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Delhi Capitals’ Star Sets 1.5 Cr Base Price for IPL 2024 Auction



In the highly anticipated 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, Delhi Capitals’ star batsman Phil Salt has caught the attention of cricket fans and potential bidders by setting a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.

The English cricketer has had two impressive seasons with Delhi Capitals, earning Rs 2 crore per season. With his strong performances in the IPL as well as in international cricket for England, Salt has set a high base price for the upcoming auction, reflecting his confidence in his value.

Salt’s Standout IPL & International Performances

In his 19 ODI and 19 T20I matches for England so far, Salt has showcased exceptional batting talent. He has notched up 619 runs in T20Is at a staggering average of 133.40 and strike rate of 151.93 in all T20s.

After strong showings for his national side, Salt also made a mark in his two IPL seasons with Delhi Capitals. As he enters the next auction, the batsman will be looking to secure another lucrative contract.

RCB, SRH Among Potential Bidders

Going into the 2024 auction, teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad could target Salt. Both teams need dependable opening batsmen, and Salt has proven his mettle.

With his base price set at Rs 1.5 crore, it remains to be seen if Salt will exceed his previous Rs 2 crore per year contracts in the upcoming bids.

Salt’s Sporting Background & Family Connections

Beyond Salt’s on-field exploits, his sporting background and family history have also contributed to his ascent as a cricketer. His father, Chris Salt, was a professional rugby and cricket player in England.

Additionally, Salt has been dating partner Abi McLaven for three years. While Salt keeps his personal life relatively private, his sporting career continues to reach new heights.

As the IPL 2024 auction approaches, Phil Salt finds himself well-positioned for a potentially record-setting deal with his standout stats and confident base pricing drawing attention across the cricket world.

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