Indian Premier League is the most popular and entertaining domestic league in India. Franchises try to build their best team by every possible way to buy number of players at very high as well as low prices. Hence, there are few players that have earned a maximum amount of money through franchises.

We look at the most expensive players in the IPL till date:

  • Yuvraj Singh – Yuvraj Singh continues to be the most expensive player in the history of Indian Premier League.  In 2015 Delhi Daredevils, has taken at $2.67 Million. That time Yuvraj Singh not performed well. He failed to perform well that season and was later released by the team.  
  • Gautam Gambhir – he is the Second most expensive player in IPL history. In 2011 Mumbai Indians has taken him at $2.5 Million. They have nothing to regret after Gambhir has led them to two IPL Trophies. He has led from the front and continues to play for the Knight Riders. Hence, he deserves every bit of his price tag.
  • Ben Stokes - This time IPL auction was memorable as Ben Stokes got the maximum bid of $2.16 Million is the maximum bid amount any foreign player got in IPL. This time he will play for Rising Pune Supergiants and he is waiting to play with MS Dhoni and Under RPS Skipper Steve Smith.
  • Yusuf Pathan - Yusuf Pathan was one of the big hitters in the Indian Premier League. In 2011 IPL auction was a great experience as Yusuf Pathan got $2.1 Million. Yusuf has performed well for the team and still plays for the Knightriders. Kolkata Knight Riders buy him paying the big bucks.
  • Robin Uthappa – Robin Uthappa been a consistent batsman for Kolkata Knight Riders, playing with a lot of freedom and confidence. In 2011 He was signed by the Pune Warriors India for $ 2.1 Million.

 After writing about the players released by the teams for IPL 2017, here we are coming up with the news about players who got the maximum bid amount. As we all know the origin of cricket is England and the aggressive style of play and classic game skills, that makes England cricket players a true cricketer. This time IPL auction was memorable as Ben Stokes got the maximum bid of 14.5 crore ( 145 millions ) is the maximum bid amount any foreign player got in IPL.

Ben Stokes IPLHe is an all-rounder from England. Previously we have seen him playing against India for the Test, ODI and T20, he played superb innings and that could be the reason he got the maximum bid amount in this IPL season. This time he will play for Rising Pune Supergiants and he is waiting to play with MS Dhoni.

Let us know the reason why does he get the maximum bid as a foreign player. If we look at his T20 career, he does not have a good record but the only reason he got the maximum bid is the number of T20 matches he played in India which cover almost top T20 international teams. From 2016 he has played total 12 T20 matches and out of those 12, he has played total 9 matches in  India.

Here is the list of teams he has played against in the year 2016 to till date.


South Africa

Sri Lanka

West Indies

New Zealand



This IPL is going to be very interesting as we are going to watch ben stokes playing for the first time.

Thank you for reading I hope you will like the article. Stay connected and tuned for further news from IPL 2017.




Hello Friends, Here we come up with the news from IPL 2017

As we all know the craze of IPL is raising day by day. Lets have a look on the teams, this time IPL consists of 8 teams. There are no major changes in the teams in 8th season of VIVO IPL 2017. Auction for VIVO IPL 8th season took place on 4th Feb 2016 and franchises had declared the players name retained and released by the them. If we  look at the retention of overseas players, total 44 players are retained by the various teams out of 144 overseas players. As per the stats total 351 players will be available for the auction but BCCI will declare the final list of players available for this season of IPL 2017. Each franchise has a limit of 66 crore to spend on the players and get them into their respective teams. Each team can have total 20 players in their team out of them 8 is the maximum limit for overseas players.

Lets have a team wise view of retained and Released players. We will start with the team who has released most players from the team

1. Rising Pune Supergiants : The franchise has released most number of players that is 11 out of which 6 are overseas players, released by the Pune franchise. Released players include some big names like Kevin Pietersen, A Morkel, G Bailey and Ishant Sharma.

2. Royal Challengers Bangalore: The team who has released ten players which the second most players released by the team. Which include players such as Chris Jordan and Varun Aaron and others.

3. Kolkata Night Riders: Kolkata Franchise has released total 9 players out of which six players are overseas players. Kolkata has released majorly the overseas players which include some big name such as Shaun Tait , Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Morne Morkel and many more. Kolkata had released the pacer side majorly and might look to get other pacer to fill that gap.

4. Mumbai Indians : Mumbai Indians released 8 players from the squad which include some big hitters from New Zealand: Corey Anderson and Martin Guptill.

5. Delhi Daredevils : Delhi daredevils has released total of 7 players from the squad out of 7 players 3 were overseas players. Pawan Negi was one of the most expensive player has released by the franchise due to his poor performance in last season. Delhi also released Imran Tahir on of the best spinner of South Africa.

6. Sunrisers Hyderabad : Last time winner Sunrisers Hyderabad has released 6 players for this season and looking forward to add some good players in the squad to again win the Title. Franchise has released 2 overseas players Eoin Morgan and Trent Boult.

7. Kings XI Punjab : The team who gets famous for their rapid game in first season. Despite winning only 4 out of 14 games this season. Team has made minor changes this time and released only 4 players out of which some are big names such as Mitchell Johnson and Kyle Abbott. We are looking for the blast this time from Punjab and waiting for the “M” factor.

8. Gujrat Lions: Franchise has released 8 players this time and out of which 7 players from India only one overseas player were released by the team that is Dale Steyn.

Thank you for reading the article. That is all we have for this time we will be back next time   with more news from cricket and entertainment stay tuned.

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