All-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of IPL. He will be playing for Punjab Kings this season and the team paid a hefty amount of 18.50 Crore, which made him the highest paid player in 2023. This England allrounder is an amazing batsman, fielder, and bowler. His ability to score quick runs and his bowling capabilities are what made him a really valuable player. In IPL, the value of an all-rounder is much more valuable
Sam Curran made his debut match in 2019 for a sum of 5.50 crore. His first official cricket match was against Pakistan in June 2018. Later, he also proved himself to be a great bowler and fielder. He has previously played for both Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings. His debut match in IPL was In Punjab Kings and now he is back again in the same team that gave him the opportunity to play. He is definitely a worthy player for such an amount, he has shown his potential as an all-rounder in previous IPL Matches.
Fellow England players Ben Stokes and Harry Brook were also signed up by teams for a huge price. IPL 2023 auction has seen a lot of highly prized foreign players. Ben Stoke was signed up by CSK for a massive sum of 16.5 Crore. With Dwayne Bravo officially declaring his retirement from IPL, CSK really needed an all-rounder who can replace him. Ben Stokes emerged as the best choice for CSK and was one of the highest amounts spent by CSK. He will be playing in one of the strongest team in IPL 2023.
Here are some other players who also got huge payments
Harry Brooks will be playing for Sun Risers Hyderabad for a whooping sum of 13.25 Crores. Young batsmen achieving such a huge amount with no experience in IPL is indeed a great thing. Initially playing for much more amount than the base amount is a landmark achievement in his career. He doesn’t have many abilities like the other expensive players and the reason for his prize is his batting ability. He will be the best choice for an opening batsman. His ability to hit quick runs was clearly visible in his previous T20 matches.
Australian Player Cameron Green was signed up for Mumbai Indians for a sum of 17.5 Crore. His strike rate is 214.54, and he took 3 wickets in his first match against Pakistan. He will be the highest-paid and the best Mumbai Indians players in this IPL season.
List of Top 6 Expensive Players in IPL 2023
1. Sam Curran- Punjab Kings (18.50 Cr)
2. Cameron Green- Mumbai Indians (17.5 Cr)
3. Ben stokes- Chennai Super Kings (16.25 Cr)
4. Nicholas Pooran- Lucknow Super Giants (16 Cr)
5. Andre Russel-Kolkata Knight Riders (16 Cr)
6. Harry Brook- Sun Risers Hyderabad (13.25 C)
These are highly skilled players and the final decision of whether the player is worth it or not can be known only after the match. These players can give the team high returns, they can clearly change the team’s position in the IPL points table. There are instances where the team recruits’ players with huge sums but they don’t provide a proper return. Some players might just become unworthy for the team. These kinds of scenarios generally don’t happen to all-rounders. Let us wait and see how the game goes.