Kolkata Knight Riders welcomes their new player Mitchell Starc, returning to IPL after 8 years ahead of IPL 2024

Kolkata Knight Riders ( KKR ) welcomes their new lethal bowler Mitchell Starc ahead of IPL 2024, He has broken all the records of IPL auction history and has become the most expensively sold player in history. 34-year-old Mitchell Starc earned the title of Most Expensive Player Ever Sold in the IPL auction on the same night by beating his own country's team captain Pat Cummins in the auction. Mitchell Starc is returning to IPL after almost 8 years. He had been seen playing his last IPL match with RCB and since then he has taken off from IPL for various reasons. 

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Kolkata Knight Riders welcomes their new player Mitchell Starc, returning to IPL after 8 years ahead of IPL 2024
kokata Knight riders welcomes their new lethal bowler Mitchel starc

Sunrisers Hyderabad added Australian captain Pat Cummins to their team by making a bid of Rs 20.25 crore, with which Pat Cummins became the most expensive player in auction history to date, but on the same night, King Khan's (Shah Rukh Khan) team Kolkata knight riders played an interesting move and bided on Mitchell Starc. Mitchell Starc was bought in the auction with a huge bid of Rs 24.75 crore, with this Mitchell Starc has become the most expensive player in IPL auction history to date.

KKR's official Twitter(X) handle shared The Tweet, with the caption "Pure Cinema"

The official Twitter (X) handle of the KKR team tweeted and wrote "pure cinema" for Mitchell Starc. There is no doubt that Mitchell Starc is a great bowler in world cricket, that is why KKR has made such a big bet on him.

During the practice session of Mitchell Starc, KKR shared several posts, in which there is a video post, in which Starc is seen bowling, during the practice session, he also took the wicket of Afghanistan team player Rahmanullah Gurbaz, for which KKR wrote the caption "Mitch Starc taking wickets in purple - we can get used to this!"

Gautam Gambhir spoke on Mitchell Starc, "He will perform well with confidence"

This year, Gautam Gambhir, who was the former captain of the team, has also returned to the team. Gautam Gambhir is the only player of the KKR franchise under whose captaincy the team has won 2 IPL tournaments in 2012 and 2014. While talking to reporters, Gautam Gambhir said about Mitchell Starc that-

"I have said this before that Starc is a X-factor player and I am confident that Mitchell will perform brilliantly, I know there will be pressure on him due to his price tag, but I am confident because Mitchell Starc is a great international cricketer. And he has been playing a lot of pressurized matches to date, hopefully, he will do the same for KKR."

Gautam Gambhir is making his comeback to the team again, ending his contract with Lucknow Super Giants this year, he is returning to his home team again as a mentor, now it remains to be seen whether KKR will improve this year under the mentorship of Gautam Gambhir. Will the trophy be taken home or not? For the last two years, KKR has been in the last position in the IPL points table. Let's see what happens this year.

Mitchell Starc once called "IPL is a Circus", see what he told the reporter-

Mitchell Starc is returning to IPL after 8 years, before this, Starc last played for RCB in 2015. Mitchell Starc had earlier made a comment in which he called "IPL circus" when a Cricket.com.au reporter asked him. When asked to comment on his remark, he replied - "It's always a bit of a circus, as it is the best T20 league in the world. It's definitely going to be a new challenge for me. So, Yeah, it's going to be exciting as well. So, yeah I am looking forward to it,".

KKR's Upcoming IPL Matches In March 2024

This year IPL 2024 is starting on March 22, in the first match schedule is going to be very exciting, the first match of IPL 2024 will be between CSK (Chennai Super Kings), considered to be the most successful team of IPL, and RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore). is set from. KKR will play its first match this year against Sunrisers Hyderabad whose date is 23 March 2024 and the timing will be 7:30 PM.

IPL 2024 schedule

KKR will play its second match with its old rival team Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 29, the timing of which will be 7:30 PM. KKR has only these two matches scheduled in March 2024.

Conclusion

Mitchell Starc is going to make his comeback in IPL from IPL 2024. Mitchell Starc was last seen playing with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2005 and now he is making his comeback in the league with Kolkata Knight Riders. Starc has become the most expensive player of this time's auction. In the history of IPL to date, no team has attached such a high amount to its franchise. Kolkata's first match will be played with Sunrisers Hyderabad on 23 March. For which people are eagerly waiting.

FAQ's

Which team did Starc play in IPL 2015?
Mitchell Starc played with RCB in his last IPL match in 2015. He played 13 games in that year and took a total of 20 wickets for his team. 
Who will buy Mitchell Starc in IPL 2024?
Kolkata Knight Riders is the team, which has already bought him in this year's auction with a huge amount of 24.75 crore INR. This makes him the most expensive player ever sold in IPL history. 

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