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Cummins is at the forefront of the prominent players available in the IPL auction set to take place in Dubai.

The venue for the 2024 IPL auction is set to be the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.

by Minhaj

On Tuesday, the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai will witness the auction of some of the cricket world’s top talents for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). The players have the opportunity to initiate bids for their services, with a starting price of up to $240,000, although the elite players are expected to command significantly higher amounts. The 10 IPL franchises collectively have a budget of $31.5 million for this auction. The IPL, recognized as the richest T20 tournament in cricket, is anticipated to commence in March.

Now, let’s spotlight five players who could secure lucrative deals and make a substantial impact:

  1. Pat Cummins (Australia): Pat Cummins, the Australian fast bowler, is set to make a comeback to the IPL after leading Australia to World Cup victory in India. Cummins, who had a record-breaking auction deal of $2.17 million in 2019 with the Kolkata Knight Riders, enters the auction with a top base price of $240,000.
  2. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand): An emerging batting all-rounder with Indian roots, Rachin Ravindra, showcased his prowess in the World Cup, scoring three centuries and taking five wickets. With a base price of $60,000, the 24-year-old left-handed batter and spinner is expected to attract attention from IPL franchises.
  3. Harry Brook (England): England’s dynamic batsman, Harry Brook, known for his impressive performances across formats, was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad for $1.6 million in the previous auction. Despite a modest World Cup showing, the 24-year-old retains a base price of $240,000, seeking to make an impact in the IPL.
  4. Gerald Coetzee (South Africa): Emerging as one of the breakout stars of the World Cup, South African quick Gerald Coetzee finished among the top five bowlers with 20 wickets. The 23-year-old, aiming to enhance his career in the IPL, maintains a top-tier base price of $240,000.
  5. Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka): Renowned for his leg-spin and all-round abilities, Wanindu Hasaranga has been a key player for Sri Lanka in limited-overs formats. Despite missing the World Cup due to injury, the 26-year-old anticipates a lucrative IPL contract with a base price of $180,000, following a $1.43 million deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2022.

As the auction unfolds, these players are poised to attract substantial interest and potentially secure significant deals in the pursuit of IPL glory.

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