Yurvaj Singh the middle order batsman of India still grabbed the top position as the most expensive player purchased in IPL auction since 2015. Yuvraj Singh was bought by Delhi Daredevils for the $ 2.67 million, the record bid for any player in IPL auction. On the other hand the most expensive foreign player in IPL was bought by Pune Supergiants back in 2017 when Ben Stokes was bought for $ 2.16 million.
Indian Premier League added up new colors and glamour in domestic cricket around the world and more positively in India, as it is considered as one of the most famous and watchable cricket league of the world leaving behind Australian Big Bash and other T20 leagues. IPL was launched back in 2007 and since then it achieved heights of popularity among all the cricket lovers not only in India but also all around the globe.
The great Indian Premier League is entering into its 10 edition and the expected starting dates of this event are still to be revealed by the officials of IPL but the schedule for the players auction of IPL 2018 have been declared and it well be appear publically very soon. But still the list of most expensive IPL players from 207 to 2017 are given in the list below.
|1||Yuvraj Singh||$2.67 milliom||Delhi Daredevils in 2015|
|2||Gautam Ghambir||$2.4 million||Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011|
|3||Yuvraj Singh||$2.33 million||Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2014|
|4||Ben Stokes (new)||$2.16 million||Pune Supergiants in 2017|
|5||Yusuf Pathan||$2.1 million||Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011|
|6||Robin Uthappa||$2.1 million||Pune Warriors in 2011|
|7||Dinesh Karthik||$ 2.08 million||Delhi Daredevils in 2014|
|8||Rohit Sharma||$2 million||Mumbai Indians in 2011|
|9||Ravindra Jadeja||$2 million||Chennai SuperKings in 2012|
|10||Irfan Pathan||$1.9 million||Delhi Daredevils in 2011|
|11||Dinesh Karthik||$1.75 million||Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2015|
|12||Saurabh Tiwary||$1.6 million||Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2011|
|13||Kevin Pieterson||$1.55 million||Delhi daredevils in 2014|
|14||Andrew Flintoff||$1.55 million||Chennai Superkings in 2009|
|15||MS Dhoni||$1.50 million||Chennai Superkings in 2008|
|16||Glenn Maxwell||$1 million||Mumbai Indians in 2013|
1# Yuvraj Singh (Delhi Daredevils 2015) – $2.67 million
In recent edition Royal Challenger Bangalore had purchased Yuvraj Singh for the heavy bid of $ 2.33 million in IPL 2014 but in the auction of IPL 2015, the bidding rate of Yuvraj Singh just touched the record heights in players action as Delhi Daredevils splashed $ 2.67 million and break down all the previous records and Yuvraj Singh become the most expensive player of IPL.
2# Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata 2011) – $ 2.4 million
Back in 2011, Kolkata Knight Riders bought the Indian opener Gautam Gambhir for the amount of $ 2.4 million after some amazing bidding in IPL auction. It is quite extra ordinary that many of the auction teams wanted to purchase Ghambir but still it did not reach the top of bidding. KKR made him captain and due to superb captaincy of Ghambir, Kolkata got right on the money and won the title of IPL twice in the row in 2013 and 2014.
3# Yusuf Pathan (KKR 2011) – $ 2.1 million
In the same auction back in 2011, KKR made another massive bid to purchase Yusuf Pathan who was hot favorite due to his brilliant performance in recent seasons of IPL. Yusuf Pathan before the arrival in KKR appeared for RR and scored fastest century of IPL history on just 37 deliveries. Yusuf played really well for KKR and scored recorded 50 on just 15 balls in 2012.
4# Robin Uthappa (Pune 2011) – $2.1 million
Pune Warriors was introduced as newbie team in IPL edition 2011 and in the same season they went for a big bid in players auction while bought Robin Uthappa for the heavy amount of $ 2.1 million. Uthappa played really outstandingly in IPL for Pune and he was the only player who scored 40 plus runs in 10 matches consecutively.
5# Dinesh Karthik (Delhi 2014) – $2.08 million
Delhi Daredevils after surprisingly signing Indian part time wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik in their squad, Delhi bought him in $ 2.08 million back in 2014 and with this massive amount Karthik become the 5th most expensive player of Indian Premier League.
6# Rohit Sharma (Mumbai 2011) – $2 million
Indian cricket team most trust worth opener Rohit Sharma after appearing in three seasons of IPL for Deccan Chargers, just stunned everyone when he was picked up by Mumbai Indians back in 2011 for $ 2 million and he was made caption of Mumbai Indians as well.
7# Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai 2012) – $2 million
Chennai Super Kings availed the services of Ravindra Jadeja by spending $2 million back in 2011 IPL players auction and he also lived up to the expectations of his team and performed really well with bowl and bat.
8# Irfan Pathan (Delhi 2011) – $1.9 million
IPL 2011 just amazed everyone as many crazy bids were made during players auction and Delhi Daredevils spent a massive amount of $1.9 million to buy Irfan Pathan and this was only due to all round performance of Pathan with both bowl and bat in IPL seasons.
9# Kevin Pietersen (Delhi 2014) – $1.55 million
Delhi Daredevils for the 1st time purchased Pietersen for their team back in 2014 and become 1st team to use right to match card and spent $1.55 million to avail the quality services of experienced English batsmen Kevin Pietersen in their team.
10# Andrew Flintoff (Chennai 2009) – $.155 million
Among the other English players Andrew Flintoff was the most expensive foreign player in IPL history as back in 2009 in IPL auction, Chennai Suerkings purchased this player or the heavy amount of $1.55 million but due to injury Flintoff remained out of team throughout that season.