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Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

This Aussie all-rounder got the biggest slice of the auction pie, with the Mumbai Indians team buying him for a whopping 1 million dollars. This makes Maxwell the first and only million-dollar player till now in the IPL series. For a young player who debuted in international cricket only over a year ago, he has come a long way in a short span of time. With such a heavy investment, Mumbai Indians are all set to get their hands on the Cup for the very first time. Image Credit, BCCL

Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

The next top earner in the IPL 6 auction was Sri Lankan bowler Ajantha Mendis. Pune Warriors acquired Mendis at $725,000. A Second Lieutenant in the Sri Lankan Army, Mendis began his international cricketing career in 2008 and has stowed away quite a number of laurels in his kitty already. These include the Man of the Series Award in Asia Cup 2008 and the Emerging Player of the Year in LC ICC Awards ceremony in the same year. Image Credit: BCCL

Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

Another acquisition of the Pune Warriors was Kane Richardson, a right-arm fast-medium bowler from Australia. Pune Warriors, who have not won any IPL or Champions League championship as yet, bought this young Aussie for $700,000. Debuting in international cricket just this year with only 1 ODI to his name, this paceman was suffering from a back hot spot a few weeks ago. However, he confirms that he is now good to go for IPL. For the sake of Pune Warriors, we certainly hope so! Image Credit: BCCL

Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

Pune Warriors have splurged quite a bit on getting the perfect team, and their third acquisition was Indian all-rounder Abhishek Nayar. The franchise team bought Nayar at $675,000, more than 6 times his base price (which was $100,000). This makes him the most expensive Indian player in IPL 6. Nayar, who has already played for Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab earlier in his career, has a batting average of 23.47 in T20. Image Credit: BCCL

Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera was roped in by the newly founded Sunrisers Hyderabad, who will be playing their maiden match this IPL, at $675,000 as well. Perera became an IPL player in 2010 when he was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings. He was later bought by the Kochi Tuskers and subsequently by Mumbai Indians. Image Credit: BCCL

Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

After a frantic bidding between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, South African all-rounder Chris Morris went to the latter for $625,000 (over 30 times the base price). Morris had recently sustained a quad injury in December last year, in his T20I debut against New Zealand. Image Credit: BCCL

Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

Another all-rounder that was purchased at the same price ($625,000) was Sri Lankan Sachithra Senanayake. Kolkata Knight Riders, who are looking to defend the IPL trophy after their victory in the last season, purchased Senanayake on the suggestion of coach Trevor Bayliss. Image Credit: BCCL

Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

The oldest of the lot, 36-year-old Aussie left-arm fast bowler Dirk Nannes was roped in by the Chennai Super Kings at $600,000. A T20 specialist, he previously played for Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Nannes will bring in an element of confidence in the CSK team, and there is more to him than meets the eye. Not only is he a professional skier, but has also played for Netherlands cricket team previously. 9 teams bid, 37 players sold and around 12 million dollars spent the game just got hotter with more than just the trophy at stake. How the auctioned players perform in the field will unfold in the days to come. Image Credit:  BCCL

Top 8 Most Expensive Players of IPL 6

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