Most Expensive IPL Player

Most Expensive IPL Player

IPL 2020 Auction will be held on 18th December in Jaipur. All eight Franchises are going to take part in the auction. It will be quite interesting to see who will be the most expensive IPL player in IPL 2019 Auction.

Most Expensive IPL Player


Here I am going to tell you all the Most Expensive IPL Players of all seasons in IPL. You will get the list of the Most Expensive IPL Players.

The Most Expensive Player in IPL- The complete list of all season's Most Expensive IPL Player


When the first-ever IPL auction happened, former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni was sold-out to Chennai Super Kings for USD 15 lacs and have become the Most Expensive IPL Player. 

A year later, English internationals Kevin Pietersen and Freddie Flintoff were paid more than Dhoni as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings bought them for USD 15.5 lakhs respectively. Thus they became Most Expensive IPL Players in that season. 

A few years down the line, the IPL Governing Council (GC) changed the unit of money from USD to INR. The likes of Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, etc. fetched a large total within the auction while the players retained before 2014 IPL received nearly equal pay cheques likewise. 

When Royal Challengers Bangalore spent 14 crores for Yuvraj Singh before 2014 IPL, it was the most expensive IPL Player buy in the history of IPL before the southpaw was released a year later and Delhi Daredevils signed him for 16 crores, overtaking RCB's 14 crores to become Most Expensive IPL Player. In the 2017 IPL auction, England all-rounder Ben Stokes was sold for INR 14.5 Crores and became the second Most Expensive IPL Player in IPL history. 

While everyone thought that the sum won't be breached in the upcoming editions, the 2020 IPL retention saw the players receive a massive paycheque as the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, and Rishabh Pant were retained for a price that was more than Stokes's fee. 

While Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, and Delhi Capitals retained MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant for 15 crores each, RCB paid a whopping 17 crores to Indian skipper and unarguably the best batsman across all three formats, Virat Kohli.

With this, the RCB skipper became the most expensive IPL player within the history of IPL and it's extremely doubtless that he will still stay at the highest even after the 2020 IPL auction that's scheduled to take place on 19th December. Some other players may pip him for the top spot within the future however as of currently, Kohli remains the undisputed King in the IPL.

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List of the Most Expensive IPL Player


1. Yuvraj Singh - bought for Rs 16 Crore by Delhi Daredevils in 2015

2. Ben Stokes - bought for Rs 14.5 Crore by Pune Supergiants in 2017

3. Yuvraj Singh - bought for Rs 14 Crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2014

4. Ben Stokes - bought for Rs 12.5 Crore by Rajasthan Royals in 2018

5. Dinesh Karthik- bought for Rs 12.5 Crore by Delhi Daredevils in 2014

6. Jaydev Unadkat- bought for Rs 11.5 Crore by Rajasthan Royals in 2018

7. Gautam Gambhir - bought for Rs 11.4 Crore by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011

8. KL Rahul - bought for Rs 11 Crore by Kings XI Punjab in 2018

9. Dinesh Karthik- bought for Rs 10.5 Crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015


10. Ravindra Jadeja- bought for Rs 9.72 Crore by Chennai Super Kings in 2012



Top 5 Most Expensive IPL Player in IPL 2019 Auction

Here is the complete list of Top five Most Expensive IPL Players in IPL 2019.

As well as getting Sam Curran for 7.2 crores, Kings XI Punjab also forked out 8.4 crores for spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Rajasthan Royals paid 8.4 crores for seam bowler Jaydev Unadkat.

8.4 crores: Varun Chakravarthy (India) to Kings XI Punjab 

8.4 crores: Jaydev Unadkat (India) to Rajasthan Royals 

7.2 crores: Sam Curran (England) to Kings XI Punjab 

6.40 crores: Colin Ingram (South Africa) to Delhi Capitals 

5 crores: Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies) to Kolkata Knight Riders

So that was the complete list of Most Expensive IPL Players in all seasons. 

Whom do you think will be Most Expensive IPL Player in IPL 2020 Auction?


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