Top 3 Players MI will target in the IPL 2024 auction

A week before the auction, on November 26, the teams had already turned in their list of players they had retained and released. Additionally, the trade window had been suspended since Tuesday.

Before they board their planes to the United Arab Emirates, the 10 franchises will therefore have prepared their preparations for the auction and will have a clear understanding of the players they will be pursuing. Mumbai Indians, who have won five titles, are one of the teams who made some significant moves before the auction. In addition to trading seam-bowling all-rounder Cameron Green to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the Hardik Pandya-led team released notable players including England pacer Jofra Archer.


Top 3 Players, MI will be targeting:


Gerald Coetzee

Since making his debut against the West Indies in early 2023, Coetzee—who is regarded by many as South Africa’s next pace star—has advanced quickly in the sport of international cricket. He was not only one of the standout players with the ball in the first SA20 tournament, but he also took 20 wickets in his first-ever ICC World Cup, placing him fourth overall. In the second Twenty20 International against India, he also claimed three wickets, quickly getting rid of Arshdeep Singh and Ravindra Jadeja. Due to recurrent injuries, Archer hardly played for MI; the 23-year-old could be a perfect alternative.


Beuran Hendricks

Coetzee is not the only South African quick MI that the future auction may target. Hendricks, a left-arm seamer who played for MI Cape Town in the first SA20, may also be a strong fit for the team and will vary the assault, much like Mitchell McClenaghan, a pacer from New Zealand, did for several seasons in the preceding ten years. With 11 wickets at 19.63 in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge, Hendricks finished among the top five wicket-takers.


Wanindu Hasaranga

Hasaranga was one of the prominent players the Royal Challengers Bangalore revealed on IPL Retention Day, and he will be targeted by several teams, including the Mumbai Indians. With an average of 21.37, the Sri Lankan player has 35 wickets under his belt. Of those, 26 came during his incredible 2022 season, during which he also secured a five-for (5/18). His figures are made even more remarkable by the fact that he has bowled most of his overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, a batting haven.