Mitchell Starc becomes the Most Expensive Player at 24 Cr 75 to KKR

Mitchell Starc becomes the Most Expensive Player: Mitchell Starc becomes the Most Expensive Player in IPL history. He was sold at 24 Cr 75 to KKR.

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Mitchell Starc becomes the Most Expensive Player

Mitchell Starc’s Achievements:

  • World Cup Dominance:
    • 3rd highest all-time wicket-taker in ICC Cricket World Cups.
    • Won 2015 & 2023 Cricket World Cups.
    • Player of the Tournament in 2015.
    • Highest wickets in a single World Cup (27 in 2019).
    • Fastest to reach 50 World Cup wickets (19 games).
  • Multi-format Champion:
    • Won 2021 ICC T20 World Cup & 2023 ICC World Test Championship final.
    • One of five players with ICC trophies in all three formats.
  • Bowling Prowess:
    • Starc Fastest to 150 & 200 ODI wickets (77 & 102 matches).
    • Bowls at a great pace (fastest Test delivery at 160.4 km/h).
    • Masters of reverse swing.
    • Current 5th highest wicket-taker for Australia in ODI & Test cricket.
  • International Career:
    • Plays for Australia & New South Wales.
    • Left-arm fast bowler & lower-order batsman.
    • Highest-rated ODI bowler in 2015.
    • Consistent member of the Australian national team.

Mitchell Starc IPL Career

Indian Premier League (IPL) Career Overview:

  • Starc has played for multiple franchises in the IPL during his cricket career.
  • Due to injuries and commitments to the Australian national team, he has missed more IPL seasons than he has played.

Franchise Affiliation: Mitchell Starc IPL Career

  • As of 2022, Starc has played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL.
  • In 2014, he was signed by RCB and played in the IPL that year.

Performance Highlights with RCB (2014):

  • Starc took two diving catches near the boundary in a match against Kings XI Punjab, dismissing Glen Maxwell and Wriddhiman Saha.
  • Used a unique catching method with fingers pointed down, contrary to most Australian cricketers.

Altercation with Kieron Pollard (2014):

  • In a match against Mumbai Indians, Starc had an altercation with Kieron Pollard.
  • Pollard failed to hit Starc’s bouncer, leading to a verbal exchange and on-field confrontation.
  • Both players were fined, with Starc receiving a 75% fine and Pollard 50%.

Performance in the 2015 Season:

  • Starc’s start to the 2015 season was delayed due to a knee injury.
  • Upon his return, he led Bangalore’s bowling, and the team’s performance improved significantly.
  • Finished the season with 20 wickets.

Missed IPL Seasons and Departure from RCB:

  • Starc missed the IPL in 2016 due to a foot fracture.
  • In February 2017, he parted ways with RCB to reduce his workload and focus on fitness for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

Kolkata Knight Riders (2018):

  • In 2018, Starc was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for A.8 million.
  • However, he couldn’t play due to a tibial bone stress injury sustained in a Test series against South Africa.

Release from Kolkata Knight Riders (2018):

  • Kolkata released Starc from his contract in November 2018.
  • The decision was linked to Cricket Australia’s refusal to make Starc available for the entire IPL season.

Legal Action Against Insurance Company (2019):

  • Starc took legal action against the insurance company in 2019 to recoup losses after being declared ineligible for insurance compensation.

Withdrawal and Return (2022 and 2024):

  • Starc pulled out of the 2022 IPL season, citing “bubble fatigue” as a reason.
  • Decided to return for the 2024 season and was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a record-breaking 24.75 crore (approximately .4 million AUD).

In the recent auction of IPL 2024 auction, Pat Cummins became the second most expensive player He was fetched by Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 20.50 crore.

Pat Cummins second Most expensive player
Pat Cummins Second Most expensive player
YearPlayerTeamAmount (in crores)
2024Mitchell StarcKolkata Knight Rider24.75
2024Pat CumminSunrisers Hyderabad20.5
2023Sam CurranPunjab Kings (PBKS)18.5
2022Ishan KishanMumbai Indians (MI)15.25
2021Chris MorrisRajasthan Royals (RR)16.25
2020Pat CumminsKolkata Knight Riders (KKR)15.5
2019Jaydev UnadkatRajasthan Royals (RR)8.4
2019Varun ChakravarthyKings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings)8.4
2018Ben StokesRajasthan Royals (RR)12.5
Sam-Curran most expensive IPL player in 2023

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