IPL’s Most Expensive Players in History (2008 to 2024): Noteworthy Auction Bids and Records

IPL's Most Expensive Players in History

Indian Premier League is one of the most successful and profitable sports leagues around the world. The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League is going to start from 22nd March 2024 with the first match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal challengers Bangalore. In this league a total of 10 teams play to get the IPL cup. Famous cricket players from more than 13 cricket  playing nations come here to play in these 10 teams. Every year before the commencement of the matches the IPL auction takes place. In this auction the team management and owners bid on the players from India and foreign nations to acquire them. The more famous and good the player is , the higher bid he gets. Sometimes , this can lead to a bidding war between teams so that they can have that player. This leads to players being sold at some unfathomable amount. Today in this article we’ll discuss one of the most expensive and highest paid players in the history of the IPL tournament. 

The most expensive player in IPL 2024

Most Expensive Player of IPL 2024

The most expensive player sold in the IPL 2024 was Mitchell Starc from Australia. He was sold for a whopping 24.5 Crore to Kolkata Knight Riders. This amount also made him one of the most expensive players in the history of IPL till yet. Closely following himself was the World Cup winning captain Pat Cummins who was sold for a staggering 20.5 Crores to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. No other player in the history of IPL came close to this amount. Chennai Super Kings bought Daryll Mitchell for 14 Crore , making him third most expensive player of the IPL 2024. Apart from this Royal Challengers Bangalore also bought Alzarri Joseph for a whopping 11.5 crores. 

Most Expensive Player in All-Time in IPL History

IPL's Most Expensive Players in History

Below is the list of most expensive players of All time in the IPL History. You can check that Mitchell Starc proudly sits at the top of the table. There are only two  Indian players who are in this list Yuvraj Singh and Ishan Kishan.

Player Team Auction Price Year
Mitchell Starc Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 24.75 Crore 2024
Pat Cummins Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 20.50 Crore 2024
Sam Curran Punjab Kings Rs 18.50 Crore 2023
Cameron Green Mumbai Indians Rs 17.50 Crore 2023
Ben Stokes Chennai Super Kings Rs 16.25 Crore 2023
Chris Morris Rajasthan Royals Rs 16.25 Crore 2021
Yuvraj Singh Delhi Daredevils Rs 16 Crore 2015
Nicholas Pooran Lucknow Super Giants Rs 16 Crore 2023
Pat Cummins Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 15.50 Crore 2020
Ishan Kishan Mumbai Indians Rs 15.25 Crore 2022

Year Wise Most Expensive Players in IPL

Below we have provided the list of most expensive players in IPL from 2008 to 2024. You can  see who are the most expensive players every year.

Year Players & Teams Price (In INR)
2008 MS Dhoni (CSK) 9.5 crore
2009 Kevin Pietersen (RCB), Andrew Flintoff (CSK) 9.8 crore
2010 Shane Bond (KKR), Kieron Pollard (MI) 4.8 crore
2011 Gautam Gambhir (KKR) 14.9 crore
2012 Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) 12.8 crore
2013 Glenn Maxwell (MI) 6.3 crore
2014 Yuvraj Singh (RCB) 14 crore
2015 Yuvraj Singh (DD) 16 crore
2016 Shane Watson (RCB) 9.5 crore
2017 Ben Stokes (RPS) 14.5 crore
2018 Ben Stokes (RR) 12.5 crore
2019 Jaydev Unadkat (RR), Varun Chakravarthy (KXIP) 8.4 crore
2020 Pat Cummins (KKR) 15.5 crore
2021 Chris Morris (RR) 16.25 crore
2022 Ishan Kishan (MI) 15.25 crore
2023 Sam Curran (PBKS) 18.5 crore
2024 Mitchell Starc (KKR) 24.75 crore

So this was the list of the most expensive players in the history of IPL. Being one of the most profitable sports leagues, IPL hosts luxurious auctions where unthinkable bidding war happens resulting in players being sold at ridiculous amounts. Soon the TATA IPL 2024 will start and we’ll see that do these players really justify the price they were sold at.

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