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IPL 2012 Expensive Players

About I. P. L.
I. P. L. or the Indian Premier League is a professional Twenty 20 cricket league in India. Started by the B. C. C. I. or the Board of Control for Cricket in India, 3 teams participate in this competition. Each of these teams is formed by the different cricket players from all over the world. With an estimated brand value of around $ 3.67 billion, I. P. L. is the 1st sporting event to be broadcasted live on YouTube. It is even the 2nd highest paid cricket competition. The 5th season of the I. P. L. is scheduled from 4th April to 27th May of the current year. The I. P. L., 2012 is considered to be a golden break through for the young cricket players.

Expensive Players of I. P. L. 5 (2012)

The various I. P. L. players are chosen by a team through auction. For the upcoming I. P. L. season, almost all of the domestic as well as international cricket players were brought under the single roof of the I. P. L. Auction, which was held in Bangalore, the capital city of the state of Karnataka on 4th February, 2012. This year's auction resulted in providing golden opportunity to the selected players since many were priced in million dollars. Following are the top 5 expensive players of the I. P. L., 2012:

  • Ravindra Jadeja: Purchased by the C. S. K. or the Chennai Super Kings, this versatile and 23 years old player is the most expensive one among the lot in this year's I. P. L. auction. Post the severe bidding against the Deccan Chargers, Jadeja was selected by the C. S. K. for $ 2 million. The base price of this all rounder cricketer from Kochi was $ 1, 00, 000 though.

  • Mahela Jayawardene: The elegant batsman had the 2nd highest bid in this Indian auction. In spite of his base cost of $ 3, 00, 000, Jayawardene was bought by the D. D. or the Delhi Daredevils for $ 1.4 million. He is the current captain of the national cricket team of Sri Lanka.

  • R. Vinay Kumar: The 3rd most expensive player of this season's I. P. L. is R. Vinay Kumar, the bowler from Kochi. The R. C. or the Royal Challengers pocketed him for $ 1 million. This made him join his home team back as he made his debut in the I. P. L. from this team in the year 2008.

  • Brendon McCullum: This batsman cum wicketkeeper from New Zealand is the 4th biggest gainer in this auction in India. The K. K. R. or the Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for $ 9, 00, 000. The base price of this cricket player was $ 4, 00, 000 though.

  • Sunil Narine: Even with the lowest base rate of this auction season, this highly talented West Indian bowler managed to position himself in the 5th rank in the lost of the most expensive I. P. L., 2012 players. With his base price at $ 50, 000, Narine was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders at a hefty price of $ 7, 00, 000.

Apart from the ones mentioned above, the below mentioned table provides some of the basic information about the other expensive players of the I. P. L. of 2012:

Sl. No. Name of the PlayerCountryPriceName of the Franchise
1Parthiv PatelIndia$ 6, 50, 000Deccan Chargers
2Thisara PereraSri Lanka$ 6, 50, 000Mumbai Indians
3R. P. SinghIndia$ 6, 00, 000Mumbai Indians
4Brad HodgeAustralia$ 4, 75, 000Rajastan Royals
5Andre RusselWest Indies$ 4, 50, 000Delhi Daredevils
6S. SreesanthIndia$ 4, 00, 000Rajastan Royals
7Mitchell JohnsonAustralia$ 3, 00, 000Mumbai Indians
8Muttiah MuralitharanSri Lanka$ 2, 20, 000Royal Challengers Bangalore
9Azhar MahmoodEngland$ 2, 00, 000Kings XI Punjab
10James FaulknerAustralia$ 1, 90, 000Kings XI Punjab
11Brad HoggAustralia$ 1, 80, 000Rajastan Royals
12Ramesh PowarIndia$ 1, 60, 000Kings XI Punjab
13Robin PetersonSouth Africa$ 1, 00, 000Mumbai Indians
14Darren BravoWest Indies$ 1, 00, 000Deccan Chargers
15Daniel HarrisAustralia$ 70, 000Deccan Chargers
16Dinesh ChandimalSri Lanka$ 50, 000Rajastan Royals
17Herschelle GibbsSouth Africa$ 50, 000Mumbai Indians
18Kevon CooperWest Indies$ 50, 000Rajastan Royals
19Marchant de LangeSouth Africa$ 50, 000Kolkata Knight Riders
20Doug BracewellNew Zealand$ 50, 000Delhi Daredevils

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