The Indian Premier League is one of the most successful short-format leagues all over the world. Cricketers from all over the world come to join the squads and play in this tournament. Currently, the league has 10 teams who will be playing against each other in the upcoming IPL 2023.
Fans of cricket are enjoying not just the matches but the auction of buying the players by the franchises too. Also, Every time the record for the most expensive player breaks. The franchise owners bid on the players they want and compete against each other. Which definitely leads to spending a huge amount. Currently, the maximum amount spent for all-time IPL expensive players is INR 18.50.
Below we are going to discuss the top ten most expensive IPL players of all time.
1. Sam Curran
Samuel Matthew Curran is at the top of the list of Ipl expensive players. Moreover, this young all-rounder of England did break all the past records for a player with the maximum bid. In IPL mini auction 2023, Punjab Kings did pay a huge sum of INR 18.50 crores to grab him in the team. Also, he is the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League.
2. Cameron Green
In the 2023 IPL auction, the franchises did go to the limits to get the players they want. Thus the second-highest bid in IPL history was in this season too. Mumbai Indians did buy Cameron Donald Green of Australia for INR 17.50 crores. As MI was in need of an all-rounder too. Therefore, they did not back out while bidding for him.
3. Virat Kohli
The name ‘Virat Kohli’ is well known in the cricket world. He has been with RCB since 2008. However, the retention and auction price was maximum in 2018 and 2019 i.e. Rs. 17 crores. And he was number one on the list of Ipl expensive players till 2023.
4. KL Rahul
Here is another Indian player who made the place in the list of Ipl expensive players. During the last season of IPL, Lucknow Super Giants retained KL Rahul for 17 crores too. This was the pre-auction price. Also, he was the captain of the LSG. He did great justice to the price the team paid for him.
5. Ben Stokes
Here is another all-rounder grabbing the fifth place on IPL expensive players. In addition, he too is the all-rounder from England, who got into the list at this year’s auction. In the IPL 2023 mini-auction, Chennai Super kings bought Ben Stokes for a huge sum of Rs. 16.25 crores.
6. Chris Morris
The South African all-rounder, Christopher Henry Morris, was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 16.25 crores too. It was the year 2021 when the franchise RR bid maximum for him. Moreover, he did announce his retirement from all forms of cricket on 11 January 2022.
7. Nicholas Pooran
The left-handed batsman of West indies has experience in 47 IPL matches. Additionally, he scored 912 runs with a strike rate of 151.2. He is playing for Lucknow Super Giants now. As the LSG got this player for Rs. 16 crores in the last season of the Indian Premier League.
8. Yuvraj Singh
In the year 2015, Yuvraj was sold at the most expensive price of Rs. 16 Crores. Delhi Daredevils was the franchise that bid the maximum for him. The name of the team is Delhi Capitals.
Yuvraj is an all-rounder with left-hand batting and bowling. Moreover, he is popular for hitting 6 sixes in an over against England.
9. Pat Cummins
The Australian all-rounder does have an impressive batting as well as a bowling record. In 42 IPL matches, he managed to get 45 wickets with an economy of 8.54. With ninth on the list of Ipl expensive players, he was bought for INR 15.50 crores in IPL 2020 by Kolkata Knight Riders.
10. Ishan Kishan
The young Indian wicketkeeper and batsman is currently playing for Mumbai Indians. The team got him in the year 2022 for INR 15.25 crores. The player is quite good both front and back of the wickets.
The bidding amount is breaking IPL records every year. In fact, the viewership, media rights cost, players, and almost all aspects relating to this cricket league are enhancing in one way or another. Moreover, the prices of players are no different.
However, the entertaining part will not lack anything. Moreover, the cricket fans need to wait a few more weeks and the fun begins.