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South African Stars: IPL 2024 Auction Lineup Revealed

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The IPL 2024 auction is on the horizon, set to take place at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on December 19. With 333 cricketers shortlisted, including 214 Indian players and 119 overseas candidates, the auction promises excitement and strategic team-building. Among the foreign players, 18 South African cricketers are gearing up for the auction, each with their base prices and unique cricketing prowess.

The three Proteas players leading the pack with a base price of ₹2 crore are Rilee Rossouw, Gerald Coetzee, and Rassie van der Dussen. Rossouw, a dynamic left-handed batter, showcased his skills in the IPL 2023 season with the Delhi Capitals. In his 14 IPL appearances, Rossouw amassed 262 runs at an impressive strike rate of 136.46, featuring a high score of 82*.

Pacer Gerald Coetzee gained prominence during South Africa’s 2023 ODI World Cup campaign, claiming 20 wickets in eight matches at an average of 19.80. Meanwhile, Rassie van der Dussen, another ₹2 crore base price player, contributed significantly with 448 runs in 10 innings at an impressive average of 49.78.

In the ₹1 crore base price category, Dwaine Pretorius and Wayne Parnell are notable South African entries. Pretorius is an all-rounder with valuable contributions both with the bat and ball. Parnell, an experienced campaigner, brings his left-arm pace bowling skills to the auction.

Other South African players with a ₹50 lakh base price include Tristan Stubbs, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, and Wiaan Mulder. These players offer a mix of batting, spin bowling, and all-round capabilities, making them valuable assets for interested franchises.

Players with a ₹30 lakh base price and uncapped status include Corbin Bosch, while Nandre Burger, Duan Jansen, Prenelan Subrayen, Ottneil Baartman, and Kwena Maphaka enter the auction with a ₹20 lakh base price. These uncapped players represent a blend of emerging talent and potential, adding an element of unpredictability to the bidding process.

The full list of South African players participating in the IPL 2024 auction is as follows:

  1. Rilee Rossouw (₹2 crore)
  2. Gerald Coetzee (₹2 crore)
  3. Rassie van der Dussen (₹2 crore)
  4. Dwaine Pretorius (₹1 crore)
  5. Wayne Parnell (₹1 crore)
  6. Tristan Stubbs (₹50 lakh)
  7. Tabraiz Shamsi (₹50 lakh)
  8. Reeza Hendricks (₹50 lakh)
  9. George Linde (₹50 lakh)
  10. Keshav Maharaj (₹50 lakh)
  11. Wiaan Mulder (₹50 lakh)
  12. Lizaad Williams (₹50 lakh)
  13. Corbin Bosch (₹30 lakh – uncapped)
  14. Nandre Burger (₹20 lakh)
  15. Duan Jansen (₹20 lakh – uncapped)
  16. Prenelan Subrayen (₹20 lakh – uncapped)
  17. Ottneil Baartman (₹20 lakh – uncapped)
  18. Kwena Maphaka (₹20 lakh – uncapped)

As the auction day approaches, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome, curious to see which franchises secure the services of these South African talents for the upcoming IPL season.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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