The thrill of IPL Auction 2024 is brewing—an epic blend of tactics, surprises, and the business of cricket. This is where strategies collide and shape the future. Despite its “mini” label, the suspense and dynamism are off the charts. Get ready for the big event—here’s the complete MI guide before you dive into this shopping spree:

The When and Where?

Imagine this: December 19, 2023, at the grand Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, a city known worldwide. Note the time—action starts at 11:30 am local time (1:00 pm IST). It’s a historic move—taking the IPL Auction beyond India’s borders.

Auction Scale: Mega or Mini?

It’s a mini affair, reminiscent of the rendezvous we had just last December.

Unveiling the Mechanism!

Let’s break it down: The talent pool for IPL Auction 2024 is divided into 19 sets, categorized by expertise—batsmen, all-rounders, speedsters, spinners, and wicketkeepers. Cap and uncapped players take their turns after specific sets.

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The top-tier price tag is set at a substantial 2 crore INR, with 23 players in this bracket. Any Indian stars in this league? You bet—Harshal Patel, Shardul Thakur, and Umesh Yadav leading the pack. Following suit are layers at 1.5 crore INR, 1 crore INR, 75 lakhs INR, 50 lakhs INR, 40 lakhs INR, 30 lakhs INR, and 20 lakhs INR.

Player Headcount?

Get set—333 players are up for grabs, aiming to catch the eye of potential buyers. Among them, 214 hail from India, while 119 showcase their skills from overseas. Keep an eye out for two players representing Associate nations.

Meet Mallika Sagar, the IPL 2024 Auctioneer

Change is in the air! IPL 2024 introduces Mallika Sagar, the newly appointed auctioneer. Familiar with her work? She’s been at the helm of WPL auctions for both editions, stepping into the shoes of Hugh Edmeades, the master of IPL auctions since 2018.

The Roster Reveal: MI’s Retained Players for IPL 2024

Curious about who’s in Mumbai Indians’ squad this season? Here’s the lineup: Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Dewald Brevis, Ishan Kishan, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Piyush Chawla, Rohit Sharma, Shams Mulani, Surya Kumar Yadav, Tim David, and Vishnu Vinod.

Trades and Transitions: New Skipper and Swaps

The captaincy now rests with Hardik Pandya, freshly traded in from GT. Meanwhile, Cameron Green starts a new journey with RCB after bidding adieu to the MI camp.

Player Procurement: The Buying Limits

MI steps into the auction realm with a cap of eight acquisitions (split between four Indians and four foreigners). Remember, team rosters must have a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 25.

Unveiling the Purse Status: Crunching the Numbers

Let’s dive into the numbers—our current purse stands at 17.75 crore INR. This sum comprises proceeds from released players: Jofra Archer (8 crore INR), Chris Jordan (2 crore INR), Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith (1.5 crore INR each), and Sandeep Warrier (50 lakh INR). Additionally, new signings Mohd. Arshad Khan, Tristan Stubbs, Ramandeep Singh, Raghav Goyal, Hrithik Shokeen, and Duan Jansen were all secured at their base price of 20 lakhs INR each.

Trades and Transformations: Impact on the Purse

Considering trade transactions—Cameron Green’s move to RCB for 17.5 crore INR, the acquisition of Hardik Pandya from GT for 15 crore INR, and Romario Shepherd’s arrival from LSG for 50 lakh INR—the MI purse for IPL Auction 2024 stands at 12.75 crore INR. But here’s the twist! The IPL has added 5 crore INR to each team’s purse for the 2024 Auction, boosting ours to 17.75 crore INR.

Calling All Paltan: Your Strategy Counts!

Paltan, it’s your time to shine! Embrace your analytical skills, crunch those numbers, and share your auction strategies in the comments. Your insights might pave the way for new faces to join our Fa-MI-ly. Hurry, time’s ticking away!


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