‘If Starc can…’: Sunil Gavaskar on how Aussie pacer can justify his hefty IPL price tag | Cricket News

Feb 11, 2024



New Delhi: Australian pacer Mitchell StarcThe IPL bid of Rs 24.75 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders was a surprise move for the cricket world.
great indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar He also believes that no player is worth that much money and said that Starc will have to play beyond his potential in IPL 2024 to justify his huge pay cheque. Gavaskar said, “If Starc can make an impact and win four out of the 14 matches he plays, you can say it is worth the money. Then if he contributes in other games then It's absolutely fantastic.” While talking to Star Sports.
“He has got to bowl match-winning bowling in at least four of the 14 matches, and probably in important matches against Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and RCB, because all three of them have top-class batting lineups. Those teams Bowl outside and you can still say – the money is worth it,” he said.
Starc will return to the IPL in the upcoming season. Before KKR's high bid, the Australian fast bowler was last seen in the IPL auction in 2018, when he was sold for Rs 9.4 crore, but did not participate in the tournament. Starc's last actual IPL match was in 2015.

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Left-arm fast bowler Starc became the most expensive player ever bought in the history of the IPL auction by breaking his captaincy in December last year. pat cumminsSunrisers Hyderabad made a bid of Rs 20.5 crore. Cummins maintained this record for barely an hour.
The Australian fast-bowling pair became the first two players in the history of the auction to cross the Rs 20 crore salary mark, and easily surpass Sam Curran's Rs 18.5 crore payout last year.



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