IPL 2022 – Top 10 Most Expensive Players of All time & each Season in IPL History

With the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auction, all cricket fans are awaiting for the IPL franchises to spent their purse on good cricket players. The excitement of watching the IPL tournament, where world class players fight for their teams to win the IPL title, is as good as the IPL Auction.

During the IPL Auction all the franchises try to get good players to fulfill specific roles and can enter into bidding war with other teams. We have seen many new faces becoming millionaires during the IPL auction while many big names also go unsold as a surprise.

The IPL 2022 Mega Auction is scheduled to take place on 12 & 13 February 2022. With the addition of 2 new franchises – Lucknow & Ahmadabad in the tournament, IPL 2022 Mega Auction will see a lot of bidding war among the teams for many players. The tournament IPL 2022 is likely to start in the last week of March 2022.

In this post we will see the Top 10 most expensive buys in IPL history as well as season wise costliest buys.

Top 10 Most Expensive Players in IPL History

Year
Name
Price
Team
2021
Chris Morris
16.25 crores
Rajasthan Royals
2015
Yuvraj Singh
16 crores
Delhi Daredevils
2020
Pat Cummins
15.5 crores
Kolkata Knight Riders
2021
Kyle Jamieson
15 crores
Royal Challengers Banglore
2011
Gautam Gambhir
14.9 crores
Kolkata Knight Riders
2017
Ben Stokes
14.5 crores
Rising Pune Supergiant
2021
Glenn Maxwell
14.25 crores
Royal Challengers Banglore
2014
Yuvraj Singh
14 crores
Royal Challengers Banglore
2021
Jhye Richardson
14 crores
Punjab Kings
2018
Ben Stokes
12.5 crores
Rajasthan Royals

Most Expensive Players in IPL History (season wise):

Year
Players Name
Price (in INR)
Teams
2008
MS Dhoni
9.5 crore
Chennai Super Kings
2009
Kevin Pietersen
9.8 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore
2009
Andrew Flintoff
9.8 crore
Chennai Super Kings
2010
Shane Bond
4.8 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders
2010
Kieron Pollard
4.8 crore
Mumbai Indians
2011
Gautam Gambhir
14.9 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders
2012
Ravindra Jadeja
12.8 crore
Chennai Super Kings
2013
Glenn Maxwell
6.3 crore
Mumbai Indians
2014
Yuvraj Singh
14 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore
2015
Yuvraj Singh
16 crore
Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals)
2016
Shane Watson (RCB)
9.5 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore
2017
Ben Stokes (RPS)
14.5 crore
Royal Pune Supergiant
2018
Ben Stokes (RR)
12.5 crore
Rajasthan Royals
2019
Jaydev Unadkat
8.4 crore
Rajasthan Royals
2019
Varun Chakravarthy
8.4 crore
Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings)
2020
Pat Cummins (KKR)
15.5 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders
2021
Chris Morris
16.25 crore
Rajasthan Royals
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