Most Expensive Player in IPL History

Most Expensive Player in IPL History

Most Expensive Player in IPL History during the IPL 2023 auction, Sam Curran is the player who was purchased for the most money in the history of the competition.

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction is all set to kickstart at Kochi today (December 23) at 2.30 pm. 10 franchises will bid for 405 players.

The auctions have historically thrown some big surprises and this time also it is expected to give some out-of-the box outcomes.

Star players like Sam Curran, Ben Stokes and Cameron Green are expected to be sold for big amounts due to their brilliant performances in the recent times. But who knows, someone like Kane Williamson or Allah Mohammad Ghaznafar, who is also youngest player in the auction, might get big packages.

Over the years, players like Jaydev Unadkat, Yusuf Pathan, Sourabh Tiwary have been sold for huge amounts but after failing to deliver, they were dropped by the franchises.

The all-rounder sparked a bidding war on a day of high spending at the IPL auction in Kerala, with teams vying for his services including the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

Most Expensive Player in IPL Every Year

YearPlayer and TeamPrice (INR)
2023Sam Curran (PK)18.50 Crore
2022Ishan Kishan (MI)15.25 Crore
2021Chris Morris (RR)16.25 crore
2020Pat Cummins (KKR)15.5 crore
2019Jaydev Unadkat (RR), Varun Chakravarthy (KXIP)8.4 crore
2018Ben Stokes (RR)12.5 crore
2017Ben Stokes (RPS)14.5 crore
2016Shane Watson (RCB)9.5 crore
2015Yuvraj Singh (DD)16 crore
2014Yuvraj Singh (RCB)14 crore
2013Glenn Maxwell (MI)6.3 crore
2012Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)12.8 crore
2011Gautam Gambhir (KKR)14.9 crore
2010Shane Bond (KKR), Kieron Pollard (MI)4.8 crore
2009Kevin Pietersen (RCB), Andrew Flintoff (CSK)9.8 crore
2008MS Dhoni (CSK)9.5 crore

Most Expensive Players in IPL 2023 Auction

IPL TeamMost Expensive PlayerPrice (INR)
Punjab KingsSam Curran( ₹ 18.50 CR).
Mumbai IndiansCameron green ( ₹ 17.50 CR)
Chennai Super KingsBen Stokes( ₹ 16.25 CR).
Kolkata Knight Riders
Delhi Capitals
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Rajasthan Royals
Sunrisers HyderabadHarry Brook ( ₹ 13.25 CR)
Gujarat TitansKane Willliamson ( ₹ 2 CR)
Lucknow Super GiantsNicholas Pooran( ₹ 16 CR).

Who are the most expensive IPL players history?

YearPlayer and TeamPrice (INR)
2023Sam Curran( ₹ 18.50 CR).
2023Cameron green( ₹ 17.50 CR)
2023Ben Stokes( ₹ 16. 25 CR)
2021Chris Morris( ₹ 16. 25 CR)
2015Yuvraj Singh (DD)( ₹ 16 CR)
2023Nicholas Pooran( ₹ 16 CR)
2022Ishan Kishan (MI)( ₹15.25 CR)
2020Pat Cummins( ₹15.5 CR)
2021 Kyle Jamieson( ₹15 CR)
2023Harry Brook( ₹ 13.25 CR)

Sam Curran ( ₹ 18.50 CR).

Sam Curran become the most expensive player in IPL history after Punjab Kings agreed to pay £1.85 million( ₹ 18.50 CR).

This year, Curran played a key role in England’s triumphant T20 World Cup campaign. He won player of the tournament honours after taking 13 wickets, including a run of three for twelve against Pakistan in the championship match.

Cameron green ( ₹ 17.50 CR).

Cameron Green, an Australian all-rounder, is now the second-most expensive player in IPL auction history after being acquired by Mumbai for INR 17.50 crore.

“I can hardly believe this is really happening. It’s an odd sensation to watch an auction alone.

I can’t believe how anxious I was, and when the last call was confirmed, I was trembling like crazy “Reddish remarked. “Being a part of the IPL will be really awesome since I’ve always been a great fan.

