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IPL Auction 2024: CSK Rope In Daryl Mitchell For Rs 14 Cr

Chennai Super Kings Roped in New Zealand cricketer Daryl Mitchell for a sum of Rs 14 Cr.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Dec 19, 2023 16:50 IST
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In a significant development at the IPL 2024 auction in Dubai, New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell secured a contract with Chennai Super Kings for an impressive amount of Rs. 14 crore. The auction witnessed an intense and prolonged bidding war primarily between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings. After a lengthy battle, Delhi Capitals eventually withdrew from the bidding, leaving Chennai Super Kings to enter the fray.

Chennai Super Kings, after patiently waiting, engaged in a back-and-forth bidding war with Punjab Kings. Ultimately, Punjab Kings pulled out of the race, allowing Chennai Super Kings to successfully acquire the services of Daryl Mitchell. This sequence of events showcases the competitive nature of the IPL auction, with teams vying to secure key players for their squads ahead of the upcoming season.

Daryl Mitchell is seen as a potential replacement for English all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was released by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. Teams were eager to invest in the New Zealand all-rounder following his impressive performance in the ODI World Cup earlier in the year. Mitchell showcased his batting prowess by scoring 552 runs at an average of 69.00 and a strike rate of 111.06 in the tournament.

During the 2022 IPL season, Mitchell was a part of the Rajasthan Royals, featuring in two matches after being bought by the franchise for his base price of Rs. 75 lakh. However, in the previous year’s auction, the 32-year-old went unsold when listed at a base price of Rs. 1 crore.

Known for his contributions in the middle order, Daryl Mitchell has accumulated an average of 24.86 in T20 Internationals for New Zealand, playing in 56 matches in this format. His recent performances and all-round skills make him an attractive prospect for teams looking to strengthen their squads for the upcoming IPL season.

First published on: Dec 19, 2023 02:47 PM IST

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