11. Jasprit Bumrah: INR 1.2 crores, 2014

He bowled alongside Lasith Malinga and learned some craftsmanship from the legend. Within a couple of years, he was drafted into the national side down under. In 106 games, he has picked 130 wickets. Currently, he is the best bowler in the country.

10. Amit Mishra: INR 1.35 crores, 2011

Leg spinners have always been match-winners for their side. But, Mishra went the extra mile by becoming the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL with 166 wickets. Over the years, he has been highly economical with an economy rate of 7.35.

9. Deepak Chahar: INR 80 lakhs, 2018

Deepak Chahar is now one of the integral members of the Chennai side. With the mega auction coming up, there is a big question if the management will decide to retain him or not. But, over the years, he has been exceptional for CSK.

8. Hardik Pandya: INR 10 lakhs, 2015

In 92 games, Pandya has scored 1476 runs with a huge strike rate of 153.91. Currently, he is one of the richest Indian cricketers. But, it started with an INR 10 lakh bid from Mumbai Indians.

7. Dwayne Bravo: INR 1.4 crores, 2011

Bravo was bought by CSK during the 2011 auction for a mediocre price. This was an excellent purchase for the Kings as he went on to become a core member of the squad. In 151 IPL games, he has scored 1537 runs at a strike rate of 130.25.

6. Andre Russell: INR 60 lakhs, 2014

Yes, you have read that right, a player of Andre Russell’s caliber was sold for just 60 lakhs during the auction just before the 2014 season. Even though he was not a part of Gautam Gambhir’s plan, but the 2015 season was all about him. He became a complete match-winner for Kolkata.

5. Rahul Tripathi: INR 10 lakhs: 2017

During the auction, the management bought Rahul Tripathi, a batsman from Maharashtra, to make his debut. With 14 games under his name during the season, he smashed 391 runs with a strike rate of 146.44. During the whole season, he provided the team with solid starts.

4. Manish Pandey: INR 1.7 crore, 2014

During the final, he scored 94 from 50 balls to help Kolkata to lift their second title. Adding on, he is an excellent fielder and was able to save some runs for his bowlers. This made his inclusion during the 2014 season worth it for the franchise.

3. Chris Gayle: INR 2.97 crores, 2011

Chris Gayle is the brand ambassador of the format. Over the years, he has broken numerous records and has been a proven match-winner. But, he was at his destructive best for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

2. Ruturaj Gaikwad: INR 20 lakhs, 2019

Gaikwad was not given a chance during the 2019 season. He had to warm the benches as prolific batsmen were doing the job for CSK.As CSK were going through their worst phase, Gaikwad was given a chance. 2021 was the year for Gaikwad as he won the Orange Cap with 635 runs for CSK

1. Brendon McCullum: INR 3.25 crores, 2014

During the first match of the IPL, he smashed 158 runs against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. This set the stage for the league to become one of the most prominent sporting leagues around the world. However, the Kolkata Knight Riders sold him to the Kochi Tuskers.