Cricket might not be a very popular sport in America which really controls the trends of every kind of popular culture. However, it earns a lot of revenue and fans from certain European nations, especially England, parts of Africa, South Asia, Australia, West Indies and so on. But if you take a look at the richest leagues all around the world, you will definitely find IPL amongst the top 10, even surpassing European football. In terms of club cricket, Indian Premier League or IPL is really a game changer. Teams are formed based on cities of India and both national as well as foreign players are bought. The ticket sales, sponsors, broadcast rights, and sports merch make enormous revenue which makes BCCI the richest cricket board in the world. So, let us take a quick look at some of the most expensive buys in the IPL auction this year. Moreover, you can also place bets on their winnings or the team that you want to support. Check out Meta.reviews to find reviews of the best online betting sites and then choose the one that suits you the most.
He is the costliest buy this year which might strike to be weird for not even stalwart foreign players have been sold at this price. But that is the uncertainty of an auction. You do not know what is going to happen. So, his base price was 2 crore rupees but Mumbai Indians bought the bowler for an unimaginable 15.25 crore rupees.
In number 2 is again another Indian player who is not exceptionally popular or with high world rankings. The base price for Deepak Chahar was also 2 Crore rupees. However, Chennai Super Kings bought him for a whooping 14 crores.
Next in line is Shreyas Iyer who too had a base price of 2 crore rupees. However, his final bid in the auction went up to 12.25 crores. The player was bought by Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders.
Among the richest buys or bids in the auction preluding the IPL this year, this one is the first international buy. Liam Livingstone from England had a base price that was worth 1 crore in rupees. However, Punjab Kings bought him for a sum of 11.50 crore rupees. So, this was the maximum bid for an international player.
This young player from India again had his base price set at a sum of 2 crore rupees. However, his bid went much higher than that. Delhi Capitals bought him for an insane deal that was worth 10.75 crores in rupees.
This one is again a national player and had his base price at 2 crore rupees. However, his bid also scored unimaginably high. Therefore, it culminated in 10.75 crores in rupees which Royal Challengers Bangalore was ready to pay for.
This is the second most pricy international buy and the last in the top 10 richest buys. With a base price of 1 crore rupees, RCB bought him for 10.75 crores in rupees.