8 Lankans in 2024 IPL player auction list

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –  The official player list for the highly anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction has been unveiled, featuring 333 cricketers scheduled to go under the gavel in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena on December 19th, 2023.

Out of 333 players, 214 are Indians and 119 are overseas players of which 2 players are from associate nations. The total capped players are 116, uncapped players are 215 and 2 from associate nations.

A maximum of 77 slots are now available with up to 30 being slotted for overseas players.

INR 2 crore is the highest reserve price with 23 players choosing to be slotted in the highest bracket.

13 players are in the auction list with a base price of INR 1.5 crore.

The Auction will start at 1PM Local time (Dubai) – 2:30 PM IST.

The list features 08 Sri Lankan players consisting of Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis, Dilshan Madushanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Dushmanta Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, and Nuwan Thushara, each enter the auction with a base price of INR 50 lakhs to INR 150 lakhs.

Earlier, all ten IPL franchises had already made strategic decisions to retain and release players for the 2024 edition. Wanindu Hasaranga and Dasun Shanaka, formerly associated with Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans, respectively, find themselves back in the auction pool after being released. Meanwhile, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been let go by the Punjab Kings.

However, the Chennai Super Kings have chosen to retain Sri Lankan fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana and spin bowler Mahesh Theekshana for the upcoming season.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *