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IPL 2018 | COSTLIEST TEAMS AND PLAYERS | FANFIGHT

IPL 2018 | COSTLIEST TEAMS AND PLAYERS | FANFIGHT

IPL 2018 – the summer entertainment of the cricketing world is going to start in less than a month. At the auctions this year a mammoth Rs. 431,70,00,000 was spent. We take a look at the costliest teams and players. Who spent the most and which player cost the most?

Team spends:

Kings XI Punjab: KXIP has spent the most in this year’s IPL auction with 67.4 crores spent.

Some notable players bought:

  • KL Rahul – 11 crores
  • R Ashwin – 7.6 crores
  • A Tye – 7.2 crores
  • A Finch – 6.2 crores
  • K Nair – 5.6 crores

Rajasthan Royals: RR bought the most expensive in this year’s IPL auction with Ben Stokes costing them a whopping 12.5 crores. They also spend 65.85 crores in the auction.

Here are their top buys:

  • Ben Stokes – 12.5 crores
  • J Unadkat – 11.5 crores
  • S Samson – 8 crores
  • J Archer – 7.2 crores
  • J Buttler – 4.4 crores

Chennai Super Kings: CSK spent a total of 40.5 crore in this year’s IPL auction. They used the RTM for MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja for a collective 33 crores.

Some notable players bought:

  • K Jadhav – 7.8 crores
  • K Sharma – 5 crores
  • S Watson – 4 crores
  • S Thakur – 2.6 crores
  • A Rayudu – 2.2 crores

Delhi Daredevils: DD have spent a total of 45.4 crores. They used the RTM for Kagiso Rabada and Mohammad Shami. They have also retained Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Chris Morris.

  • G Maxwell – 9 crores
  • K Rabada – 4.3 crores
  • A Mishra – 4 crores
  • V Shankar – 3.2 crores
  • S Nadeem – 3.2 crores

Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR spent 59 crores clearing out their purse in the auction. They also shelled out for 2 of the most of expensive players in IPL 2018.

Notable buys:

  • C Lynn – 9.6 crores
  • M Starc – 9.4 crores
  • D Karthik – 7.4 crores
  • R Uthappa – 6.4 crores
  • K Yadav – 5.4 crores

Sunrisers Hyderabad: SRH spent 58.35 crores almost clearing out their budget. They used the RTM for Rashid Khan and Shikhar Dhawan for a collective 14.2 crores.

Notable buys:

  • M Pandey – 11 crores
  • R Khan – 9 crores
  • S Dhawan – 5.2 crores
  • W Saha – 5 crores
  • S Kaul – 3.2 crores

Mumbai Indians: MI spent 46.35 crores, probably the lowest spenders this IPL. They retained Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah.

Notable buys:

  • K Pandya – 8.8 crores
  • I Kishan – 6.2 crores
  • P Cummins – 5.4 crores
  • E Lewis – 3.8 crores
  • M Rahman – 2.2 crores

Royal Challengers Bangalore: RCB spent 48.85 crores almost clearing out their budget of 49 crores. They retained Kohli, De Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan for a collective 31 crores.

Notable buys:

  • C Woakes – 7.4 crores
  • Y Chahal – 6 crores
  • U Yadav – 4.2 crores
  • B McCullum – 3.6 crores
  • W Sundar – 3.2 crores

Most expensive players:

Ben Stokes – 12.5 crores – Rajasthan Royals

Last year’s costliest player is also this year’s costliest player. Rajasthan Royals shelled out a whopping 12.5 crore for Ben Stokes. Whether he’ll repay that with his performances is a question that’s on all our minds.

Jaydev Unadkat – 11.5 crores – Rajasthan Royals

As surprising it might be, Unadkat is somehow the costliest Indian player in this year’s IPL. He is bought by Rajasthan Royals.

KL Rahul – 11 crores – Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab bought Rahul for 11 crores who was the 1st Indian to touch double figures bidding in this year’s auction. Whether he’s worth the price? Only KXIP can answer that question.

Manish Pandey – 11 crores – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Manish Pandey, still probably known for his 100 against the Hyderabad team joins them for a whopping 11 crores. Given their middle order troubles last season, it’s understandable why SRH shelled out 11 crores on him.

Chris Lynn – 9.6 crores – Kolkata Knight Riders

The hard-hitting Aussie batsman was bagged by KKR for a hefty 9.6 crores. A much-needed buy for KKR.

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