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IPL auction 2024: Rovman Powell becomes first player to go under the hammer, RR pick him for 7.40 Crore

IPL auction 2024: Rovman Powell played for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2023 season. He has been picked by Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming season. The auction is being held in Dubai.

Written By: Varun Malik @varunm0212 New Delhi Updated on: December 19, 2023 13:53 IST
Rovman Powell IPL 2024 auction
Image Source : PTI Rovman Powell and Delhi Capitals.

IPL auction 2024: The auction for the Indian Premier League 2024 is being held outside India for the first time as Dubai hosts the bidding war on December 19. West Indies power-hitter Rovman Powell became the first player to go under the hammer in the auction.

Powell was in demand as soon as his name came into the auction arena. Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders went behind the former Delhi Capitals batter with some keen interest. However, the Royals picked Powell for a sum of INR 7.40 crore. KKR stopped raising the paddle when his fee reached 7.40 crore.

Rajasthan came into the auction with the smallest purse of INR 14.5 crore but they were clear for Powell, who can bat in the middle-order and finish games as well. RR had 16 players in the team ahead of the auction and needed to pick 8 players including 3 overseas players. Powell has played two seasons in IPL. He was part of KKR in 2022 and was with the Delhi Capitals last year. The West Indies star played just 3 matches last year and managed to score 7 runs for DC. He was among the players released by the Capitals at the player retention list. Powell played 14 matches for KKR in 2022 and scored 250 runs that year.

Rajasthan Royals updated squad: Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Avesh Khan (Traded).

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