From Chris Morris to Yuvraj Singh here are top 7 Expensive buy in The Indian Premier League Auction History.
Indian Premier League has been the most promising and biggest T20 League in the world right from the beginning. IPL has started in 2008 and the auction has been a big factor for the IPL since then. As the players win you the IPL trophy. There have been many good additions to the teams in the auction in decent prize money but some have proved to be too costly.
Here are the names of Top 7 expensive buy
Rajasthan bought Chris Morris with 16.25 Crore Rupees and with this Chris Morris is the most expensive buy-in IPL till now. He is a South African All-rounder who can hit the ball in the death overs with his power game. He can bowl and take wickets in the powerplay, middle overs and also in the final overs with his yorkers. He will be a great addition to any T-20 side. But he lets down Rajasthan Royals this year with his inconsistent performance and injury concerns.
Delhi Daredevils ( now Delhi Capitals) bought Yuvraj Singh for 16 crores in 2015. He played and won the maiden t-20 world cup for India and was also the man of the tournament during the 2011 World cup win. With his excellent six-hitting skills and left-arm spin bowling, he can be a great asset to any team. But Yuvraj had a decent year in 2015 with bat and bowl. He is the 2nd expensive buy till now.
Australian fast bowling all-rounder Pat Cummins was bought by KKR for 15.5 crores to play in the 2020 IPL season. He is the No.1 ranking test bowler in the world and can also bat at a good strike rate. He played some crucial innings for the Aussies teams and also in the IPL with his previous teams. With his addition, Kolkata’s bowling line-up looked very strong. But it was an on-off kind of season for him as KKR didn’t make it to the playoffs.
Kyle Jamieson is a fast bowler from New Zealand who can play some important innings with the bat also. He has an exceptional test career so far but his short t-20 career has not been that good. As a need of a good fast bowler, Royal Challengers Bangalore took him for Rs 15 crores in the 2021 season. He had good 1st half in India. But due to inconsistent performance in the 2nd phase, he was replaced.
The Great English all-rounder Ben Stokes was sold to Rajasthan Royals for 14.5 crores. He is probably is the best all-rounder in world cricket with great left-hand batting and medium pace bowling skills. Rajasthan put faith in him and he proved the be a great addition to their team as he can bat anywhere you want. He has the power game and also the right mindset to play big innings.
The “Big Show” Glenn Maxwell again went for big in the 2020 auction. He was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 14.25 crores to play for the franchise in the 2021 season. The 2020 season was terrible for him with no sixes with the bat in the whole year. But with continuous good performance in the Australian Jersey the franchise was very happy to buy him. In the 14 IPL matches, he scored 6 half-centuries and proved to be the best RCB batsman.
Yuvraj Singh is the only one who is twice in the Top 7 expensive buy list. In 2014 RCB bought him for 14 crores. He played well for them in the latter half of the season but his performance didn’t justify his heavy price tag.
If you read the Top 7 Expensive Buy players you can say that most of them didn’t justify their high price tag.