England’s all-rounder Sam Curran so far has been the most expensive player not only in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) auction but in the history of the competition’s auction, which is taking place at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Kochi.
Furthermore, he has surpassed the Rajasthan Royals‘(RR) INR 16.25 crore bid for Chris Morris ahead of the 2021 season to become the most pricey player in the league’s history. With INR 18.5 crore, Punjab Kings spent a ton of money on Curran. His base price was INR 2 crore.
Cameron Green followed suit, with the Mumbai Indians (MI) paying INR 17.5 crore for the Australian. Ben Stokes matched Morris’ mark as the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) snagged him. He will be considered a possible successor to MS Dhoni, who may be playing his final season in front of the Chepauk crowd.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) signed Harry Brook for INR 13.25 crore. Brook had entered the auction with a starting bid of INR 1.5 crore. The team also broke the bank for Mayank Agarwal as they purchased him for INR 8.25 crore. Meanwhile, veteran batter Ajinkya Rahane was picked by CSK for base price of INR 50 lacs.
|Gujarat Titans INR 2 cr
|Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 13.25 cr
|Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 8.25 cr
|Chennai Super Kings INR 50 L
|Shakib Al Hasan
|Punjab Kings INR 18.50 cr
|Gujarat Titans INR 50 L
|Rajasthan Royals INR 5.75 cr
|Mumbai Indians INR 17.5 cr
|Punjab Kings INR 50 L
|Chennai Super Kings INR 16.25 cr
|Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 5.25 cr
|Lucknow Super Giants INR 16 cr
|Delhi Capitals INR 2 cr