IPL Costliest Players Biggest Disappointment

IPL is all about money, glamour, entertainment, and lastly, cricket! Every year, we see franchises getting into the bidding war to buy star players. But often, these expensive buys fail to perform in the league.

Here is a look at the most expensive players in the IPL who failed to live up to the expectations.

In this year’s auction, Kolkata Knight Riders bought Australian pacer Mitchell Starc for a massive price of Rs. 24.75 crores. However, he showcased a poor performance so far. In the two games he played, Starc conceded more than 100 runs and failed to take a single wicket.

In last year’s auction, Punjab Kings bought English all-rounder Sam Curran for Rs. 18.5 crores. In 14 matches he played, Curran made only 276 runs and picked up just 10 wickets.

The second most expensive purchase of last year’s auction was Cameron Green. He was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 17.5 crores. Even he failed to create an impact for his team. In 16 matches he played, Green made 452 runs and took only six wickets.

Ishan Kishan was the most expensive buy of the IPL 2022 mega auction. He was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 15. 25 crores. But he failed to do justice for his price tag. He made 418 runs that season with a strike rate of just 120.

South African all-rounder Chris Morris was the most expensive purchase in the 2021 auction. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals for whopping 16.25 crores. Though he did well with the ball by picking up 15 wickets in 11 matches, he miserably failed with the bat as he scored just 67 runs that season.

Australian skipper Pat Cummins was the expensive buy in the 2020 auction. Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for Rs. 15.5 crores. In 14 matches he played, Cummins was able to take just 12 wickets and made just 146 runs.

The same was the case with the earlier years’ expensive buys like Ben Stokes and Yuvraj Singh. On the whole, expensive players turning out to be big disappointments in the IPL every year.