Five uncapped players to get the highest bids in IPL 2024 auction

The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction has always thrown up surprises from time to time and the IPL 2024 auction did its magic for the uncapped players again. Total of 72 players (42 Indians and 30 overseas) were bought by 10 teams. 230 crores were spent in the auction for the players.

Mitchell Starc led the charge after being bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a stunning price of INR 24.75 crores. Prior to that, Pat Cummins set the auction on fire after bagging a deal of INR 22.50 crore from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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Daryl Mitchell, Alzarri Joseph, Harshal Patel and Spencer Johnson were the ones who fetched deals of INR 10 crore or more in the auction.

35 uncapped players were sold in the auction and some of the players went on to bag massive deals from their respective franchises.

Nine of the players bagged deals worth crores. Teams looked at them in various domestic tournaments after which they took the decision to spend big money on them.

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Five uncapped players who got the highest bids in IPL 2024

Sameer Rizvi

Sameer Rizvi became the highest uncapped player in the IPL 2024 auction. The 20-year-old is a newbie, but has made the right noises in Indian domestic cricket. In 11 T20s thus far, the Young Turk has scored 295 runs at an average of 49.16 and a strike-rate of 134.70 with two half-centuries and a top score of 75 not out to show for his efforts.

Rizvi was also impressive while playing for Uttar Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023. In six matches, he scored 128 runs at an average of 42.66 and a strike-rate of 86.48 with a top score of 61 not out against Andhra to show for his efforts.

Rizvi went into the IPL auction at the base price of INR 20 crore and in the end, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bagged him for INR 8.40 crore. Gujarat Titans (GT) and Delhi Capitals (DC) were also involved in the bidding war before the Super Kings secured his services.

Shahrukh Khan

Back in 2021, Punjab Kings bought Sharukh Khan for INR 5.25 crore before releasing him. But they again bought him back at a price of INR 9 crore. After three seasons with the Kings, the Tamil Nadu batter is set to ply his trade for the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the upcoming edition of the IPL.

The Titans, who won the IPL in their maiden appearance back in 2022, bought the right-handed batter for INR 7.40 crore. At a base price of INR 40 lakhs, the Kings started the bidding in a bid to get him back after which the Titans joined in.

The two teams were engaged in a bidding war for quite some time before the Titans secured his services.

In 33 matches across three seasons, Shahrukh scored 426 runs at an average of 20.29 and a strike-rate of 134.81 with a top score of 47 to his name. Shahrukh is also 72 runs away from completing 1000 runs in T20 cricket.

Kumar Kushagra

19-year-old Kumar Kushagra set the IPL auction alight after he bagged INR 7.20 crore from the Delhi Capitals (DC). At a base price of INR 20 lakh, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) started the bidding to bag the youngster. Thereafter, the Gujarat Titans joined the bidding.

At 60 lakhs, the Super Kings backed out. Thereafter, the Capitals went into a bidding war with the Gujarat Titans. The duo went on for a long time before DC bought the Young Turk.

In 11 T20s, the wicketkeeper-batter has scored 140 runs at an average of 15.55 and a strike-rate of 117.64 with a top score of 33 to his name. Still a teenager, Kushagra has already played 22 first-class and 19 List A matches for Jharkhand.

Kushagra was also a part of the India U19 team that finished as the runners-up after losing to Bangladesh in the final. Kushagra played only one match where he scored 13 runs.

Shubham Dubey

Vidarbha batter Shubham Dubey was bought for INR 5.80 crores by the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the IPL 2024 auction. The Royals and the Capitals were involved in an intense bidding war before the Rajasthan-based team secured his services.

In 20 T20 matches until now in his career, Dubey has scored 485 runs at an average of 37.30 and a strike-rate of 145.20 with a top score of 58 to his name. In eight matches in List A cricket, Dubey has scored 159 runs at an average of 31.80 and a strike-rate of 90.34 with a top score of 62 to show for his efforts.

His top score came in Vidarbha’s victory by five wickets against Maharashtra at the KL Saini Ground in Jaipur. On the back of his knock, Vidarbha chased down a challenging target of 256 with five balls to spare.

Dubey plays the role of a finisher in T20s and the Royals can use him accordingly in the upcoming IPL edition.

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Yash Dayal

Yash Dayal was the same bowler, who was hit for five sixes by Rinku Singh in the match between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Dayal made a strong comeback after he picked up seven wickets in as many matches for Uttar Pradesh in the previous edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

In the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he picked up nine wickets from six matches at an economy rate of 4.75. He finished with best figures of 8-2-17-3 against Arunachal Pradesh at the Government Model Senior Secondary School. In 42 T20 matches in his career, the 26-year-old Dayal has picked up 38 wickets at an economy rate of 8.21.

Dayal registered in the IPL 2024 auction at a base price of INR 20 lakhs. The Titans started the bidding for the left-arm seamer after which Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) joined in. The two teams kept going on and on before the Challengers had the last laugh.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India