Year Wise Most Expensive Players in IPL Auction History (2008-2024)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen some big money splashed on players over the years. Here is a look at the most expensive buys in each IPL auction from 2008 to 2024:

2008 – MS Dhoni to Chennai Super Kings for 9.5 Crore

In the inaugural player auction, CSK bought captain MS Dhoni for 9.5 crore, the highest bid that year.

2009 – Kevin Pietersen to RCB and Andrew Flintoff to CSK for 9.8 Crore Each

England stars Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff both commanded bids of 9.8 crore from RCB and CSK respectively.

2010 – Shane Bond to KKR and Kieron Pollard to MI for 4.8 Crore Each

Veteran pacer Shane Bond and all-rounder Kieron Pollard were the top buys in 2010 at 4.8 crore each by KKR and MI.

2011 – Gautam Gambhir to KKR for 14.9 Crore

Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was bought by KKR for 14.9 crore, the highest that year.

2012 – Ravindra Jadeja to CSK for 12.8 Crore

Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was signed by CSK for 12.8 crore in 2012.

2013 – Glenn Maxwell to MI for 6.3 Crore

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell commanded the top bid of 6.3 crore from MI.

2014 – Yuvraj Singh to RCB for 14 Crore

Yuvraj Singh fetched the highest bid of 14 crore from RCB.

2015 – Yuvraj Singh to DD for 16 Crore

Yuvraj Singh was again the top buy, moving to DD for 16 crore.

2016 – Shane Watson to RCB for 9.5 Crore

Veteran Shane Watson was bought by RCB for 9.5 crore.

2017 – Ben Stokes to RPS for 14.5 Crore

England’s Ben Stokes earned big money from RPS, going for 14.5 crore.

2018 – Ben Stokes to RR for 12.5 Crore

Stokes moved to RR in 2018 for 12.5 crore.

2019 – Jaydev Unadkat to RR and Varun Chakravarthy to KXIP for 8.4 Crore Each

Unadkat and mystery spinner Chakravarthy shared the top bid of 8.4 crore.

2020 – Pat Cummins to KKR for 15.5 Crore

Australian pacer Pat Cummins was the top buy at 15.5 crore by KKR.

2021 – Chris Morris to RR for 16.25 Crore

All-rounder Chris Morris fetched 16.25 crore from RR.

2022 – Ishan Kishan to MI for 15.25 Crore

Young wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan was bought back by MI for 15.25 crore.

2023 – Sam Curran to PBKS for 18.5 Crore

England all-rounder Sam Curran was signed by PBKS for 18.5 crore.

2024 – Mitchell Starc to KKR for 24.75 Crore

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc broke records with his 24.75 crore deal with KKR.