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Top 3 foreign countries whose players made the most money in IPL history

November 25, 2020

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The IPL has a fanbase that is much larger than any other T20 League in the world. The IPL is well known to provide local players with a platform to showcase their talent. Franchises participating in the auction spend an exorbitant amount of cash to recruit the services of such players.

However, not only local but also foreign players have enjoyed this privilege. Here we list 3 countries whose players have made the most money in IPL history.

3. West Indies (279.9 Cr)

It would be awkward if the West Indies do not make it to this list. However, with the likes of Dwight Gayle, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, and other WI cricketers, it has. The first major West Indian player is Kieron Pollard, who was snapped by MI at 4.8 Cr back in 2010.

Prior to this, many players including Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Narine, and Dwayne Smith made headlines in the IPL. As of now, players such as Nicholas Pooran, Hetmyer, and Jason Holder have taken over. The most expensive West Indian player is Sheldon Cottrell, who was bought at 18.5 Cr by KXIP this season.

2. South Africa (428.6 Cr)

Second, on this list is South Africa. 2008 saw the arrival of several world-class South African cricketers. These include the likes of Pollock, Ntini, Herschelle Gibbs, and Kallis. With time, several current South African players such as Faf du Plessis, Quinton De Kock, and others made their mark on their fans.

However, there was one South African player who stood above the rest. He is RCB’s AB De Villiers. AB De Villiers’s hard-hitting and aggressive batting made RCB buy him for a whopping 11 Cr. He is the most expensive South African player in the history of IPL. Following him in the race is Kagiso Rabada, who was bought by BS at 4.8 Cr. Rabada was worth every penny this season, finishing as the Purple Cap winner with 30 wickets to his name.

1. Australia (653.81 Cr)

It was quite obvious for Australia to finish at the top of this list. With the likes of Gilchrist, Hayden, and Warne in IPL 2008, it was bound to be one fierce rivalry, with Indian players colliding on a regular basis with the Australian ones.

5 years prior to that, we witnessed the addition of Faulkner, Shane Watson, Marsh, and Micheal Hussey. However, the stand-out Australian player has been David Warner. Warner is IPL’s third-highest run-getter. With a price tag of 12 Cr, it is quite evident to say that Warner has justified the price of this tag. However, the most expensive Australian in IPL history has been Pat Cummins. The Australian was acquired for an insane 15.5 Cr this season.

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