IPL 2018: Highest paid overseas cricketer in each team
We take a quick look at who the highest-paid overseas players in the upcoming edition of the IPL are.
Published - Feb 3, 2018 3:21 pm | Updated - Feb 4, 2018 1:30 pm
The biggest cricketing extravaganza in India’s calendar, IPL 2018 is already underway with the player auction taking place earlier this weekend. It was an action-filled two days as we witnessed some intense bidding wars between franchises as they attempted to bolster their respective squads. With the salary cap increased for the auction process, the teams didn’t shy away from spending big to procure their desired players.
Overseas cricketers have been a marquee feature of the iconic T20 league. And this year witnessed an overwhelming response with a plethora of foreign players going under the hammer.
We take a look at the highest paid overseas cricketer in each team.
CSK – Dwayne Bravo – 6.4 crore
Swashbuckling Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was retained by CSK after the franchise exercised the Right to Match card at Rs 6.40 crore at the player auction held in Bengaluru. He is an acclaimed T20 freelancer and having plied his trade in the shortest format across continents, Bravo will bring in a much-needed experience into the squad.
The two-time champions will once again be skippered by Dhoni and Bravo is been known to be his triumph card. With the duo back together on the same team, it will be a lethal combination that other teams need to be wary about.