Indian Premier League (IPL) has given cricketers the platform they deserve and the players getting valuable game time, pressure matches, top class money with world class amenities. The franchises buy the best players for high amounts as well.
There have been numerous times when the IPL record for the costliest buy has been broken. While the fans are always excited to follow Live Cricket Score and follow every record related to the tournament, let’s take a look at the top 3 costliest buys in IPL history.
3) Ben Stokes (2023)
Ben Stokes had already held the record of being the costliest player in an auction when he was sold to Pune in 2017 and Rajasthan in 2018. He is the third on the list of costliest buys when he was sold to four-time winners Chennai Super Kings for a sum of INR 16.25 crore. Chris Morris, was also sold for the same figure in one of the previous auctions.
2) Cameron Green (2023)
Mumbai Indians is not known for making costly buys at the IPL auction but one has to replace someone like Keiron Pollard, they have to spend the big bucks. Cameron Green impressed everyone with his skills when he came for the T20I series last year and thus earned himself a massive IPL contract worth INR 17.5 crore.
1) Sam Curran (2023)
Sam Curran became the most expensive player in IPL history when he was bought by the Punjab Kings for INR 18.5 crore after a grueling bidding war between many teams. He was a key player for England at the T20 World Cup this year and can offer serious batting depth as well to the team. Curran hasn’t been able to repeat his performances after the World Cup which is a worrying sign for the Punjab Kings.