Players Returned to Their Old IPL Teams After the 2024 Auction

Players who returned to their old IPL Team: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction saw several prominent players returning to franchises they previously represented. While high-profile moves like Hardik Pandya’s much-discussed return to Mumbai Indians made headlines, some other homecomings also shaped up.

List of IPL Players who Returned Back to Old Team After Auction

Shardul ThakurCSK
Manish Pandey KKR
Shreyas GopalMI

1. All-Rounder Shardul Thakur Back in CSK Den

Chennai Super Kings brought back Indian pacer Shardul Thakur into their fold after intense bidding. Thakur, who took 55 wickets in 48 matches across four seasons with CSK from 2018-2021, will bolster their bowling attack.

His prowess with both bat and ball makes him an asset lower down the order. Thakur will likely relish returning to the franchise where he enjoyed great success previously. With his recent struggles at Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders, CSK will hope the right-arm medium pacer can rediscover his magic touch.

Players Returned to Their Old IPL Teams After the 2024 Auction

2. KKR Bets on Manish Pandey

Former Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Manish Pandey also made his way back to his original IPL franchise. Pandey has blown hot and cold since his swashbuckling 94 in the 2014 final. However, KKR acquired him for just ₹50 lakhs, focusing on his captaincy skills and clever batting.

Pandey led Karnataka to back-to-back Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy triumphs recently. KKR will hope he can translate that leadership success back with his first IPL franchise. With plenty of experience under his belt, Pandey’s return could bolster KKR’s middle-order.

3. MI Hands Lifeline to Leg-Spinner Shreyas Gopal

Mumbai Indians put their trust back in leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal, bringing him back after 5 years. Gopal first played for MI in 2014, snapping up 6 wickets in just 4 matches. With MI struggling for quality spin options beyond Murugan Ashwin last season, Gopal’s return gives them a bankable leg-spin choice.

After two strong seasons with Rajasthan Royals and SunRisers Hyderabad each, Gopal endured three lean years. Back ‘home’ in Mumbai colors, his clever bowling could thrive, making it a fruitful reunion.

The 2024 IPL auction saw franchises leveraging familiarity amidst wholesale changes elsewhere. While some moves grabbed eyeballs early, these three homecomings could also pay dividends, making the next IPL season even more unpredictable and exciting.

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