Highest-paid players in IPL Auction history: All-Time top 10 list

Updated on: Nov 17, 2022 4:46 pm IST

Highest-paid players in IPL Auction

Attention in the cricketing world has moved to the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League, the next major t20 tournament on the calendar. IPL 2023 is scheduled to start in March of the following year. IPL auction will set to take place on 23 December 2022.

Here are the top 10 highest Highest-paid players in IPL Auction history

S.No Player Franchise Bid Year
1. Chris Morris RR 16 Cr. 2021
2. Yuvraj Singh  DD 16 Cr.  2015
3. Pat Cummins  KKR 15.5 Cr.  2020
4. Ishan Kishan  MI 15.25 Cr.  2022
5. Kyle Jamieson RCB 15 Cr.  2021
6. Ben Stokes RPS 14.5 Cr. 2017
7. Glenn Maxwell RCB 14.25 Cr. 2021
8. Jhye Richardson PBKS 14 Cr. 2021
9. Deepak Chahar CSK 14 Cr. 2022
10. Yuvraj Singh RCB 14 Cr. 2014

1. Chris Morris – INR 16.25 Crore

When Chris Morris was hired by Rajasthan Royals at the IPL 2021 mini-auction, he became the most expensive player ever purchased in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The South African’s value increased from a starting price of INR 75 lakh to a stunning 16.25 crore as a result of a competitive bidding battle.

2. Yuvraj Singh – INR 16 Crore

Just one year after Royal Challengers Bangalore made a successful bid of INR 14 Crore for him, the flamboyant left-hander was signed by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) ahead of the 2015 season for a record-breaking INR 16 crore. Nevertheless, Yuvraj didn’t live up to the trust, scoring 248 runs at a pitiful average of 19.07 and striking at a rate of  118.

3. Pat Cummins – INR 15.5 Crore 

The IPL was rocked by the lanky Australian pacer in 2020, when Kolkata Knight Riders broke the bank to sign him for a whopping INR 15.5 crore, making him the most expensive foreign player the league had ever seen till that point. Cummins delivered his promise, taking 12 wickets for KKR while also making a contribution with the bat in the lower order, including a lightning-quick fifty while batting at position seven.

4. Ishan Kishan – INR 15.25 Crore 

Kishan attracted a lot of attention during the bidding event in Bengaluru in the previous installment of the Auction, as was predicted he would do. Mumbai Indians (MI), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Gujarat Titans (GT), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) were among the teams that went after him. Eventually, MI won the battle and roped in Ishan for a whopping INR 15.25 crore.  The explosive left-handed batter thus became the fourth most expensive player in the history of IPL Auctions.

5. Kyle Jamieson – INR 15 Crore

The tall New Zealander was the second most expensive player at the 2021 IPL auctions, as Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli, paid a whopping INR 15 crore to sign him. Early in his Test career, Jamieson had 36 wickets at an average of 13.27, which allowed the 26-year-old to earn 20 times his base salary of INR 75 lakh. fresh off a sensational ODI debut against India and possessing the best T20 bowling statistics (6/7) by a New Zealander.

6. Ben Stokes – INR 14.5 Crore

It came as no surprise that Ben Stokes had gone for a whopping 14.5 crore in the 2017 edition of the IPL Auction, as fast bowling all-rounders were the need of the hour. The talismanic England all-rounder put up a fantastic 2017 season for Rising Pune Supergiant, more than living up to his price tag of INR 14.5 crores. He scored 316 runs at a strike rate of 142.98 and hit a 63-ball match-winning hundred. 

7. Glenn Maxwell- INR 14.25 Crore

Glenn Maxwell drew one of the highest bids in the 2021 edition of the IPL Auction when he was roped in by the RCB for Rs 14.25 crore. He was scouted out and targeted by the RCB management for his abilities to accelerate the scoring rate in the middle overs and to go after the spinners, an area which was a particular weakness of the team. 

8. Jhye Richardson – INR 14 Crore

One of the biggest paychecks in 2021 went to this young left-armer from Australia. The Punjab Kings, looking to remodel their entire squad under K.L. Rahul and Anil Kumble, broke the bank for this Aussie quick. His ability to extract any available swing from the conditions with the new ball up front  and also nail down yorkers in the death made him a hot prospect for most teams but he finally ended up at the Punjab Kings. 

9.Deepak Chahar – INR 14 crore

 The pacer from Rajasthan was amongst the primary targets of the Chennai Super Kings going into last year’s auction. Having already proven his worth in yellow over the previous three years, the Chennai think tank and M.S. Dhoni were keen to bring him back to Tamil Nadu. The fact that he was an economical new ball bowler who proved to be a menace to any top-order batsman with the new ball made him a man on the list of every franchise, which inflated his price to astronomical figures. 

10.Yuvraj Singh – INR 14 Crore 

The only man to feature twice on the list is the swashbuckling all-rounder from Punjab. Widely regarded as the man with the Midas touch, Yuvraj Singh is one of the only players to have the distinction of winning the U19, T20, and 50- over World Cups, along with an IPL Trophy. Therefore, it came as no surprise that Vijay Mallya and his associates spent a modest 14 crores to procure his services for the 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League.  

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