The Mega auction is in in full action for the Indian Premier League with two new franchises added – Lucknow Supergiants and Gujarat Titans. Here is a look at the top ten most expensive buys in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Chris Morris – INR 16.25 Crore
Chris Morris became the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals secured his services at the Indian Premier League 2021 mini-auction. Morris value soar from a base price of 75 lakh to a whopping 16.25 crore.
Chris Morris became the leading wicket-taker for the Royals in the season , picking up 15 wickets in 11 matches but had a poor run with the bat, scoring 67 runs.
Yuvraj Singh – INR 16 Crore
The six hitting machine was picked up by Delhi Daredevils for the 2015 season for a record-breaking INR 16 crore, just a year after Royal Challengers Bangalore made a successful bid of INR 14 Crore for him . He only managed to score 248 runs at an average of 19.07.
Pat Cummins – INR 15.5 Crore
The current Australia test captain took the IPL by storm in 2020, when Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for a whopping 15.5 crore. He became the most expensive overseas buy till then. Cummins for expectional, picking up 12 wickets for the franchise and also contributing with the bat , including a fifty at number 7.
Ishan Kishan – 15.75 crore
Ishan Kishan became the most expensive by in the 2022 Mega auctions and The Fourth most expensive buy overall. He became the second most expensive Indian player in the history of IPL auctions. He has been bought by the most successful franchise in the IPL history, Mumbai Indians for astonishing 15.75 crores. The franchise is looking at him as the future captain.
Kyle Jamieson – INR 15 Crore
The Kiwi pacer became the second most expensive buy at the 2021 IPL mini auctions, with Royal Challengers Bangalore picking him for whooping 15 crore. Jamieson’s exploits early in his Test career – 36 wickets at 13.27 – ensured that the 26-year-old took home 20 times his base price of 75 lakh. However, the kiwi was decent with ball, with nine wickets from 9 games with an economy of 9.60. He was dropped after nine games and failed to make RCB’s retention cut.
Ben Stokes – INR 14.5 Crore
The English all-rounder more than justified his price tag of 14.5 crores in the 2017 season for Rising Pune Supergiant. He smashed 316 runs at the strike rate of 142. and smashed a match-winning 63-ball hundred. Stokes also picked up 12 wickets at an average of 7.18 .
Deepak Chahar – 14 crores
The new ball bowler in the Limited over format for the Indian team ,Deepak Chahar has been acquired by Chennai Super Kings franchise in the Mega auctions 2022. He has been bought for whopping 14 crores by the franchise. Earlier, he was the part of the same franchise. He is handy with the new ball and it is doing quite well in the slog overs.
Shreyas Iyer – 12.25 Crore
Shreyas Iyer has been picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for whooping 12.25 crores in the 2022 Mega auctions. He is probably the the next captain of the franchise. Iyer Delhi capitals franchise to the final of the 2021 season of the IPL and in the playoff in the 2020 season.
He has been a regular No. 4 option for the India team in the limited over format. He scored a brilliant century on debut against New Zealand at Green Park
Dinesh Karthik – 12 crore
The Indian wicket-keeper batsman, who has played for six different franchises in the tournament was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils , in the 2014 season of the IPL as they spent 12.5 crores for the experienced batsman. Karthik had played for the franchise before in the initial three years.
Jaydev Unadkat – 11.5 crore
The left-arm pacer from Saurashtra was the top buy in the 2018 auction after his brilliance in 2017 season of the tournament for the Supergiants . He was the 2nd highest wicket taker in the 2017 season . Rajasthan Royals were in a spending mood in that auction as they spent 11.5 crores to get the left-arm pacer in their squad.
Gautam Gambhir – 11.4 crore
After being and captaining his home franchise Delhi Daredevils, Gautam Gambhir was acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders for a astonishing sum of 11.4 crores. Gambhir was later made the captain of the franchise. He led the team for seven straight years and also led them to two IPL titles in the 2012 and 2014 respectively.