10 Most Expensive Uncapped Players In  IPL History

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By Vishal Dubey       30 Jan, 2024

1. Avesh Khan (10 Crore)

Avesh Khan, India's rapid right-arm bowler, famed for pace, IPL's priciest uncapped player, moved to Lucknow Supergiant for 10 crore in 2022, after spells at RCB and Delhi Capitals.

2. Krishnappa Gowtham (9.25 Crore)

Krishnappa Gowtham, IPL 2021: Moved to CSK for 9.25 crore from Rajasthan Royals. Boasts 35 matches, 247 runs, and 21 wickets; yet to debut in T20 Internationals.

3. Shahrukh Khan (9 Crore)

Shahrukh Khan, IPL's 3rd highest-paid uncapped player, a potent middle-order batsman. Despite no international debut, Punjab Kings bagged him for 9 crore in IPL 2022 auction.

4. Rahul Tewatia (9 Crore)

In 2020, Rahul Tewatia shot to IPL fame with five sixes in an over. Despite not retained by Rajasthan in 2022, he was eagerly bought by Gujarat Titans for 9 crore.

5. Krunal Pandya (8.8 Crore)

Mumbai purchased Krunal Pandya for 2 crore in 2016. After a stellar IPL 2017 finals, he was reacquired for 8.8 crore. With 113 matches, he scored 1,514 runs and took 70 wickets.

6. Pawan Negi (8.5 Crore)

Pawan Negi debuted for Delhi in 2012, impressed. Bought by Delhi for 8.5 crore in IPL 2016. Played for RCB, KKR, ending IPL career in 2019: 50 matches, 365 runs, 34 wickets.

7. Sameer Rizvi (8.4 Crore)

In IPL 2024 auction, Starc, Cummins earned over 20 crores. Sameer Rizvi, uncapped, started at 20 Lakhs, sold to CSK for 8.4 crore, 42 times his base price.

8. Varun Chakravarthy (8.4 Crore)

Varun Chakravarthy debuted in IPL 2019, impressing Punjab seeking a leg-spinner. They secured him for 8.4 crore. In 56 matches, he boasts 62 wickets at an economy of 5.86.

9. Riley Meredith (8 Crore)

In IPL 2021, Riley Meredith debuted as an expensive Aussie bowler for Punjab but failed to impress. Released in the next season due to poor performance.

10. Shahrukh Khan (7.4 Crore)

Shahrukh Khan's IPL journey: Underperformed for Punjab in 2022, released in 2014. Bought by Gujarat Titans for 7.4 crore in 2024 auction. Stats: 38 matches, 592 runs, 20.3 avg.

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