Most Expensive Player at the IPL Auction Each Year

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The IPL auction is like a big event in cricket history. It’s a night where players, both famous ones and new talents, see their lives change with just one bid. But what everyone talks about the most is how much money the most expensive player gets.

As the years pass, the record for the player who gets the most money in the IPL auction keeps getting broken. This shows how much people love the tournament and how it keeps getting richer. Now, let’s go back in time and meet the expensive player at the IPL auction each year.

Year Player Team Price (In INR)
2008 MS Dhoni CSK 9.5 crore
2009 Kevin Pietersen RCB 9.8 crore
2009 Andrew Flintoff CSK 9.8 crore
2010 Shane Bond KKR 4.8 crore
2010 Kieron Pollard MI 4.8 crore
2011 Gautam Gambhir KKR 14.9 crore
2012 Ravindra Jadeja CSK 12.8 crore
2013 Glenn Maxwell MI 6.3 crore
2014 Yuvraj Singh RCB 14 crore
2015 Yuvraj Singh DD 16 crore
2016 Shane Watson RCB 9.5 crore
2017 Ben Stokes RPS 14.5 crore
2018 Ben Stokes RR 12.5 crore
2019 Jaydev Unadkat RR 8.4 crore
2019 Varun Chakravarthy KXIP 8.4 crore
2020 Pat Cummins KKR 15.5 crore
2021 Chris Morris RR 16.25 crore
2022 Ishan Kishan MI 15.25 crore
2023 Sam Curran PBKS 18.5 crore
2024 Mitchell Starc KKR 24.75crore


2008 – MS Dhoni (CSK) – 9.5 Crore

In the first-ever IPL auction, MS Dhoni became a star with a big 9.5 Crore deal from Chennai Super Kings.

2009 – Kevin Pietersen (RCB) & Andrew Flintoff (CSK) – 9.8 Crore Each

The next year, both Kevin Pietersen (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Andrew Flintoff (Chennai Super Kings) got 9.8 Crore each.

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2010 – Shane Bond (KKR) & Kieron Pollard (MI) – 4.8 Crore Each

In 2010, speedster Shane Bond (Kolkata Knight Riders) and all-rounder Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians) each earned 4.8 Crore.

2011 – Gautam Gambhir (KKR) – 14.9 Crore

Gautam Gambhir was the highest earner in 2011, getting 14.9 Crore to play for Kolkata Knight Riders.

2012 – Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) – 12.8 Crore

The “Rockstar” Ravindra Jadeja joined Chennai Super Kings in 2012, bagging 12.8 Crore for his all-around skills.

2013 – Glenn Maxwell (MI) – 6.3 Crore

In 2013, Glenn Maxwell joined Mumbai Indians with a 6.3 Crore deal, promising excitement in the matches.

2014 – Yuvraj Singh (RCB) – 14 Crore

Yuvraj Singh smashed records in 2014, fetching a record 14 Crore bid from Royal Challengers Bangalore.

2015 – Yuvraj Singh (DD) – 16 Crore

Yuvraj Singh made history again in 2015, moving to Delhi Daredevils with a whopping 16 Crore deal.

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2016 – Shane Watson (RCB) – 9.5 Crore

Shane Watson joined Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016, earning a respectable 9.5 Crore bid.

2017 – Ben Stokes (RPS) – 14.5 Crore

English all-rounder Ben Stokes stole the show in 2017, getting a massive 14.5 Crore deal with Rising Pune Supergiant.

2018 – Ben Stokes (RR) – 12.5 Crore

Ben Stokes continued his high-value run in 2018, moving to Rajasthan Royals for 12.5 Crore.

2019 – Jaydev Unadkat (RR) & Varun Chakravarthy (KXIP) – 8.4 Crore Each

In 2019, Jaydev Unadkat (Rajasthan Royals) and Varun Chakravarthy (Kings XI Punjab) shared the spotlight, both earning 8.4 Crore deals.

2020 – Pat Cummins (KKR) – 15.5 Crore

Australian pacer Pat Cummins set a new record in 2020, becoming the costliest player with a 15.5 Crore bid from Kolkata Knight Riders.

2021 – Chris Morris (RR) – 16.25 Crore

Chris Morris made headlines in 2021, securing a massive 16.25 Crore deal with the Rajasthan Royals, making him the highest-paid player that year.

2022 – Ishan Kishan (MI) – 15.25 Crore

Mumbai Indians invested big in youth in 2022, with Ishan Kishan becoming the most expensive player with a 15.25 Crore bid.

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2023 – Sam Curran (PBKS) – 18.5 Crore

In the latest IPL auction, all-rounder Sam Curran emerged as the most expensive player, bagging a whopping 18.5 Crore deal with Punjab Kings.

2024 – Mitchell Starc (KKR) – 24.75 Crore

In the upcoming season of the IPL mini-auction, bowler Mitchell Starc emerged as one of the most expensive players in the history of the IPL. He was picked by KKR for 24.75 crore.