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Ranking the 8 IPL teams based on the average salary of the players

Deepak P
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16.56K   //    20 Jan 2019, 19:04 IST

Virat Kohli is the highest paid player in the IPL 2019
Virat Kohli is the highest paid player in the IPL 2019

IPL 2019 auctions have been a money ball for a few unknown domestic cricketers as many IPL teams decided to shower big bucks on unknown talent. All the 8 teams have spent money within the overall salary cap decided by the BCCI. This article is about which IPL teams have spent more average salary per player than other teams in IPL 2019.

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 start ranking the 8 IPL teams based on the average salary of the players.


# 8 Rajasthan Royals

 

Ben Stokes is the highest salaried player in the team along with Steve Smith
Ben Stokes is the highest salaried player in the team along with Steve Smith
Total Salary paid by the team – Rs.74.75 Crore 
Average Salary of Players – Rs. 2.99 Crore                  

Rajasthan Royals have a squad size of 25 players for the 2019 edition of the IPL. The total salary paid by the team comes to Rs.74.75 crore making them the team that pays the least salary per player. They are also the team that has paid the second least amount of total salary money (Rs.74.75 crore) after Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2019 edition. 

The tag of the highest paid player in the squad is shared by the former Australian captain Steve Smith and the England all-rounder Ben Stokes, both being paid Rs.12.50 Crore. Rajasthan, as one would expect, has grabbed 8 players at the lowest price tag of Rs.20 lakh which has reduced their average salary in IPL 2019. The average salary of the 25 players in the squad comes to around Rs.2.99 Crore which is the lowest in the industry. 

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When looking at the team from the total salary cost perspective, they are the team to have spent the second least amount of salary money in IPL 2019. But when ranking the teams based on the average salary of the players in IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals is number eight on the list.

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