IPL 2018 Auctions: Mumbai Indians average expenditure on each player
Coming in to the auctions, all the franchises were given a purse of whopping INR 80 crore to spend at the auctions.
Published - Jan 28, 2018 10:55 pm | Updated - Jan 30, 2018 3:39 pm
The IPL 2018 auctions lived up to all the expectations and hype it had built around itself. And by the end of the auctions, it is safe to assumed that all the teams have got their permutations and combinations sorted. The defending champions Mumbai Indians looked very pleased with the combination of players they picked. The think tank, includind team owner Nita Ambani, were all smiles at the end of the auctions.
Coming in to the auctions, all the franchises were given a purse of whopping INR 80 crore to spend at the auctions. Certainly the amount was huge. At the very same time, the biggest stars of the cricket world were on display. Hence, it came as no surprise that the franchises went on to shell out big bucks on certain cricketers. The teams were allowed to pick up a maximum of 25 players.
This includes a maximum of 8 overseas players. Interestingly, only four teams could manage to bag 25 players in the auctions. One among those four teams were the Mumbai Indians. The Mumbai camp spent a decent amount of money at the auction and were left with a purse of INR 65 lakh when they reached threshold of 25 cricketers.
Big buys and the average expenditure
Among the top buys, the player who fetched the highest amount from the Mumbai Indians was all-rounder Krunal Pandya. The Baroda all-rounder found quite a few franchises interested in him. But it was the Mumbai camp who managed to retain the services of Krunal Pandya by using their RTM. Krunal fetched INR 8.8 crore. He became the highest paid uncapped cricketer in the history of the tournament.
The overseas cricketer who fetched the highest deal from the defending champions was Kieron Pollard. Much like Krunal Pandya, even Pollard managed to find himself in the MI camp due to the RTM used by the franchise. Pollard was bought for INR 5.4 crore. Also, promising young Australian pacer Pat Cummins fetched a deal of the same amount. He, too, bagged INR 5.4 crore at the auctions.
In all, Mumbai Indians shelled out INR 79.35 crore at the auctions for their 25 players. Hence, their average expenditure on each turned out to be INR 3,174,000 or INR 3.174 crore.