Top 5 Bowlers who can get highest bid in IPL Auction 2024

Cricket news: IPL auction is not faraway and some big players will go under the hammer, who will be the top bowling option franchises will look for and strengthen their squad to win the league.

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Potential top bowling picks in auction

The Indian Premier League(IPL) auction 2024 will go underway on 19th December with all the teams who have started their planning and are spending their money on players. There are more than 300 players who will go under the hammer in the auctions. Every franchise will look to find that winning combination to have a successful tournament. Even though T20 is a batter's game, the role of bowlers are equally important in the game and all the franchises will look to go for these wicket taking phenomenons in order to get the grasp on of the strongest batters in the worl

The Franchises are looking to strengthen their bowling attack to bid for the best bowling options they can opt for. They will look for one of the best bowling options, who can take wickets and put pressure on the batters. This is the reason why all the teams are looking to buy some great bowlers which will strengthen their troops to support the batters and take complete control of the game. 

There have been some great bowling options of who have been released and will go under the hammer. The franchises will be licking their lips looking at all the bowlers who are in the auction list. Even though there are a lot of talented bowlers in the auction there can only be a few who the teams would spend a fortune on. 

Here are the top 5 bowlers who can get the highest bid going into the auction:

5. Dilshan Madhushanka


This young pacer from Sri Lanka has already shown his ability on the biggest stage in the World Cup where he took 21 wickets in 9 matches, the highest wicket taker for Sri Lanka. With Lankans having a disappointing World Cup, he was one of the few eye-catching players in the tournament. Him being a left arm seamer and having ability to swing the ball both ways could attract a lot of buyers to bid for him in the auction. He will be a great option for a team who are looking for a bowler and who can take the new ball.

4. Wanindu Hasaranga


Wanindu Hasaranga, also hailing from Sri lanka, can attract some buyers this time with some loopy leg spinners. Hasaranga might have missed the World Cup due to injury, but he will still look to make a comeback in the IPL with his deceiving leg breaks and googlies. Since, the demand for leg spinners are still high, it will be no surprise that a lot of teams will look to bag the Lankan spinner, who has the ability to take wickets in the middle overs and put pressure on the opposition. The fact that he was also one of the highest wicket takers in the league back in 2022 should also get teams attracted to him.

3.  Gerald Coetzee


Gerald Coetzee is one of the best finds for South Africa right now, who will look to etch his name on one of the biggest Franchise leagues in the world. Coetzee had impressed everyone with his pace and variations. He was also the highest wicket taker for the Proteas with 20 wickets from just 8 games in the World Cup and overshadowed the experienced bowlers in the team. The consistent wicket taking ability which he possesses should be enough for the teams to bid for him.


2. Josh Hazlewood



Josh Hazlewood should be one of the top choices for any franchise to pick not only for his accuracy and ability to seam the ball, but also for the experience he has. The New South Wales pacer has been one of the best pace bowlers for his side in all formats of the game. When it comes to hitting the length and setting the batters there is hardly anyone better than him. The tall frame he has adds as a major plus for him as he can generate extra bounce as well which is tough for any batter to get under.


1 Mitchell Starc



The number one pick has to be Mitchell Starc, who is yet to show his world class potential in the IPL. Starc has been one of Australia's star pacers  and he can attract a lot of teams to buy him. Starc has the whole package as not only is he one of the fastest bowlers in the game, but he also has the ability to swing the new ball as well. His yorkers at the death can also be a major asset even in T20 cricket. Him being  a left arm pacer also will be a major asset for any team who buys him. He has enough potential to be the most expensive bowler in the auction.


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