Usually, when a player is signed at his base price at a mini-auction, it means that he may not be a part of the first-choice XI. He is likely to be a backup or an option that is useful only for a particular matchup. However, the dynamics are such that at times, some top players do not find more than one bidder at the auctions. This happened recently at the IPL 2024 Auctions. Some players with great skills were sold at their base price. Here, we take a look at two players hired at their base price in IPL 2024 Auctions who can directly help their team win IPL 2024.
1) Wanindu Hasaranga – Sunrisers Hyderabad
Wanindu Hasaranga was earning a salary of more than INR 10 Cr in IPL. However, his salary will be just INR 1.5 Cr at IPL 2024. No other team apart from SRH was interested in the Sri Lankan all-rounder. This was a shock because Hasaranga is one of the best spinners in the format.
However, SRH will consider themselves lucky here. With Hasaranga, they have a strong spin unit. This can help them games at various venues in the league. Their only problem will be to accommodate Hasaranga in the playing XI.
2) Tristan Stubbs – Delhi Capitals
Tristan Stubbs is one of the players hired at their base price in IPL 2024 Auctions who can directly help their team win IPL 2024. Despite his talent, no team was interested in Stubbs apart from Delhi Capitals. With Harry Brook recently pulling out of India series due to personal reasons, there is no clarity about his role in IPL 2024.
Hence, Stubbs could play at No.5. He has recently improved his game against spin and he might be the right finisher that DC was searching for. DC has a balanced team and if Stubbs can fire, the team could go all the way to the title.