IPL 2024 Auction Cricbuzz : Indian Stars Shardul and Pandey Ready to Shine at the Auction

The eagerly awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction is set to make history as it ventures beyond Indian shores for the first time, landing in Dubai at the iconic Coca-Cola Arena on December 19th. The excitement is palpable as the roster for the IPL 2024 Player Auction unveils a lineup of 333 cricketers, all poised to go under the gavel in what promises to be a riveting event.

Shardul Thakur

Among the players generating substantial buzz in the lead-up to the auction, Shardul Thakur stands out prominently. The medium pacer, released by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ahead of the retention list, is expected to ignite a bidding war among the ten franchises. Thakur’s knack for taking crucial wickets and his ability to contribute with the bat make him an enticing prospect. With a base price set at ₹2 crore, Thakur is undoubtedly a player to watch during the auction.

Umesh Yadav

Another seasoned campaigner, Umesh Yadav, is also in the spotlight. The veteran player, released by KKR, has maintained a base price of ₹2 crore. Known for his ability to strike early in the powerplay, Yadav brings experience to the table, though teams might scrutinize his age and fitness to ensure he can endure the demands of playing all 14 games in the league.

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Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel, a medium pacer released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), is drawing attention for his skill in bowling slower deliveries, a crucial asset in T20 matches. Patel, with a base price of ₹2 crore, could become a sought-after addition to teams looking to bolster their bowling arsenal.

Manish Pandey

The flamboyant right-hand top-order batsman, Manish Pandey, has a remarkable IPL history. From scoring an unbeaten century in IPL 2009 to becoming one of the vital members of various franchises, Pandey’s journey in the league has been noteworthy. With a base price of ₹50 lakh, Pandey is an attractive option for teams seeking an experienced and impactful batsman.

Shivam Mavi

Shivam Mavi, an exciting young fast bowler, is making a comeback after dealing with a stress fracture that kept him out of competitive cricket since December 2019. Picked up by KKR for ₹3 crores after an impressive U19 World Cup outing, Mavi is eager to showcase his talent. With a base price of ₹50 lakh, he remains an intriguing prospect for teams looking to invest in emerging talent.

Chetan Sakariya

Chetan Sakariya, a pacer from Saurashtra, is anticipating his maiden IPL season. Bought by Rajasthan Royals for INR 1.20 crore in the IPL 2021 auction, Sakariya has set his base price at ₹50 lakh, making him an affordable yet promising option for franchises.

Karun Nair

Karun Nair, known for his historic triple century in Test cricket, has had a noteworthy IPL career. With stints at Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Nair brings a wealth of experience to the table. Signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2021 season, Nair’s base price is set at ₹50 lakh.

Siddarth Kaul

Siddarth Kaul, a right-arm pacer, was part of the victorious Indian Under-19 World Cup team in 2008. Representing Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the past, Kaul has been a consistent performer for the Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2017. A handy bowler in the shortest format, Kaul has set his base price at ₹50 lakh.

As the cricketing world turns its attention to the groundbreaking IPL 2024 auction in Dubai, fans and franchises alike eagerly await the outcome of the bidding war for these talented players. With a mix of seasoned campaigners and emerging stars, the auction promises to set the stage for an exhilarating and competitive IPL season ahead.

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