There is a very strong connection between India and cricket. Although, it is not the national game of India but its fan following is much higher than any other game. Due to so much craze about the game, the organizers are now commercializing it with interesting patters as IPL. The IPL aka Indian Premier League has become viral all over the world since a decade because players of every country get opportunity to take part and show their talent. Now the owners of different teams are bidding millions of dollars on players in IPL auction. Check out the list below.
Part 1. Watch Live Cricket on Your Smartphone
This is the era when you can watch live matches on the go during office hours or relax in park. All you need is a dedicated mobile application that can provide the options of preloaded as well as live streaming. To watch any of the matches through Snaptube mobile application, you just need to enter the URL of that website like hotstar in search bar. The online video player will appear with the options of saving the video for playing offline. For a repeat telecast of your favourite player, just explore with Snaptube and play the video in different resolutions according to the data allowance.
Part 2. Top Highest Selling Cricketers in 2018 IPL Auction
1. Ben Strokes
On the topmost ranking in IPL 2018 auction players list, Ben Strokes is holding the topmost position. He was born in June 1991 and at the age of 26, Rajasthan Royals picked him at a massive price of 12.5 Cr INR. In last year, his auction price was 14.5Cr INR. On 25 August 2011, he played his first ODI debut against Ireland and after that continuously holds his position in international cricket team.
2. Jaydev Unadkat
On the second day of IPL 2018 auction, Jaydev Unadkat becomes second highest paid IPL player. He was also sold to Rajasthan Royals at a whopping price of INR 11.5 Cr. In the category of Indian Players, he is the highest paid player of this season. Unadkat is a left-hand bowler born on 18 October 1991 and started his ODI career on 11 February 2010. He became valuable in this season because of defending 17 runs against Mumbai Indians in last year match.
3. KL Rahul
The third highest amount grabber in 2018 IPL player auction was KL Rahul with a massive amount of 11Cr INR. Kannanur Lokesh Rahul is a batsman of Indian national cricket team who was born on 18 April 1992. At the age of 22 years, he played his first debut against Australia on 26 December 2014. He is selected by Kings XI Punjab this year with lots of expectations because of improving performance in both ODI and T20 matches.
4. Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey is also picked on the same price of 11 CR INR as KL Rahul got. With this achievement, he came in the category of top highest paid players who crossed the line of 10 Cr INR. Last year, he was playing for KKR and now you can see him playing in the jersey of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Manish Pandey is a 28-year-old player of Indian national cricket team. He is an all-rounder player who has speciality of right arm off break bowling. Manish was born on 10 September 1989 and played his first ODI on 14 July 2015 against Zimbabwe.
5. Chris Lynn
On the fifth place in ranking of highest selling cricketers, Chris Lynn is picked by Kolkata Knight Riders. In the recent auction of IPL, this Australian was sold in 9.6 Cr INR. He is a former player of KKR and also represents the Australian international cricket team as middle order right-handed batsman. Chris was born on 10 April 1990 and played his first ODI against Pakistan on 13 January 2017. Basically, he is a T20 player who debuted in a match 2014 against England.
6. Mitchell Starc
Just with a slight margin of 0.2 Cr, this Australian cricketer was sold in 9.4 Cr INR. KKR team of Shahrukh Khan brought him because of his speciality as left-arm fast bowler. He is a first-class player of New South Wales Blues and now become a favourable player in IPL auction. Starc was born on 30 Jan 1990 debuted the first ODI against India in 2010.
7. Glenn Maxwell
In the list of most popular T20 players, Maxwell will always come on the topmost position. He was picked by Delhi Daredevils in 9 Cr INR and it is estimated that he will be the captain of team. He is an experienced player of 29 years who debuted in IOD on 25 August 2012 against Afghanistan. Actually his gameplay as T20 player is mind-blowing and even opponents also admire him. Fans of Maxwell specially visit to watch his sixes in stadium.
8. Rashid Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad bought this player at same price of 9Cr INR to gain benefit from his bowling. For an Afghan player, this is the highest bidding amount till now. Along with IPL, he also played ODI matches while representing his country on international level. Rashid is a right arm leg breaker bowler that is why the team owners showed too much interest in him. He is one of the youngest players of this IPL season with age if just 19 years.
updated by Chief Editor on Jan 20, 2022