Top 10 Most Expensive Overseas Players And Picks In the History Of IPL 

Top 10 Most Expensive Overseas Players And Picks In the History Of IPL 

In this cash-rich competition, the overseas players get significant amount of money and this has seen us be indulged in an impressive most expensive all time picks list in the IPL

Cricket players across the globe anticipate every year to be auctioned in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they benefit from the luxury of obtaining the largest quantity in comparison with various overseas tournaments.

In addition to the money rules, IPL is indeed a platform to exhibit the potential of the new uncapped players, although occupying the grandstands along with the greatest athletes in the business is never easy.

Some players turn out to be the highest bided players, unwrapping a fortune for themselves. Let’s look at the Top 10 expensive foreign players in IPL history.

Top 10 Most Expensive Overseas Players And Picks In the History Of IPL (year-wise)

1. Andrew Symonds

Andrew Symonds initiated his debut along with Deccan Charges, a franchise from Hyderabad for a total of US $ 1,350,000 making him the highest bid foreign player and second in the league after MS Dhoni.

2. Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff 

Chennai Super Kings acquired English bowler Andrew Flintoff in the 2009 IPL Auction for $1.55 million. Flintoff in the year went on to get the highest bid along with his countrymate Kevin Pietersen. 


Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased the English cricketer Kevin Pietersen in 2009 for an enormous amount of $1.55 million. The British Scorpion hitter was then purchased by Delhi Daredevils in IPL in 2011. 

3. Shane Bond, Kieron Pollard

Shane Bond, former New Zealand pacer, and West Indian’s Kieron Pollard are by far the most costly purchases in 2009. Each was chosen for Rs. 4.8 crore. While Kolkata Knight Riders recruited pacer Shane Bond, Kieron Pollard appealed to the indigenous people of Mumbai.

Bond had a solid IPL  tour, collecting 9 spoils for an economy of 7.22 in 8 matches. Struck by Kieron Pollard hammering 273 runs in 14 matches. During the competition, he was brilliantly striking at a strike rate of 185 plus.

4. Mahela Jayewardene 

In the Indian Premier League auction, the exquisite Lankan batman received the second-best bid IN 2012. Jayewardene was acquired for $ 1.4 million from his base price of  3, 00, 000 US $, by the Delhi Daredevils franchise.   

5. Glen Maxwell

Mumbai Indians spent a staggering $1 million (INR 5.3 crores) for the swashbuckling service of Glen Maxwell in 2013. Maxwell was also brilliant for Melbourne Stars’ Big Bash League, touching more than 150 plus strike rate before the IPL.


6. Shane Watson

RCB has purchased Australian all-rounder Shane Watson for 9.5 crores. He was chosen to provide the stability that was desired in his team but instead turned out to be a deceptional signature.

7. Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes was purchased for INR 14.5 crores from Rising Pune Supergiants.  Stokes won the award for being the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the 2017 season. In the season,  he scored 316 runs, while in 12 matches he got 12 Wickets. 

 8. Sam Curran

The Kings XI Punjab successfully purchased Sam Curran in the auction for Rs 7.20 crore. he demonstrated the value by scalping a hattrick against Delhi Capitals to maximize the value of the huge bid.

9. Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins was acquired at auction by the Kolkata Knight Riders for 15.5 crores ($2.1 million)  becoming the most lucrative Aussie player in the history of the Indian Premier League in 2020.

10. Chris Morris

South African pacer Chris Morris, who grabbed the eyes for a bid of a staggering amount of Rs 16.5 crore, became one of the highest purchased overseas players in the IPL auction 2021.  The previous season of IPL 2020 Morris was purchased by RCB for 10 Crore. 


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