The IPL Auction 2021 will take place on Thursday, 18 February. Associates of all eight IPL franchises will come together to bid on the players to fill up the vacant slots in their team rosters. The auction is scheduled to start at 3 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) in Chennai.
With all eyes on the players who are expected to attract the highest bids in IPL 2021, let’s have a look at six most expensive players in the history of the IPL.
South African pacer Chris Morris has broken the record of Indian skipper Yuvraj Singh and has become the most player in the history of IPL. He attracted the highest bid of Rs 16.25 crore in IPL Auction 2021, and was bagged by Rajasthan Royals. His base price was Rs 75 lakh.
He was released by RCB because of some injuries.
Indian sports star and all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wass the costliest player in the history of the IPL till year 2020. With the base price of Rs 2 crore, Delhi Daredevils, in the year 2015, placed a bid of Rs 16 crore on him. This makes him the second most expensive player in history of IPL.
His was surpassed by South African pacer Chris Morris in year 2021.
He was also the most expensive player in 2014 with RCB’s bid for him at Rs 14 crore.
Australian bowler Pat Cummins is the second most expensive player in the history of IPL. In the year 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) offered the highest bid of Rs 15.5 crore for Pat Cummins.
New Zealand bowler Kyle Jamieson was also added in the list of most expensive players in IPL Auction 2021. RCB placed the highest bid for him at Rs 15 crore.
In the fourth season of IPL in year 2011, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir attracted the highest bid of Rs 14.9 crore from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This makes him the third most expensive player in the history of IPL.
England all-rounder Ben Strokes was the most expensive player in the tenth season of IPL in the year 2017. Rising Pune Supergiants placed the highest bid of Rs 14.5 crore on him, which makes him the fourth most expensive player in IPL history.
He was also the most expensive player in the year 2018. He attracted a bid of Rs 12.5 crore from Rajasthan Royals.