IPL 2021: The highest paid player of each franchise in IPL 2021.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: The biggest Indian sporting event of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is fast approaching and preparations have already started. The dates for the 2021 IPL auction have been announced and the event will be held on February 18 in Chennai after the two test matches against England.
The cash rich league has become the huge contributor to player income and many players have won heaps. In the article, we’ll take a look at the highest paid player in each IPL 2021 franchise.
In the article, we will cover the 2021 highest paid player’s IPL retention amount along with their franchise name and the total amount won by the Indian Premier League.
Highest paid player of each franchise in IPL 2021:
Rajasthan Royals (RR):
Highest Paid Player – Ben Stokes.
IPL salary 2021 – 12.5 crores.
Total IPL salary – 8,852,156.63 USD
English cricketer Ben Stokes joined the inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction for a whopping 12.5 crores. Stokes, who forms the core of Royals, has been instrumental in the direction of the franchise. At IPL 2021, Ben Stokes was shortlisted by Rajasthan Royals for the same award.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Highest Paid Player – Pat Cummins
IPL salary 2021 – 15.5 Crore
Total IPL salary – 5,146,602.69 USD
Australian stimulator Pat Cummins was brought in by the franchise owned by Shahrukh Khan in the 2020 IPL auction for 15.5 crore. The stimulator, however, could not justify its price in IPL 2020. It will be interesting to watch the stimulator in action.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Highest Paid Player – KL Rahul
IPL salary 2021 – 11 Crore
Total IPL salary – $ 6,601,375.72
Kannur Lokesh Rahul, the skipper of Kings XI Punjab was acquired by the franchise in the 2018 auction. Rahul will again be in the lead. Last time around, the cricketer became the best IPL 2020 player in just 14 games. Rahul amassed around 600 races with a whopping average of over 50.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Highest Paid Player – David Warner
IPL salary 2021 – 12.5 Crore
Total IPL salary – 9,744,471.86 USD
David Warner is the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, the franchise brought in the left-handed drummer in 2014. He’s been one of the unique champions ever since. Warner has an incredible record for the franchise. In 2020 IPL, Warner scored 548 points in 16 games and was the top running scorer for SRH.
Capitals of Delhi (DC)
Highest Paid Player – Rishabh Pants
IPL salary 2021 – 8 Crore
Total IPL salary – 4,913,290.04 USD
Wicket keeper Rishabh Pant was brought in by the Delhi-based franchise in 2016. The dashing cricketer is known for his explosive hitter and he has proven himself in the recent series against Australia. In IPL 2020, the left-handed batsman scored 343 points in 14 games.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Highest Paid Player – MS Dhoni
IPL salary 2021 – 15 Crore
Total IPL salary – $ 20,976,180.15
MS Dhoni has been with Chennai Super Kings since IPL 2008. The franchise was banned for two years and Dhoni had to switch franchises, but later when the ban was lifted Dhoni was brought back by CSK. The most valuable purchase for Chennai Super Kings retained MS Dhoni for 15 Crores.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Highest Paid Player – Rohit Sharma
IPL salary 2021 – 15 Crore
Total IPL salary – 20,119,785.46 USD
The captain of the most successful IPL franchise, Rohit Sharma was brought back by the franchise in 2011. The reigning champions have retained Rohit Sharma for a whopping INR 15 crores and will lead the team. In IPL 2020, Rohit amassed 332 races in 12 games.
Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB)
Highest Paid Player – Virat Kohli
IPL salary 2021 – 17 Crore
Total IPL salary – $ 19,653,160.15
Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to feature for a single franchise since the inception of the IPL in 2008. Kohli has been a valuable buy for RCB and has scored a lot of points for them. During IPL 2021, RCB kept its skipper for 17 crores. Kohli in IPL 2020 has scored 466 points in 15 games.
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