Here Are The Most Expensive Buys In This Year’s IPL Auction
The IPL auction got concluded yesterday with a few big names earning big money, and a few smaller names matching them. Truly, players sometimes make enough money for a lifetime via the IPL.
Let’s have a look at the players who were purchased for the biggest sums of money at the auctions.
#1 Ben Stokes
The English all rounder was widely expected to be the most expensive player at the auctions, and he was. Rajasthan Royals picked him up for Rs. 12.5 crores.
#2 Jaydev Unadkat
Not content with just having Stokes, Rajasthan Royals also bought Unadkat for Rs. 11.5 crores. Some would say that the price is severely inflated, but Unadkat can prove them all wrong.
#3 KL Rahul
Again, eyebrows were raised when Kings XI Punjab spent Rs. 11 crores on Rahul. Time will tell if he can match up to his lofty price tag.
#4 Manish Pandey
Sunrisers Hyderabad have invested wisely, in the right batsman. Pandey has proven his worth in the T20 format. He deserves the 11 crore contract he has received.
#5 Chris Lynn
The big hitting Australian opener was picked up by his former franchisee Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 9.6 crores. But couldn’t they just have used their Right to Match card?
#6 Mitchell Starc
Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc, probably the best fast bowler in the world right now, also had a lucky day at the auction. He went for Rs 9.4 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders.
#7 Glenn Maxwell
His failures in recent seasons of IPL notwithstanding, Maxwell was bought for Rs. 9 crores by Delhi Daredevils.
#8 Rashid Khan
The Afghanistani spin sensation was bought for Rs. 9 crores, when Sunrisers Hyderabad used their RTM.
#9 Krunal Pandya
Mumbai Indians parted with Rs. 8.8 crores to have the uncapped Krunal Pandya in the side, where he teams up with his brother Hardik once again.
#10 Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson returns to Rajasthan Royals for a massive 8 crore, for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.
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