IPL 2024 Auctions | 5 Indians Who Could Bag INR 10 Crore Or More

image-lptggi6xKartik Tyagi while playing for Rajasthan Royals (X.com)

The much-anticipated auction for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled for December 19 in Dubai, and all ten franchises are ready to break their banks to sharpen their squads. It may seem like there aren't many options this time around at the mini-auction, but there are quite a few promising Indians in the pool whose investments could pay off over time.

Here, in this article, we will talk about five players who have the potential to win significant sums of money in the upcoming bidding wars.

Shahrukh Khan

image-lptgu3fkShahrukh Khan has been a star all-rounder in India's domestic circuit for quite some time (X.com)

In a surprising move, Punjab Kings let go of Shahrukh Khan, whom they bought for INR 5.25 crore and INR 9 crore, respectively, in the IPL 2021 and 2022 auctions. From the Punjab-based franchise’s perspective, it doesn't make much sense to release the Tamil Nadu all-rounder, who has been one of the best all-rounders in India, particularly in T20s.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would love to bring Shahrukh where he belongs, but Punjab always have an outside chance to go for him again in the bidding war. Among the others, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would be a strong contender to make a big push for him. They would love to have someone who can succeed Dinesh Karthik. Another franchise that can go for him are Gujarat Titans, who recently traded Hardik Pandya to Mumbai Indians (MI) in an all-cash deal.

Kartik Tyagi

image-lptgrd01Kartik Tyagi made his IPL debut for RR in 2020 (X.com)

One of the most sought-after uncapped Indians in the mini auction will be 23-year-old right-arm quick Kartik Tyagi, who bowls at an express pace and has an aggressive nature. Since making his IPL debut in 2020, Tyagi's fierce demeanour has consistently aroused the most attention. Although he is still raw, it would be beneficial for him, as well as for Indian cricket, to go somewhere where he can be gradually developed.

Mumbai Indians (MI) are likely to bring Tyagi into their roster to partner Jasprit Bumrah. With Tyagi's economy rate of 9.98, he can improve there similarly to how Bumrah honed his skills in his early career.

Chetan Sakariya

image-lpthkrkuChetan Sakariya was one of RR stars before moving to DC (X.com)

A year after Tyagi's breakthrough season in 2021, Chetan Sakariya made headlines in 2021 while playing for the Rajasthan Royals (RR). However, things took a bad turn when he joined Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2022 for a whopping INR 4.2 crore. As he only got a chance to play five games throughout two seasons there, it was beneficial for both him and Delhi to let him go.

Sakariya, an Indian left-arm quick, exemplifies how much demand there has been for bowlers of his kind. The 25-year-old is someone that every team would want to invest in; given the right opportunities, he could be one of the future stars of Indian cricket.

Shivam Mavi

image-lpthx5glShivam Mavi shown for KKR in early days (X.com)

Ever since making his IPL debut in 2018, Shivam Mavi has been one of the most highly-rated fast bowlers in India. KKR, who brought him into the spotlight, kept faith in him in the IPL 2022 auctions, getting him for a staggering 7.25 crore. However, with Umesh Yadav’s re-emergence, they let go of him, and Gujarat Titans seized the opportunity and acquired him for INR 6 crore in the following auction.

Yet, the Titans did not allow Mavi to play a single match in the entire season. His decision to be released was therefore obvious. Now, if Mavi signs with the other team, they will be able to take advantage of his best qualities, as the fast bowler will be more motivated to play after being overlooked for an entire season.

Harshal Patel

image-lptiah42Harshal Patel was one of RCB's stars over the years (X.com)

The IPL 2021 Purple Cap winner, Harshal Patel, has been enduring a difficult period for some time now. RCB has therefore put him in the auction pool along with a series of bowlers. The 33-year-old is not done yet and can use his experience to re-emerge. So, if the franchises are willing to revive him, don’t be surprised if his price goes up yet again.

There are quite a few franchises that have done that in the past and revived the careers of many. As Harshal still remains one of the very few death-over specialists, it will be interesting to see who will take the punt this time around.