5. Jhye Richardson

While it was expected that Australian batter Glenn Maxwell will go big during the actions earlier this year, no one anticipated his collogue Jhye Richardson getting a jaw-dropping price of 14 crores. PKBS were hell-bent on having a wicket-taking bowler in their team, and they opted to go for Richardson

4. Tom Curran

After a fierce bidding war with SRH, Tom Curran was sold to DC for 5.25 crores. The franchise wanted to invest in a player who was good with the ball and handy with the bat. Curran knew that he had to make a mark during the India leg of the IPL as DC’s premier bowler Anrich Nortje missed a few games due to testing COVID positive.

3. Jaydev Unadkat

After an intense bidding war, RR snapped the left-arm pacer for 11.5 crores. Initially, the management backed him and gave him opportunities throughout that season. That consistency of taking wickets of taking wickets was not to be seen. Unadkat took just 11 wickets in 15 games and didn’t quite live up to the hefty price tag.

2. Riley Meredith

Riley Meredith made heads turn when he was purchased by PBKS for 8 crores. Head coach Anil Kumble was happy acquiring his services since they wanted an express pace bowler who could hit the hard lengths well. Meredith has the ability to consistently ball at 140-plus and trouble the batters with extra bounce.

1. Dan Christian

Australian all-rounder Dan Christian was purchased for 4.80 crores by RCB before the start of the 14th edition of the IPL. Mike Hesson, RCB director back then was impressed by getting the services of veteran all-rounder Christian, who made quite a name by playing some quality cricket in the BBL.