IPL 2021 auction witnessed some bowlers bagging an expensive contract with IPL teams. Bowlers were in huge demand during the IPL 2021 auction and franchisees shelled out a lot of money to induct their favourite choice of bowlers in their squad. These expensive bowlers will have a lot of responsibility for their teams in IPL. Teams will play their expensive bowlers in all the matches so as to gain maximum benefit in the bowling department.
There are 8 teams that are part of IPL 2021. One team plays 14 matches during the group stage where it faces every opposition team twice. One bowler is allowed to bowl a maximum of 4 overs in a match. Therefore, considering that every expensive bowler plays all 14 games and bowls 4 overs in every game for his respective team, he will bowl a total of 56 overs or 336 deliveries during the group stage of IPL 2021.
Here we look at the 5 most expensive bowlers in this year’s IPL according to their cost-per-ball, considering that they play all the 14 games and bowl 56 overs during IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Most Expensive Bowlers In The Tournament According To Cost-Per-Ball
5. Riley Meredith- Rs. 2.38 lakh
Riley Meredith holds the 5th spot in this list. The Australian pacer was bought by Punjab Kings during the 2021 IPL auction for Rs. 8 crores. Meredith will play his first IPL tournament in 2021 IPL. Punjab Kings bought him after his good performance in Big Bash League 2020-21. With Rs. 8 crore IPL contract, Meredith’s cost-per-ball will be Rs. 2.38. This makes him the 5th costliest bowler in 2021 IPL on the basis of cost-per-ball.