IPL 2024: Top five expensive players in IPL Mini Auction 2024

Cricket News: Here are the top five costliest players brought during the IPL Mini Auction which took place on Tuesday, 19th of December 2023 in Dubai as History was made by two players.

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It’s been over 24 hours but the excitement of the IPL Mini Auctions 2024 hasn’t died down yet. Ten teams shared the same room on Tuesday in Dubai to create history and pick the players they wanted.


Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Chennai Super Kings invested heavily. On the other hand teams like Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans fine-tuned their teams for the coming season.

In this article, let us take a closer at the history makers of this season IPL Mini Auctions 2024. Five players who got top billings and commanded the highest value from teams ahead of the new campaign.

5- Alzarri Joseph – Royal Challengers Bangalore – INR 11.5 Crores



Royal Challengers Bangalore raised quite a few eyebrows during the IPL Mini Auctions 2024. Alzarri Joseph was brought for INR 11.5 Crores which cost RCB half of their budget. Many fans weren’t happy with the choice as they wanted their team to invest heavily on Mitchell Starc.

4- Harshal Patel – Punjab Kings – INR 11.75 Crores



Veteran pace bowler Harshal Patel was released by RCB at the end of the IPL 2023 season. The 33-year-old will next be seen playing for Punjab during the IPL 2024 season. Preity Zinta broke the bank during the IPL Mini Auction 2024 to land the pace bowler. Harshal Patel’s years of experience and ability to get crucial wickets was in his favor.

3- Daryl Mitchell – Chennai Super Kings – INR 14 Crores


One of the best batters during the ODI World Cup 2023 finally got his recognition. Daryl Mitchell is set to link up with his Kiwi contingent at the Chepauk Stadium next year. At 14 Crores, CSK went all out to land perhaps one of the best all-round talents in the game right now.

2- Pat Cummins – Sunrisers Hyderabad – INR 20.5 Crores


The Australian captain has been having a dream year in 2023. Pat Cummins has led his side to the World Test Championship and ODI World Cup glory. On Tuesday, a personal highlight was marked to end the year on a high. Sunrisers Hyderabad made Pat Cummins the first ever INR 20 Crore buy in the history of the league. Brought for INR 20.5 Crores, Pat Cummins was the costliest buy during the early stages of IPL Mini Auction 2024. 

1- Mitchell Starc – Kolkata Knight Riders – INR 24.75 


Pat Cummins only had a few hours to bask in the glory of his highlight till it was smashed by his teammate. IPL Mini Auction 2024 saw a new record being set on Tuesday. Mitchell Starc was brought for INR 24.75 Crores by Kolkata Knight Riders much to the delight and astonishment of everyone present in the room and on social media. The left-arm pacer is now the costliest ever player in the history of the league.   

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