IPL 2021 auction is ready to take place in a few day’s time and the fans will be eagerly waiting for the return of IPL in India as we see the highest-paid player from each team for the season. The 2020 IPL season witnessed one of the best viewership in television history in the pandemic times and now, the IPL fever is about to start in the country again with only two more months to go.
A successful IPL in India is the need of the hour right now, whether the stadium might be half-filled or completely filled. The mega auction that was about to take place in 2021 had been shifted to 2022, and the teams will be having a look at the players they want to retain after the completion of this IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: Highest Paid Player From Each Team
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli – 17 crores
The greatest match-winner in Indian cricket right now is Virat Kohli and it is no surprise that he is paid 17 crores by the franchise every year to captain the side and bat like a king. He hasn’t been able to emulate his same success as an Indian captain to the franchise yet and will be hoping that he manages to win the first IPL trophy for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming season.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Pat Cummins – 15.5 crores
The Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins is the number one test bowler in the world and he gives more than 100% effort in every game he plays which every franchise would like a lot. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders after a bidding war in 2020 auction for a whopping 15.5 crores and despite his average performance in the last season, he was retained by the franchise ahead of the auction.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni – 15 crores
The mastermind of Indian cricket, MS Dhoni was bought for 15 crores by the Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural IPL auction and Dhoni has won them three IPL titles already. He repaid CSK’s faith in him by taking CSK into the playoffs every year until 2020 and he will be captaining the side in the upcoming IPL 2021.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma – 15 crores
Rohit Sharma is the most successful IPL captain of all time with five IPL titles under his belt after getting picked by Mumbai in 2012. He was picked by Mumbai in 2012 and he will be leading Mumbai Indians in their title defence after winning the 2020 IPL in UAE.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner – 12.5 crores
David Warner has led Sunrisers to their maiden IPL title in 2016 and has been consistent with his performances for the team. He is a true leader and the fans of Sunrisers are really passionate about him when he plays in Hyderabad. He has a phenomenal IPL record and he is one of the greatest match-winners for his team. Sunrisers finished third in the last season and he will be looking to lead his team to another title.
Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes – 12.5 crores
Ben Stokes fared out really well in his first IPL season for Rising Pune Supergiants in 2017, which increased his bidding amount to 12.5 crores in 2018. Ben Stokes could not produce the same performances as he did for RPS, but he is a match-winner on any day, and he will surely be a success in the future. Stokes had glimpses of old form returning in last season and he will due in for a big season in the upcoming IPL 2021.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul – 11 crores
Kings XI Punjab went all out for KL Rahul in the 2018 mega auction and it paid high dividends for them as Rahul proved to be a great purchase. He scored a 14ball fifty for Punjab in 2018 and won matches for his side single-handedly. His excellent performances earned him the captaincy role for the franchise in the last season, and he will be looking to win the first title for Punjab in IPL 2021.