IPL is one of the most significant cricketing events of all time. IPL brings in a lot of money for every individual participating in it. The auction table is eventually the place where an important part of the tournament is to be decided. If teams manage to make a balanced side, then the chances of winning increase for the team. Spending a proportional amount of money becomes an essential job for the team to make a perfectly balanced side. In this article, we will discuss the top 10 highest bid players in the history of IPL.
1. Chris Morris (16.25 cr)
Number one in the list of the highest bid players in the history of IPL is Chris Morris. In 2021, Rajasthan royals created a historic moment when they brought Chris Morris for a whopping amount of 16.25 crores. In the season, Chris Morris became the leading wicket-taker for the Rajasthan royals but wasn’t that efficient with the bat and played only 11 matches.
2. Yuvraj Singh (16 cr)
Second on the list is the great Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. In 2015, when Yuvraj Singh was making a comeback from injuries and bad form, in that auction, Delhi Daredevils bought Yuvraj Singh at an amount of 16 crores. Yuvraj didn’t perform well in that season and was been released by the team in the next year’s auction.
3. Pat Cummins (15.50 cr)
Next on the list is Australian quick bowler Pat Cummins. In the 2020 auction, Kolkata knight riders were looking for a big fast bowler in their side, so they bought Pat Cummins for a massive amount of 15.5 crores. After that, Pat Cummins was been retained by Kolkata knight riders in the 2021 IPL, and he played with his all-round abilities and added much potential to the team.
4. Ishan Kishan (15.25 cr)
After the 2021 IPL, Ishan Kishan was not among the players, retained by the Mumbai Indians. In the 2022 auction, Ishan was bought by Mumbai Indians at an amount of 15.25 crores. A long bidding war continued between Delhi capitals and Mumbai Indians, and Mumbai ended up buying Ishan Kishan at this whopping amount.
5. Kyle Jamieson (15 cr)
The Kiwi young all-rounder Kyle Jamieson finds himself in fifth place of the top 10 highest bid players of all time in the Indian premier league. In the 2021 auction, the New Zealand international cricketer was bought at an amount of 15 crores by the royal challengers Bangalore. Jamieson did not perform according to his price tag and was even dropped midseason. He did not even participate in the 2022 IPL auction.
6. Gautam Gambhir (14.90 cr)
Kolkata knight riders were looking for a new captain and a capable leader for the team. They ended up buying Gautam Gambhir at an amount of 14.9 crores. Gambhir is the Sixth highest bid player in the history of IPL. The investment in Gambhir was very efficient for KKR as he helped them win trophies in 2012 and 2014 and was with the franchise till 2017.
7. Ben Stokes (14.5 cr)
The rising Pune supergiants didn’t have an ideal season in the 2016 IPL. They were looking for a perfect cricketer who would provide all-around performances and help them win the tournament. They ended up buying Ben Stokes for an amount of 14.5 crores, and with his help, they even managed to reach the finals of the tournament as well.
8. Glen Maxwell (14.25 cr)
In the year 2021, royal challengers Bangalore also bought Glen Maxwell for an amount of 14.25 crores. Glen Maxwell has earned a lot through the IPL and has played for many franchises but was not adequate for them. He perfectly fitted in the RCB squad and has scored many runs in the 2021 IPL season.
9. Jhye Richardson (14 cr)
In IPL 2022, the Australian pace bowler Jhye Richardson also got a massive amount of 14 crores for playing for Punjab kings. Punjab wanted to make a strong pace bowling attack, and Richardson was a perfect fit for them, but he did not perform according to his price tag and also was been dropped mid-season.
10. Yuvraj Singh (14 cr)
The Last and only player to have occurred twice in the list is Yuvraj Singh. In the year 2014, royal challengers Bangalore were looking for a perfect middle order batting all-rounder who also had power-hitting capabilities. They saw the best in Yuvraj Singh and bought him for 14crores. Yuvraj was not fit for RCB and was also released the next season.