IPL 2024 Auction: With the conclusion of the World Cup, all eyes are now on the upcoming 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), as teams have started revealing the list of retained players in anticipation of the auctions.

Recent reports suggest that the BCCI may soon organize the IPL 2024 auction, and it is anticipated to be a special event. Players who delivered exceptional performances in the recently concluded World Cup 2023 are expected to attract significant bids. Notably, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Starc, and Travis Head, who showcased outstanding performances in the World Cup, might be among the players sparking intense bidding in this IPL auction.

Interestingly, despite the presence of notable foreign players, the highlight of the IPL auction might be an Indian cricketer.

Meet the Indian Cricketer Expected to Command the Highest Bid in IPL 2024 Auction:

Shardul Thakur IPL 2023 Renowned Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur, formerly with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), has been released by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2024 auction.

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Thakur was acquired for a substantial sum of Rs. 10.75 crore in the IPL 2022 auction by Delhi Capitals (DC). However, following an unproductive season with DC, he was traded to KKR before the IPL 2023 auction. Thakur has been a part of five teams over eight seasons, namely Punjab Kings (2015), Rising Pune Super Giant (2016), Chennai Super Kings (2018 to 2021), DC (2022), and KKR (2023).

Known for his ability to take crucial wickets and contribute effectively with the bat in the lower order, Thakur is expected to draw substantial bids in the upcoming IPL 2024 auction.

Given his track record of playing a pivotal role in securing victories for his teams through all-round performances, Shardul Thakur is rumored to be a target for significant bids from Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings in the upcoming auction.