Analysis of IPL 2024 Auction: Team Squad Size, Salary Cap, and Open Slots by Team

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The countdown to the much-anticipated seventeenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has reached a fever pitch as fans gear up for the thrilling players’ auction of the event scheduled to take place at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on December 19. With 333 players vying for a spot, the stage is set for a high-stakes bidding war featuring a mix of seasoned international stars and promising homegrown talents.

Player demographics: A diverse mix

Among the 333 players in the auction pool, 214 are Indian players, and 119 are international talents, including two from associate nations. Moreover, 116 cricketers in the pool are capped players, while 215 are uncapped players, with two players from associate nations.

Auction dynamics

As the franchises enter the IPL 2024 auction following the meticulous retention and trade process, a total of 77 slots are up for grabs, with 30 reserved for overseas players. The highest reserve price stands at INR 2 crores, with 23 players opting for this top bracket, while 13 players have set their base price at INR 1.5 crores.

Squad building: Available slots and purse remaining

With each team now focused on filling vacant spots and fortifying their squad, here’s the current status of all the ten franchises, including their remaining purse, available slots and much more.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

No. of players: 19 | No. of overseas players: 5 | Total money spent: 68.6 crores | Salary cap available: 31.4 crores | Available slots: 6 | Overseas slots: 3

Delhi Capitals (DC)

No. of players: 16 | No. of overseas players: 4 | Total money spent: 71.05 crores | Salary cap available: 28.95 crores | Available slots: 9 | Overseas slots: 4

Gujarat Titans (GT)

No. of players: 17 | No. of overseas players: 6 | Total money spent: 61.85 crores | Salary cap available: 38.15 crores | Available slots: 8 | Overseas slots: 2

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

No. of players: 13 | No. of overseas players: 4 | Total money spent: 67.3 crores | Salary cap available: 32.7 crores | Available slots: 12 | Overseas slots: 4

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

No. of players: 19 | No. of overseas players: 6 | Total money spent: 86.85 crores | Salary cap available: 13.15 crores | Available slots: 6 | Overseas slots: 2

Mumbai Indians (MI)

No. of players: 17 | No. of overseas players: 4 | Total money spent: 82.25 crores | Salary cap available: 17.75 crores | Available slots: 8 | Overseas slots: 4

Also READ: IPL 2024 Auction – Complete list of players to go under the hammer and their base price

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

No. of players: 17 | No. of overseas players: 6 | Total money spent: 70.9 crores | Salary cap available: 29.1 crores | Available slots: 8 | Overseas slots: 2

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

No. of players: 19 | No. of overseas players: 5 | Total money spent: 76.75 crores | Salary cap available: 23.25 crores | Available slots: 6 | Overseas slots: 3

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

No. of players: 17 | No. of overseas players: 5 | Total money spent: 85.5 crores | Salary cap available: 14.5 crores | Available slots: 8 | Overseas slots: 3

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

No. of players: 19 | No. of overseas players: 5 | Total money spent: 66 crores | Salary cap available: 34 crores | Available slots: 6 | Overseas slots: 3

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