It’s time of the year again, and the passion and dedication towards IPL are astonishing in our country. IPL or Indian Premier League is a professional T20 Cricket tournament in India, which is held every year in the summer season, ie, April and May. The various team representing different states and cities of our country plays the tournament. IPL is organized by BCCI (Board of Control of Cricket in India), under which the IPL governing council manages all the operations during the IPL season. Since IPL is a popular franchise of cricket, both national and international players participate in this tournament. The participation of players is done through an auction, in which many companies and groups individually by the players. Sometimes, companies flows a ridiculous amount of money in auctions, So today we are going to look at Top 10 Most Expensive Players in IPL Ever from 2008 to 2017, this list includes the player name, which team they have represented, player amount and the year of the tournament. So let’s start.
Top 10 Most Expensive Players in IPL Ever
|S.No||Player’s Name & Year||Price||Bought By|
|1.||Yuvraj Singh in 2015||$2.6 million | 16 Crores INR|
|2.||Gautam Gambhir in 2011||$2.4 million | 15.5 Crores INR|
|3.||Ben Stokes in 2017||$2.16 million | 14 Crores INR|
|4.||Yousuf Pathan in 2011||$2.1 million | 13.5 Crores INR|
|5.||Robin Uthappa in 2011||$2.1 million | 13.5 Crores INR|
|6.||Dinesh Karthik in 2014||$2.08 million | 13.4 Crores INR|
|7.||Rohit Sharma in 2011||$2 million | 13 Crores INR|
|8.||Ravindra Jadeja in 2012||$2 million | 13 Crores INR|
|9.||Irfan Pathan in 2011||$1.9 million | 12.2 Crores INR|
|10.||Saurabh Tiwary in 2011||$1.6 million | 10.5 Crores|
Yuvraj Singh: Yuvraj Singh, a name which needs no introduction. The aggressive Indian player became the costliest player in IPL history, when he was ought for a massive amount of $ 2.6 million by Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2015 Auction. That season was somewhat forgettable, and Delhi Daredevils didn’t win the IPL trophy. Royal Challengers Banglore also bought Yuvraj Singh in 2014 auction, but after he was released after an unforgettable season. Since then, Yuvraj Singh is playing for SunRisers Hyderabad. Going to 2018 auctions, Yuvraj Singh is available again and may be going to be the most expensive player still.
Gautam Gambhir: Gautam Gambhir was the second most expensive player in IPL history, when Kolkata Knight Riders bought the talented player for a considerable amount of $2.4 million. Since then, the team never looks back and continues to win 2012 and 2014 IPL seasons. Gautam Gambhir is one of the sought out players in Indian history. He is the captain of KKR since 2011, after Saurav Ganguly. Gambhir is known for his calmness, and he is the very strategic player. It looks like KKR will try to retain him in this year IPL 2018 auctions.
Ben Stokes: An England Player left everyone in splits when he became the costliest foreign player in IPL history. Rising Pune Supergiants bought him for a jaw-dropping amount of $2.16 million. Ben Stokes, all-rounder player as well as the Vice Captain for England team. Ben was acquired after defeating some bidders like Mumbai Indians, SunRisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils. Ben Stokes holds the record for the fastest ever double century scorer in test series. As according to reports, RPS is going to be replaced by Chennai super kings and Rajasthan Royals, expect ben stokes to be once again the costliest foreign player in IPL.
Yusuf Pathan: Yusuf Pathan, aggressive and dominant right-handed batsmen and a right arm off break bowler. Yusuf Pathan became the second highest paid player in KKR, when he was bought for $2.1 million. Before his arrival in KKR, Pathan has the record for fastest century in IPL history of just 37 balls. During in time in KKR, Pathan also made the most rapid fifty in only 15 balls in 2012 IPL season. The dynamic batsman of Baroda is one of the impact players in T20 format. Due to his powerful batting, he is one of the favorite players in IPL and Indian Cricket.
Robin Uthappa: Robin Uthappa plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and also plays for Indian cricket. Uthappa is known for his tactic of charging the bowling. Robin is known for his aggressive brand of cricket. When Pune Warriors was formed in 2011, they wasted little time and purchased Robin Uthappa for a massive $2.1 million. But the team was shortlived, and KKR later acquired him. Robin Uthappa’s made his IPL debut in 2008 playing for Mumbai Indians. He is the only player in IPL to had scored 40+ runs in 10 consecutive IPL matches. It would be interesting to see if KKR would retain the veteran Indian Player or let go.
Dinesh Karthik: An all-rounder famous for his wicket keeping skills made his IPL debut in 2008 as a wicketkeeper in Delhi Daredevils. He became the second costliest player in Delhi team when he was purchased for $2.08 million in 2014. Dinesh is one of the top 5 expensive players in IPL history. But he couldn’t live Up to his expectations that come with a price tag. He is an excellent wicketkeeper and aggressive batsman in top order. Royal Challengers Bangalore later bought Dinesh for $1.75 million in 2015.
Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma is an Indian cricketer and vice-captain of India in Indian national team in limited overs. Rohit Sharma is the captain of Mumbai Indians, and he is the most successful players in IPL. Mumbai Indians lifted the IPL trophy three times under his captaincy. Mumbai Indians purchased Rohit Sharma for a whopping amount of $2 million in 2011. Rohit Sharma is the talented batsman and an excellent opener for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians is the defending champions under his captaincy, Rohit Sharma is the only skipper to led his team to win IPL three times 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Ravindra Jadeja: Ravindra Jadeja is an International Indian Cricketer who is an all-rounder, currently playing for Gujarat Lions in Indian Premier League. He became the 8th most expensive player in IPL history when Chennai Super Kings bought him for $2 million in 2012 after a tiebreaker with Deccan chargers who bid the same amount. Ravindra Jadeja is known for his excellent fielding skills and left arm spinning techniques. He enjoys his time in CSK under the guidance of MS Dhoni. Since Gujarat Lions is set to dissolve, we can expect Jadeja to be a part of Chennai Super Kings.
Irfan Pathan: Irfan Pathan is an all-rounder who plays for Indian cricket. He is one of the talented players who are capable of hitting big shots parts from getting early wickets which made him a dangerous player. Delhi Daredevils purchased Pathan for $1.9 million in 2011. Though he is an extremely powerful all-rounder, during his regime, Delhi Daredevils couldn’t perform up to the mark. Irfan Pathan was unpurchased in IPL 2017 auctions, but we think this talented player may be a surplus part of any team.
Saurabh Tiwary: Saurabh Tiwary is a left-handed batsman hails from Jamshedpur. Saurabh has played in Indian ODI and first-class cricketer. He left everyone in shock when Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for a jaw-dropping amount of $1.6 million in 2011, but he couldn’t like up to the expectations that come with such a high price tag. Although he is known for occasionally hitting big shots.
This Article may update after the Auctions of IPL 2018.