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IPL 2019: Highest paid player from each of the 8 teams

Deepak P
ANALYST
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65.38K   //    09 Jan 2019, 13:34 IST

MS Dhoni is one of the highest paid players in the 2019 IPL
MS Dhoni is one of the highest paid players in the 2019 IPL

IPL 2019 is ready to roll its magic over the fans worldwide. With the auctions completed, the only thing left is to see whether the teams might opt for a few changes here and there in the IPL trading window that is kept open.

In this segment, we have compiled the list of highest-paid players from each of the 8 IPL teams. The salary of few players who were traded between the teams like Shikhar Dhawan, Quinton de Kock, Jayant Yadav among others are not disclosed and hence their existing pay has been used.

The list has been compiled from IPL 2019 contract extensions announced by BCCI and from the list of full list of IPL 2019 auction purchases.

Let us see who the highest paid IPL players for each of the 8 IPL teams are and how much is being paid by the IPL franchises for their services.


#8 KL Rahul - Kings XI Punjab                                       

KL Rahul
KL Rahul

Salary – INR 11 Crore

KL Rahul was picked up by Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL auctions for INR 11 crore and he did repay the team with a string of good performances at the top of the order. His performances did have an impact on the team in the initial stages of the season as Punjab was leading the points table in the initial matches before their performances went south.

The second-highest paid player in the Punjab side was the captain Ravichandran Ashwin (who is paid INR 7.6 Crore) until Varun Chakravarthy was bought in the IPL 2019 auctions. Varun was bought for a whopping Rs.8.4 Crore and that makes him the second highest paid player in the IPL 2019 squad of Punjab.

KL Rahul did have a good IPL season last year. But ever since then, his performances have been below par. He will be expecting to make a turnaround in his form in the IPL 2019 season to put forth a strong claim to the World cup squad.

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