Most Expensive Player in IPL History

Last Modified Mar 7, 2023 08:47 IST
PlayerBase Price (In INR)Highest Bid (In INR)Team Year
Chris Morris75 lakh16.25 CroreRajasthan Royals2021
Yuvraj Singh2 crore16 CroreDelhi Capitals2015
Pat Cummins2 crore15.5 CroreKolkata Knight Riders2020
Ishan Kishan2 crore15.25 CroreMumbai Indians2022
Kyle Jamieson75 lakh15 CroreRoyal Challengers Bangalore2021
Ben Stokes2 crore14.5 CroreRising Pune Supergiant2017
Glenn Maxwell2 crore14.25 CroreRoyal Challengers Bangalore2021
Deepak Chahar2 crore14 CroreChennai Super Kings2022
Jhye Richardson1.5 crore14 CrorePunjab Kings2021
Yuvraj Singh2 crore14 CroreRoyal Challengers Bangalore2014
Ben Stokes2 crore12.5 CroreRajasthan Royals2018
Dinesh Karthik2 crore12.5 CroreDelhi Capitals2014


Table of Contents


  1. Chris Morris - 16.25 crore
  2. Yuvraj Singh - 16 crore
  3. Pat Cummins - 15.5 crore
  4. Kyle Jamieson - 15 crore
  5. Ben Stokes - 14.5 crore
  6. Glenn Maxwell - 14.25 crore
  7. Jhye Richardson - 14 crore
  8. Yuvraj Singh - 14 crore
  9. Ben Stokes - 12.5 crore
  10. Dinesh Karthik - 12.5 crore



Chris Morris - 16.25 crore


Chris Morris became the most expensive signing in IPL history during the 2021 auction. The Rajasthan Royals bid a whopping INR 16.25 crore to acquire the all-rounder’s services. Morris played 11 matches in IPL 2021, scalping 15 wickets and scoring 67 runs.


Intense bidding war for Chris Morris (iplt20.com)



Yuvraj Singh - 16 crore


Yuvraj Singh owns the record for the most expensive Indian signing in IPL auction history. Delhi Capitals broke the bank and spent INR 16 crore to sign Singh in 2015. The all-rounder 248 runs and picked up one wicket in 14 matches that season.


IPL Auction 2015 Yuvraj Singh - YouTube



Pat Cummins - 15.5 crore


Australian all-rounder Pat Cummins received a contract worth INR 15.5 crore from the Kolkata Knight Riders at IPL Auction 2020. The pace-bowling all-rounder took 12 wickets and scored 146 runs in 14 games of IPL 2020.


War of the bids for Pat Cummins (iplt20.com)



Kyle Jamieson - 15 crore


New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson made his IPL debut in 2021 after the Royal Challengers Bangalore submitted a massive INR 15 crore bid at IPL Auction 2021. Jamieson played nine games in IPL 2021, scoring 65 runs and picking up nine wickets.


Kyle Jamieson earns big (iplt20.com)



Ben Stokes - 14.5 crore


Rising Pune Supergiant acquired the services of Ben Stokes for INR 14.5 crore at IPL Auction 2017. Stokes justified the price tag and won the Man of the Season award by scoring 316 runs and scalping 12 wickets.


2017 VIVO IPL Player Auction - Rising Pune Supergiant (iplt20.com)



Glenn Maxwell - 14.25 crore


Yet another all-rounder to feature on this list is Australia’s Glenn Maxwell. Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him for INR 14.25 crore at the IPL Auction 2021. Maxwell performed brilliantly and returned with 513 runs and three wickets in 15 appearances for RCB.


Glenn Maxwell goes to RCB after bidding war (iplt20.com)



Jhye Richardson - 14 crore


Another Australian who earned a big deal at IPL Auction 2021 was Jhye Richardson. Punjab Kings signed him for INR 14 crore, but Richardson played only three games, scalping three wickets.


Jhye Richardson moves to Punjab Kings for INR 14 Cr. (iplt20.com)



Yuvraj Singh - 14 crore


Yuvraj Singh appears for the second time on this list. Before Delhi Capitals offered him a deal worth INR 16 crore, Royal Challengers Bangalore paid him INR 14 crore for his services in 2014. Singh scored 376 runs and scalped five wickets for RCB.


IPLT20.com - Indian Premier League Auction 2021



Ben Stokes - 12.5 crore


Ben Stokes is the second cricketer to feature multiple times on the list. Rajasthan Royals signed Stokes for INR 12.5 crore at IPL Auction 2018. In that season, Stokes scored 196 runs and picked up eight wickets in 13 games.


RR spend a whopping 12.5 crores rupees to buy England all-rounder Ben Stokes in the VIVO IPL auction 2018.


Dinesh Karthik - 12.5 crore


Dinesh Karthik earned a huge contract worth INR 12.5 crore at IPL Auction 2014 from the Delhi Capitals. Karthik played decently and scored 325 runs in 14 matches for Delhi.


Dinesh Karthik IPL AUCTION 2014 | IPL2014 - YouTube




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