Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the big platforms in the world where franchises spend millions of dollars on building their teams. Even there are players who never did a good job in domestic cricket grabbed an IPL deal due to their potential. But, the most important question do they worth the money? Do they have the calibre to give return to their franchises for investing crores of money on them?
In this article, we are going to focus on players who gave good return to their teams for investing big bucks on them.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes was the most expensive player in IPL 2017. The Pune franchise has spent INR 14 crore on Stokes. This fast bowling all-rounder played a key role for RPS during the 2017 IPL when they qualified for the final for the first time.
Stokes took 12 wickets in 12 matches and scored 316 at an average of 31.60. In that season he also slammed a hundred. Notwithstanding, Stokes was a worthy buy for RPS.
This Australian pacer Pat Cummins played for Delhi Daredevils in the last season. Cummins is known as a talented fast bowler. The Delhi franchise spent INR 4.50 crore to enjoy his service in IPL 2017. Cummins did a commendable job by taking 15 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 24.86.
Rising Pune Supergiant spent INR 3 lakh on Jaydev Unadkat. Unadkat did an outstanding job in 2017 IPL season by taking 24 wickets and a hat-trick. His consistent display in the 10th season of IPL clearly stated that he was a good purchase for Pune franchise.
This English pace man played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2017. The KKR franchise spent INR 4.20 crore on him. When the IPL started Woakes did a superb job as he took 17 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 22.70. His best bowling figure was 3 wickets for 6 runs. Definitely, he was a good purchase for KKR.
This Afghanistan spin wizard is an international bowling sensation now. Rashid Khan‘s ability to take wickets consistently made him a force to reckon with. In 2017 IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise spent INR 4 crore to get his service. During that season Rashid picked up 17 wickets in 14 matches for the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise. Right now, Rashid is one of the fruitful spinners in world cricket. Thus, he will one of the big names in the forthcoming IPL.
Nathan Coulter Nile
Delhi Daredevils paceman Nathan Coulter Nile is a passionate fast bowler. In the last season, he played 8 matches before he was recalled for national duty by the Australian selectors. In those eight matches, Nile scalped 15 wickets at an average of 15.20. In the back of his stunning performance, it can be said that he was a good buy for the Daredevils.
In 2017 IPL, this spinner played for Gujarat Lions and did an admirable job by taking 13 wickets in nine matches at an average of 16.49. His best bowling figure was 4 for 16. In 2017 IPL auction he was bought by Gujarat for INR 3.20 crore. His ability to keep opposition batsmen under check made him a worthy buy for the Gujarat Lions franchise.
This wonder boy of Indian cricket was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.60 crore. Mohammed Siraj played a good job for his home franchise. In the previous season, he bamboozled 10 batsmen in 6 matches. His success in IPL drew the attention of Indian selectors. So, after the IPL season, he was seen playing for India against New Zealand at home.
In the forthcoming season, these players will have to bear the expectations of their fans as they will look for a good show from them.