IPL Auction: Top 5 expensive players in tournament’s history

Indian Premier League has witnessed something special moment in the auction for the 2024 season as Pat Cummins became the most expensive player in the IPL history as he sold for SRH for 20.50 crore.

As the IPL auction 2024 drama begins, new Record has been made as Kolkata Knight Riders buys Mitchell Starc, the most expensive player in IPL history at 24.75 crore and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise went all-in to secure the services of Pat Cummins, signaling their intent for the upcoming season. The whopping bid of 20.50 crore INR not only set the stage but also established Cummins as the second costliest player ever in the IPL, surpassing previous records by a huge margin. Mitchell Starc overtakes Pat Cummins who have overtaken Sam Curran who was sold to Punjab Kings for 18.50 crores last season and all this happpend in the IPL 2024 auction.

Top 5 Expensive Players in IPL History



1. Mitchell Starc – 24.75 Crore INR* 

Kolkata Knight Riders buys Mitchell Starc, the most expensive player in IPL history at 24.75 crore. The Australian world cup winner will be playing for KKR in the upcoming season of IPL. There was a huge bid war between KKR and LSG but it was won by Kolkata at the end.

2. Pat Cummins – 20.50 Crore INR*

The Australian captain has been phenomenal in the recent World Cup 2023. Pat Cummins breaks most expensive player IPL auction record, earns 20.50 crores

3. Sam Curran – 18.50 Crore INR

The English all-rounder, Sam Curran, made waves in the IPL auction 2023, securing an 18.50 crore INR deal with Punjab kings. His dynamic skills with both bat and ball have made him this expensive.

4. Cameroon Green – 17.50 Crore INR

Rising Australian talent Cameroon Green didn’t go unnoticed in the bidding war. The promising all-rounder bagged a hefty 17.50 crore INR deal by Mumbai Indians in the last season (2023).

5. Ben Stokes – 16.25 Crore INR

Renowned for his match-winning capabilities, the English all-rounder Ben Stokes continues to command a high price. His 16.25 crore INR deal with CSK last season (2023) places him among the top earners in IPL history.