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Indian premium league, also popularly known as IPL, is one of the most popular T20 leagues ever in this world. The auction for IPL is always exciting for players as well as fans. Over the years, auctions in IPL have given many surprises and exciting stories. No doubt the IPL auction changed the life of many unknown talented players from zero to hero and poor to millionaires. The last 13 auctions of IPL have given many chances to new players.

Last month the 14th season of the IPL auction happened, and it was a mini arrangement because of the short time gap between IPL 2020 and 21. Here in this post, we will inform you who are the most expensive players in the history of IPL and discuss the other expensive players of each IPL season. Are you excited to know these facts? If yes, then read the complete post and share this post with your friends and family members.

Most Expensive Player in IPL History (season wise)

The first auction of IPL was one of the most exciting moments for many players and fans. MS Dhoni was the costlier player of that auction and no doubt was the most deserving player who got that amount for his amazing batting and leadership ability. He was the most demanding player in the first IPL season, and Chennai Super Kings included Dhoni with their franchises for 9.5 crores. Since then, he has been associated and playing for Chennai Super Kings and helped this franchise to win three IPL titles.

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In the 2019 IPL auction, Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff were the most expensive players in the auction. RCB included Kevin Pietersen in their squad; on the other hand, Chennai Super Kings managed to include Flintoff. Both of these players are hired by franchises at 9.8 cores.  Shane bond and Kieron Pollard also auctioned as the most expensive players of season 2010. In 2011 Kolkata Knight riders made Gautam Gambhir the most expensive player, with a huge price tag of 14.9 crores.

Yuvraj Singh was also declared the most expensive player in both the 2014 and 2015 seasons of IPL. Rajasthan Royals helped Ben stokes to become the most expensive player in IPL 2018. In 2019 IPL, both Jaydev Unadkat and Varu Chakravarty were the most expensive players of IPL. In 2020, KKR included Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins in their squad with a price tag of 15.5 crores, and he became the most expensive player of that season. Finally, in the Vivo IPL 2021, Chris Morris auctioned with whooping amount16.25 crores by Rajasthan Royals and broke all record. He is currently the most expensive player in the history of IPL.

Here is the complete table of IPL’s Most Expensive Players(season-wise)   

YearPlayers & TeamsAuctioned Price(in INR)
2008MS Dhoni (CSK)9.5 CRORE
2009Kevin Pietersen (RCB)

Andrew Flintoff (CSK)

2010Shane Bond (KKR)

Kieron Pollard (MI)

2011Gautam Gambhir (KKR)14.9 CRORE
2012Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)12.8 CRORE
2013Glenn Maxwell (MI)6.3 CRORE
2014Yuvraj Singh (RCB)14 CRORE
2015Yuvraj Singh (DD)16 CRORE
2016Shane Watson (RCB)9.5 CRORE
2017Ben Stokes (RPS)14.5 CRORE
2018Ben Stokes (RR)12.5 CRORE
2019Jaydev Unadkat(RR)

Varun Chakravarthy (PBKS)

2020Pat Cummins(KKR)15.5 CRORE
2021Chris Morris(RR)16.25 CRORE