The 12th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be starting soon. We find out 10 highest paid ipl player 2018 where along with local Indian players, many foreign players have participated as well. Before the season has started, there is an auction has occurred where franchises used to buy their favourite players in exchange for a handsome amount.
Some players are usually bought by huge amount and some are in exchange for a minimum amount. The price range usually depends of the players recent performances. Today we talk about the highest paid cricketers of IPL. Here we present below the top ten highest paid cricketers list below.
Most Expensive Players of IPL 2018
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Highest Paid IPL Player 2017
1. Yuvraj Singh – INR 16 crore: Yuvraj Singh who was once the inseparable player of Indian national team is still the highest paid ipl player in ongoing IPL who is currently playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In the ipl auction of 2015, Delhi Daredevils bought him in exchange for almost 16 crore INR. Which is still the highest amount for any IPL player. Though, in the season with DD, he just failed to justify his name but scored only 248 runs by playing all fourteen matches. So, later he moved to the other team in the following season of IPL.
2. Virat Kohli – INR 15 crore: Virat Kohli who is the current kipper of Indian national team of all formats is also regarded as the most talkative player in the season of IPL 2017. He played last season of IPL with RCB where he played some destructive innings.
Virat is regarded as the 2nd highest paid player in IPL 2017. Where RCB reportedly bought him in exchange for 15 crore INR. Kohli is also currently with the same team as skipper though, due to injury while playing test series against Australia, he missed couple of IPL matches.
3. Ben Stokes – INR 14.5 crore: New Zealand by birth, Ben Stokes is the English player who is a famous all – rounder and currently playing for Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017. He is the highest paid ipl player (foreign) in IPL with his INR 14.5 crore price tags.
Along with that he is the 4th most highest paid cricketer in the league as well. In the auction of IPL 2017, his base price was INR 2 crore. After facing battle against the rest franchises, RPS has bought him for that amount. And according to the latest news, Stokes does not disappoint them.
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4. Dinesh Karthik – INR 12.5 crore: Dinesh Karthik once played with Indian national team but did not show the best performance continuously and fallen behind. But still on the top list of IPL highest paid cricketers list.
As the rest local players, he also used to play very well in IPL and due to the reason. Delhi Daredevils bought him in the auction of 2014 IPL in exchange for 12.5 crore INR.
5. MS Dhoni – INR 12.5 crore: MS Dhoni is the last captain of the Blues and he was replaced by Virat Kohli. Still, he is regarded as one of the best captain of Indian national team.
Like the national team, he is also one of the most important player in every season of IPL. He is the 5th most highest paid IPL player. Where RPS bought him in 2016 IPL auction for INR 12.5 crore. At the beginning of IPL, he played with Chennai Super Kings but in 2016, CSK was removed from the competition for illegal betting action. Then, Dhoni was moved to RPS for huge amount.
6. Suresh Raina – INR 12.5 crore: Suresh Raina is also the Indian national team player and currently playing in IPL 2017 with Gujarat Lions as the skipper. GL is one of the newest contender of IPL by replaying two old teams in last season of IPL. However, they bought Suresh Raina for 12.5 crore INR. That makes him the 6th highest Paid ipl player 2017.
7. Shikhar Dhawan – INR 12.5 crore: Shikhar Dhawan is currently playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad and in last season he played an important role with the team and so, team SRH claimed the title of IPL 2016. He is the 8th top paid the player with his 11.5 crore price tags.
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8.Tymal Mills: INR 10 crore : In the 2017 Auction Tymal was the second English Player to raise the heat. Mills was first spotted by franchises in the India vs England T20 series. where he picked some important wickets.MI and Kings XI Punjab brought up Mills price to the region of 8 crores from a base price of 50 lakhs. Although RCB bagged the fast bowler at Rs 12 crore.
9. Rohit Sharma – INR 11.5 crore: Rohit Sharma is the 9th highest paid cricketer in IPL with his INR 11.5 crore price and he was bought by Mumbai India in last season.
10. Gautam Gambhir – INR 11.04 crore: Gautam Gambhir is one of the best player in Indian Premier League in every season where he is playing for KKR since long where he was bought by 11.04 crore INR which makes him the 10th top paid cricketer in IPL history.