If there is any cricketing bonanza in the world of cricket which attracts all the sports fanatics around the world, then it has to be Indian Premier League. This venture started from the year 2008 and still in the year of 2018 the craze of this venture can be traced. That craze got his immense expansion throughout the last 10 years. IPL Auction 2018 has been massive this year as it got his previous star Ben Stokes back in the most expensive player’s spot in the auction for the second year in a row.
Here is a look at the most expensive players of IPL 2018:
1. Ben Stokes: Rs 12.5 Crore
This year Rajasthan Royals took the Australian chap Ben Stokes with the whopping price of Rs 12.5 crore. And for the first time ever in the game of IPL, it was the second time Ben Stokes got the record price in the IPL Auction that too in consecutive years. Last year he got picked up a record price of Rs 14.5 crore.
2. Jaydev Unadkat: 11.5 Crore
Unadkat this year got his new entry in the crores club through bagging the massive 11.5 crores from Rajasthan Royals – the first big buy-in Day 2 of the auction. He has also become the most expensive Indian player in the 11th edition of the IPL. Earlier, he has represented Pune Supergiant in the IPL.
3. KL Rahul: Rs 11 Crore
KL Rahul this year has got the biggest buy of his career in IPL. He also grabs the record of being the first Indian to touch the double-figure on Day 1 of IPL Auction 2018. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 11 crore.
4. Manish Pandey: 11 Crore
Manish Pandey introduces himself in the league of most expensive players in IPL 2018. He was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a sum of 11 crores on Day 1 of the auction.
5. Chris Lynn: 9.6 Crore
Like the previous year, Australian batsman Chris Lynn was again grabbed by Kolkata Knight Riders for a huge sum of 9.6 crores. He was in the same KKR squad in the last edition of IPL as well.
6. Mitchell Starc: Rs 9.4 Crore
Australian toe crasher Mitchell Starc will be firing this year wearing KKR’s jersey as he had been bagged for Rs 9.4 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders.
7. Glenn Maxwell: Rs 9 Crore
Glenn Maxwell got the talks of this year’s IPL Auction 2018 in his own favor as he was picked up by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 9 crore. Maxwell got a huge amount of contenders this year starting with SRH to Rajasthan Royals being the foremost. But at the end, Delhi finally got Maxwell in their kitty.
8. Rashid Khan: 9 Crore
Rashid Khan Arman this year was bought by SRH for a whopping 9 crore. He has been the most sought-after Afghan player who got his old jersey back but with a new amount.
9. Krunal Pandya: 8.8 Crore
This player has always been one of the favorites in Mumbai Indians dugout, maybe that is the reason why he was bagged for 8.8 crores in the MI side.
10. Sanju Samson: 8 Crore
Sanju Samson got his Royal jersey back for a massive 8 crore in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League. It is a homecoming for the young player as Rajasthan Royals got him back.
11. Kedar Jadhav: 7.8 Crore
All-rounder Kedar Jadhav was sold for 7.8 crores in the IPL 2018 auction. He will represent MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.
12. Ravichandran Ashwin: Rs 7.6 Crore
Beating all the conjectures, Ravichandran Ashwin went to Kings XI Punjab for a sum of Rs 7.6 crore. Yes, Ashwin will be representing Punjab this year.
13. Chris Woakes: 7.4 Crore
English batsman Chris Woakes was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 7.4 crores. Last year he played for Kolkata Knight Riders.
14. Dinesh Karthik: 7.4 Crore
Dinesh Karthik this year got to be seen representing Kolkata Knight Riders in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League for the whopping price of 7.4 crores.
15. Jofra Archer: 7.2 Crore
Barbadian cricketer Jofra Archer launched his IPL debut with Rajasthan Royals for 7.2 crores. Let’s see can he continue his magic on Indian soil as he does in county crickets.
16. Andrew Tye: 7.2 Crore
Australian cricketer Andrew Tye was sold to Kings XI Punjab that too for a sum of 7.2 crores. He was previously played for Gujarat Lions.