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IPL 2024 Auction: Mitchell Starc Breaks Pat Cummins’ Record, Becomes the Most Expensive Player in IPL History, Sold To KKR For 24.75 Cr. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 mini-auction occurred on December 19 at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. However, in a surprising development at yesterday’s IPL 2024 Mock Auction, Mitchell Starc secured the highest bid at 18.5 crore. However, In the IPL 2024 auction, Mitchell Starc surpassed his captain Pat Cummins, breaking the record to become the most expensive player in the history of the IPL.

Mitchell Starc, the fiery Australian left-arm pacer, has had a curious relationship with the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite being a feared bowler in international cricket, his IPL career has been more a case of glimpses of brilliance amidst long absences.

Starc has only participated in two IPL seasons, both for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2014 and 2015. Injuries and national team commitments have meant he hasn’t played in the tournament since. Notably, the 2024 season will mark his comeback after an eight-year hiatus.

Despite uncertainties regarding his availability and the associated price tag, teams acknowledged the significant value he brings with his experience and ability to take wickets. It’s worth noting that his base price in the IPL 2024 Auction is set at 2 crore.

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In his debut season, Starc showed flashes of his destructive bowling, picking up 17 wickets in 14 matches. He even chipped in with some valuable lower-order runs. However, the next season saw a dip in his form, managing only 9 wickets in 13 games.

Mitchell Starc shattered the IPL auction record, becoming the league’s most expensive player at a whopping 24.75 crores, as Kolkata Knight Riders, armed with a hefty purse, outbid fierce rivals in a thrilling duel to secure the Aussie pace terror’s X-factor for their title defense, rewriting the tournament’s financial landscape and potentially heralding a new era where elite bowlers reign supreme.