IPL 2024 Auction: Chennai Super Kings Buys Daryl Mitchell For Whopping ₹14 crores
By CricShots - Dec 19, 2023 9:03 pm
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 mini-auction fever has hit Dubai! Watch as teams like Chennai Super Kings (CSK) sculpt their final rosters in this thrilling bidding war. Will they find the missing pieces to lift the trophy? Buckle up for CSK’s strategic moves in the auction arena!

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Before Auction

Retained Players: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway (wk), Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana.

Available Purse: ₹31.4 crores

During Auction

#1 Rachin Ravindra – 1.80 crore

Rachin Ravindra
Rachin Ravindra

World Cup wonder Rachin Ravindra (base price ₹50 lakh) sets the auction alight! CSK fires the opening salvo, but Delhi Capitals quickly join the fight for the Kiwi all-rounder. The bidding skyrockets to ₹1 crore, forcing Delhi to retreat. Enter Punjab Kings, ready to challenge CSK’s dominance. But the Yellow Army holds firm, securing Ravindra for just ₹1.80 crore.

#2 Shardul Thakur – 4 Crores

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur ignites a slow-burning bidding war! After a cautious silence, CSK takes the first swipe at their former hero, with Sunrisers Hyderabad soon entering the fray. The battle intensifies, pushing Thakur’s value past ₹4 crore. But CSK isn’t letting go of their prodigal son, ultimately snatching him back for ₹8 crore in a heartwarming homecoming!

#3 Daryl Mitchell – ₹14 crore

Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell

Kiwi dynamo Daryl Mitchell (base price ₹1 crore) set the auction ablaze! Delhi Capitals fired the first shot, quickly joined by Punjab Kings in a spirited dance of paddles. Mitchell’s brilliance shone through as his value soared past ₹5 crore and then a staggering ₹8 crore, with neither DC nor PBKS willing to concede.

But just as things seemed settled, a twist erupted – Chennai Super Kings, a latecomer to the party, crashed in with a jaw-dropping ₹12 crore bid! The bidding frenzy reached a fever pitch, culminating in CSK securing Mitchell for a cool ₹14 crore, making him the most expensive buy of the auction so far!

#4 Sameer Rizwi – ₹8.40 crore

Sameer Rizwi
Sameer Rizwi

Sameer Rizwi goes under the hammer and ends the unsold streak. Chennai Super Kings make the initial bid of ₹20 Lakh and Gujarat Titans join them in the race. The finalists of last season are engaging in the bidding war to sign Rizwi. The 20-year-old has breached the INR 3 crore mark and the war continues between CSK and GT.

The two teams are breaking their banks to sign the hard-hitting batter who has crossed the 5 crore mark in no time here. And out of nowhere Delhi Capitals joined the race with a bid of ₹7.8 crore but Chennai countered it. Chennai Super Kings sign Sameer Rizwi for ₹8.40 crore

#5 – Mustafizur Rahman – ₹2 crore

Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman

The ever-reliable Fizz (Mustafizur) found a new home at Chennai Super Kings for a cool ₹2 crore! Base price, base buy, no fuss, just Rahman reunited with MS Dhoni.

  • Avinash Rao – ₹20 Lakh