The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the richest domestic tournament in the world. IPL teams splurge an exorbitant insane amount of money on the choicest of players. These players are easily the Creme da La of the IPL. IPL franchises try their best to retain their superstars year after year. Stay with us to know about Players Who Can Earn More Than 15 crores in the IPL Auction.
We at StumpsandBails decided to hypothetically think of a situation where none of the players are allowed to be retained. Then who are the players currently who will go for huge money in the auctions?
StumpsandBails brings to you a list of 11 Players Who Can Earn More Than 15 crores in the IPL Auction:
#11 Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes is a champion player. He won the MVP award in his debut IPL season (2017). But Stokes has flattered to deceive since. He has two IPL centuries across 5 seasons in the IPL. But you expect a lot more from a player of his calibre. Even though his T20 and IPL numbers might not do entire justice to his talent, Stokes’s utility and reputation are enough for him to earn a contract worth INR 15 crores and more.
#10 Andre Russell
Andre Russell is a two-time (2015, 2019) MVP award winner. Russell had an insane 2019 season scoring 510 runs at an average of 56.66 and a strike rate of 204.81. He has faded away a bit in the last couple of seasons but one can’t rule Russell out. He may excel in a healthy team environment. Russell can easily cross the 15 crore barrier in the auctions.
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#9 Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer is an IPL sensation. He won the MVP award in 2020 despite his team finishing at the bottom of the pile. Archer is a game-changer with both bat and the ball. He has picked up 46 wickets in 35 games in the IPL. Archer has also used his long handle to good effect in few games. Archer is probably one among the selected few foreign players who will go for huge money in the auctions.
#8 Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma coming in the list at number 8 might not do well with his fans but truth be told that Sharma hasn’t had a great IPL in the last few seasons as a batsman. He has been an exemplary leader helping MI win two consecutive titles in 2019 and 2020 (5 overall). It’s his captaincy in the IPL that will help him fetch a colossal contract if he goes under the hammer next year.
#7 Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan is undoubtedly the best spinner in T20 cricket. He has made a major impact in the 5 seasons he has played in the IPL. Khan’s economy rate (6.23) is unbelievable. He is almost unplayable on his day. If he gets the right support at the other hand, Khan can singlehandedly win games for his team. He will have a sky-high price in the auctions.
#6 KL Rahul
KL Rahul is a hot property in the IPL. He has been nothing short of brilliant for Punjab in the last 3 seasons and counting. Rahul has scored over 590 runs in three consecutive seasons. He held the orange cap in 2021 too. Rahul is a potential India captain and has a strong following on social media. He is a complete package. Rahul will surely fetch a mammoth price in the auctions.
#5 Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is 100% IPL material. He is someone who plays to the gallery beautifully. MI picked him for INR 10 lakhs in 2015 and now his salary is INR 11 crores. Pandya is the quintessential allrounder teams pray to have in their squad. He will go for a humungous amount in the auctions.
#4 Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is arguably the best all-rounder in world cricket across formats. He is the original 3-D player. Jadeja has improved by leaps and bounds as a batsman. He is more than handy with the ball and is a gun fielder. Teams can buy Jadeja purely for his fielding skills. He is that good. Jadeja’s value is often underrated in the IPL owing to the huge shadow of MS Dhoni. If he makes himself available in the auctions, then he will surely outgrow the legend himself in terms of salary.
#3 Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is undoubtedly world cricket’s premier T20 fast bowler. Bumrah can hurt opponents in the powerplay, middle-overs, and at the death. He is especially exceptional during the slog overs. Bumrah earns INR 7 crores per year at MI. If he goes under the hammer he can surely set an unassailable IPL salary record for bowlers.
#2 Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant is currently the most exciting player in world cricket. He has made the world go wow in the last 5-6 months. Pant’s pyrotechnics have earned him laurels across the world. As fate would have it, he was even made DC’s captain this year in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. Pant is unstoppable at the moment. He will almost be the most expensive player in IPL history if he goes under the hammer next year.
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#1 Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is IPL’s and RCB’s biggest brand. Kohli is the only IPL batsman to cross the 6000 runs mark in the IPL. He is a force of nature. Even though Kohli sits pretty with the most expensive player tags (17 crores) in the IPL. He will easily outdo himself if he goes under the hammer next year. Kohli might probably be the first player to touch the magical INR 20 crores mark in the IPL auctions.
P.S: Virat Kohli remains the only active player to have never gone under the IPL auction hammer.
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