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List of Australian players sold and unsold in IPL 2024 Auction



Last Updated on 5 months by Charbel Coorey

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It was a mammoth day in the IPL Auction for Australian players, with two breaking the record for the most expensive player in history within two hours of one another. It comes off the back of their magnificent victory in the Cricket World Cup in November, with franchises keen to bring Australian talent into their respective teams.

Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins were sold for a combined AU$8 million. It’s safe to say the drinks are on them in the next Australian team event. Here is a look at the Australians sold and unsold in the IPL 2024 Auction.

Mitchell Starc – Kolkata Knight Riders (approx. $AU4.42 million)

The audience gasped as Mitchell Starc’s named was called by auctioneer Mallika Sagar wondering what madness could come of it. The left-armer, who is back in the IPL after an eight-year hiatus, more than made up for the loss of huge potential earnings over the years, going for a whopping 24.75 crores (approx. AU$4.42 million).

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won his services after a fascinating battle with Gujarat Titans (GT). Starc’s ability to swing the new ball upfront and nail those famous yorkers at the death is what KKR will be banking on after forking out plenty.

Should he bowl four overs in every match, Starc will earn around AU$13,185 per delivery. Not a bad payday.

Pat Cummins – Sunrisers Hyderabad (approx. $AU3.66 million)

Pat Cummins, who led Australia to a famous World Cup title, was the IPL’s most expensive player ever for about 90 minutes. He broke Sam Curran’s record (approx. $3.3 million) in incredible fashion, with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and eventual buyers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) going toe-to-toe.

Cummins’ price has raised some eyebrows, but his ability to deliver in clutch moments cannot be denied. When it mattered most, Cummins delivered with the ball, bat and as captain in the recent World Cup, and SRH will be hoping their new man will get the franchise challenging for the title once again.

Spencer Johnson – Gujarat Titans (approx. AU$1.79 million)

Another fast bowler, Spencer Johnson, was also a big winner in the IPL Auction. The talented left-armer, who may have thought his career was over after years of injury struggles, has left a strong impression over the past year in both the BBL and Hundred in particular.

GT, after a battle with DC, acquired his services. He should fit in nicely and enjoy conditions at Ahmedabad which may aid early swing under lights. Plus, Johnson can nail yorkers at the death.

Travis Head – Sunrisers Hyderabad (approx. AU$1.22 million)

It’s some day when Travis Head’s AU$1.22 million looks pale in comparison. Australia’s star all-rounder was also picked up by SRH in a solid value buy after his magnificent performances in the semi-final and final of the recent World Cup.

Head’s ability to get the team off to a rapid start is a big feature of his game. This is an area SRH have struggled badly in recent seasons, culminating in under-performances and disappointment.

Jhye Richardson – Delhi Capitals (approx. AU$893,000)

The world knows of Jhye Richardson’s talent. DC, coached by Ricky Ponting, picked him up for 5 crores (approx. AU$893,000). The fast bowler can offer value at all stages of the innings, particularly the powerplay and death overs, as RCB were also after his services.

The only risk here is Richardson’s injury record. However, he has enjoyed a successful return from a serious hamstring injury, picking up wickets in both the Sheffield Shield and BBL.

Ashton Turner – Lucknow Super Giants (approx. AU$178,000)

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), coached by Justin Langer, acquired the services of Ashton Turner. Turner, who has performed brilliantly for Perth Scorchers, will offer LSG good depth in their campaign. Also, Turner’s offspin could come in handy at Lucknow where the surface is typically slow.

Players unsold:

There were also players who went unsold, namely:

  • Steve Smith
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Josh Inglis
  • Ben Dwarshuis
  • Lance Morris

Other Australian players previously retained for the 2024 season

Matthew Wade (Gujarat Titans), Marcus Stoinis (Lucknow Super Giants), Nathan Ellis (Punjab Kings), Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Tim David and Jason Behrendorff (Mumbai Indians), and David Warner and Mitchell Marsh (Delhi Capitals) were retained by their respective franchises for the 2024 season.

Cameron Green was traded from Mumbai Indians to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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