5 Most expensive Players released by IPL Franchises

By Vipin
December 01, 2023

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#1 Ben Stokes - ₹16.25 crore (CSK)

When Chennai Super Kings (CSK) broke their bank to acquire the services of Ben Stokes at the IPL 2023 auction, it was a huge moment of elation for the Chennai fans.

#2 Harry Brook - ₹13.25 crore (SRH)

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will go into the IPL 2024 auction having the second-biggest purse (₹34 crore) among all 10 franchises. The Orange Army hoisted up a large chunk of their purse by releasing Harry Brook.

#3 Wanindu Hasaranga - ₹10.75 crore (RCB)

It came as a huge shock when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) released most of their bowling options, including star players Wanindu Hasaranga and Josh Hazlewood.

#4 Shardul Thakur - ₹10.75 crore (KKR)

The first Indian on the list, Shardul Thakur, was released by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on retention day. The two-time IPL winners traded in Thakur from the Delhi Capitals (DC) for a huge sum of ₹10.75 crore ahead of the IPL 2023 season.

#5 Harshal Patel - ₹10.75 crore (RCB)

Another player released by RCB was Harshal Patel. Harshal came as a revelation for the franchise after he took 32 wickets at the IPL 2021. Next year, he claimed 19 more wickets due to his guile and effectiveness.

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