Last Update on: December 25th, 2022 at 04:12 pm
IPL Auction 2023: Top 10 Costliest Players Bought In IPL Auction History. England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of IPL auctions. Punjab Kings bought him for INR 18.25 crores in IPL Auction 2023.
It is to be noted that Sam Curran was named player of the match for his 3-12 in England’s T20 World Cup 2022 victory over Pakistan. Sam Curran was also a player in the tournament. The all-rounder did well for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the previous seasons of IPL.
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Intense bidding followed for Sam Curran with Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, and Punjab Kings raising their paddles frenetically to secure the services of T20 World Cup player-of-the tournament in IPL Auction 2023.
In the end, it was Punjab Kings that broke the bank to get Sam Curran, who drew the highest-ever bid that bettered the previous best buy of INR 16.25 crore that Rajasthan Royals had shelled out to grab South African all-rounder Chris Morris in IPL 2021.
Australia all-rounder Cameron Green went to Mumbai Indians for INR 17.50 crore in IPL Auction 2023. He was the second-highest earner. England Test skipper Ben Stokes was the third-highest gainer, fetching INR 16.25 crore from CSK who pipped Kolkata Knight Riders in another intense bidding war.
England players were in demand as batter Harry Brook earned an INR 13.25 crore winning from Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL Auction 2023. Harry Brook, who struck three hundreds in as many games and set a new record for most runs by an England batter in a Test series in Pakistan, started at a base price of INR 1.5 crore.
IPL Auction 2023: Top 10 Costliest Players Bought In IPL Auction History
Deepak Chahar is one of the costliest buys so far in IPL history. Pacer Deepak Chahar picked 14 scalps in 15 IPL 2021 matches averaging 32.21 including career-best figures of 4/13. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spent INR 14 crores to buy him in the IPL 2022 auction. Deepak Chahar though missed out on the entire IPL 2022 season after suffering a quadricep tear in the third T20I against West Indies.