Alzarri Joseph leads West Indian picks at IPL 2024 Auction
- Powell, Rutherford and Hope also drafted
Alzarri Joseph, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, and Shai Hope were the only West Indians selected at Tuesday’s 2024 Indian Premier League Auction in Dubai.
Joseph, who has previous IPL experience with the Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans, was the most expensive West Indian and the fifth most expensive player, going to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 11.5 crore (USD 1,386,000).
West Indies T20I skipper Rovman Powell was the first player up for grabs on Tuesday, going for 7.4 crore (approximately USD 892,000) to the Rajasthan Royals after a bidding war with the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Sherfane Rutherford was the next West Indian to be picked up, going to the Kolkata Knight Riders for 1.5 crore (approximately USD 181,000).
ODI skipper Shai Hope earned a maiden IPL contract, signing with the Delhi Capitals for 75 lakh (USD 90,500).
Australian pacer Mitchell Starc is now the most expensive player in IPL history after being sold to the Kolkata Knight Riders for approximately 24.75 crore (USD 2,982,000).
Starc broke the previous record of 20.50 crore (approximately USD 2,470,000) set earlier in the evening when the Sunrisers Hyderabad outbid the Royal Challengers Bangalore for Starc’s teammate and World Cup-winning captain Pat Cummins.
New Zealand All-rounder Darryl Mitchell went to defending champions Chennai Super Kings for 14 crore (approximately USD 1,687,000).
In comparison, Indian pacer Harshal Patel went to the Punjab Kings for 11.75 crore (approximately USD 1,412,000) to round out the top five buys. (SportsMax)