IPL 2021 auction – Most expensive IPL player: With just 24 hrs left for the IPL auctions, the franchises are all set and excited to execute their plans. At every IPL auction, the costliest player is one of the biggest headline grabbers. So far, there have been eight IPL auctions, but only three players have been able to get the highest bid in IPL history. From Yuvraj Singh to Pat Cummins, here are the highest-paid players of IPL auction history.
Year: 2014 || Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) || Price: INR 14 cr
One of the best all-rounders in Indian cricket history, Yuvraj Singh was the costliest player in IPL 2014 auction. Registered at the base price of Rs 2 crore, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made the highest-bid of whopping Rs 14 crore to get his services.
Year: 2015 || Team: Delhi Daredevils (DD) || Price: INR 16 cr
For the second time in a row, Yuvraj Singh became the costliest player in the history. Just like the previous season, the bidding started at Rs 2 crore. Finally, Delhi Daredevils put the winning bid of Rs 16 crore.
Year: 2017 || Team: Rising Pune Supergiants || Price: INR 14.5 cr
The England all-rounder was the hottest-property in IPL 2017 auction. Before that auction, Stokes had the base price of Rs 2 crore. But the now-defunct RPS bought him at a mind-boggling Rs 14.5 crore price tag.
Year: 2018 || Team: Rajasthan Royals || Price: Rs 12.5 crore
Coming into the auction on the back of the “Most Valuable Player” award in 2017, there was no doubt that Stokes will once again be the costliest player in IPL. What started at the base price of Rs 2 crore, ended at Rs 12.5 crore as Stokes became a Rajasthan Royals player.
Year: 2020 || Team: Kolkata Knight Riders || Price: Rs 15.5 crore
Australian right-arm fast bowler Pat Cummins was the costliest player in the IPL 2020 auction. Without any doubt, Cummins started that IPL auction with the base price of Rs 2 crore. His former IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) put the strongest bid for him as it reaches Rs 15.50 crore.