Ipl has become a major part of Indian cricket; the glamour, the nail-biting match makes this league stand out from other T20 tournaments. Ipl is all about best vs. best, with top players from all over the world taking part in it. This league has also seen new superstars coming out from this tournament. Ipl is the wealthiest cricket League in the world. It has changed the life of many cricketers overnight. With superstars of cricket getting paid, most exciting young talents have also attracted handsome contracts towards them. Let’s check out the top 10 players who have earned the most before making their international debut.
10. Rahul Tewatia
Current Rajasthan and former Delhi player attract everyone by playing a heroic knock against Punjab. Rahul Tewatia has become a key player for his franchise, Rajasthan Royals. He is a tremendous all-rounder and a gun fielder as well. Rajasthan traded him from Delhi, and this trade became favorable for the franchise.
9. Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Kamlesh Nagarkoti was a part of the under 19 WC champion 2018. He attracted many franchises through his superior performance in the World Cup, where he became famous for his speed. It was expected that he would go for a significant amount in the auction, and the Kolkata franchise won a bid of 3.2 crores. Unfortunately, he didn’t get featured in that season due to injury, which led him to sit out throughout the tournament. He came back in 2019 but failed to impress, although he is young, and the franchise expects him to become better by the passing of time.
8. Nitish Rana
Nitish is a very talented batsman who has become a big name in the Indian premier League. Rana started his career with Mumbai Indians. He didn’t get enough opportunity due to the presence of star players in the Mumbai squad, but moving to Kolkata in 2018 benefited him a lot. He became a key player for his side. Rana bowled a few overs in 2018. He got the wicket of superstar Virat and De Villiers in consecutive deliveries, which shows his bowling potential.
7. Ankit Rajput
Ankit Rajput is a familiar face in the Indian Premier League. He has played for multiple franchises, mainly because of his inconsistency. Up-born, Pacer started his career with Chennai in 2013, where he stuck with the franchise for three long years. He was picked up by two times champion Kolkata in 2016, although he didn’t get enough opportunities and failed to impress. Punjab got him in the 2018 auction. Ankit registered his best bowling figure by taking five wickets haul. He is playing for Rajasthan this year when he has been getting in and out consistently.
6. Varun Chakravarthy
Popularly known as the mystery spinner, he surprised everyone when Punjab bagged him for a humongous amount of 8.4 crores. Unfortunately, he bowled an unforgettable over against Kolkata where Sunil Narine smashed him badly and made him bowl the most expensive over on debut. Varun never got an opportunity that season. Later in 2020, Kolkata fetched him in the auction and this time proved his critics wrong. He took 17 wickets in 13 outings. Varun is the future of Kolkata and India.
5. Suryakumar Yadav
Yadav is a talented Mumbai batsman who has proven his worth in the Indian Premier League. Suryakumar Yadav started his career with Kolkata Knight Riders under Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy. KKR bid for the sky in the 2014 auction, and he didn’t disappoint his franchise. He was a member of the winning team in 2014. Later in 2018, Mumbai Indians recognized his talent and got him on their team. Yadav became a permanent player of the group and smashed 500+ totals in the 2020 season.
4. Deepak Hooda
Hooda is not a new name for cricket fans. He is one of the best prodigies in the tournament. Hooda started his career with SRH, where he fetched a whopping amount of 4.2 crores. Then, Punjab takes him in the team for playing a finisher role. Despite having an outstanding amount of talent, Hooda lacks consistency, which led him to warm the bench. With the experience of 50+ matches, he still can-do wonders for his franchise.
3. Ishan Kishan
Patna-born pocket-size dynamite Ishan Kishan is one of the best talents present in the Indian domestic structure. Ishan started his career with the former franchise Gujarat Lions under Raina’s captaincy. He played a solid knock against Bangalore and almost took his team home. Later in 2018, Mumbai bought him for 6.4 crores. Many people raised questions on Mumbai for bidding on Ishan. He shut down all critics with his tremendous season in 2020, where he smashed 500+ runs and led his team to the 5th trophy.
2. Manan Vohra
Vohra is considered as the future of the Indian cricket team, but he lost the plot after a few good seasons. He gets lots of limelight for his career-best 2014 IPL season. He scored 400+ runs for Punjab, which helped his team get a maiden ticket to the ipl final. Unfortunately, as the IPL season progresses, the performance of Vohra kept falling each year. In 2018, Bangalore bought him, but he didn’t get enough opportunity. He is with Rajasthan this season.
1. Krishnappa Gowtham
This Chennai player is leading this chart with total calculative income of 20 crores. The Karnataka-born player started his IPL career with five times IPL champion Mumbai Indians. Although. He didn’t get featured in any match, later he was brought up by Rajasthan Royal which turned out to be the best season for Gowtham. Krishnappa got a huge amount of recognition due to his superior finishing. He gets a whopping amount of nine crores from CSK. Surprisingly, he didn’t get featured in a single game.