Most Expensive Player in the IPL 2024

IPL 2024 is now taking place, and it has already set a record. Pat Cummins of Australia rose to become the most expensive player in IPL history. Sunrisers Hyderabad paid an incredible 20.50 crore rupees to acquire Cummins. Mitchell Starc quickly smashed the record when he was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders for an incredible 24.75 crore. Alzarri Joseph was sold to RCB for an astounding 11.5 crore, along with Australian Mitchell Starc and World Cup-winning Patt Cummins. Third-place finisher Daryll Mitchel was purchased by CSK for 14 crore.

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List of the most costly players ever, the 2024 auction, and specific IPL seasons: 

Most Expensive Player in All-Time IPL History

Player Team Auction Price Year
Mitchell Starc Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 24.75 Crore 2024
Pat Cummins Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 20.50 Crore 2024
Sam Curran Punjab Kings Rs 18.50 Crore 2023
Cameron Green Mumbai Indians Rs 17.50 Crore 2023
Ben Stokes Chennai Super Kings Rs 16.25 Crore 2023
Chris Morris Rajasthan Royals Rs 16.25 Crore 2021
Yuvraj Singh Delhi Daredevils Rs 16 Crore 2015
Nicholas Pooran Lucknow Super Giants Rs 16 Crore 2023
Pat Cummins Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 15.50 Crore 2020
Ishan Kishan Mumbai Indians Rs 15.25 Crore 2022

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Year Wise Most Expensive Players in IPL History

Year Players & Teams Price (In INR)
2008 MS Dhoni (CSK) 9.5 crore
2009 Kevin Pietersen (RCB), Andrew Flintoff (CSK) 9.8 crore
2010 Shane Bond (KKR), 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), 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) 24.75 crore

This was the 2024 season’s list of the most expensive players in IPL history. It’s common knowledge that overseas players, particularly all-rounders and powerful hitters, fetch high auction prices. Indian players, though, aren’t far behind either. Legendary for his finishing prowess, fielding prowess, and bowling ability, Yuvraj Singh commanded top dollar as early as 2014. In the 2008 IPL season, MS Dhoni was the most expensive player. Numerous promising players with experience in domestic cricket have also been purchased for huge sums of money and have excelled. Hopefully, the IPL will never stop offering young people a stage.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1) Which IPL player has ever cost the most money?

Mitchell Starc, an Australian bowler, is the most expensive player in IPL history. For an incredible 18.5 crore, Kolkata Knight Riders purchased Starc in 2024.

2) Which Indian player in the IPL is the most expensive?

With their individual sales prices of 16 crores, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, and Ravindra Jadeja are the most expensive Indian players in IPL history.

3) In the IPL 2023, who was the most costly purchase?

The most expensive purchase was made by Punjab Kings, who paid more than 18 crores for England all-rounder Sam Curran. 

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