The Indian Premier League (IPL) has attracted lots of cricketers from the different part of the world. This competition offers the player a chance to showcase their skill on the highest level. They get the chance to compete against the best players in the world. But apart from this, the main reason why the players prefer to play in IPL rather than any other league in the world is the amount of money that they are offered for the short interval of time.
IPL is always said as the cash-rich tournament and has seen many players earn handsome amount of money by playing in this tournament. Ben Stokes who sold for Rs 14.5 crores is the most expensive of IPL 2017 player auction. Ahead of IPL 10, let us take a look at the top 5 highest paid cricketers in IPL 2017.
5. Tymal Mills
Tymal Mills will play for the first time in the season 10 of IPL. He was the second most expensive player in the recently held auction. He is also the second most expensive English player in the IPL history. He was brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping amount of 12 crores. He was first spotted by IPL franchises in the recently held India vs. England T20 series, where he bagged some crucial wickets and bowled brilliantly.
4. Shikhar Dawan
The explosive batsman from Delhi is at the no 4 position in the height earning player in IPL. Shikhar Dhawan’s powerful batting makes him a perfect fit for the Twenty20 format. He has played for many franchises in the past. But he reached the top form and had the most success with the current team, Sunrisers Hyderabad. He also played a crucial role last in helping Sunrisers lift the trophy. He makes 12.5 crores in one season.
3. MS Dhoni
The most successful Indian captain is at the no 3 position in the list. He earns 12.5 crores in one season of IPL. He is currently playing for the new team Rising Pune Supergiant. He is one of the most successful captains in the history of IPL having won the trophy twice. He has also performed brilliantly in the IPL with the bat and has led his team to the line much time with his crucial inning.
2. Ben Stokes
The English player raised many eyebrows in the recently held auction as became the second most earning player in the IPL. Rising Pune Supergiant brought him for 14.5 crores in the auction. He is also the most expensive English player in the IPL history. Stokes became the highest-paid foreign player in the history of the IPL. There will lot of responsibility of his shoulder to help his side win the trophy this year.
1. Virat Kohli
The current Indian captain Virat Kohli is the highest paid cricketers in IPL 2017. He earns around 15 crores in one season. The main reason for this high amount is the fact that he is the best batsman in the world at this time. He has also performed brilliantly in the last season after scoring more than 900 runs in the IPL. He also struck four hundred last season which is a record. Virat will continue to lead the side this season, but owing to the shoulder injury he sustained in Ranchi during the test match against England, Shane Watson has been named the stand-in-skipper for the first few games.