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Top 10 Most Expensive IPL Players of All Time

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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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1List of most expensive IPL players

S.N Name Price Team Year
1 Ben Stokes 12.5 crores Rajasthan Royals 2018
2 Yuvraj Singh 14 crores Royal Challengers Banglore 2014
3 Jhye Richardson 14 crores Punjab Kings 2021
4 Glenn Maxwell 14.25 Royal Challengers Banglore 2021
5 Ben Stokes 14.5 crores Rising Pune Supergiant 2017
6 Gautam Gambhir 14.9 crores Kolkata Knight Riders 2011
7 Kyle Jamieson 15 crores Royal Challengers Banglore 2021
8 Pat Cummins 15.5 crores Kolkata Knight Riders 2020
9 Yuvraj Singh 16 crores Delhi Daredevils 2015
10 Chris Morris 16.25 crores Rajasthan Royals 2021

Most expensive IPL players: Ben Stokes

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  • Price- 12.5 crores
  • Year- 2018
  • Team- Rajasthan Royals

After a two-year ban, Rajasthan Royals were getting back in the tournament and wanted to build a team that could win them their second title. Ben Stokes has always been a match-winner, and teams are always willing to pay him large amounts of money.

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Most expensive IPL players: Yuvraj Singh

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  • Price- 14 crores
  • Year- 2014
  • Team- Royal Challengers Bangalore

Yuvraj Singh has been a part of many franchisees over the years, and any team would always want him on their sides. RCB is a team that always wants a big power hitter on their side, and Yuvraj Singh at the time was a perfect fit for them.

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Most expensive IPL players: Jhye Richardson

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  • Price- 14 crores
  • Year- 2021
  • Team- Punjab Kings

Jhye Richardson had an impressive international season leading up to the auction for the 2021 season, and Punjab Kings were looking to strengthen their bowling attack. Richardson, on paper, looked a good fit for them.

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Most expensive player in IPL: Glenn Maxwell

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  • Price- 14.25 crores
  • Year- 2021
  • Team- Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore once again were in search of a power hitter in the middle order, and who was better than than the powerhouse himself? Maxwell perfectly fit the squad and gave them the desired results right at the start of the tournament.

Most expensive player in IPL: Ben Stokes

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  • Price- 14.5 crores
  • Year- 2017
  • Team- Rising Pune Supergiant

After a forgetful season in 2016, Rising Pune Supergiant was looking for a player who would take them through to a victorious season. They bought Ben Stokes that year and managed to reach the finals.

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Gautam Gambhir

  • Price- 14.9 crores
  • Year- 2011
  • Team- Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders wanted a player who could lead their very capable team and give them a direction. Gambhir lead the team well for many years and won them the cup in 2012 and 2014.

Kyle Jamieson

  • Price- 15 crores
  • Year- 2021
  • Team- Royal Challengers Bangalore

Jamison quickly rose to success with New Zealand in international cricket, and it was very obvious that he would go for big money in the auction. Royal Challengers Bangalore was the team that ended up having him on their side.

Pat Cummins

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  • Price- 15.5 crores
  • Year- 2020
  • Team- Kolkata Knight Riders

Pat Cummins was the no. 1 fast bowler at the time and entered the auction pool. Kolkata Knight Riders wanted another big name in their team. Pat Cummins, with his all-round abilities, added a lot of credibility to the team.

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Yuvraj Singh

  • 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. 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.

Most expensive player in IPL history: Chris Morris

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

Highest paid player in ipl history: 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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