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IND T20 League 2024 Auction: Key Positions The Teams Need To Fill Up

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 IND T20 League 2024 Auction Preview: Teams Gear Up to Fill Vacant Slots and Bolster Squads

As the IND T20 League 2024 auction in Dubai approaches on December 19, the ten franchises are eagerly preparing to fill a total of 77 vacant slots, with 30 of them allocated for overseas players. This year, the teams have a record-breaking combined purse of INR 262.95 crore (USD 31.58 million approx.), providing them with ample resources to strengthen their squads. Let's take a closer look at each team's available funds and the key positions they aim to fill.


Chennai

Purse available: INR 31.40 crore (USD 3.77 million approx.)

Slots left: 6 (3 overseas)

The men in yellow are seeking to find a replacement for the talented Ambati Rayudu, who played a crucial role in their previous campaign. Additionally, they are looking to bolster their middle order with another Indian power-hitting batsman. The team also seeks an overseas fast bowler, preferably someone who can contribute with both bat and ball, and an Indian fast bowler.


Mumbai
  

Purse available: INR 17.75 crore (USD 2.13 million approx.)

Slots left: 8 (4 overseas)

Known for their dominance in previous seasons, Mumbai is looking to maintain the winning formula. They aim to secure two overseas fast bowlers, including an all-rounder, and are also considering adding a spin-bowling all-rounder to their lineup.


Bangalore
 

Purse available: INR 38.15 crore (USD 4.58 million approx.)

Slots left: 8 (2 overseas)

Bangalore is in search of a replacement for the dynamic all-rounder, Hardik Pandya. They require a batting or bowling all-rounder, preferably an overseas player. Additionally, they are looking to fill the void left by Alzarri Joseph, an overseas fast bowler, and seek an Indian keeper-batsman as a backup for Wriddhiman Saha.

Kolkata 

Purse available: INR 32.70 crore (USD 3.92 million approx.)

Slots left: 12 (4 overseas)

Kolkata has a significant number of vacant slots to fill. Their focus is on securing two overseas fast bowlers, including one with all-round skills, and an Indian keeper-batsman.

 
Hyderabad

Purse available: INR 34 crore (USD 4.08 million approx.)

Slots left: 6 (3 overseas)

Hyderabad is targeting an overseas all-rounder, either a batsman or a bowler, along with an Indian batter. They are also looking to add an overseas wrist-spinner to their squad.


Delhi
  

Purse available: INR 28.95 crore (USD 3.47 million approx.)

Slots left: 9 (4 overseas)

Delhi is keen on acquiring an overseas fast-bowling all-rounder, an Indian keeper-batsman, and an Indian finisher to strengthen their lineup.


Punjab

Purse available: INR 29.10 crore (USD 3.49 million approx.)

Slots left: 8 (2 overseas)

Punjab require an Indian batting all-rounder to fill the void left by Shahrukh Khan, who has been released. They are also eyeing an overseas fast-bowling all-rounder to bolster their squad.


Rajasthan  

Purse available: INR 14.50 crore (USD 1.74 million approx.)

Slots left: 8 (3 overseas)

Rajasthan is targeting an overseas batter or batting all-rounder, as well as an overseas fast bowler to provide backup for Trent Boult.

 

Lucknow  

Purse available: INR 13.15 crore (USD 1.58 million approx.)

Slots left: 6 (2 overseas)

Lucknow is in need of a replacement for Avesh Khan, who has been traded to the Gujarat. They are considering an Indian all-rounder to fill this crucial position.

As the IND T20 League 2024 auction approaches, fans and experts alike eagerly anticipate the strategic moves each team will make to assemble their ideal squad. With the highest combined purse ever recorded for a "mini auction," this event promises to be an exciting and transformative one for all the participating franchises.

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