IPL 2023 Auction: Season-wise most expensive players list, 2008 to 2022

Publish Date: 22 Dec, 2022
IPL 2023 Auction: Season-wise most expensive players list, 2008 to 2022

IPL 2023 auction’s date, time, and venue have been decided. The auction can be live-streamed on the jio cinema app. The team owners are ready to retain their best players and also buy new upcoming players. The list of players participating in the mini-auction has also been announced.

In the mini-auction of IPL 2023, the name of 405 players will be auctioned. It consists of 273 Indian players, while 132 are foreign players, out of which 4 players are from associate countries. The total number of capped players is 119, while the other players are 282. Let's take a look at the most expensive players in every season from 2008 to 2022.

Season-wise most expensive players list, 2008 to 2022

2008- MS Dhoni (CSK)

The 2008 IPL was the first season. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the highest-paid player in the season in 2008. The Chennai Super Kings stuffed Dhoni into their squad for a whopping Rs.9.5 crores.

2009– Kevin Pietersen(RCB) and Andrew Flintoff(CSK)

The 2009 IPL had two expensive players, Kevin Petersen and Andrew Flintoff. In 2009, Australian cricketer Kevin Pietersen was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 9.9 crore. British cricketer Andrew Flintoff was bought by the Chennai Super Kings also for Rs9.9 crore.

2010– Kieron Pollard(Mumbai Indians) and Shane Bond(KKR)

Kieron Pollard and Shane Bond were both the highest bidders for IPL 2010, with their bids entering the silent tiebreaker round. West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard had been bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 4.8 crore, while New Zealand cricketer Shane Bond was also sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 4.8 crore.

2011 – Gautam Gambhir(KKR)

Gautam Gambhir was the highest-paid player of the 2011 IPL season. The left-handed batsman was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 14.9 crore, making him the most expensive IPL player in 2011.

2012 – Ravindra Jadeja(CSK)

Gautam Gambhir was the highest-paid player of the 2011 IPL season. The left-handed batsman was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 14.9 crore, making him the most expensive IPL player in 2011.

2013 – Glenn Maxwell(Mumbai Indians)

In the 2013 IPL Glenn Maxwell, an Australian cricketer was the most expensive player as Mumbai Indians brought him for Rs 6.3 crores.

2014 – Yuvraj Singh(RCB)

In 2014, IPL all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was acquired by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.4 crore. He was the highest-paid player in the 2014 IPL.

2015 – Yuvraj Singh(Delhi Daredevils)

The highest-paid player at IPL 2015 was once again Yuvraj Singh. This time he was acquired by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.6 crore. It was the highest IPL auction at the time. Yuvraj Singh became the first highest-paid player in IPL history in his 2nd consecutive season.

2016 – Shane Watson(RCB)

Shane Watson was the highest-paid player of the 2016 IPL season. The former Australian cricketer was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for his Rs 9.5 crore making him the highest-paid player of the 2016 IPL season. 

2017 – Ben Stokes(RPSG)

The highest-paid player in the 2017 IPL was Ben Stokes, vice-captain of the England cricket team. Regarded as one of the world's best all-rounders, Stokes was acquired by Rising Pune Supergiant for Rs 14.5 crore.

2018 – Ben Stokes(RR)

In 2018, Ben Stokes was once again the highest-paid player in the IPL. In 2018, he was caught by Rajasthan Royals in his hugely expensive deal of Rs 12.5 crore.

2019 – Jaydev Unadkat(RR) and Varun Chakravarthy(KXIP)

The two highest-paid players of the 2019 IPL season were Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakravarthy. Both players were purchased for Rs.8.4 crores. Jaydev Unadkat was bought by Rajasthan Royals and Varun Chakravarthy was bought by KingsXI Punjab.

2020 – Pat Cummins(KKR)

Pat Cummins is the highest-paid player of the 2020 IPL season. The Australian international cricketer was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 15.5 crore.

2021 – Chris Morris(RR)

The highest-paid player of the 2021 IPL season is South African cricketer Chris Morris. He became the most expensive player in his IPL history, surpassing Yuvraj Singh when the Rajasthan Royals bought him for Rs.16.25 crores in the 2021 IPL auction.

2022 - Ishan Kishan(MI) 

Ishan Kishan became the costliest player in IPL 2022 auction. He was purchased by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore.

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