 Cr

Manav Suthar goes to Gujarat Titans for his base price of INR 20 L

Set 10 – Uncapped spinners

Delhi Capitals bag Rasikh Dar for INR 20 L

Ishan Porel goes unsold

Gujarat Titans find a gem in Kartik Tyagi

An exciting talent finds a new home after playing for Rajasthan & Hyderabad. The pacer attracts a final bid of INR 60 L

Sunrisers Hyderabad Invest in Akash Singh

The left-arm seamer travels to Hyderabad after being a part of the Rajasthan Royals

Kuldip Yadav cannot find a bidder

Gujarat Titans pick Sushant Mishra for 2.20 Cr

With a base price of INR 20 L, the left-arm seamer started a small bidding war between GT & SRH. But, he eventually gets sold to the Titans

Yash Dayal sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore

5 crores! The UP-born cricketer will play for RCB in IPL 2024. His previous franchise did show some interest in buying back him but Bangalore out-bid Gujarat to purchase him

Set 9: Uncapped fast bowlers

Ramandeep Singh, aged 26, is up next and KKR sign him up for his base price of 20 lakhs. We take another break.

Hrithik Shokeen finds no bidders. Shahrukh Khan, the big-hitter from Tamil Nadu, is drawn next. PBKS and GT are fighting for his services. It is the Gujarat Titans who clinch this all-rounder for a paycheck of 7.4 crores.

Sarfaraz Khan, Raj Angad Bawa, and Vivrant Sharma find no takers. Arshin Kulkarni, the talented all-rounder from Maharashtra, attracts the opening bid from Lucknow Super Giants and it is the closing bid.

The set ends with KKR buying Angkrish Raghuvanshi for his base price. Next up: Set 7 – Uncapped all-rounders.

Sameer Rizvi, the young batter from Uttar Pradesh, is up for bidding. Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings are fighting tooth and nail for him. The price has crossed 4 crores. And Chennai Super Kings seal the deal at 8.40 crores.

Set 9 – Uncapped batters

Rohan Kunnunmmal, Saurabh Chauhan and Priyansh Arya find no takers. Manan Vohra goes unsold.

We are back and the first set contains uncapped batters. First up is Shubham Dubey. He has sparked a bidding war between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. And it is the Royals who make the last bid. He is sold for 5.80 crores. A solid start after the break!

Before the action resumes, take a look at the remaining purse amount:

TeamPurse Left (In Cr.)Slots remaining

The mini-auction will resume after a brief break

After intense bidding & heavy purchases for the all-rounder & seamers, no one from the capped spinners goes under the hammer.

Unsold players from Set 5: Waqar Salamkheil, Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein, Ish Sodhi, Tabraiz Shamsi & Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Set 5: Time for Capped Spinners

Set 4 Summary

Lockie FergusonUnsold
Chetan Sakariya50 LKolkata Knight Riders
Alzarri Joseph11.50 CrRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Umesh Yadav5.80 CrGujarat Titans
Shivam Mavi6.40 CrLucknow Super Giants
Mitchell Starc24.75 CrKolkata Knight Riders
Josh HazlewoodUnsold
Jaydev Unadkat1.60 CrSunrisers Hyderabad
Dilshan Madushanka4.60 CrMumbai Indians

Dilshan Madushanka – A part of One Family

As many predicted, Madushanka’s move to MI becomes true. He gets an impressive amount of INR 4.60 Cr from Mumbai Indians

Hyderabad bag Jaydev Unadkat for INR 1.60 Cr

Hyderabad overtook Delhi Capitals bid to use Jaydev Unadkat’s skills in IPL 2024

Josh Hazlewood goes unsold

Josh would be devastated after all that high demand for the Australians. But in a shocker, he remains unsold for the time being.

Starc – Fierce, Lethal & the Most Expensive

It took only 45 minutes to create another record at the Auction. Starc unveils himself as the most expensive player with INR 24.75 Cr. After a classic war between Delhi & Mumbai for Starc, Delhi backs out after a brief stay. Kolkata jumping in for the Australian makes Gujarat Titans interested for the World Cup star too. But, Korbo, Lorbo & Jeetbo for KKR at the end

Muskuraiye, Mavi Lucknow mein hai

Lucknow Super Giants grab Mavi for an impressive bag of INR 6.40 Cr

Umesh Yadav is a Titan!

