This cricketer can become the most expensive player in IPL history, not an Indian but a player of this team!
After the conclusion of the World Cup, discussions have started regarding IPL and the World Cup is expected to have an impact on the upcoming IPL as well. The auction for IPL 2024 is scheduled to take place on November 19 in Dubai. There is speculation that players who have excelled in the ODI World Cup are likely to get the highest bids in this auction. Among them is a young talent emerging who is potentially poised to become the most expensive player in IPL history.
Sam Curran currently holds the record of being the most expensive player in IPL history, having been bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 18.50 crore in IPL 2023. Despite his remarkable performances in the 2022 T20 World Cup, Sam Curran struggled to make a significant impact in the final. Now, the spotlight is on New Zealand's rising star Rachin Ravindra, who can surpass Sam Curran's record in the upcoming IPL auction.
23-year-old Rachin Ravindra has won widespread praise for his stellar performances in the World Cup. Ravindra emerged as the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in his maiden ODI World Cup, scoring 578 runs in just 10 matches at an impressive average of 64.22 and a strike rate of 106.44. His outstanding contributions include 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries. A versatile all-rounder, Rachin also bowls spin and has taken 9 wickets at an economical rate of 5.98 in the World Cup. In particular, he demonstrated ease playing against spin bowlers on Indian pitches.
Given his exceptional all-round skills and adaptability, it appears that Rachin Ravindra is on the verge of becoming the most expensive player in the IPL, surpassing Sam Curran's existing record.