As always, the sixteenth season of the IPL (Indian Premier League) also stole the spotlight with its jaw-dropping auction. This year, the auction of the players took it to a whole new level. As every team sought top talent, an unprecedented war started, resulting in the most expensive players in IPL 2023. All-rounders were greatly in demand because of their exceptional batting, bowling, and fielding talent.
With a valuation of $ 11 billion (Rs. 90,038 crores), IPL is the most valuable cricket league worldwide. This is probably why the auction of the IPL players touches the sky. The 2023 IPL season has been closed on 27 May, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings beating Gujarat Titans, but the season is still the talk of the town because of the players’ high bids.
For this reason, we decided to curate the list of the top 10 most expensive players in IPL 2023. So all die-hard fans of IPL, let’s dive into the highest-paid players and their talent.
Sam Curran: The Most Expensive Player In IPL 2023
Acquired by Punjab Kings at Rs. 18.5 crores, Sam Curran is the most expensive player in IPL 2023. He is an English all-rounder and is known for his explosive on-field skills. Sam was the buzz of the town even before his name was under the hammer. Soon his name emerged as the highest paid IPL player 2023. He surpassed Chris Morris as the most expensive player in IPL history. The bid started from Rs. 2 crores and closed at Rs. 18.5 crores.
Let’s explore the other most expensive players in IPL 2023.
IPL 2023 Players Price List: The Record-Breaking Bid Ever
|Players||Team||Country||Speciality||Price In Crore (INR)|
|Sam Curran||Punjab Kings||England||Batsman||18.5|
|Cameron Green||Mumbai Indians||Australia||Batsman||17.5|
|KL Rahul||Lucknow SuperGiants||India||Batsman||17|
|Ben Stokes||Chennai Super Kings||England||All-rounder||16.25|
|1. Andre Russell
2. Nicholas Pooran
3. Ravindra Jadeja
4. Rishabh Pant
5. Rohit Sharma
|Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings
|Ishan Kishan||Mumbai Indians||India||Batsman/wicket keeper||15.25|
|Hardik Pandya||Gujrat Titans||India||All-rounder||15|
|1. Sanju Samson
2. Deepak Chahar
| Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings
|Harry Brook||Sunrisers Hyderabad||England||Batsman||13.25|
|Shreyas Iyer||Kolkata Knight Riders||India||Batsman||12.2|
2. Cameron Green
Owned by Mumbai Indians, Cameron Green ranks second on the list of most expensive players in IPL 2023. In the initial seasons, he played with Royal Challengers Bangalore, but this year he was acquired by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 16.25 crores. The bid started from Rs. 2 crores, where Delhi Capitals also joined the fray. Cameron Green is the most-demanding player because of his mind-blowing batting and bowling skills.
3. KL Rahul
KL Rahul is one of the finest batters of the Indian team. His sharp batting skills and leadership made him the most popular cricket player and one of the most expensive players in IPL 2023. LSG picked Rahul for 17 crore and made him captain of the team. He earlier led Punjab Kings, showed his exceptional talent and led the team successfully. KL Rahul has over 3800 IPL runs to his name and holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in the IPL.
4. Ben Stokes
Because of his potential, CSK invested heavily in Ben Stokes. Before LGS’s offer, RCB and RR engaged in a bid for Rs. 7 crores. Shortly CSK and SRH joined the battle, but Stokes was eventually acquired by Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings at Rs. 16.25 crores, ranking him third on the list of most expensive players in IPL 2023.
5. Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Rabindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant & Rohit Sharma
If we talk about the most expensive players in IPL 2023, Andre Russel, Nicholas Pooran, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishab Pant and Rohit Sharma ranks fifth on the list. These all are the most talented players who sold for Rs. 16 crores in an IPL bid. Each one of these has unique skills for which they are known and paid.
6. Ishan Kishan
This Indian player became one of the most expensive players in IPL 2023 after being signed by the Mumbai Indians for 15.24 cores. Ishan Kishan, who is an incredible batsman, has proved to be a good Return on Investment (ROI) for the team. His additional wicketkeeping ability was the reason he was chosen by Mumbai Indians for such a big amount.
7. Hardik Pandya
Regarded as the best Indian player, Hardik Pandya is the seven highest-paid IPL player 2023. The bid for Hardik closed at Rs. 15 crores, making him one of the most expensive players in IPL 2023. Earlier, he played with Mumbai Indians, but now he has been acquired by Gujarat Titans because of his exemplary skills.
8. Sanju Samon & Deepak Chahar
Known as the well-known players, Sanju Samon & Deepak Chahar ranks number eight on the list of most expensive players in IPL 2023. Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings acquired them for Rs. 14 crores because of his unmatchable on-field talent.
9. Harry Brook
This England batsman was acquired by Sunrises Hyderabad for Rs. 13. 25 crores. Harry Brook is just 24 years old and has a successful international career. His unmatchable on-field talent made him come a long way, and today he ranked sixth on the list of the most expensive players in IPL 2023.
10. Shreyas Iyer
The list of the top 10 most expensive players in IPL 2023 concludes with Shreyas Iyer. He is an Indian Batsman who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for 12. 2 crores. Shreyas Iyer previously played with Delhi Capitals and showed his impeccable skills.
IPL auctions always steal the spotlight by making record-breaking bids every year. This year Sam Curran appears as the showstopper with a staggering bidding value of Rs. 17.5 crores. However, other promising cricketers also showcased their skills and achieved immense success.
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