Top cricket stars set to shine at IPL auction in Dubai.

Dubai is set to host the next auction for the highly lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL), where some of the world’s premier cricketers will be up for grabs on Tuesday. The 10 IPL franchises will collectively have $31.5 million to spend, with players initiating bidding at up to $240,000, though top talents are expected to command significantly higher prices.

1. Pat Cummins (Australia)

  • After skipping the previous IPL due to a packed schedule, Pat Cummins, the Australian fast bowler, is set to make a triumphant return following Australia’s World Cup victory in India.
  • Known for his captaincy and remarkable performance, Cummins, 30, boasts a top base price of $240,000, having previously set an auction record of $2.17 million in 2019.

2. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)

  • The emerging batting all-rounder of Indian origin, Rachin Ravindra, made a significant impact at the World Cup with three centuries and five wickets.
  • With a base price of $60,000, the 24-year-old left-handed batter and spinner caught the attention of fans during the World Cup and is anticipated to attract enthusiastic bidding.

3. Harry Brook (England)

  • England’s dynamic batsman, Harry Brook, has showcased his prowess in all three international formats, maintaining a T20 strike rate of 141.54.
  • Despite a relatively subdued performance in the previous IPL, Brook, 24, retains a base price of $240,000, aiming to make a mark in the upcoming season.

4. Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)

  • A breakout star of the World Cup, South Africa’s Gerald Coetzee finished among the top five bowlers with 20 wickets.
  • The 23-year-old fast bowler, who made his Test debut earlier this year, is positioned with a base price of $240,000, looking to further elevate his career in the IPL.

5. Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

  • Known for his crucial wicket-taking abilities, Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga has earned a reputation as a dependable all-rounder.
  • Despite missing the World Cup due to injury, the 26-year-old is expected to secure another lucrative IPL contract, with a base price of $180,000, building on his track record of 158 wickets in limited-overs formats and a T20 strike rate of over 124.