Top Highest paid players in IPL

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1. AB de Villiers – Rs 9.5 crore

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One of the very influential and versatile batsmen in modern-day cricket, South Africa's AB de Villiers has built big innings and led unimaginable chases for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has amassed 2,570 including 100 and 15 fifties in his 104 IPL games so far. 

AB was retained for Rs 9.5 crore by Bangalore as a result of his batting prowess. This season, he will captain the side for a few games in the absence of a wounded Virat Kohli.

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2. Suresh Raina – 9.5 crore

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This Indian middle-order specialist has been extremely important for Chennai Super Kings on the years. The batsman has scored 3,699 runs including a hundred and 25 fifties for Chennai in his 132 IPL matches so far. Top Highest paid players in IPL.

However, after the ban on Chennai, Gujarat Lions sought Raina's services for Rs 12.5 crore. However, he will only receive Rs 9.5 crore being an actual salary.

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3. Ben Stokes – 14.5 crore

Ben Stokes – 14.5 crore

England player Ben Stokes was a part of the very most exciting auction of them all in 2017. With a base price of Rs 2 crore, he was the centre of attention during the bidding process. The bid shot as much as 4, 5, 7, and then 9 crores before finally settling on an amount. 

After having a heated battle against the rest of the franchises, Rising Pune Supergiant bagged the Englishman a whopping Rs 14.5 crore. Stokes became the highest-paid foreign player in the annals of the IPL.

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4. Gautam Gambhir – 10 crore

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The Kolkata Knight Riders captain, Gautam Gambhir witnessed a dip in his pay this season. The left-hander, who scored 3133 runs including 26 fifties in 117 IPL games to date, was retained by KKR for Rs 12.5 crore. But he will only get Rs 10 crore from the franchise being an actual salary. 

Gambhir led KKR to two IPL titles – in 2012 and 2014.

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5. Kieron Pollard – 9.7 crore

Kieron Pollard – 9.7 crore

The West Indies all-rounder is a huge vital cog for Mumbai Indians within the years. The big-hitter has scored 1,751 runs including eight fifties and in addition has taken 56 wickets in his 93 IPL matches so far. Pollard, for his all-round contributions previously, was retained by Mumbai for Rs 9.7 crore.

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6. MS Dhoni – 12.5 crore

MS Dhoni – 12.5 crore

Dhoni, who was considered to be the absolute most expensive player in the IPL, no more remains the crown jewel of the league. One of the very most experienced T20 players, Dhoni was the very first pick for the Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL 2016 auctions. Top Highest paid players in IPL. 

A batting powerhouse, Dhoni can destroy different bowling attacks on his own. The calm and composed wicket-keeper batsman does not merely impress with his batting, but also with his captaincy skills which added much value to the Chennai Super Kings and won them the IPL title in 2010 and 2011. 

Dhoni was removed whilst the skipper of the RPSG earlier this year, the causes for that are not yet known and Steve Smith was named as his replacement.

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7. Rohit Sharma – 11.5 crore

Rohit Sharma – 11.5 crore

The inconsistent performances by Rohit Sharma in international cricket have now been under scrutiny for quite sometime now. But, when in the Mumbai Indians jersey, he's an alternative player altogether. The opener scored 3,385 runs including 100 and 24 fifties in his 128 IPL games for Mumbai which is why the franchise retained him for Rs 11.5 crore.

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8. Shikhar Dhawan – 12.5 crore

Shikhar Dhawan – 12.5 crore

Shikhar Dhawan's powerful batting makes him an ideal fit for the Twenty20 format. The southpaw played for the Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2008 and was their third-highest run-getter with 340 runs in 14 matches at an average of 37.77. 

For just two seasons, he proved for the Mumbai Indians before moving to the Deccan Chargers. He'd a great 2012 season, tallying 569 runs from 15 matches. He didn't like a very great IPL a year ago when his side won the trophy, but will soon be looking to create a mark this year.

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9. Tymal Mills – 12 crore

Tymal Mills – 12 crore

Tymal Mills was the second English player to improve the heat at the 2017 auction. He was spotted by franchises in the India vs. England T20 series, where he bagged some important wickets. 

Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab mentioned Mills'price to the region of 8 crores from a platform price of Rs 50 lakhs. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore bagged the fast bowler at Rs 12 crore.

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10. Virat Kohli – 15 crore

Virat Kohli – 15 crore

India's Test captain has made rapid strides in his career, to emerge as one of many world's leading batsmen. He's the quintessential contemporary cricketer who plays his game aggressively and expresses all his emotions on the field. Top Highest paid players in IPL. 

He is able to do calmly and consistently under pressure, and is a match-winner throughout the last few years. After putting him in control of the team for a few games in 2012, RCB groomed him as their next captain, which he eventually became in the 2013 season. 

Virat continues to lead the medial side, but owing to the shoulder injury he sustained in Ranchi, Shane Watson has been named the stand-in-skipper for the initial few games.

 

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