Ten Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises together spent over ₹230 crore ($27.7 million) to bid on 72 players for the upcoming edition of the T20 cricket league. Two Australian pacers—Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc—fetched the highest prize at the auction while Harshal Patel became the most expensive Indian player.
A total of 333 Indian and overseas players went under the hammer at the Coca Cola Arena in Dubai on Tuesday. However, 261 players, including Steven Smith and Rassie Van Der Dussen remained unsold.
Here are some key stats from the auction ahead of the 2024 edition of the IPL.