Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the world’s most famous sports leagues. IPL is also considered the most expensive and luxurious cricket league.
The Indian Premier League has its audience all over the world. Cricket is known as the gentlemen’s game, in IPL players play very genuine cricket and give their best.
The cricket tournament which is being played in IPL is become a great platform for the young generations to showcase their cricketing skills at a global stage.
Players from all over the world participate in the IPL, first, the players are auctioned in the auction and purchased by different franchises then they play for their team.
IPL is referred to as the game-changer for cricket in India, it started in the year 2008 when the first match of IPL was played.
Before every season of IPL, the players from all over the world including India are traded by the different IPL franchises and then they play for that franchise or team which puts the highest bid on them.
In the article, we will talk about the Top 7 most expensive players in the history of IPL. In the previous auctions of IPL, many players had gotten too much amount of money from their IPL franchises.
1) Sam Curran
Sam Curran is the most expensive player in the history of IPL. In the recent IPL season of the year 2023, Sam Curran was bought by the Punjab Kings for 18.5 crore.
Sam Curran is an English player and is an all-rounder doing batting as well as bowling. Sam is the key player in England’s cricket team.
Early Life of Same Curran
Sam Curran was born on June 3, 1998, in Northampton, England. His father’s name is Kevin Curran and he was also a professional cricketer, he had played international cricket for Zimbabwe.
Sam Curran’s family is deeply rooted in cricket, along with his father, Sam’s brother Tom Curran was also a professional cricketer for the England team.
IPL Journey of Sam Curran
Sam Curran started his IPL journey in the year 2018 where he was picked up by the Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjab Kings) for a sum of 7.2 crore.
Then he remained in the Punjab Kings team for the year 2019 as well then in the 2020 IPL auction Sam Curran was picked by the Chennai Super Kings for 5.5 crore, then he played one more IPL season for Chennai.
In the IPL auction of 2022 Sam Curran was again picked up by his late team Punjab Kings then in the 2023 IPL season Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of IPL when he was picked up for 18.5 crore by the same team Punjab Kings.
2) Cameron Green
Cameron Green is the second most expensive player in the history of IPL seasons. In the year 2023, Cameron was picked up by the five-time champions team Mumbai Indians for 17.5 crore.
Cameron Green is an Australian cricket player who can do both batting as well as bowling. Green is a very aggressive batsman and does potent bowling.
Early Life of Cameron Green
Cameron Green was born on June 3, 1999, in Subiaco, Western Australia. Cameron started his cricketing journey at a very young age.
Cameron Green has the capability of changing the course of any game with his skills he has fantastic batting skills and is known for his big hits.
In his early days, Cameron represented Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield, where he showcased his skills with both bat and bowl and was later selected for the international team.
IPL Journey of Cameron Green
Cameron Green made his IPL debut in the year 2023 when he was picked up by the Mumbai Indians for 17.5 crore rupees.
In his IPL career, Cameron had played a total of 16 matches in which he scored 452 runs with an average of 50.22 he also scored his first maiden IPL century against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Wankhede Stadium.
In his bowling statistics, Cameron Green took 6 wickets in the 16 matches with an economy of 9.5. Cameron’s first focus is always on his batting then bowling which is why he has good statistics in batting.
3) Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes is the third most expensive cricket player in the history of IPL. In the IPL season of 2023, he was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for the massive sum of 16.25 crore.
Ben Stokes is one of the best all-rounders of the England Cricket team he is also considered an aggressive batsman and can score well in the death overs.
Early Life of Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes was born on June 4, 1991, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ben Stokes’s family moved to England when he was very young. The all-round abilities of Ben Stokes make him a player to watch.
Ben Stokes performed very well for Durham in the county cricket that caught the eye of selectors and later he made his international debut for the England national cricket team in 2011.
Ben Stokes’s best performance came in the Ashes series of 2019 where he single-handedly led the England team to victory, his inning is regarded as the greatest inning in Test Cricket.
IPL Journey of Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes made his IPL debut in the year 2017 when he secured his place in the squad of Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) for a whopping 14.5 crore which makes him the most expensive overseas player of that time.
Later in the year 2018 Ben Stokes was retained by the Rajasthan Royals for 12.5 crores and also played the next 3 seasons for Rajasthan Royals.
In the IPL season of 2022, Ben Stokes chose to opt out of the IPL and later in 2023, he was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for the massive amount of 16.25 crores.
4) Chris Morris
Chris Morris is also one of the most expensive players in the history of IPL. In the IPL season of 2022, Chris Morris was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping amount of 16.25 crore rupees.
