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Best XI cheaper than MS Dhoni’s IPL salary

A few of the Indian rookies have been picked in this team to accommodate overseas stars but then IPL is all about the local talent.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The IPL 2020 Auction is just a couple of weeks away as the team management of the respective franchises would have kicked off their planning for the event. The franchises focus on maximizing their budget by spending less money and gaining more talent. However, there are some special talents like MS Dhoni who have a mega IPL contract.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pay Rs 15 Crore for MS Dhoni’s precious services and if he enters the auction by any chance, the veteran might get much more. While some teams try to recruit the star players, the others look to build a good squad with some underrated talents. They usually have a lot of budget left with themselves as they only use a limited amount of money.

This article features a playing XI of IPL’s value-for-money players. The most interesting thing about this XI is that it is cheaper than MS Dhoni’s salary.

Best XI cheaper than MS Dhoni’s IPL salary

Jos Buttler (Rs 4.4 Crores) (WK)

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo: Twitter)

Former Mumbai Indians star, Jos Buttler earned a contract worth 4.40 Crores from Rajasthan Royals in IPL auction 2018. The Englishman has made every penny of his contract count with his incredible performances on the field. Buttler scored 548 runs in 13 matches for RR in 2018.

He registered 5 fifties that year besides hitting 52 fours and 21 sixes. Buttler also made his presence felt behind the stumps with 9 catches and 1 stumping. Because of the 2019 World Cup, the wicketkeeper-batsman could only take part in 8 matches during IPL 2019.

However, in those 8 games as well, he scored 311 runs and was amongst the highest run-scorers of his side. He is one of the few players who can bat anywhere in the batting order. But, he performs the best when opening the innings.

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