The Indian premier league is a league for T20 Cricket Championship in India. It was started after an altercation between the BCCI and the Indian Cricket League, introduced by Lalit Modi, who also served as the first chairman and commissioner of BCCI. IPL currently contested by Nine teams and consist of player from around the world, making it “World Richest Cricket Tournament”.
1. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Ghambhir – 31 years old, a left handed opening batsman of the Indian Cricket team. In spite of base salary of $200,000, he is sold at a price tag of $ 2.4 million by Kolkata Knight Riders, owned by Red Chillies Entertainment and Mehta Group. He is the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League auction. Under his captaincy, KKR even won their first title in IPL5- 2012.
2. Yusuf Khan Pathan
Yusuf Pathan- 30 years old, Right handed batsman and Right arm off-break bowler of the Indian Cricket team. Even though his salary is $300,000 he was auctioned for $ 2.1 million by Kolkata knight Riders in the IPL. He was named as the “Man Of The Tournament” in IPL1-2008.
3. Robin Venu Uthappa
Robin uthappa- 27 years old, a right handed batsman of the Indian Cricket team. His salary is $200,000 he was sold to Pune Warriors India, owned by Sahara India Pariwar for $2.1 million in IPL auction. He was the Top Scorer during IPL5-2012 for Pune Warriors India. He played the role of wicket keeper in his team.
3. Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Rohit sharma- 26 years old, a right handed batsman and right arm off -break bowler of Indian Cricket team. In spite of his base salary of $200,000 he sold at $2 million by Mumbai Indians, owned by Reliance Group in the IPL auction. He was named as the “Best Under-23 years old player of the Tournament” during IPL2- 2009. He is the current captain of Mumbai Indians.
5. Ravindra Anirudhsinh jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja- 24 years old, a left handed batsman and left hand orthodox bowler of Indian cricket team, his base salary of $100,000 he was snapped up by Chennai Super Kings after winning a tie breaker against Deccan Chargers for $2 million. Owned by India cement in IPL auction, he has proved himself as a valuable player by his accuracy in all formats of the game.
6. Irfan Khan Pathan
Irfan Pathan- 28 years old, a left handed batsman and left hand fast medium bowler of the Indian Cricket team. In spite of his base salary of $300,000 he was bought by Delhi Daredevils, owned by GMR Group in the IPL auction for a $1.9 million.
7. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj singh- 31 years old, a left handed batsman and left handed orthodox bowler of the Indian Cricket team. He makes $400,000 he was taken by Sahara Pune Warriors, owned by Sahara India Parivar for $ 1.8 million. He is one of the cleanest hitters of a cricket ball.
8. Saurabh Tiwari
Saurabh Tiwari- 23 years old, a left handed batsman of the Indian Cricket team. In spite of his salary being $100,000 he was Picked up by Royal challengers bangalore, owned by UB Group in the IPL auction for $ 1.6 million. In 2010. Saurabh tiwari made a name for himself by playing a vital role in helping Mumbai reach the final of the Tournament. He was also named as a “Best Under-23 Player of the Tournament”.
9. Mahela De Silva Jayawardene
Mahela jayawardene- 36 years old, a right handed batsman of the Srilankan Cricket team. His base salary is $400,000 he was bought by Delhi Daredevils ,owned by GMR Groups in the IPL auction for $1.5 million. He has been the batting mainstay of the srilankan team for the last decade. He is the current captain of the Delhi Daredevils.
10. David John Hussey
David Hussey- 35 years old, a right handed batsman and right handed off-break bowler of the Australian Cricket team. Even though his base salary is $400,000, he was snapped up by Kings XI Punjab, owned by Apeejay Surendra Group and the Oberoi Group in the ipl auction for $1.4 million. He is the current Vice-captain of the Kings XI Punjab. He is the 2nd most expensive foreign buy of the IPL auction.
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