IPL 2024: 5 foreign players who will play their first IPL, can create a stir in the debut season!


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As each day passes, the excitement for IPL 2024 is increasing in the hearts of cricket lovers. The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League is scheduled to begin on March 22, featuring both Indian and international players. Mitchell Starc's return after a gap of nine years from the IPL is a highlight. Many young players, Indian and foreign, aim to make a mark in the world's biggest cricket league in their debut season. Let's take a look at the five foreign players who will make their IPL debut in 2024:

Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand):

24-year-old New Zealand cricketer Rachin Ravindra grabbed attention during the 2024 ICC Cricket World Cup. An excellent all-rounder, Ravindra was bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Rs 1.8 crore. Although he is yet to make his International T20 debut, Ravindra has put in impressive performances in Test and One Day International (ODI) matches, making him a promising option for CSK.

Gerald Coetzee (South Africa):

South African fast bowler Gerald Coetzee has recently made his debut in international cricket. Coetzee, known for his pace, was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 5 crore. Having played in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Coetzee's ability to consistently bowl at speeds of 145 km/h makes him an exciting prospect in the IPL.

Spencer Johnson (Australia):

Australian fast bowler Spencer Johnson is known for his pace, consistently clocking 150 km/hr. Although he is yet to make a significant impact in international cricket, his excellent performances in the 2023 Big Bash League caught the attention of Gujarat Titans, who secured him for Rs 10 crore.

Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka):

Left-arm Sri Lankan fast bowler Dilshan Madushanka will make his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians, who bought him for Rs 4.6 crore. Madushanka has established himself as an effective bowler in T20 and ODI cricket and everyone will keep an eye on his performance in IPL as well.

Azmatullah Omarzai (Afghanistan):

Afghanistan all-rounder Azmatullah Omarzai has joined Gujarat Titans at a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Many Afghan cricketers have left their mark in the IPL and Umarzai aims to do the same. With his all-round abilities, he adds diversity to the Titans team.