Who are the most expensive players in IPL history? A quick look at the auction results will reveal the names of the highest-paid players over the years. The list includes Kevin Pieterson, Shane Bond and Ben Stokes. All of these players are highly-rated players, but their prices are significantly higher than average. Here are the top 10 most expensive players in IPL history. We also look at the players who cost more than a crore.
One of the biggest trends in Indian Premier League history is the use of betting. As the league has become increasingly popular, teams have been forced to pay astronomical prices for players. It is possible that the top players in IPL history are still uncapped players who have not yet been rewarded for their performance. In the past, however, players like Shane Watson and Yuvraj Singh were the most expensive buys. But now, the money that these players made was so significant, they were able to live up to their potential.
Australia pacer Pat Cummins was the most expensive player in IPL history. KKR paid INR 15.5 crore to sign the former Australia player. He picked up 12 wickets for KKR and contributed with his bat in the lower-order. He scored a quick fifty at number seven. The high price tag is justified by his success in the IPL and the X-factor he brings to a team.
CSK spent Rs 12.8 crore to sign all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. It was their highest ever price for an overseas player. The price of his transfer to CSK was also a record for six seasons. The Mumbai Indians spent Rs 6.3 crore to sign all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, but he left the team after the season. Stokes, who is an England international, was the second-most expensive player ever signed by an IPL team.
MS Dhoni – The former captain of India and the highest-scoring player in IPL history was retained by RCB ahead of the Mega Auctions in 2018. At the time of his retention by RCB, he was valued at around seventeen crores, making him the most expensive player in IPL history. In addition, his batting has been consistently top-notch and his batsmanship has made him a valuable asset to the team.
Rashid Khan – A leg spinner from Afghanistan, Khan has been one of the best in the world. His experience spans all leagues, including T20. Unfortunately for him, he will not be with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022, and the price has dropped considerably for the star spinner. Despite his high price tag, Rashid has been a tremendous asset for Ahmedabad.