Records tumbled at the IPL Players Auction 2024 as Australia pacer Mitchell Starc became the costliest buy in the history of the tournament, surpassing teammate Pat Cummins. Starc was bought by KKR for Rs 24.75 following a bidding war with Gujarat Titans. This comes after Cummins was bought Rs 20.5 crore during the same auction by SunRisers Hyderabad. Despite spending more than half of their purse amount on Starc, KKR finished the auction with nine more players in the bag. The two-time champions, however, pulled off one of the biggest bargains by signing young England pacer Gus Atkinson.

Full list of players bought by KKR

1. KS Bharat (Rs 50 lakh)

2. Chetan Sakariya (Rs 50 lakh)

3. Mitchell Starc (Rs 24.75 crore)

4. Angkrish Raghuvanshi (Rs 20 lakh)

5. Ramandeep Singh (Rs 20 lakh)

6. Sherfane Rutherford (Rs 1.5 crore)

7. Manish Pandey (Rs 50 lakh)

8. Sakib Hussain (Rs 20 lakh)

9. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Rs 2 crore)

10. Gus Atkinson (Rs 1 crore)

KKR Squad: Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shreyas Iyer (C), Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy

Released Players: Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Aarya Desai, David Wiese, Narayan Jagadeesan, Mandeep Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Johnson Charles

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