As cricket fans shift their excitement from the World Cup to the IPL, eyes are on the upcoming auction set to take place in Dubai on November 19 for IPL 2024. Here’s a buzz about players who stood out in the ODI World Cup possibly landing lucrative deals. Amid this, a rising star from outside India is grabbing headlines with a big contract. This one rising star not hailing from India possibly breaking the bank.
In the last IPL season, Sam Curran was the talk of the town as the most expensive player, joining Punjab Kings for a whopping Rs 18.50 crore in IPL 2023. Despite his impressive display in the 2022 T20 World Cup, Curran was unable to leave a mark in the last IPL. Now, the spotlight is shifting towards a talented player from New Zealand, Rachin Ravindra, who could potentially steal the show overshadowing Curran’s record in the upcoming auction.
We are talking about Rachin Ravindra, who at just the age of 23 has been making headlines for his stellar World Cup performance. Emerging as the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in his debut ODI World Cup, he collected an impressive 578 runs in 10 matches. With an average of 64.22 and a striking strike rate of 106.44. His stellar contributions include 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries. Not just a batsman, Rachin also showcases his skills as a versatile all-rounder, contributing with the ball by taking 9 wickets at an economical rate of 5.98. Rachin demonstrated his prowess on Indian pitches against spin bowlers.
With his exceptional all-round abilities and adaptability, it seems Rachin Ravindra is on the verge of setting a new record as the IPL’s most expensive player, potentially surpassing Sam Curran’s current record. All eyes will be on the auction floor in Dubai as fans will eagerly await if Ravindra’s star continues to rise.