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Top 10 Highest Paid Player in IPL All Time (2024)

The Indian Premier League is one of the most prestigious cricket leagues played throughout the world. It saw its commencement in the year 2007. Since its beginning, the league saw a huge rise in its fan base and because of this, the prices of the players playing under this league saw a tenfold increase in their prices during the auctions in the years to come. The battle among the teams during the auctions is a great source of entertainment for viewers worldwide. 

From Pat Cummins to Yuvraj Singh, the league had seen numerous most expensive picks in each auction where the players received an amount that was more than ten times their base prices. In this blog, we shall witness the top 10 highest paid player in IPL all time

LIST OF Top Highest Paid Player in IPL All Time

S.no

Player Name Team Price (INR)

IPL Year

1.

Mitchell Starc Kolkata Knight Riders 24.75 crore

2024

2.

Pat Cummins Sunrisers Hyderabad 20.50 crore 2024

3.

Sam Curran Punjab Kings 18.50 crore

2023

4.

Cameron Green Mumbai Indians 17.50 crore

2023

5.

Ben Stokes Chennai Super Kings 16.25 crore

2023

6.

Chris Morris Rajasthan Royals 16.25 crore

2022

7. Nicholas Pooran Lucknow Super Giants 16 crore

2021

8.

Yuvraj Singh Delhi Daredevils 16 crore

2015

9.

Rohit Sharma Mumbai Indians 16 crore

2023

10. Ravindra Jadeja Chennai Super Kings 16 crore

2023

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1. Mitchelle Starc (2024)

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  • Team – Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Base Price – ₹2 Crore
  • Final Price – ₹24.75 Crore

The outstanding performances made by Mitchelle Starc during 2023 made him fetch the highest bid under the 2024 IPL auctions. The star player has been the leading wicket-taker of the 2015 and 2019 men’s cricket World Cup and has also represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. The war of auction to pick Mitchelle Starc was witnessed between 4 major teams of the league, including – Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capital, Gujarat Titan, and Kolkata Knight Riders.

 

2. Pat Cummins (2024) 

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  • Team – Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Base Price – ₹2 Crore
  • Final Price – ₹20.5 Crore

This Australian World Cup Winning captain just an hour before the historic bid of Mitchelle Starc, became the most expensive player in IPL history. The star player is a right-arm fast bowler of the Australian team and has been picked by the Sunrisers Hyderabad after a nail-biting bidding war with Royal Challengers Bangalore. This pick made by Sunrisers Hyderabad shall make their pace bowling lineup extremely strong along with Marco Jansen. With this move, the team is aiming towards securing their second IPL title after the 2016 season.

3. Sam Curran (2023)

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  • Team – Punjab Kings
  • Base Price – ₹2 Crore
  • Final Price – ₹18.5 Crore

This young English all–rounder has been a great asset to the T-20 world cup winning team of England in the year 2022. This player had been picked by Punjab Kings in the year 2023, with a whopping price of 18.5 Crore INR. Further, he became the most expensive player in the IPL history till that time. The Punjab Kings had a great bidding war with Mumbai Indians before getting his services for the entire 2023 season. 

 

4. Cameroon Green (2023)

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  • Team – Mumbai Indians
  • Base Price – ₹2 Crore
  • Final Price – ₹17.5 Crore

Green has been one of the most effective all-rounder of the Australian cricket team currently. During the year 2023, he was picked by the team of Mumbai Indians. The closest bid to claim Green was made by Delhi Capitals before the historic bid made by Mumbai Indians.

 

5. Ben Stokes (2023)

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  • Team – Chennai Super Kings
  • Base Price – ₹2 Crore
  • Final Price – ₹16.25 Crore

This legendary all-rounder of the English team became world-famous after his world-winning contribution to the 2019 World Cup final. He was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings after a close auction battle with the Lucknow Super Giants who made the second-highest bid of 16 Crore INR to claim him.

 

6. Chris Morris (2021) 

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  • Team – Rajasthan Royals
  • Base Price – ₹75 Lakhs
  • Final Price – ₹16.25 Crore

This South African all–rounder has been an average player before these auctions of the year 2021. However, the bid made by Rajasthan Royals made him the most expensive player in IPL history within a few minutes. The player was picked by Rajasthan Royals after winning a close bidding war with Punjab Kings who offered a price of 16 Crore INR.

 

7. Nicholas Pooran (2023)  

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  • Team – Lucknow Super Giants
  • Base Price – ₹2 Crore
  • Final Price – ₹16 Crore

This West Indian batter has been one of the best power hitters in the league after his fellow teammate Chris Gayle. Subsequently, his wicket-keeping skills make him an important asset for any of the teams he represents. He was picked up by Lucknow Super Giants after a strong auction battle with Delhi Capitals.

 

8. Yuvraj Singh (2015)

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  • Team – Delhi Daredevils
  • Base Price – ₹2 Crore
  • Final Price – ₹16 Crore

This 2011 World Cup-winning all-rounder has been the star player of IPL. His auction pick of 16 Crore INR made him one of the most expensive players in IPL history. Despite his historic pick, this star player was not able to make any subsequent contribution to his team throughout the season.

 

9. Rohit Sharma (2023)  

 

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  • Team – Mumbai Indians
  • Base Price – ₹2 Crore
  • Final Price – ₹16 Crore

Appearing in this prestigious list is the captain of Indian cricket team and the power hitter, Rohit Sharma who was purchased by the Mumbai Indians at a whopping price of Rs 16 Crore. He further led the team throughout the season.

 

10. Ravindra Jadeja (2023)

 

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  • Team – Chennai Super Kings
  • Base Price – ₹1.5 Crore
  • Final Price – ₹16 Crore

The left handed all rounder has been a key asset to the CSK team, and has also led his team for half of the season in the year 2022. He further had given outstanding performance in the IPL final of 2023, and made his team victorious in the season against the Gujarat Titans. 

CONCLUSION

Overall, in this blog, we have been able to witness the Top highest paid player in IPL all time. Further, it has also become quite evident that the battle of IPL starts from the auction table itself and later on it reaches to the cricketing grounds. With the rise in the popularity of the players, it is very evident that numerous more records are going to be broken by the IPL as a league in the years to come. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques 1. Who is the most expensive player in the history of the IPL?

Ans. Mitchelle Starc with a final price of 24.75 Crore, has been the most expensive player in the history of the IPL.

Ques 2. Who is the most expensive Indian player in the history of IPL?

Ans. Yuvraj Singh with a final price of 16 Crore has been the most expensive Indian player bought in the history of the IPL

Ques 3. Who is the most expensive player in the 2023 season of the IPL?

Ans. Sam Curran with a final price of 18.5 Crore has been the most expensive player bought in the 2023 season of the IPL

Here is a Full List of Highest Paid IPL Player of All Time:-

1. Mitchelle Starc

2. Pat Cummins

3. Sam Curran

4. Cameroon Green

5. Ben Stokes

6. Chris Morris

7. Nicholas Pooran

8. Yuvraj Singh

9. Rohit Sharma

10. Ravindra Jadeja

 

 

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