Exciting news for cricket fans! Indian middle-order batsman Shubham Dubey is set to make his debut in the IPL 2024 season with the Rajasthan Royals, who secured him for a whopping INR 5.80 crore in the recent auction. This adds to the growing anticipation for the upcoming IPL season.

With Dubey joining the squad, Rajasthan Royals now boast a robust middle-order lineup. The team made a strategic move by selecting a talented Indian player during the IPL 2024 auction, enhancing their lineup with an uncapped player. The Royals made a significant investment, paying 5.8 crore to acquire Dubey.

In the auction, the Royals initially picked West Indies player Rovman Powell for 7.4 crore and remained relatively quiet in the first round of bidding. However, they made a decisive move by choosing 29-year-old Indian talent Shubham Dubey for 5.8 crore, even though his starting price was only 20 lakh.

But who is Shubham Dubey? Known for his strong middle-order batting, Dubey has made a name for himself in Indian cricket. His recent standout performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy caught the attention of IPL teams. In just 7 innings for Vidarbha, the 29-year-old scored an impressive 221 runs with a striking strike rate of 187.28. Notably, his contribution played a vital role in chasing down Bengal’s highest-ever score of 213 with 13 balls to spare.

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Dubey’s T20 stats highlight his prowess, having participated in 20 matches and accumulated 485 runs in 19 innings. His career T20 strike rate is 145.20, with an average of 37.30 runs scored. The Rajasthan Royals will be Dubey’s debut team in the lucrative Indian Premier League, marking an exciting chapter in his cricket journey as he steps onto the IPL stage for the first time.