The stage is set, and our squad is battle-ready for IPL 2024 with the retention of 17 players, including six overseas talents. As we eagerly anticipate the auction on December 19th in Dubai, Sadda Squad embraces familiar faces like Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Atharva Taide, Harpreet Singh, Shivam Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidwath Kaverappa, Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma, and Prabhsimran Singh.
However, the cricketing arena demands strategy and adaptability. With a heavy heart, we bid farewell to seven players – Baltej Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mohit Rathee, Raj Angad Bawa, Shahrukh Khan, Matthew Short, and Gurnoor Brar. Their contributions will forever be remembered and acknowledged.
Now armed with a 29.1 crore rupee purse out of the allotted 100 crores, our focus shifts to the auction where we aim to fill eight vacant spots, including two overseas slots. The team's clear objective is to secure an experienced spinner and an Indian fast bowler, fortifying our bowling arsenal.
While the top order with Dhawan, Bairstow, and the promising Prabhsimran Singh is formidable, our attention turns to reinforcing the middle order and finding a batter to complement the big-hitting Liam Livingstone.
The blueprint for success in the upcoming IPL season is taking shape, and the auction is the next pivotal stage. As our team gears up for this much-awaited event, the hope is to secure the missing links that will elevate us into one of the strongest contenders for the IPL Trophy.