Jamie Overton has placed himself in the Rs. 2 crore salary purse for the IPL 2024 auction. The England player aims to make a debut in IPL 2024 after finding a team in the auction. Jamie Overton is a bowling all-rounder who has played 1 Test for England.
The right-handed batsman played a match against New Zealand last year in June. He gave a brilliant performance by hitting 97 runs in his lone innings. He also grabbed 2 wickets for the team in that match. However, the right-arm seamer never played for England again.
Jamie Overton was part of the last auction too but he went unsold at his base price of Rs. 2 crore. He might find a team in the IPL 2024 auction. Since Overton is a medium-pace all-rounder, some IPL teams can pick him as it’s a rare combination in Indian cricket. Here we discuss about 3 teams that can target Jamie Overton in the IPL 2024 auction.
IPL 2024 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Jamie Overton In The Auction
3. Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings has released Ben Stokes and Dwaine Pretorius from their squad. Both these overseas players are medium-pace all-rounders, who could bowl pace and smash runs for the team. After their ouster, CSK needs players to replace them.
Jamie Overton shares a similar profile. Hence, the 29-year-old can fill the vacant spots left by them. Hence, the IPL 2023 champions can target Jamie Overton in the IPL 2024 auction. The MS Dhoni & Co. has Rs. 31.40 crore left in the salary cap. They can pick 6 more players.
2. Gujarat Titans
Gujarat Titans is another team that can target Jamie Overton in the IPL 2024 auction. The IPL 2022 winners have parted ways with all-rounder Dasun Shanaka. Moreover, they have also released Odean Smith and Shivam Mavi who are bowling all-rounders. All-rounder and skipper Hardik Pandya has also left the team.
To fill up their vacancies, the IPL 2023 runners-up might go ahead with Overton in the auction. The Shubman Gill-led side can grab 8 more players into their squad. They have Rs. 38.15 crore funds left, more than any other team.
1. Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals has released a powerful all-rounder Jason Holder from their squad. He was a bowling all-rounder. Now, the Sanju Samson-led side needs a suitable replacement for him, who can bowl pace and score runs. RR has spin all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin.
However, they do not have any all-rounder who can bowl pace. Hence, Jamie Overton could be in their minds. The IPL 2008 winners can grab 8 more players in IPL 2024 auction, out of which, 3 can be overseas. They have Rs. 14.50 crore left with them.