Who will be the youngest and oldest cricketer in this auction? Know the details of both players

Preparations for the next IPL season i.e. IPL 2024 are in full swing. All 10 franchises are awaiting the auction to strengthen their respective teams. This time the IPL auction will take place on December 19 in Dubai. Players from all over the world take part in this auction. Let us tell you who will be the youngest and oldest cricketer in this auction.

The final list of all cricketers participating in the auction for IPL 2024 has been released. A total of 333 players will take part in this auction. Of these 333 players, 214 players will be from India while 119 players will be from other countries including 2 players from associated nations.

A total of 116 players in this auction are capped cricketers, i.e. those who have made their international debut. At the same time, there are a total of 215 players, including 2 players from Associate Nations, who are uncapped, i.e. have not yet made their international debut. Now let’s know about the youngest and oldest cricketers in this auction.

Kwena Mafaka, a young player from South Africa, is the youngest player to take part in the IPL auction this time. This player was born on April 8, 2006 and is now 17 years and 248 days old. This player is a left-arm media pace bowler. He is an uncapped player who has not yet made his debut for the South African national team.

However, he has played cricket for the South African Under-19 team, the South African senior team and the South African T20 League side Paarl Royals. We tell you that the owner of Paarl Royals is the same as the owner of Rajasthan Royals in IPL. This player has played a total of 5 T20 matches so far in which he has taken a total of 6 wickets at an economy rate of 6.94. His best bowling figure was taking 4 wickets for 18 runs.

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Afghanistan all-rounder and former captain Mohammad Nabi will be the oldest cricketer to take part in the IPL auction this time. Mohammad Nabi was born on January 1, 1985 and is now 38 years and 345 days old. This means that Nabi will be over 39 by next year’s IPL. Mohammad Nabi has also entered his name for this year’s IPL auction. He is an all-rounder who not only bats with his right hand but also bowls with his right hand on the off-break.

Not only did he play cricket for Afghanistan for years, but he also played cricket with many teams in many leagues around the world including IPL. In the IPL, Nabi played T20 cricket for Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Talking about his record in overall T20 cricket, this Afghan player has played a total of 366 T20 matches in which he scored 5370 runs and also took 331 wickets.

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