IPL Auction: Sam Curran fetches record Rs. 18.5 crore deal, Become the Most Expensive Player in the IPL History
Sam Current IPL Auction 2023: Sam Curran fetches record Rs. 18.5 crore deal, Become the Most Expensive Player in the IPL History. He signed for Punjab Kings after a bidding war in the IPL Auction pool here in Kochi on friday December 23.
Sam Curran, Top of the IPL Auction Table
IPL Action: England star all-rounder Sam Curran was signed for a record INR 18,5 crore in the Indian Premier League auction. Sam Curran deal eclipses Chris Morris’ previous record of roughly INR 6.5 crore with the Rajasthan Royals in 2021 to see him become the most expensive player in the history of the tournament.
|Player Name||Base Price||Sold Price||Sold To|
|Sam Curran||2 Crore||18.5 Crore||Punjab Kings|
England star all-rounder Sam Curran was signed for a record £1.85m in the Indian Premier League auction, while new batting sensation Harry Brook was snapped up for just over £1.3m. Curran signed for Punjab Kings after a bidding war between six teams, including his former squad the Chennai Super Kings.
Sam Curran’s success merely heightened the debate as to whether batting or bowling will ultimately become his strongest suit.
“You won’t feel like he is at a disadvantage with his height”Sam Curran’s former CSK teammate on what makes the all-rounder special.
“The way I bowl, I go into the wicket with my slower balls and keep the batsmen guessing. (To be the) world champions, how good.”Sam Curran After T20 World Cup 2022
Sam Curran, who bowled superbly when taking 3-12 from four overs, was named both the player of the match and also of a tournament in which he finished with 13 wickets.
England all-rounder Sam Curran has represented Punjab Kings, team which is ultimately required some class and young all-rounder to carry a moment in the IPL 2023.
Sam Curran played 36 T20 matches and scored 218 runs in 22 Innings. S Curran has a strike rate of 146.3 in the T20 format.
England all-rounder Sam Curran will play with attacking flair and hit sixes and fours. Sam Curran came into the auction as one of the most sought-after cricket players in the IPL Auction pool here in Kochi on friday December 23.
Most Expensive Player in the IPL History
|IPL SEASON||Most Expensive Player of the Year|
|IPL 2023||Sam Curran was signed by Punjab Kings for a whopping Rs. 18.5 crore at the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi on Friday. He is now the most expensive player ever in the IPL auction history, going past Chris Morris. Curran’s base price was Rs 2 crore.|
|IPL 2022||Young wicket keeper batsman Ishan Kishan became the costliest player of the season. Mumbai Indians spent 15.25 crore to reacquire his services.|
|IPL 2021||South African all rounder Chris Morris broke all the records in the history of IPL auction and bagged 16.25 crore. He went to play for Rajasthan Royals. He became the most expensive player in the history of IPL.|
|IPL 2020||Pat Cummins emerged as the costliest player of the season with Kolkata Knight Riders spending 15.5 crore to avail his services. He also became the costliest foreign player.|
|IPL 2019||This season, a lot of money was spent on new faces. This season saw some of the most exciting stories in the history of the IPL auction. Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakroborty emerged as the most expensive players of the season. Jaydev was included in Rajasthan Royals and mystery spinner Varun made a place in Kolkata Knight Riders for 8.4 crore each.|
|IPL 2018||Ben Stokes again became the costliest player of the season with Rajasthan Royals adding him in their team for 12 crore. Stokes earned huge money for two consecutive seasons.|
|IPL 2017||Pune Super Giants spent a whopping amount of 14.5 crore to secure attacking all rounder Ben Stokes in their squad.|
|IPL 2016||Australian great Shane Watson became the costliest player of the season. He was backed by Royal Challengers Banglore for 9.5 crore.|
|IPL 2015||Yuvraj Singh again participated in the auction in the year 2015 and he broke all the records as Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) availed his services for 16 crore. After this season, he remained the most expensive player in the history for IPL for 6 consecutive seasons.|
|IPL 2014||Sixer King Yuvraj Singh became the costliest player of the season. Royal Challengers Bangalore added him in their squad spending 14 crore.|
|IPL 2013||Mumbai Indians added Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell in their squad spending 6.3 crore, but after a season he went to the other franchise.|
|IPL 2012||Sir Ravindra Jadeja was the most expensive player of the IPL 2012 with Chennai Super Kings spending 8 crore to avail his services.|
|IPL 2011||Gautam Gambhir became the costliest player of the season in the year 2011. He became the first player to cross 10 crore mark in the auction. Kolkata Knight Riders spent a whopping amount of 14 crore to add him in their squad. Although Gambhir didnot disappoint them and went on to win two trophies for the team.|
|IPL 2010||Shane Bond and Kieron Pollard became the most expensive players of the season. Kolkata Knight Riders had secured Shane Bond’s services while Pollard was purchased by Mumbai Indians for 4.8 crore each.|
|IPL 2009||It was the second season and the players from England dominated in this season’s mega auction. Many teams placed a bid on destructive batsman Kevin Peterson and All rounder Andrew Flintop. But in the end, Royal Challengers Banglore won Peterson and Chennai Super Kings added Flintop for 9.8 crore each.|
|IPL 2008||Former Indian captain M S Dhoni was the costliest player in the first edition of the mega event. Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won the T20 World Cup 2007 and this was the reason why every franchise wanted to go after Dhoni. He earned 9.5 crore with Chennai Super Kings shelling a whopping amount for him.|
Why Punjab Kings picked Sam Curran with most expensive bid?
All-rounder Sam Curran is a key player with his skills as a “death bowler” closing down opposition batsmen in the last overs turned him into a potent weapon for Punjab Kings in the upcoming IPL 2023.