IPL History: Most Expensive Player in Each IPL Season 2008 to 2021

Complete List of Most Expensive Player in Each IPL Season from 2008 to 2021.

The Indian Premier League or the IPL is the unofficial cricket festival of India. IPL is a professional Twenty20 league founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008.

2021 is going to celebrate the 14th season of IPL. Every year the IPL franchises bid the highest amount to buy the top player.

The IPL is the Top cricket league and the most-attended cricket league in the world. Today IPL has eight teams who battle for the winner’s trophy. 

On that note let’s check out the most expensive player in each IPL season.

IPL 2008 – Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Most Expensive Player in Each IPL Season
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2008 IPL was the inaugural season. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the most expensive player of the 2008 season. 

Chennai Super Kings bagged Dhoni in their team for a whopping Price of Rs. 9.5 crores.

IPL 2009 – Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff.

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The 2009 IPL had two expensive players Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff.

In 2009 Kevin Pietersen an Australian cricketer was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs.9.9 crores. England cricketer Andrew Flintoff was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs.9.9 crores.

IPL 2010 – Kieron Pollard and Shane Bond

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Kieron Pollard and Shane Bond both were the highest bid players for IPL 2010, their bid price went into a silent tie-breaker round.

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs.4.8 crores. New Zealand cricketer Shane Bond was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 4.8 crores.

IPL 2011 – Gautam Gambhir

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The most expensive player of the 2011 IPL season was Gautam Gambhir. The left-handed batsman was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs.14.9 crores which made him the 2011 IPL most expensive player.

IPL 2012 – Ravindra Jadeja

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The 2012 most expensive player in IPL was Ravindra Jadeja. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs.12.8 crores after a tiebreaker with Deccan Chargers who bid the same amount.

IPL 2013 – Glenn Maxwell

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In 2013 IPL Glenn Maxwell an Australian cricketer was the most expensive player as Mumbai Indians brought him for Rs 6.3 crores.

IPL 2014 – Yuvraj Singh

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In 2014 IPL all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs.14 crores. He was 2014 IPL’s most expensive player.

IPL 2015 – Yuvraj Singh

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The 2015 IPL’s most expensive player was again Yuvraj Singh. This time he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs.16 crores. It was the highest ever bid at an IPL auction at that time. 

Yuvraj Singh was the first player in IPL history who was the most expensive in two consecutive seasons.

IPL 2016 – Shane Watson

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The most expensive player of the 2016 IPL season was Shane Watson. Australian former cricketer was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs.9.5 crores which made him the most expensive player of the 2016 IPL season.

IPL 2017 – Ben Stokes

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The 2017 most expensive player of IPL was Ben Stokes the vice-captain of the England cricket team. Regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the world Stokes was bought by Rising Pune Supergiant for Rs.14.5 crores.

IPL 2018 – Ben Stokes

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In 2018 Ben Stokes was again the most expensive player of IPL. In 2018 he was snapped by Rajasthan Royals by an extremely costly deal of Rs.12.5 crores.

IPL 2019 – Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakravarthy.

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The most expensive players in IPL season 2019 were two players Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakravarthy.

Both the players were bought for Rs.8.4 crores. Jaydev Unadkat was bought by Rajasthan Royals and Varun Chakravarthy was bought by KingsXI Punjab.

IPL 2020 – Pat Cummins

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The IPL season 2020 most expensive player was Pat Cummins. The Australian international cricketer was bought for Rs.15.5 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders.

IPL 2021 – Chris Morris

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The IPL season 2021 most expensive player is South African international cricketer Chris Morris. 

He became the most expensive player in IPL history surprising Yuvraj Singh when Rajasthan Royals bought him for Rs.16.25 crores in the 2021 IPL auction.

Full List of Most Expensive Player in Each IPL Season from 2008 to 2021

YearPlayers & TeamsPrice
2008MS Dhoni (CSK)Rs. 9.5 crore
2009Kevin Pietersen (RCB), Andrew Flintoff (CSK)Rs. 9.8 crore
2010Shane Bond (KKR), Kieron Pollard (MI)Rs. 4.8 crore
2011Gautam Gambhir (KKR)Rs. 14.9 crore
2012Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)Rs. 12.8 crore
2013Glenn Maxwell (MI)Rs. 6.3 crore
2014Yuvraj Singh (RCB)Rs. 14 crore
2015Yuvraj Singh (DD)Rs. 16 crore
2016Shane Watson (RCB)Rs. 9.5 crore
2017Ben Stokes (RPS)Rs. 14.5 crore
2018Ben Stokes (RR)Rs. 12.5 crore
2019Jaydev Unadkat (RR), Varun Chakravarthy (KXIP)Rs. 8.4 crore
2020Pat Cummins (KKR)Rs. 15.5 crore
2021Chris MorrisRs. 16.25 

These were the most expensive players in each IPL season from 2008 to 2021. The 2021 IPL season is going to start on 9 April 2021 and the final match will be held on 30 May 2021 at the world‘s biggest cricket stadium –Narendra Modi Stadium Motera. 

Who is the most expensive player in ipl history.

Chris Morris

Chris Morris is the most expensive player in IPL history. Bought in the auction at Rs. 16.25 crore bid from Rajasthan Royals. Chris Morris surpassed Yuvraj (Rs. 16 crore) to achieve the record

Who bought Arjun Tendulkar in ipl 2021

Arjun Tendulkar IPL

Mumbai Indians bought Sachin Tendulkar’s Son Arjun Tendulkar For a Base Price Of Rs 20 Lakh

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