From Pat Cummins to Mitchell Starc: Australia players in IPL 2024

If you are looking for more about the Australia players in IPL 2024, you are in the right place. The yearly cricket extravaganza that is Indian Premier League is set to kick off from March 22. 

The IPL is always a star-studded affair with top T20 superstars in the world lighting up the arenas. Over the years, players from Australia and England have dominated the scene amongst the overseas talent pool. Talking about the upcoming edition, there are a total of 15 Australia players in IPL 2024. So let's take a look at the big names and who plays for which team. 

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Australia players in IPL 2024

On Monday, Mumbai Indians’ Jason Behrendorff was ruled out of the IPL 2024 but earlier, Delhi Capitals had brought in Jake Fraser-McGurk in place of Lungi Ngidi. It keeps the number of Australia players in IPL 2024 to 15. 

Safe to say the DC coach Ricky Ponting has special love for his countrymen and they have four Australians in the squad for this season. Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Super Giants, Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Sunrisers Hyderabad have two players each from Australia. 

David Warner (Delhi Capitals)

David Warner is amongst the greatest players in the history of the league. He began his IPL career at the Delhi franchise and returned to them in 2022. He had a pretty good season in IPL 2022 but his strike rate dropped down in the previous edition. However, Warner remains a key part of the DC playing XI. 

Mitchell Marsh (Delhi Capitals)

Mitchell Marsh, who is the front-runner to lead Australia in the T20 World Cup, hasn't had the best of times in the IPL. Delhi Capitals brought him in ahead of the IPL 2022 but he has missed several matches in both seasons due to multiple reasons. Marsh should bat number three in this season. 

Jhye Richardson (Delhi Capitals)

Delhi Capitals acquired the services of the Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson for INR 5 crore. But the pacer has a history of frequent injuries. Last year, he was a part of the Mumbai Indians squad but missed the entire season with an injury. With Lungi Ngidi ruled out and Anrich Nortje’s fitness in question, Richardson could get an opportunity.

Jake Fraser-McGurk (Delhi Capitals)

Jake Fraser-McGurk was roped in by Delhi Capitals for the 2024 edition after Lungi Ngidi was ruled out with an injury. The 21-year old batter is one of the promising cricketers from Australia. Fraser-McGurk is a backup batting option and could get a chance in case of any injuries. 

Spencer Johnson (Gujarat Titans)

Spencer Johnson has had a rapid rise in T20 cricket in a span of just a year. He had a high demand at the IPL 2024 auction, where Gujarat Titans bagged him for INR 10 crore. The left-arm pacer has the skill set to make an impact and he should get enough opportunities. 

Matthew Wade (Gujarat Titans)

Matthew Wade played 10 matches for Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 but did not get any games in the following edition. He remains a part of their squad for the 2024 season but is likely to be on the bench again. 

Mitchell Starc (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Mitchell Starc, who repeatedly stayed away from the IPL for the last few years, is set to make his return for the first time since 2015. He became the most expensive player in the history of IPL when Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for INR 24.75 crore at IPL 2024 auction. Starc is a big name in world cricket but hasn't played T20 cricket regularly. How well he does will define KKR’s chances. 

Marcus Stoinis (Lucknow Super Giants)

Marcus Stoinis has been a part of Lucknow Super Giants for two years. He didn't have a great 2022 season but did well in the last edition, with 408 runs at 29 average and 150 strike rate. Stoinis will be one of the first choice four overseas players in the LSG side.

Ashton Turner (Lucknow Super Giants)

The Super Giants acquired Ashton Turner for INR 1 crore and he would be a good backup for Marcus Stoinis. Turner is known as a powerful striker but is unlikely to get much game-time. 

Tim David (Mumbai Indians)

Mumbai Indians had brought in Tim David ahead of the 2022 season. He is their designated finisher and did a decent job last year, where he struck 231 runs at a strike rate of 158. The hard-hitting Australian will continue to be a regular in the MI playing XI. 

Nathan Ellis (Punjab Kings)

Nathan Ellis has been a part of the Punjab Kings since 2021. Last season, he played 10 matches and picked 13 wickets at an economy of 8.92. With Kagiso Rabada fully fit, Ellis might not get many opportunities this time around. 

Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bengaluru)

Glenn Maxwell is one of top Australia players in IPL 2024. The spin all-rounder has been a key part of the RCB franchise for three years now. He has amassed over 1200 runs in three seasons at a superb 161 strike rate. On turning pitches, he is a handy bowling option as well. 

Cameron Green (Royal Challengers Bengaluru)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru traded Cameron Green from Mumbai Indians in an all-cash deal for INR 17.5 crore. He is likely to be a key member of their squad, batting in the middle order and bowling a few overs. Green had a pretty good IPL season last year. 

Pat Cummins (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

Pat Cummins is one of the two newly signed Australia players in IPL 2024 by Sunrisers Hyderabad. They acquired him for a whopping amount of INR 20.5 crore and appointed him as the captain for IPL 2024. Cummins had opted out of the 2023 season to manage his workload but is expected to play the full tournament this time. 

Travis Head (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

Travis Head had a big hype coming into the auction because of his performance in the ODI World Cup knockouts. The left-hand batter was picked up by SRH for INR 6.80 crore. Head is likely to open the innings for them in the IPL 2024.


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