Sam Curran is the highest-paid IPL player in IPL history. Last year in the 2023 IPL season Panjab Kings paid INR 18.50 crore to obtain the services of English allrounder Sam Curran.
The Tata IPL 2024 is knocking on the door with IPL 2024 Mini Auction which is scheduled on 19th December at Coco-Cola Arena in Dubai. We will be spectators of the upcoming highest bids in the 17th season of IPL 2024.
All these players from different nations are gathered in the Indian continent to become a part of one of the most expensive cricket leagues in the world.
Which player becomes part of which team is decided by the auction held by the Indian Board of Cricket BCCI. There is a budget passed by the Cricket Board for every franchisee to spend a limited amount on players in the auction.
The auction price for every player varies, depending on their International or domestic scorecard (for the uncapped Indian cricketer), and overseas players as well.
Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in IPL 2024
There are some of the most expensive cricketers, who auctioned higher than the other players in the IPL history. Here is the list of highest-paid players in IPL throughout the seasons.
|1||Sam Curran||Kings XI Panjab||18.50 crore|
|2||Cameron Green||Mumbai Indians||17.50 crore|
|3||KL Rahul||Lucknow Super Giants||17 crore|
|4||Chris Morris||Rajasthan Royals||16.25 crore|
|5||Ben Stokes||Chennai Super Kings||16.25 crore|
|6||Nicholas Pooran||Lucknow Super Giants||16 crore|
|7||Yuvraj Singh||Delhi Daredevils||16 crore|
|8||Rohit Sharma||Mumbai Indians||16 crore|
|9||Ravindra Jadeja||Chennai Super Kings||16 crore|
|10||Rishabh Pant||Delhi Capitals||16 crore|
No. 10 Expensive Player in IPL: Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant plays IPL for Delhi Capitals, who bid INR 16 crore in 2023 to retain one of the best skippers/batters in the IPL. Rishabh Pant is known for his attacking batting speed and hitting a huge score in no time.
He scored 684 runs at a strike rate of 173.60 to finish as the second-highest run-scorer in IPL 2018, his best season to date. Rishabh has the highest score of 128 not out against Hyderabad Sunrisers in the IPL season.
Unfortunately, Pant was ruled out from the IPL 2023 due to his fatal car accident. However, BCCI director Sourav Ganguly has confirmed Rishabh Pant’s comeback for the IPL 2024 season.
No. 9 Highest Paid Cricketer in IPL: Ravindra Jadeja
Sir Ravindra Jadeja, who was in Rajasthan Royals in the IPL inaugural season, has become an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since the 2012 IPL season. Ravindra Jadeja is not only one of the best batters and bowlers in the world but also a world top-class fielder.
Jadeja played a major key role in winning the IPL 2014, IPL 2018, and IPL 2021 trophy. According to Michael Hussy, Jadeja is a fantastic all-rounder and is worth 10 runs a game from his fielding alone.
Ravindra Jadeja was the highest-paid retention for the IPL 2022, the franchise acquired his services for INR 16 crore which continued in 2023 as well. Again for the IPL 2024, Ravindra Jadeja is retained by the CSK.
No. 8 IPL Costliest Player: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, here comes the Indian captain made it to the most expensive IPL player list. Skipper Rohit Sharma is the third-highest run-score in the IPL tournament after Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. Under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, Mumbai Indians won four IPL trophies in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. Unsurprisingly Rohit is the most successful skipper after MS Dhoni in the IPL. Mumbai Indians bought Rohit Sharma for INR 16 crore in IPL 2023.
No. 7 Expensive Player in IPL History: Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is a prominent Indian cricketer who always goes for the big amount every time he enters the IPL auction. Yuvraj Singh is mostly known for his stormy batting style. Cricket fans will always remember Yuvraj Singh for his 6 sixes in the T20 inaugural World Cup in South Africa. In IPL 2015, Yuvraj Singh was bought by Delhi Daredevils for INR 16 crore.
No. 6 IPL Costliest Player: Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran is a West Indies cricketer who made it to the most expensive cricket list. In 2021, Lucknow Super Giants bought the Pooran for INR 16 crore. Pooran, a wicket-keeper especially known for his batting skills. Nicholas Pooran is retained by the Lucknow franchise for the IPL 2024.
No. 5 Highest Paid Player in IPL: Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes, England Test Captain was bought by Chennai Super Kings for INR 16.25 crore in IPL 2023 and became one of the highest-paid IPL cricketers. However, due to a knee injury, he only played 2 IPL matches in the 2023 IPL. CSK released Ben Stokes for the IPL 2024.
No. 4 Expensive Player in IPL: Chris Morris
Chris Morris, a South African all-rounder was bought by Rajasthan Royals for INR 16.25 crore in IPL 2021. Morris became one of the leading wicket-takers of Rajasthan after he was released by his former franchise Royal Challengers Banglore. However, Morris came out as an average performer after the hefty price paid by the RR.
No. 3 IPL Costliest Player: KL Rahul
KL Rahul is the first Indian who secured the position in the Top 3 highest paid IPL players. Rahul was bid by Lucknow Super Giants worth a lucrative INR 17 crore amount in IPL 2024.
KL Rahul joined LSG in the 2022 IPL Mega Auction, the same year the Lucknow franchise made him captain of the team. KL Rahul missed the 2023 IPL due to injury but he is retained by the LSG for the IPL 2024 season.
No. 2 Highest Paid Cricketer in IPL: Cameron Green
Cameron Green, an Australian all-rounder secured second place with INR 17.50 crore and became the highest-paid cricketer of all time in IPL 2024. Green was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2023 IPL. However, for IPL 2024 MI traded Cameron Green to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the latest all-cash trade.
No. 1 Most Expensive Player in IPL History: Sam Curran
Sam Curran, a native of England is one of the most expensive players in IPL 2024. Kings XI Panjab bid INR 18.50 crore in 2024. Sam Curran is one of the excellent English bowler all-rounders whose average bowling speed is 149 kph, which is also a record for a fast bowler.
Curran created the history of the highest-paid cricketer in IPL 2024. Curran is retained by the Panjab Kings for the IPL 2024.