Not much time is left for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction to take place. The much-awaited bidding event is set to take place for the very first time outside of India--at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on December 19. Cricket fans across India and other parts of the world have been eagerly waiting for the IPL 2024 auction to find out which franchise ends up having which player on board. Australia captain Pat Cummins became the most expensive player in the history of IPL when he was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20.5 crore at the IPL 2024 auction. Not much later, Cummins' Australian Mitchell Starc broke that record when he was signed by KKR for Rs 24.75 crore. IPL 2024 Auction: Five Players Likely To Fetch Huge Bids at Indian Premier League Players’ Auction.

Starc and Cummins went past Sam Curran, who was sold to Punjab Kings at the IPL 2023 auction for Rs 18.5 crore. That auction also saw astronomical figures being spent on players with similar profiles with the likes of Cameron Green and Ben Stokes fetching Rs 17.50 crore and Rs 16.25 from Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings respectively. Let us take a look at the top 10 most expensive players in the history of the Indian Premier League. IPL 2024 Auction: Three All-Rounders Who Can Potentially Replace Hardik Pandya in Gujarat Titans Squad for Indian Premier League Season 17.

List of Most Expensive Players in IPL History

Year Player Team Price
2024 Mitchell Starc Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 24.75 Crore
2024 Pat Cummins Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 20.50 Crore
2023 Sam Curran Punjab Kings Rs 18.50 Crore
2023 Cameron Green Mumbai Indians Rs 17.50 Crore
2023 Ben Stokes Chennai Super Kings Rs 16.25 Crore
2021 Chris Morris Rajasthan Royals Rs 16.25 Crore
2023 Nicholas Pooran Lucknow Super Giants Rs 16 Crore
2015 Yuvraj Singh Delhi Daredevils Rs 16 Crore
2020 Pat Cummins Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 15.50 Crore
2022 Ishan Kishan Mumbai Indians Rs 15.25 Crore

A total of 333 players are set to go under the hammer at the IPL 2024 auction. Out of these 333 players, 214 are Indians while 119 belong to other countries. Two players hail from associate nations and the 10 teams will have 77 slots to fill.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 17, 2023 11:19 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website