IPL 2019: The Big Money Players

Players like Ravindra Jadeja, Jaspreet Bumrah, Pandya Brothers, Ambati Rayudu, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Mayank Markande et al owe their national call-ups as much to their impressive performance in world’s biggest T20 league as they do to the Ranji Trophy and India-A tours.

IPL 2019: The Big Money Players IPL 2019: The Big Money Players Source : BCCI


Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a domestic T20 league. IPL is also a domestic T20 league. That's where the similarity ends. India's top-most cricketers do not participate in Mushtaq Ali Trophy because they are on national duty which dilutes the competition. Then, there are no international stars like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, David Warner, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell to name a few in SMA Trophy. Neither jam-packed stadiums with spectators shouting at their loudest or the million others watching on their TV and Phones. Nor the multibillion-dollar brand value that's associated with IPL.


Some ex-cricketers like Ashish Nehra believe that IPL is as good as international cricket. Indeed, as Jadejas and Bumrahs and Pandyas show, if you can perform in IPL, you have what it takes to succeed in international cricket. It is impossible that someone can boss IPL but fail at the international scene barring drop in form and fitness. IPL is super-competitive, high quality, entertaining and demanding cricket.


Let's look at some of the most expensive buys that will be in action during IPL 2019.


Jaydev Unadkat (India)

Sold to: Rajasthan Royals
Price: ₹8.40 Crore


Varun Chakravarthy (Uncapped, India)

Sold to: Kings XI Punjab
Price: ₹8.40 Crore


Sam Curran (England)

Price: ₹7.20 Crore
Sold To: Kings XI Punjab


Colin Ingram (South Africa)

Sold to: Delhi Capitals
Price: ₹6.40 Crore


Carlos Brathwaite (Windies)

Sold to: Kolkata Knight Riders
Price: ₹5 Crore


Axar Patel (India)


Sold to: Delhi Capitals
Price: ₹5 Crore


Mohit Sharma (India)

Sold to: Chennai Super Kings
Price: ₹5 Crore


Shivam Dube (Uncapped, India)

Sold to: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Price: ₹5 Crore


Mohammed Shami (India)

Sold to: Kings XI Punjab
Price: ₹4.80 Crore


Prabhsimran Singh (Uncapped, India)

Sold to: Kings XI Punjab
Price: ₹4.8 Crore


Shimron Hetmyer (Windies)

Sold to: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Price: ₹4.20 Crore


Nicholas Pooran (Windies)

Sold to: Kings XI Punjab
Price: ₹4.20 Crore


Akshdeep Nath (Uncapped, India)

Sold to: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Price: ₹3.60 Crore


Barinder Sran (India)

Sold to: Mumbai Indians
Price: ₹3.40 Crore


Varun Aaron (India)

Sold to: Rajasthan Royals
Price: ₹2.40 Crore


Johnny Bairstow (England)

Sold to: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Price: ₹2.20 Crore


Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

Sold to: Mumbai Indians
Price: ₹2 Crore


Hanuma Vihari (India)

Sold to: Delhi Capitals
Price: ₹2 Crore


Sherfane Rutherford (Windies)

Sold to: Delhi Capitals
Price: ₹2 Crore



Top Ten Most Expensive Uncapped Indian Players at IPL 2019:

Apart from Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Dube, Prabhsimran Singh and Akshdeep Nath; these are the other uncapped players who bagged big bucks.


Prayas Ray Burman

Sold to: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Price: ₹1.5 Crore


Anmolpreet Singh

Sold to: Mumbai Indians
Price: ₹80 Lacs


Himmat Singh

Sold to: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Price: ₹65 Lacs


Darshan Nalkande

Sold to: Kings XI Punjab
Price: ₹30 Lacs


Shashank Singh

Sold to: Rajasthan Royals
Price: ₹30 Lacs


Sarfaraz Khan

Sold to: Kings XI Punjab
Price: ₹25 Lacs



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