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:
|Price (in ₹ crore)
|Chennai Super Kings
|Lucknow Super Giants
|Kolkata Knight Riders
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Rising Pune Supergiant