The sixteenth season of the Indian Premier League will begin on March 31st, and the squads of the participating teams are well-balanced, dangerous, and brimming with match-winners. All-rounders are in high demand in the Twenty20 format due to their bat-and-ball versatility. In the IPL 2023 auction, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Cameron Green were the most expensive players.
Top 10 Most Expensive Players in IPL 2023
At the Indian Premier League 2023 auction conducted in Kochi, England all-rounder Sam Curran was purchased for an astounding Rs 18.5 crore, making him the most expensive player in IPL history.
Mayank Agarwal was the most expensive Indian purchase at Rs 8.25 crore, while Shivam Mavi was the most expensive uncapped Indian purchase at Rs 6 crore. View the complete list of the top ten most expensive auction purchases.
1. Sam Curran – Punjab Kings (18.5 crore rupees)
Punjab Kings purchased England all-rounder Sam Curran for a whopping Rs 18.5 crore, making him the most expensive purchase in IPL history. Curran was named Player of the Final and Tournament at the 2022 T20 World Cup, which enhanced his value at auction.
2. Cameron Green of the Mumbai Indians (Rs 17.5 crore)
Cameron Green, an Australian all-rounder, was recruited by the Mumbai Indians for Rs 17.5 crore. Green was one of the standout players in last year’s T20I series in India, scoring 118 runs, including two half-centuries, at a strike rate of 214.54.
3. Ben Stokes (Rs 16.25 crore) – Chennai Super Kings
Ben Stokes became the auction’s third most expensive signing as the Chennai Super Kings paid Rs 16.25 crore for his services. In 43 IPL matches, the England all-rounder has a batting average and strike rate of 25.56 and 134.50, respectively.
4. Nicholas Pooran of the Lucknow Super Giants (Rs 16 crore)
Lucknow Super Giants signed wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran to a Rs 16 crore contract. As a result, he became the most expensive West Indian ever sold at an IPL auction. Pooran scored 306 runs in 14 games for the Sunrisers Hyderabad the previous year, including two half-centuries.
5. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Harry Brook (Rs 13.25 crore)
The Sunrisers Hyderabad paid Rs 13.5 crore for England batsman Harry Brook. Brook will be making his IPL debut after scoring 238 runs at a strike rate of 163.01 in a T20I series against Pakistan.
6. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Mayank Agarwal (8.25 crore rupees)
Mayank Agarwal was another pricey acquisition made by SRH, costing Rs 8.25 crore. After playing with Punjab Kings since 2018, where he served as their leader in 2022, Agarwal was let go. Agarwal has 2,331 runs at a strike rate of 134.51 in 113 IPL games.
7. Shivam Mavi – Gujarat Titans (Rs 6 crore)
Gujarat Titans, the 2022 champions, selected uncapped fast bowler Shivam Mavi for Rs 6 crore. Mavi, who debuted in the IPL in 2018, has participated in 32 matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders, taking 30 wickets with an 8.71 economy rate.
8. Jason Holder – Rajasthan Royals (₹5.75 crore)
Jason Holder, a West Indies all-rounder, cost Rajasthan Royals Rs 5.75 crore. Holder was sold to LSG for Rs 8.75 crore at the 2022 auction. Holder has a total of 247 runs and 49 wickets in 38 IPL games.
9. Delhi Capitals’ Mukesh Kumar (Rs. 5.5 crore)
Bengal pacer Mukesh Kumar was acquired by Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.5 crore. Mukesh received his first call-up to the India ODI team for the South Africa series earlier in October. The quick bowler gained notoriety in 2015 after making his Ranji Trophy debut for Bengal and taking 20 wickets in 5 games.
10. Heinrich Klaasen – Sunrisers Hyderabad (Rs 5.25 crore)
Heinrich Klaasen, a South African wicketkeeper-batsman who was acquired by SRH for Rs 5.25 crore, marks the list’s conclusion. In his first two IPL seasons, which were in 2018 and 2019, Klaasen scored 66 runs from seven games.