Daryl Mitchell Becomes CSK’s Top Acquisition For Rs. 14 Crore

Daryl Mitchell CSK IPL 2024Daryl Mitchell CSK IPL 2024

In a calculated and high-stakes move at the IPL 2024 auction, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a resounding statement by securing the services of New Zealand’s cricketing sensation, Daryl Mitchell, for a substantial sum of Rs. 14 crore. 

Mitchell’s arrival hailed as a marquee move, comes on the heels of CSK parting ways with English all-rounder Ben Stokes, making him a pivotal addition to the squad for the upcoming season.

The IPL 2024 auction room witnessed an initial tug-of-war between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals as they vied for Mitchell’s signature. 

However, the Chennai Super Kings entered the bidding war at Rs. 12 crore, turning the competition on its head and eventually emerging victorious with a winning bid of Rs. 14 crore.

Mitchell’s acquisition adds depth and versatility to the CSK lineup, as the Kiwi all-rounder is renowned for his ability to contribute significantly with both bat and ball. 

His impressive performances in the longer formats have earned him acclaim, and his T20 credentials further enhance the balance of the CSK squad.

The 32-year-old cricketer has proven his mettle in T20 Internationals, boasting an average of 24.86 and an impressive strike rate of 137.22. 

His overall T20 statistics are equally commendable, with an average of 30.79 and a strike rate of 135.14, showcasing his prowess in the shortest format of the game.

Mitchell’s market value soared after a stellar outing in the ODI World Cup earlier this year, where he accumulated a remarkable 552 runs at an average of 69.00 and a strike rate of 111.06. 

Teams were eager to secure his services, recognising the valuable contributions he brings to the table.

The Kiwi all-rounder had a brief stint with the Rajasthan Royals in 2022, having been bought for his base price of Rs. 75 lakh. His return to the IPL, this time with CSK, marks a significant chapter in his T20 journey.

As Mitchell reunites with compatriots Rachin Ravindra, and Devon Conway in the CSK camp, expectations are high for the Kiwi star to play a crucial role in shaping the team’s fortunes in the IPL 2024 season. 

Also Read: Mitchell Starc Net Worth: Income, Endorsements, Cars, Wages, Property, Affairs, Family

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button