IPL 2024 BETTING TIPS : The final list of players lacks key figures such as Stokes, Archer, and other prominent names.

The player auction for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League is scheduled for December 19 in Dubai.

While numerous cricket stars, both Indian and overseas, will be up for grabs on Tuesday, there are also notable absences from the auction.

As the eagerly anticipated day draws near, Sportstar examines some significant players who won’t be part of the auction and IPL 2024.

BEN STOKES Undoubtedly, the most prominent absentee from this year’s auction is England’s Test captain, Ben Stokes.

Following a knee surgery post the ODI World Cup in India, Stokes announced his decision to sit out the next IPL to manage his workload. Consequently, CSK released him.

Despite being signed by Chennai Super Kings for a staggering Rs. 16.25 crore in 2023, Stokes struggled to make an impact, with multiple injuries limiting him to just two appearances.

JOFRA ARCHER Mumbai Indians opted not to retain Jofra Archer for the 2024 auction, concluding their patience with the pacer.

Despite knowing of his likely absence in the upcoming tournament due to injury recovery, MI had signed Archer for Rs. 8 crore in 2022. The England Cricket Board advised him to manage his workload and skip the 2024 IPL.

Archer’s tenure with the five-time champion was disappointing, as he missed the entire 2022 season due to injury and played just five games in 2023.

JOE ROOT Rajasthan Royals confirmed Joe Root’s decision to skip the 2024 IPL ahead of the player retention deadline on November 26.

Despite being bought by Royals in 2023, Root was not retained, having played only three games in the last season.

SHAKIB AL HASAN Although Kolkata Knight Riders released the Bangladesh skipper, Shakib Al Hasan, he opted out of the next IPL to concentrate on his national team career.

KEDAR JADHAV After listing his base price at Rs. 2 crore for the upcoming auction, Kedar Jadhav’s absence from the final list may have been a reality check for the 38-year-old India international.

Once a utility player for CSK, Jadhav was listed in the starting eleven only three times for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2023 edition.