IPL 2020 - Most expensive player in every season of IPL

IPL 2020 - Most expensive player in every season of IPL
IPL auctions have become one of the most lucrative avenues for the cricketers around the globe to make the most money in their careers. Cricketers around the world are looking at IPL as the richest cricket league of the world. A number of international cricketers as well as uncapped players amass a huge amount of money during every IPL season.

The stats of the amount bid on some players for IPL teams will often startle us. While Jaydev Unadkat has played just 7 one day international matches for India, Rajasthan Royals bought him spending Rs 19.9 crore in two consecutive IPL auctions. In 2018 and 2017, Ben Strokes amassed Rs 12.5 crore and Rs 14.5 crore making the highest earnings during these two seasons while playing for two different teams. Looking back at the IPL seasons from the very start, we list the most expensive player during every season with the earnings they made.

IPL – The Most Expensive Player During Every Season

IPL SeasonMost Expensive PlayerSalary PaidHired By The Team
2019Virat Kohli Rs 17 croresRoyal Challengers, Bangalore
2018Ben StokesRs 12.5 croreRajasthan Royals
2017Ben StokesRs 14.5 croreRising Pune Supergiant
2016Shane WatsonRs 9.5 croreRoyal Challengers Bangalore
2015Yuvaraj SinghRs 16 croresDelhi Dare Devils
2014Yuvaraj SinghRs 14 croresRoyal Challengers Bangalore
2013Glenn MaxwellRs 6.3 croreMumbai Indians
2012Ravindra JadejaRs. 12.8 croreChennai Super Kings
2011Gautham GambhirRs 14.9 croreKolkata Knight Riders
2010Shane BondRs 4.8 CroreKolkata Knight Riders
Kieron PollardRs 4.8 CroreMumbai Indians
2009Andrew FlintoffRs 9.8 croreChennai Super Kings,
Kevin PietersenRs 9.8 croreRoyal Challengers Bangalore
2008M S DhoniRs 9.5 croreChennai Super Kings

(Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/ipl-auction-2019-most-expensive-buys-from-each-season/story-aKoJTCW48hq3wNA3bMEcfM.html)