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IPL Auction: Check out the most expensive players in each edition of the IPL auctions in history

The IPL mega Auction has started taking place and the IPL auctions have attracted the eyeballs as several players seal million-dollar deals in the Indian market. MS Dhoni first was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for 1.5 million dollars.

Let us have a look at the most expensive players of all time:

IPL Auction: Check out the most expensive buys in each edition of the IPL auctions

IPL 2008: MS Dhoni – 1.5 million 

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MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni was the costliest player in the first edition of IPL. He was bought by CSK management for a whopping amount of 1.5 million.

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IPL 2009: Kevin Pietersen & Andrew Flintoff – 1.55 million 

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Kevin Pietersen & Andrew Flintoff
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In the second edition of IPL, RCB bought Kevin Pieterson for 1.55 million and on the other hand, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought English player Andrew Flintoff for the same amount.

IPL 2010: Kieron Pollard & Shane Bond – 750,000 

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Kieron Pollard & Shane Bond

In the year 2010, Kieron Pollard was bought by Mumbai Indians and Shane Bond was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for 750,000. Both were at different stages of their careers but ended up being expensive buys of the two franchises.

IPL 2011- Gautam Gambhir – 2.4 million 

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Gautam Gambhir

In 2011, Gautam Gambhir had a terrific performance in the 2011 World Cup that attracted a lot of eyeballs. KKR was looking for a skipper and at that time he was bought for 2.4 million and was made the captain of the franchise as well.

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IPL 2012 – Ravindra Jadeja – 2 million

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Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja had a spectacular performance in the domestic circuit for the Indian cricket team as an all-rounder. In 2012, he was snapped for 2 million by CSK. In 2022 he was retained for a price of INR 16 crore by the franchise.

IPL 2013 – Glenn Maxwell – 1 million

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Glenn Maxwell

This overseas player was snapped by Mumbai Indians for one million though the player didn’t stay in the team for a long period and he got released in the next auction.

IPL 2014- Yuvraj Singh – 14 crores

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Yuvraj Singh

After winning the battle with cancer, Yuvraj Singh was snapped by Royal Challengers Bangalore for 14 crores.

IPL 2015- Yuvraj Singh – 16 crores

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In 2015, Yuvraj Singh was released by the franchise since his stay wasn’t fruitful. This time he broke his own record and was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping amount of 16 crores.

IPL 2016 – Shane Watson – 9.5 crores

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In 2016, Shane Watson was snapped by the franchise for a whopping amount of 9.5 crores and RCB did reach the finale in that year but he couldn’t perform well. In the next year, he was released by the team.

IPL 2017 – Ben Stokes –  14.5 Crores

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Ben Stokes debuted in IPL for the first time in 2017 and was one of the best all-rounders that gave him a lot of attention. He was snapped by Rising Pune Supergiants for 14.5 crores.

IPL 2018- Ben Stokes – 12.5 Crores

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In 2018 after making a comeback from the ban, Rajasthan Royals managed to get Ben Stokes for 12.5 crores.

IPL 2019 – Varun Chakravarthy & Jaydev Unadkat – 8.4 crores

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Varun Chakravarthy was picked by Kings XI Punjab for 8.4 crores in the 2019 auction. Jaydhev Unadket on the other hand was a surprise pick for 8.4 crores by Rajasthan Royals.

IPL 2020 – Pat Cummins – 15.5 crore

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Pat Cummins created history by becoming the most expensive player in the history of IPL auction as Kolkata Knight Riders snapped him for 15.5 crores.

IPL 2021 – Chris Morris – 16.25 crores

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In the very next year, Chris Morris broke Pat Cummins record and became the most expensive buy in the IPL auctions. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals at INR 16.25 crores. In that year, he scored 67 runs picking up 15 wickets but on 11th January 2022, he retired from every format of cricket.

IPL 2022 – Ishan Kishan – 15.25 crores

Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan’s IPL 2022 was a mixed bag. Despite being Mumbai Indians’ most expensive buy at a whopping 15.25 crores, his performance didn’t quite live up to the price tag. He managed 358 runs in 14 matches, averaging 25.57, with a single half-century as his highest score. While there were flashes of brilliance, consistency was a struggle.

IPL 2023 – Sam Curran – 18.5 crores

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Sam Curran’s IPL 2023 was a tale of two halves. He arrived as the most expensive player in tournament history, bought by Punjab Kings for a staggering 18.5 crore after his Player of the Tournament performance in the T20 World Cup.

IPL 2024 – Mitchell Starc – 24.75 crores

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Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc made quite a splash at the recent auction, becoming the most expensive player ever bought with a staggering ₹24.75 crore bid by Kolkata Knight Riders. This has undoubtedly generated immense excitement and raised expectations for his upcoming season. His swinging left-arm fast bowling will be a potent weapon for KKR, and fans eagerly await to see if he can live up to the record-breaking price tag.

  1. Who is the most expensive player in the IPL auction?

    Mitchell Starc is the most expensive player in the history of IPL, with a record fee of ₹24.75 crores. He has been picked up Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024 auction.

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