10 Most Expensive Players In IPL Auction 2016

IPL Acution 2016 was conducted on 6th February 2016 and all franchises bid for their favorite players to strengthen their Squad for Season 9. We saw some surprises in this auction where great International players went unsold but some of them also became most expensive players in IPL Auction 2016 and attracted highest bid this year.

10 Most Expensive Players In IPL Auction 2016

1. Shane Watson – 9.5 Crore Rs.

Sold To: Royal Challengers Bangalore
A Big Buy for RCB. Shane Watson is a proven name in IPL and a great all rounder especially for T20 Cricket. Could be the X Factor for RCB in season 9.

2. Pawan Negi – 8.5 Crore Rs.

Sold To: Delhi Dare Devils
Indian Allrounder who was bought for 10 Lakh Rs by CSK couple of years ago. Did well in last IPL, maintained his form in domestic cricket, got selected in India World T20 Squad and now whooping 8.5 Crore Rs. IPL Contract.

3. Yuvraj Singh – 7 Crore Rs.


Sold To: Sunrisers Hyderabad
From 16 Crore to 7 Crore is a big demotion yet this is a fact Yuvraj singh got another million dollar bid for third straight year in the auctions.

4. Chris Morris – 7 Crore Rs

Sold To: Delhi Daredevils
14 Times of His base price of 50 Lakh. South Africal All Rounder who did good for CSK but 7 Crore is a big big surprise. Delhi Daredevils know how to surprise in an IPL Auction

5. Mohit Sharma – 6.5 Crore Rs

Sold To: Kings XI Punjab
Shaped by MS Dhoni when he started playing for CSK and became his most consistent fast bowler. Since than he is a regular in Indian Team and performed well in all formats. It will be interesting to see if anyone else could handle him that well like Dhoni did in CSK and Indian Team.

6. Ashish Nehra – 5.5 Crore Rs.

Sold To: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Last season was perfect for Ashish Nehra playing for CSK. His performance first bought him spot in national team and now more than 5 Crore Rs in Auction.

7. Mitchell Marsh – 4.8 Crore Rs.

Sold To: Rising Pune Supergiants
No surprise here, Marsh is a regular in Australian side in all formats. A brilliant all rounder who could out play any team through bat and bowl. A real asset for Rising Pune.

8. M Ashwin – 4.5 Crore Rs.

Sold To: Rising Pune Supergiants
Leg Spinner from Tamil Nadu who came into limelight through his performance in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, a domestic T20 Competition where he tool 10 wickets in 6 matches with economy rate below 6. Still 4.5 Crore is way too much money for a young and inexperienced player. Perhaps IPL Franchise know something more about him than many of us.

9. Sanju Samson – 4.2 Crore Rs.

Sold To: Delhi Daredevils
Young Indian, Destructive Top Order Batsman and a good Wicket Keeper. All ingredients to be one of the most expensive players in IPL Auction 2016.

10. Deepak Hooda – 4.2 Crore Rs.

Sold To: Sunrisers Hyderabad
An Indian All rounder who is consistent with bat and bowl since last couple of years. A 4.2 Crore IPL Contract will definitely boost his moral.

Carlos Brathwaite – 4.2 Crore Rs.

Sold To: Delhi Daredevils
Fast Bowling all rounder from West Indies who is termed as T20 Specialists. He is only West Indian sold at this year’s auction.


List Of Players Sold and Unsold in IPL Auction 2016

These are 10 Most Expensive Players in IPL Auction 2016. What do you think about these players? Who according to you got more money than they deserve or who got less? Leave your opinion below.