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Top 3 most exciting bidding wars in IPL Auction 2024

IPL auctions are battlefields where franchises go against each other to include prized players from across the world in their team which can help them to stake their claim on the biggest trophy in global franchise cricket, the IPL. This year’s auction also went on similar lines where we saw teams battling for players which sparked bidding wars. In this article, we will take a look at the top 3 most exciting bidding wars in the 2024 IPL auction.

1. Mitchell Starc

Top 3 most exciting bidding wars in IPL Auction 2024
Mitchell Starc

The experienced Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has emerged as the most expensive player in IPL history. The 2-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders have bagged Mitchell Starc for a historic price of 24.75 crores. Mumbai Indians initiated the bidding for Starc who were joined by Delhi Capitals. The two franchises scaled the bidding to 10 crores and from their KKR and Gujarat Titans continued the fight for the Australian speedster. After a lot of debates and discussions Kolkata ultimately won the race to buy Starc for an unforgettable price tag.

2. Pat Cummins

Top 3 most exciting bidding wars in IPL Auction 2024
Pat Cummins

The Australians have reigned supreme in this year’s IPL auction with the most expensive price tags. The Aussie skipper Pat Cummins became the second-most expensive player in the IPL history with 20.50 crores being spent for him by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the two traditional powerhouses, initiated the bidding war for Cummins which was later taken over by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sunrisers Hyderabad eventually came out on top as RCB did not have enough purse to win this bidding war.

3. Daryl Mitchell

Top 3 most exciting bidding wars in IPL Auction 2024
Daryl Mitchell

The Kiwi middle-order star batter Daryl Mitchell is the third-most expensive buy in this year’s IPL auction following Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings for a huge sum of 14 crores. Multiple teams went for him as well but 5-time IPL champions crossed the final hurdle to win the race for Mitchell who has been in great form recently. 

 

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