I am incredibly humbled to be joining the Mumbai Indians, one of the competition’s powerhouses. Next year, I can’t wait to go there.”

Ben Stokes ( ₹ 16. 25 CR)

Ben Stokes, an English all-rounder, became the most expensive acquisition in auction history for Chennai Super Kings, costing INR 16.25 crore. After a brief time together at Rising Pune Super Giant, Stokes and MS Dhoni will line up together in the IPL once more.

Chris Morris ( ₹ 16. 25 CR)

Rajasthan Royals paid Rs 16.25 crore for the South African all-around player in the 2021 auction. Morris made 21 times his base salary of Rs 75 lakh.

Morris became RR’s leading wicket-taker the next season after taking 15 wickets in 11 games. He had a lacklustre season with the bat,

However, as he only managed to score 67 runs at an average of 13.40. Morris retired after IPL 2021, hence that was also his final IPL season.

Yuvraj Singh ( ₹ 16 CR)

Delhi Daredevils (DD) paid Rs 16 crore for the former Indian cricketer in 2015 to get him. Even yet, the all-around player wasn’t in the best of shape at the time and was having trouble breaking into the national team.
He had received a second significant signing bonus from the RCB in 2014, totaling Rs 14 crore.
However, Yuvraj also struggled to generate significant runs with the bat, scoring only 248 runs in 14 games. The following year, Delhi released him since SRH had paid Rs 7 crore to sign him. As a result of Yuvraj’s good fortune, SRH won its first trophy in 2016 with David Warner serving as captain.

Nicholas Pooran ( ₹ 16 CR).

When Lucknow Supergiants paid INR 16 crore (almost USD 2 million) to purchase the wicketkeeper-batter, Nicholas Pooran once again broke the record for the most expensive West Indian ever sold at an IPL auction (INR 10.75 crore).

The battle for Pooran first appeared to be between the Delhi Capitals and the Rajasthan Royals, but after Lucknow intervened with a bid that was close to a million dollars, it was between the Super Giants and the Capitals.

Ishan Kishan ( ₹15.25 CR)

The most expensive player at the 2022 IPL auction was the young gun Ishan Kishan, who was signed by the Mumbai Indians for a staggering fee of Rs 15.25 crore.

However, the left-handed batter had an average season, scoring 481 runs in 14 games for an average of 32.15 with a 120 strikeout rate.

Additionally, it was the first time a franchise placed a player auction bid for more than Rs 10 crore. Prior to Kishan, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma earned the most money ($9.2 million).

Mumbai Indians had one of the worst seasons, though, finishing last in the standings with just four victories in 14 games.

Pat Cummins ( ₹15.5 CR):

In the 2020 season, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) paid Rs 15.5 crore to acquire the Australian pacer. In that season, Cummins did well, picking up 12 wickets while also making a valuable contribution with the bat, including some solid cameos in the dying overs.

He was returned to the squad by KKR in 2021 after being released by them for Rs 7.25 crore, or 50 percent of what they had paid for him in 2020.

Prior to the 2023 IPL, KKR was forced to release Australian seamer Cummins since he wanted to concentrate on the Ashes and pulled out of this season.

Kyle Jamieson ( ₹15 CR)

The New Zealand pacer, who was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 15 crore in 2021, was an unexpected auction winner. Jamieson’s red ball play, particularly against India, paid off as he received 20 times his original base price of Rs 75 lakh.

However, Jamieson only managed to take 9 wickets in 9 attempts, while he only managed to score 65 runs at a strike rate of 118.18 while batting in those same 9 games.

Jamieson chose to skip the IPL 2022 in order to concentrate on international cricket. His base price is Rs. 1 crore, and he has relisted for the IPL 2023 auction.

Harry Brook ( ₹ 13.25 CR)

Harry Brook, a teammate of Stokes and Curran who plays for England, made headlines when Sunrisers Hyderabad outbid Rajasthan Royals to get his services for INR 13.25 crore (USD 1.6 million approx). This is the most price a club has ever spent at an auction to sign an international batter.