IPL Auction
Most Expensive Players In IPL

Updated: 18 December 2023

IPL 2024: Full List Of Most Expensive Players In IPL Auction From 2008 To Date. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Sunday, December 3, that Dubai will host the mini-auction ahead of the 2024 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The auction is scheduled for December 19, marking the first time it will take place overseas.

In additional IPL updates, teams released players during the retention deadline on November 26, and the ongoing trade window, which closes on December 12, witnessed significant transfers. Notably, Hardik Pandya, the leader of Gujarat Titans in their IPL 2022 victory and 2023 final appearance, made a historic comeback to Mumbai Indians in an all-cash deal. Furthermore, Mumbai Indians executed a trade, sending Australian all-rounder Cameron Green to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Following the trade transactions, Gujarat Titans are at the forefront in the auction with a substantial purse of Rs 38.15 crore, trailed by Chennai Super Kings with Rs 31.4 crore and Delhi Capitals with Rs 28.95 crore. Various sources anticipate disclosing details about the IPL 2024 season schedule once they confirm the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections dates. However, These newly released players are now anticipated to become some of the most expensive players of this season. Let’s examine the most expensive players in Indian Premier Auction (IPL) auctions across each season.

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Most Expensive Players In IPL Auction ( Year-wise)

YearPlayerPrice (INR)Team
2008MS Dhoni9.5 CroreChennai Super Kings (CSK)
2009Kevin Pietersen9.8 CroreRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
2010Kieron Pollard4.8 CroreMumbai Indians (MI)
2011Gautam Gambhir14.9 CroreKolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
2012Ravindra Jadeja12.8 CroreChennai Super Kings (CSK)
2013Glenn Maxwell6.3 CroreMumbai Indians (MI)
2014Yuvraj Singh14 CroreRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
2015Yuvraj Singh16 CroreDelhi Capitals (DC)
2016Shane Watson9.5 CroreRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
2017Ben Stokes14.5 CroreRising Pune Supergiants (RPS)
2018Ben Stokes12.5 CroreRajasthan Royals (RR)
2019Varun Chakravarthy8.4 CrorePunjab Kings (PBKS)
2020Pat Cummins15.5 CroreKolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
2021Chris Morris16.25 CroreRajasthan Royals (RR)
2022Ishan Kishan15.25 CroreMumbai Indians (MI)
2023Sam Curran 18.50 CrorePunjab Kings (PBKS)

In 2023, English all-rounder Sam Curran made history as the most expensive player, acquired by the Punjab Kings for Rs. 18.5 crore. The previous year, in 2022, Ishan Kishan held the record when the Mumbai Indians bought him for Rs. 15.25 crore.

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Adding to the list of top earners in IPL history is 23-year-old Cameron Green, an Australian all-rounder. In the 2023 auction, the Mumbai Indians secured Green for Rs. 17.50 crore. Consequently, he became the second-most expensive foreign player in the history of the IPL’s costliest players.