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Top 10 Most Expensive IPL Players of All Time

IPL is probably the biggest commercial event across the cricketing world. It brings big bags of money for everyone involved in its making and conduct. But it is the players who steal the biggest chunks of money in this whole process. The auction room every year is a very competitive space to witness, the owners or team officials get into a bidding war for the players they think will get them the best results. We have witnessed this on multiple occasions for multiple players. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive players in IPL.

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List of Most Expensive Players in IPL History

Rank

Player

Team

Price (INR)

IPL Year

1

Mitchell Starc

Kolkata Knight Riders

24.75 crore

2024

2

Pat Cummins

Sunrisers Hyderabad

20.50 crore

2024

3

Sam Curran

Punjab Kings

18.50 crore

2023

4

Cameron Green

Mumbai Indians

17.50 crore

2023

5

Ben Stokes

Chennai Super Kings

16.25 crore

2023

6

Chris Morris

Rajasthan Royals

16.25 crore

2021

7

Nicholas Pooran

Lucknow Super Giants

16 crore

2021

8

Yuvraj Singh

Delhi Daredevils

16 crore

2015

9

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians

16 crore

2023

10

Ravindra Jadeja

Chennai Super Kings

16 crore

2023

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Ravindra Jadeja

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  • Price- 16 crores
  • Year- 2023
  • Team- Chennia Super Kings

CSK retained cricketer Ravindra Jadeja for a whopping 16 crore in the 2023 IPL auction. In the inaugural season of the IPL, Ravindra Jadeja was picked up by the eventual winners Rajasthan Royals.


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10
Rohit Sharma

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  • Price- 16 crores
  • Year- 2023
  • Team- Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians also retained skipper Rohit Sharma with 16 crores in the 2023 IPL auction making him the seventh most expensive IPL player in the history of IPL.


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9
Yuvraj Singh

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  • Price- 16 crores
  • Year- 2015
  • Team- Delhi Daredevils

Yuvraj Singh is only the second player to be in the top 10 list twice after Ben Stokes and currently stands sixth in the table. He never stayed with any team for a long time, and a marquee player like him would always go for big amounts if he enters the auction.

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8
Nicholas Pooran

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  • Price- 16 crores
  • Year- 2021
  • Team- Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants made history at the IPL 2023 auction by acquiring the West Indies’ most expensive wicketkeeper-batter for a whopping Rs 16 crore. Initially, the bidding process began at Rs. 2 crores with Chennai Super Kings, but in a fierce competition the price soared above Rs. 6 crores. Lucknow Super Giants emerged as the winner with an initial bid of Rs. 7.25 crore and eventually paid more than Rs. 10 crore for the player. As the Caps withdrew from the bidding war after the price reached Rs. 16 crores, Lucknow ultimately signed the player, making him the fourth most expensive player in IPL 2023 and fifth most expensive player in the IPL history.

7
Chris Morris

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  • Price- 16.25 crores
  • Year- 2021
  • Team- Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals created history by breaking the previous 6 year-long records of Yuvraj Singh as the most expensive player in the IPL history. RR will have some huge expectations from him to be paying him that price.


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6
Ben Stokes

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  • Price- 16.25 crores
  • Year- 2023
  • Team- Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings acquired the services of Ben Stokes in the IPL 2023 Auction, tying him with South Africa’s Chris Morris as the third-most expensive signing in IPL history. Starting at INR 2 crore, the bidding for England allrounder Stokes saw competition from RCB and RR, before LSG entered at INR 7 crore. Soon after, SRH and CSK also entered the fray. In the end, the MS Dhoni-led team secured Stokes for a whopping INR 16.25 crore, marking the third joint-highest price tag in the IPL ever.

5
Cameron Green

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Image Source: Times of India
  • Price- 17.50 crores
  • Year- 2023
  • Team- Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians have made a significant investment of Rs 17.50 crore in securing the services of Cameron Green, who has become the second-most expensive player in the IPL. During the auction, both RCB and MI entered the bidding war for the talented Australian with a base price of Rs 2 crore. However, the bidding quickly escalated and the price for Green eventually surged to over Rs 7 crores before Mumbai Indians won the bid. This has made him one of the top players to watch out for in IPL 2023.


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4
Sam Curran

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Image Source: The Indian Express
  • Price- 18.5 crores
  • Year- 2023
  • Team- Punjab Kings

Sam Curran has become the most expensive player in IPL history, as Punjab Kings acquired him for a whopping Rs. 18.5 crores in the IPL 2023 auction held in Kochi on Friday. The starting bid for Curran was Rs. 2 crores, and his impressive performance in the T20 World Cup earlier this year, where he was awarded the Player of the Tournament, made him a sought-after player. Chris Morris, who held the previous record, has now been surpassed.

3
Pat Cummins

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  • Price- 20.50 crores
  • Year- 2024
  • Team- Sunrisers Hyderabad

Pat Cummins, the Australian fast bowler, made history by becoming the first player to cross 20 crore in the Indian Premier League. The captain who led his team to victory in the 2023 World Cup was purchased by SunRisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 20.50 crore, following a fierce bidding battle involving Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and SunRisers Hyderabad.

2
Mitchell Starc

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  • Price- 24.75 crores
  • Year- 2024
  • Team- Kolkata Knights Riders

Mitchell Starc, the left-arm Australian fast bowler, created the history as he gets sold for a whopping 24.75 crore, the highest ever in the Indian Premier League. In IPL 2024, Kolkata Knight Riders will enjoy the services of the most expensive player. The speedster will make his first appearance in the league after he last played in 2015. 


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FAQ

Who is the most expensive Indian Player in IPL history?

Yuvraj Singh is the most expensive Indian player in IPL history.

Who is the most expensive Indian Player in IPL 2023?

Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and Rishabh Panth are the top expensive Indian players sold for 16 Crores in IPL 2023.

Who is the most expensive player in IPL history?

Mitchell Starc is the most expensive player in both IPL 2024 and in the history of IPL, sold for 24.75 crores.

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