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IPL 2024: Mitchell Starc Becomes Most Expensive Buy at Rs 24.75Cr in IPL History

Mitchell Starc Becomes Most Expensive Buy at Rs 24.75Cr in IPL History: After an eight-year leave, Mitchell Starc, an Australian left-arm fast bowler, is set to make a comeback to the IPL. At the IPL 2024 auction in Dubai, he was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders for an incredible INR 24.75 crore, making him the most expensive player in IPL history.

His other Australian colleague Pat Cummins, who was signed by SRH for INR 20.5 crore earlier in the day, was surpassed in this record-breaking purchase.

Starc’s exceptional ability to swing the ball at high speeds, combined with his skillful changes of pace, make him an invaluable asset to any team.

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Starc played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2015 Indian Premier League, after his first season the year before. He claimed an astounding 20 wickets in 13 games during that season, with an economy rate of 6.76 and an average of 14.55.

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But Starc hasn’t participated in the competition since 2015 for a number of reasons, including injury. He signed a Rs. 9.40 crore contract with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018, however he was forced to withdraw because of an injury.

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In terms of international cricket, Starc’s last appearance in a T20 fixture was over a year ago during the T20 World Cup. In 58 games across his career, he has taken 73 wickets at an astounding average of 22.91.

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