- January 10, 2023
The Most Expensive IPL Players Ever
Expensive IPL Players
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni was sold to Chennai Super Kings for USD 15 lakhs at the first-ever IPL auction, making him the league’s most expensive player.
A year later, when the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings respectively purchased English internationals Kevin Pietersen and Freddie Flintoff, they spent more than Dhoni.
Later on, the IPL Governing Council (GC) switched the currency from USD to INR.
After receiving a high bid price in the IPL Auction 2023, Sam Curran, Cameron Green, and Ben Stokes rose to the status of being the priciest players in IPL history.
Sam Curran tops the list of most expensive players in IPL history after being purchased by Punjab Kings for an astounding Rs 18.50 crore.
In the list of the most expensive players in IPL history, Australian batsmen Cameron Green and Ben Stokes are pictured next to Sam Curran.
Since 2008, they have occupied the top three spots on the list of the Top 12 Most Expensive Players in IPL History.
Let’s look at the most expensive player in the history of IPL.
1. Sam Curran: 18.50 crore
England Sam Curran, a young all-around player, was acquired by Punjab Kings for Rs 18.50 Cr. The most expensive player in IPL history is now Sam Curran.
2. Chris Morris: 16.25 crore
During the 2021 auction, Chris Morris was the most expensive acquisition in IPL history. A hefty INR 16.25 crore was offered by the Rajasthan Royals to hire the all-rounder.
Morris took 15 wickets in 11 games at the IPL 2021 while scoring 67 runs.
3. Yuvraj Singh: 16 crore
The title for the most-priced Indian signing in IPL auction history once belonged to Yuvraj Singh. Singh was acquired by Delhi Capitals in 2015 for INR 16 crore, breaking the bank.
In 14 matches that season, the all-arounder scored 248 runs and took one wicket.
4. Ishan Kishan: 15.25 crore
In the IPL 2022 auction, Ishan Kishan became the most expensive player. He was purchased by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore.
5. Pat Cummins: 15.5 crore
Pat Cummins, an Australian all-rounder, was awarded a contract by the Kolkata Knight Riders worth INR 15.5 crore during the 2020 IPL Auction.
In 14 IPL 2020 games, the all-around fast bowler got 12 wickets and scored 146 runs.
6. Kyle Jamieson – 15 crore
After the Royal Challengers Bangalore paid a huge INR 15 crore bid at the IPL Auction in 2021, the New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson made his IPL debut in 2021.
Jamieson participated in nine games in the IPL 2021, recording 65 runs and nine wickets.
7. Ben Stokes – 14.5 crore
Ben Stokes was purchased by Rising Pune Supergiant for INR 14.5 crore during the 2017 IPL Auction.
Stokes scored 316 runs and took 12 wickets to earn the Man of the Season title and justify the price tag.
8. Glenn Maxwell: 14.25 crore
Glenn Maxwell, an all-rounder from Australia, is yet another all-rounder to appear on this list. At the IPL Auction 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for INR 14.25 crore.
In 15 outings for RCB, Maxwell showed excellent performance and returned with 513 runs and three wickets.
9. Jhye Richardson: 14 crore
Jhye Richardson was another Australian who made a significant profit in the IPL Auction 2021.
Richardson was signed by Punjab Kings for INR 14 crore, although he only appeared in three games while claiming three wickets.
10. Yuvraj Singh: 14 crore
This is Yuvraj Singh’s second appearance on the list. In 2014, Royal Challengers Bangalore offered him INR 14 crore for his expertise before Delhi Capitals made a deal for INR 16 crore.
For RCB, Singh scored 376 runs and took five wickets.
11. Ben Stokes: 12.5 crore
The second cricketer to appear on the list several times is Ben Stokes. At the 2018 IPL Auction, Stokes was acquired by Rajasthan Royals for INR 12.5 crore. Stokes played in 13 games that season, recording 196 runs and eight wickets.
Ben Stokes, an all-rounder for England, cost RR a staggering 12.5 crore rupees during the VIVO IPL auction 2018.
12. Dinesh Karthik: 12.5 crore
The Delhi Capitals awarded Dinesh Karthik a sizable contract for INR 12.5 crore during the 2014 IPL Auction. Karthik performed admirably for Delhi, with 325 runs in 14 games.
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