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IPL 2023 Players listed with the highest salaries in the tournament

Money talks and nothing speaks as loudly as the riches offered by the Indian Premier League.

A total of 10 teams provide the best cricketers in the world – apart from those of Pakistan, unfortunately – a chance to not only play in the most competitive tournament in the world but also take home some of the biggest cheques in professional sport for what is a two-month tournament.

This year’s tournament has already broken a number of records months before the 2023 season kicks off in April.

England all-rounder Sam Curran emerged as the most expensive player in the history of the tournament as he was picked up by Punjab Kings for an eye-watering bid of 185 million Indian rupees ($2.26 million) following a fierce bidding war with Chennai Super Kings.

Curran has become a high-profile white-ball player after his tournament-winning effort in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia.

Fellow England star all-rounder Ben Stokes, young batsman Harry Brook and Australia’s Cameroon Green were some of the other players to hit the jackpot during the player auction last month.

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Top 20 highest paid cricketers in IPL 2023

1. Sam Curran (Punjab Kings): 185 million rupees (approximately $2.26m)

2. Cameron Green (Mumbai Indians): 175m rupees ($2.14m)

3. KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants): 170m rupees ($2m)

4. Ben Stokes (Chennai Super Kings): 162.5m rupees ($1.98m)

5. Nicholas Pooran (Lucknow Super Giants): 160m rupees ($1.95m)

6. Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings): 160m rupees ($1.95m)

7. Rishabh Pant* (Delhi Capitals): 160m rupees ($1.95m)

8. Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders): 160m rupees ($1.95m)

9. Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians): 160m rupees ($1.95m)

10. Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians): 152.5m rupees ($1.86m)

11. Hardik Pandya (Gujarat Titans): 150m rupees ($1.8m)

12. Rashid Khan (Gujarat Titans): 150m rupees ($1.8m)

13. Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers): 150m rupees ($1.8m)

14. Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals): 140m rupees ($1.7m)

15. Deepak Chahar (Chennai Super Kings): 140m rupees ($1.7m)

16. Harry Brook (Sunrisers Hyderabad): 132.5m rupees ($1.6m)

17. Shreyas Iyer ** (Kolkata Knight Riders): 122.5m rupees ($1.5m)

18. Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata Knight Riders): 120m rupees ($1.45m)

19. Jasprit Bumrah* (Mumbai Indians): 120m rupees ($1.45m)

20. Axar Patel (Delhi Capitals): 120m rupees ($1.45m)

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