Veteran Indian pacer Umesh Yadav will be teaming up with Ashish Nehra to play for the Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024. Yadav will take home INR 5.80 Cr

Namma Bengaluru welcomes Alzarri Joseph

The third millionaire of the day! After a long bidding war between Bangalore & Lucknow, Bangalore finally manage to pick the Caribbean pacer for INR 11.50 Cr

Kolkata invest in young seamer Chetan Sakariya

Left-arm seamer will be a Knight Rider in IPL 2024. He gets picked for his base price of INR 50 L

Lockie Ferguson goes unsold under the hammer in a shocker

Set No. 4: Fast Bowlers

Set 3 Summary

Phil SaltUnsold
Tristan Stubbs50 LDelhi Capitals
KS Bharat50 LKolkata Knight Riders
Josh InglisUnsold
Kusal MendisUnsold

No bids for the Sri Lankan WK/Batter – Kusal Mendis

Josh Inglis is unsold for the time being

Another base price pick – Kolkata grab KS Bharat for INR 50 L

Tristan Stubbs to play for Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals managed to pick the young South African for his base price of INR 50 L

The first player from Set 3 – Philip Salt could not attract any bids

Next Set: Capped wicket-keepers

Set 2 Summary

Wanindu Hasaranga – Sunrisers Hyderabad (INR 1.50 Cr)

Rachin Ravindra – Chennai Super Kings (INR 1.80 Cr)

Shardul Thakur – Chennai Super Kings (INR 4.00 Cr)

Azmatullah Omarzai – Gujarat Titans (INR 50 L)

Pat Cummins – Sunrisers Hyderabad (INR 20.50 Cr)

Gerald Coetzee – Mumbai Indians (INR 5.00 Cr)

Harshal Patel – Punjab Kings (INR 11.75 Cr)

Daryl Mitchell – Chennai Super Kings (INR 14.00 Cr)

Chris Woakes – Punjab Kings (INR 4.20 Cr)

Punjab Kings snap Chris Woakes

The last player in the set managed to attract his previous franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, but he is sold to Punjab Kings for INR 4.20 Cr

Daryl Mitchell in Yellow avatar

CSK and their love for Kiwis. Delhi & Punjab started the bidding war for Mitchell. Chennai managed to jump in for the Kiwi star. And after a long talk in Punjab Kings management, they let go Mitchell. Super Kings buy Daryl Mitchell for INR 14 Cr

Harshal attracts big bucks in the auction

Continuous bids for Harshal at the venue and at the end he will play for Punjab Kings. The Kings grab him for INR 11.75 Cr

Mumbai make their first move

An exciting talent comes to Mumbai Indians. Gerald Coetzee will wear Blue & Gold in IPL 2024

All eyes on Pat Cummins

What a year it has been for Pat! World Cup & WTC winning captain makes history as he becomes the most expensive player to play at the IPL. After RCB & SRH’s tussle, Hyderabad finally made their highest bid to pick Pat Cummins at INR 20.50 Cr

Gujarat Titans buy Azmatullah Omarzai for INR 50L

All Whistles for Lord Thakur in IPL 2024

With back-2-back buys, CSK grabbed Shardul Thakur for INR 4 Cr. He made his home-coming!

CSK bring in young sensation Rachin Ravindra

After his amazing run in the World Cup 2023, Rachin Ravindra finds his maiden team in IPL – Chennai Super Kings

Hyderabad pick the spin-wizard Wanindu Hasaranga

The Sri Lankan all-rounder will team up with the Orange Army. He is sold for INR 1.50 Cr

Set 2: All-rounders

The upcoming set is of All-rounders in the auction room

Players include: Gerald Coetzee, Pat Cummins Wanindu Hasaranga, Daryl Mitchell, Azmatullah Omarzai, Harshal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Rachin Ravindra, and Chris Woakes.

Steve Smith, Karun Nair & Manish Pandey attract no bids at the auction table

Sunrisers Hyderabad buys Golden-boy Travis Head for INR 6.80 Cr

Harry Brook to feature for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024

The experienced South African Rilee Rossouw goes unsold. His base price for the auction was INR 2 Cr.

Rajasthan Royals bring Caribbean power to the table

Royals make the first buy as they pick Rovman Powell for INR 7.4 Cr

The moment has finally come when all the cricketing eyes will be glued to the TV sets to watch the biggest names in the game go under the hammer. As many as 333 players will be offered to bid, and ten teams will have a hard day out to get the best out of these in their limited cash reserves. There are a total of 77 slots to be filled among all the franchises. All the teams have revamped their squad to go harder in the upcoming season. Chennai Super Kings won the previous edition in a thrilling fashion, but a new season brings equal opportunities for all the participants.

Speaking more about IPL 2024 auction, the event will be held at the Coca-Cola Arena, in Dubai, UAE on Tuesday, December 19. Mallika Sagar, the dazzling auctioneer who successfully conducted the WPL Auctions previously, will be inviting bids from the tables. After the auction, the trading window will be open again from December 20, wherein players from different franchises may be traded, but only for a P2P (Player-To-Player) exchange.

The auction is surely going to set the stage ablaze, as a lot of impressive names have been registered ahead of the seventeenth edition of the most lucrative T20 league in the world. The Aussie tripling of Travis Head, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell Starc will catch the majority of the eyeballs. Whereas, the Kiwi all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, who had a phenomenal World Cup campaign, will also attract bidders when his name comes out of the kitty. Apart from them, players like Gerald Coetzee and Shardul Thakur might bag big bucks.

Here is how the teams are placed ahead of the auction:

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