The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction, held in Dubai on December 19, saw the sale of 72 players, amounting to a total expenditure of Rs 230 crore. Among these players, numerous individuals are set to make their debut in the IPL for the first time. Here are the top 5 cricketers anticipated to debut in IPL 2024:
Sameer Rizvi – India
Hailing from Meerut, Sameer Rizvi, an uncapped player known for his powerful hitting, secured a staggering bid of Rs 8.40 crore from Chennai Super Kings. The bidding for Rizvi started with price of Rs 20 lakh. This middle-order batsman is expected to make his IPL debut in 2024, becoming the most expensive uncapped player in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Auction.
Kumar Kushagra – India
Another uncapped talent from India, Kumar Kushagra, caught Delhi Capitals’ attention, who spent Rs 7.20 crore to acquire him in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Auction. Noted for his wicket-keeping skills, Sourav Ganguly likened him to Dhoni, expressing confidence in his potential by promising his inclusion in the Delhi Capitals team.
Gerald Coetzee – South Africa
South African pacer Gerald Coetzee, who excelled during the ODI World Cup 2023 in India, emerged as a significant purchase by Mumbai Indians for Rs 5 crore. As a right-arm fast and swing bowler, his IPL debut in 2024 appears imminent.
Dilshan Madushanka – Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan left-arm fast bowler Dilshan Madushanka, a standout performer for his team in the recent ODI World Cup, was secured by Mumbai Indians for Rs 4.60 crore. His inclusion strongly suggests an impending IPL debut in 2024.
Rachin Ravindra – New Zealand
Rachin Ravindra, an all-rounder from New Zealand, emerged as a valuable asset after scoring the most runs for his country in the World Cup while contributing with the ball as well. Chennai Super Kings acquired him for Rs 1.80 crore, positioning him for a likely IPL debut in 2024 under Dhoni’s leadership.