Chris Morris is a South African cricket player, he is one of the major all-rounders of the South African cricket team. His ability to score runs in every situation of the match is fantastic.
Early Life of Chris Morris
Chris Morris was born on April 30, 1987, in Pretoria, South Africa. His full name is Christopher Henry Morris, Chris began his cricketing journey at a very young age. Morris’s father’s name is Willie Morris.
At an early age, he honed his cricketing skills and his dedication towards his game earned him a spot in the Under-19 squad where he was representing the national youth cricket team.
Before making his debut in international cricket, Chirs Morris had played for various domestic teams in South Africa.
IPL Journey of Chris Morris
Chris Morris played his IPL debut match in 2013 where he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for $625,000.
Later in the year 2016 Chris Morris moved to Delhi Daredevils (Now Delhi Capitals) after being picked for 7 crore. Morris established himself as the crucial player for the Delhi franchise with his all-round performance.
In the IPL season auction of 2018, Chris Morris was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for the amount of 11 Crore, his ability to bowl yorkers in the death overs led him to this brilliant amount.
Later in the record-breaking IPL auction of 2021, Chris Morris was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for the sum of a whopping 16.25 Crore making him the most expensive player in IPL at that time.
5) Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran is one the most expensive players in the history of the Indian Premier League, in the IPL auction of 2021 Nicholas Pooran was picked up for a massive sum of 16 crore by the latest IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants.
Nicholas Pooran plays international cricket for West Indies and he has been one of the most important players, he has the ability to score runs and hit big boundaries.
Early Life of Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran was born on October 2, 1995, in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. Nicholas began his cricketing journey at a very young age, he grew up in the cricket-rich culture of the West Indies.
The Caribbean region has a rich history of growing dynamic and flair-filled cricketers and Pooran was one of them.
Pooran’s talent was recognized by his father very early and he supports him in every possible way so that he can make his career in cricket.
His wonderful performance in the domestic matches led him to his debut in the national team which gave him chances to play in outside T20 leagues.
IPL Journey of Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran made his debut in the IPL season of 2017 where he was picked up by Mumbai Indians although he didn’t get many chances to play on the field.
Later Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjba Kings) in the IPL auction 2019 acquired Nicholas Pooran for 4.2 crore, providing him a platform to showcase his explosive batting style.
In the IPL season of 2023, Nicholas Pooran was picked up by Lucknow Super Giants for 16 crore rupees.
6) Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is one of the most expensive players in the history of IPL, he is also the most expensive Indian IPL player auctioned.
In the IPL season of 2015, Yuvraj Singh was picked up by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping amount of 16 crore.
Yuvraj Singh was one of the key players of the Indian Cricket team in his time he is considered as one of the best Indian all-rounder.
Early Days of Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh was born on December 12, 1981, in Chandigarh, India. Yuvraj was born into a deep-rooted cricket family his father’s name is Yograj Singh he was also a former cricketer of the Indian cricket team.
Yuvraj Singh had started his cricketing journey at a very young age, he had the full support of his father.
Yuvraj Singh’s game-changing moment came in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup of 2000. His performance with bat and memorable partnership with Mohammad Kaif in the semifinal led India to victory against Australia.
IPL Journey of Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh was one of the key players of the Indian Cricket team when the IPL was inaugurated, in the debut season of the IPL Yuvraj Singh was bought by Kings XI Punjab for $1.06 million.
In the IPL season of 2014, Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive player he was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping 14 crore.
Then again in the IPL season 2015, Yuvraj was the most expensive player but this time he was acquired by Delhi Capitals for a massive amount of 16 crore rupees.
7) Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is also on the top of the list when it comes to salary per season of IPL. Rohit Sharma was retained by Mumbai Indians for 16 Crore rupees.
Rohit Sharma is known as the Hitman of India, He is the current captain of the Indian Cricket team.
Rohit Sharma bats on the top order and is famous for his pull short, he has a very explosive batting style.
Early Life of Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma was born on April 30, 1987, in Bansod, Nagpur. Rohit began his cricketing journey at a very young age.
Rohit Sharma’s father’s name is Gurunath Sharma and he was the one who always supported Rohit in his career.
IPL Journey of Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma began his IPL journey in 2008 through Deccan Chargers. Later he moved to Mumbai Indians and remained the part of Mumbai franchise.
In 2013 Rohit Sharma became the captain of Mumbai Indians and led the team till now. In the recent IPL season, he was retained by Mumbai for 16 crore rupees.
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