Most expensive players in IPL history

Sam Curran broke Chris Morris' record to become the most expensive player. Let's look at the most expensive players in IPL history.

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The player's auction for IPL 2023 has started today in Kochi. In this mini-auction, all the franchises will try to improve their team by buying some players. A total of 405 players are participating in the auction. Of these, 273 are Indian players. England allrounder Sam Curran broke Chris Morris' record to become the most expensive player. In this article, we will discuss the most expensive players in IPL history.

Curran was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 18.50 crore. Although he did not play the last IPL, his best performance was seen in the World Cup 2022. Sam has the ability to do excellent bowling along with smoky batting. Meanwhile, Mumbai had bid for Sam Curran with a base price of 2 crores. After which the secondary bid was Rs 7 crore. Due to a lack of budget with RCB, he had to back down but Rajasthan made a bid of Rs 9.75 crore for him. After which CSK made a bid of Rs 12.25 crore, but later he also backed out. In the end, with a bid of Rs 18.50 crore, Punjab took Sam in their court.

Most expensive players in IPL history:

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1. Sam Curran | 18.5 Cr

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Sam Curran was an attraction in the IPL auction after becoming the Player of the Tournament in the 2022 T20 World Cup. He was also the Player of the Match in the final where England beat Australia. Curran did not register for the IPL mega auction in February 2022, citing rehabilitation from a back injury as the reason for opting out. The England left-arm pacer played for Chennai Super Kings in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. He was handed his IPL debut by Punjab Kings, which signed him for Rs. 7.2 crore in 2019.

2. Cameron Green | 17.5 cr

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Cameron Green was signed by Mumbai for Rs 17.50 crore at the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi on Friday. After that, he comes to the second position in the list of most expensive players in IPL history. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals also tried to make a claim for the all-rounder but the five-time champion took the services. Green debuted for Australia in T20Is in April 2022. In eight matches, Green has a strike of 173.75 and has scored two 50+ scores. Both fifties came against India in November - 61 off 30 balls and 52 off 21 deliveries.

3. Chris Morris | 16.25 cr

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Former South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive player in the IPL when Rajasthan Royals acquired him at the IPL 2021 mini-auction. Morris was released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the auction, having bought him for INR 10 crore the previous year. Morris was engaged in a fierce bidding war which saw his value soar more than 21 times his base price of INR 75 lakh to a staggering INR 16.25 crore. However, Morris announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in January 2022.

4. Ben Stokes | 16.25 cr (2022)

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Ben Stokes' services were acquired by Chennai Super Kings in the 2023 IPL Auction. He tied the record with South Africa's Chris Morris for the third-highest signing in IPL. Stokes attracted interest from multiple teams after the all-rounder played a crucial role in England's T20 World Cup winning campaign earlier this year. England allrounder Stokes entered at Rs 2 crore. RCB competed with RR before LSG entered the bid at Rs 7 crore. SRH too entered the fray shortly after followed by CSK. The MS Dhoni-led team eventually landed Stokes for Rs 16.25 crore, the third joint-highest price tag ever in the IPL.

5. Nicholas Pooran | 16 cr (2022)

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Nicholas Pooran was signed by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 16 crore, making him the most expensive wicketkeeper batter in IPL auction history. Pooran played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2022 season after being picked up in the mega auction for Rs. 10.75 crores. The franchise, however, released the wicketkeeper-batter ahead of the mini-auction.

6. Yuvraj Singh | 16 cr

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Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh hit the jackpot when he was bought for INR 16 crore by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) ahead of the 2015 IPL. Yuvraj, struggling to regain his spot in Team India, had received another big bid of INR 14 crore the previous season from RCB. However, he failed to live up to the billing with Delhi, managing 248 runs and a solitary wicket in 14 matches. Delhi released Yuvraj ahead of the next season. Sunrisers Hyderabad then signed him for INR 7 crore.

7. Pat Cummins | 15.5 cr

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Australia seamer Pat Cummins made the headlines during the IPL 2020 auction as Kolkata Knight Riders bought his services at a whopping INR 15.5 crore. Cummins picked up 12 wickets for KKR and contributed handy knocks in the lower order, including a quick-fire fifty, in his first season. However, he was released by KKR ahead of the 2022 auction, where the franchise bought him back at INR 7.25 crore, half the price of his record-breaking bid the previous year.

8. Ishan Kishan | 15.25 cr

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India wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan became the most expensive signing of the IPL 2022 auction after Mumbai Indians bought him for a whopping INR 15.25 crore. Kishan, first bought by Mumbai in 2018, was the team's leading run-scorer in 2020. He made 516 runs in 14 matches while striking 30 sixes, the most that year.

9. Kyle Jamieson | 15 cr

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New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson was the second-most expensive player at the 2021 IPL auction, with Royal Challengers Bangalore buying the relatively inexperienced T20 player for a staggering INR 15 crore. Jamieson's early exploits with the red-ball, particularly against India, ensured that his stocks skyrocketed 20 times his base price of INR 75 lakh.

10. Ben Stokes | 14.5 cr

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England's all-format talisman Ben Stokes was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiant for a hefty price of INR 14.5 crore ahead of its second and last year in the IPL in 2017. Stokes justified his signing with bat and ball. He amassed 316 runs at a strike rate of 142.98 and smashed a match-winning 63-ball hundred against the now-defunct Gujarat Lions. Stokes also scalped 12 wickets at an economy of 7.18 runs as Pune finished runner-up.

11. Deepak Chahar | 14 cr

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Deepak Chahar became the most expensive Indian fast bowler in the IPL when he was signed by Chennai Super Kings for INR 14 crore at the IPL 2022 auction. The 29-year-old made his IPL debut for the Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016, where he picked up a solitary wicket from five outings across two seasons. In the 2018 auction, Chahar was drafted in by CSK for INR 80 lakh, where he revelled over four seasons, recording 58 wickets from as many games.

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