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IPL Auction: Who is the costliest player in Indian Premier League history?

The player auction for the new season of the Indian Premier League is set to take place at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on December 19.

Multiple overseas players including Travis Head and Pat Cummins are expected to draw huge bids from the franchises.

A similar tale unfolded in last year’s auction where three overseas all-rounders attracted the highest bids. Leading the pack was England’s Sam Curran who was roped in by Punjab Kings for a whopping ₹18.50 crores. Closely behind him were Australia’s Cameron Green, who went to Mumbai Indians for ₹17.50 crores, and Ben Stokes, signed by Chennai Super Kings for ₹16.25 crores.

These are the three most expensive players in the 15-year history of the IPL. Tied at the third place is Chris Morris who went to Rajasthan Royals in 2021 for ₹16.25 crores. Nicolas Pooran and Yuvraj Singh sit next on the list at a price of ₹16 crores.

S portstar looks at the 10 most expensive buys in the tournament’s history:

Player Team Price (in ₹ crore) Year
Sam Curran Punjab Kings 18.50 2023
Cameron Green Mumbai Indians 17.50 2023
Ben Stokes Chennai Super Kings 16.25 2023
Chris Morris Rajasthan Royals 16.25 2021
Nicolas Pooran Lucknow Super Giants 16.00 2023
Yuvraj Singh Delhi Daredevils 16.00 2015
Pat Cummins Kolkata Knight Riders 15.50 2020
Ishan Kishan Mumbai Indians 15.25 2022
Kyle Jamieson Royal Challengers Bangalore 15.00 2021
Ben Stokes Rising Pune Supergiant 14.50 2017