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Kyle Jamieson is the most expensive player in IPL history: Cricket Bet India

Cricket Bet India has analysed every auction at the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2013 to reveal the most valuable players based on the fees paid for them, the nations with the most expensive players and the most expensive disciplines when it comes to the auction.

A total of 454 players and 715 deals have been analysed to work out the value of each player.

Interesting findings:

  • Kyle Jamieson the most expensive player in IPL history
  • Players from England cost more than anywhere else
  • Dinesh Karthik the most expensive Indian player since 2013
  • All-rounders cost more than any other discipline

Kyle Jamieson’s move to Royal Challengers Bangalore makes him the highest valued player in the history of the IPL auction, new research shows. Despite appearing in the auction just once, the New Zealand all-rounder has an overall IPL value of $2,045,387, placing him ahead of the likes of Jhye Richardson, Ben Stokes and Glenn Maxwell.

Research from Cricket Bet India has analysed every signing made from every IPL auction going back to 2013 to work out the average value for each player bought in that time, as well as the average prices for each discipline (batsman/ bowler/ all-rounder/ wicket-keeper) and the countries whose players have the highest value.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has two IPL centuries, has the highest average value of players to have been bought more than once in auctions with a value of $1,839,449, while Maxwell has been an overnight millionaire on four occasions despite appearing in the auction just five times, and has a value of $1,362,555.00.

Chris Morris attracted the highest bid for an overseas player in IPL history when Rajasthan Royals signed him in February, and he is another who averages a seven-figure sum, at a total of $1,180,313, while Dinesh Karthik is the most expensive Indian player at the auctions, costing $1,113,889 each time.

England players cost the most on average at the IPL auction

England players were not allowed to compete in the IPL for a long time until Kevin Pietersen’s pleas were eventually heard, and now their players are the most sought-after and attract an average price of $490,892 for their signature, with Stokes the most expensive on average.

There have been 39 signings since 2013 of English players, with 21 players signed altogether for a total of $19,144,776.

The success and quality of Rashid Khan has played a huge role in the progress of Afghanistan cricket, and along with his compatriots Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, their successes mean Afghanistan players are worth $450,081 per auction, making them the second-most expensive.

Australia, led by Pat Cummins as their most expensive single signing, are third at $426,490 with $43,501,986 spent historically, while India players cost $199,950 each.

All-rounders are particularly popular at IPL auctions

All-rounders are always sought-after at the auction, with players such as Stokes, Maxwell and Morris attracting big fees year after year due to their ability to effectively fill more than one role in the team, and that is reflected in the average prices.

The research shows that they do attract higher bids than any other type of players at $286,701 every time an all-rounder is picked up, while batsmen cost $273,875 on average, bowlers $248,183 a time and wicket-keepers the cheapest at $235,387.


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