MS Dhoni was the most expensive player in IPL 2008. Though his price tag has been left behind by many players as they were picked by franchises at extremely higher prices. The prices for players do shoot up just like inflation in the country and for IPL 2021, it reached new standards. Let’s look at the top 10 most expensive players in IPL 2021
List of top 10 most expensive players in IPL 2021
10. Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube, the all-rounder from Mumbai, got picked by Rajasthan Royals for 4.40 Crore, which makes him the 10th highest bid player of IPL 2021. Rajasthan needed some Indian all-rounder, and they got him to Shivam. However, he is yet to flourish in his full potential in his IPL career. He will play for CSK in the IPL 2022.
9. Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan has been one of the finds of IPL. He has shown his potential in the last couple of seasons. Punjab Kings picked at 5.25 Crore this lad from Tamil Nadu. This makes him the 9th most expensive player of IPL 2021. He did pay off every penny and now has been picked again by Punjab Kings for IPL 2022.
8. Tom Curran
Tom Curran was a surprise too many as he got 5.25 Crore from Delhi Capitals. This English fast bowler had a reputation in white-ball cricket, but still, a price of 5.5 Crore too many experts was a lot. Anyway, this makes him sit at number 8 in the list of players with the highest bid in IPL 2021.
7. Moeen Ali
CSK has always been quite efficient for auctions. They have their target set, which is not in the books of any teams. CSK identified the talent and value of Moeen Ali and they went for him in 2021. They got this left-hand batter and right arm off-spinner for 7 crores. CSK has retained him for 2022 IPL.
6. Riley Meredith
Riley Meredith came up with good numbers in BigBash. Punjab Kings went for him and got him at 8 Crore. The plan at the auction table worked nicely, but not really on the field. Riley leaked a lot of runs and didn’t bowl with great accuracy, either. KL Rahul would have expected much more control from him, but everything went wrong.
5. Krishnappa Gowtham
Krishnappa Gowtham had had the experience of IPL before 2021, but no one expected the bid on him to go above 9 crores. CSK perhaps were looking for a backup option for Moeen Ali as Krishnappa could be a like-to-like replacement. To be accurate, Krishnappa got 9.25 Crore from CSK, making him the 5th most expensive player of IPL 2021.
4. Jhye Richardson
Just like Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson too had a great reputation. He did well for Aussies in ODI cricket and Punjab hunted him down will their might and got him at the extraordinary price of 14 crores. Punjab could have used the combination of Jhye and Riley, but no one really lasted long for various reasons. This 4th highest-bidder player of IPL 2021 played only 3 games for Punjab.
3. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell has always been an enigmatic player of IPL, despite knowing him from all aspects of cricket. He plays superbly in one season and goes through a slump in the next. RCB in 2021 went all guns blazing and picked this all-rounder for 14.25 crore. RCB, fortunately, is now reaping the rewards of this buy as he had some wonderful outings and has now also been retained for IPL 2022.
2. Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson created havoc in the cricketing world with his brilliant bowling in Test Cricket. His extremely tall figure generates bounce and has powerful batting as well. RCB spent 15 crores for him and made him the 2nd most expensive player of IPL 2021. Kyle opted out of the auction in 2022.
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1. Chris Morris
Chris Morris had the talent, had the hitting abilities, had the bowling skills, but one thing that was keeping him far away to become a complete package is the consistency. In the past, he played for various franchises, and every time he kept blowing hot and cold. That’s why he never really settled into any team. Rajasthan surprised everyone as they went till the end and spent a stupendous 16.25 crore on him. This makes him the most expensive player in the history of IPL.
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Most expensive players in IPL 2021(Consolidated Table Version)
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