Royal Challengers Bangalore team has a lot of fans in IPL. Along with that, they have a lot of bad luck. Despite having many best cricketers in the team, it has not won a single IPL trophy so far. Even then, RCB tops the preference charts in online IPL betting.
In this article, let’s know about the most expensive players bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise.
List of Most Expensive Players in RCB
Let’s take a look at the five most expensive players bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
- Indian cricketer, and run machine Virat Kohli is in the first place. Virat Kohli has been playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2008.
- New Zealand pace bowler Kylie Jamieson is in second place. Despite being bought at such a huge price, he has not performed well in the IPL so far.
- Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is in the third position. Maxwell is currently an important cricketer in the RCB team.
- Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh is in the fourth position and English cricketer Tymel Mills is in the fifth position.
Virat Kohli – 17 Crores (2018)
Virat Kohli has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore since the first season of the Indian Premier League. Kohli is the third highest-paid cricketer in the IPL after Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma (ahead of 2024 auctions). Virat Kohli was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 17 crores in the 2018 IPL auction. With this, Virat Kohli became the most expensive player bought by the RCB franchise. Kohli played 237 IPL matches and scored 7,263 runs.
Kyle Jamieson – 15 Crores (2021)
Royal Challengers Bangalore have bought New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson for Rs 15 crore in the 2021 IPL auction. This makes Jamieson the second most expensive cricketer bought by RCB.
However, RCB, which bought Kylie Jamison for such a huge price in the 2021 season, released him later in the season. Kyle Jamieson, who has been in good form ahead of the 2021 auction, has not been able to perform well in the IPL. Jamieson, who played 8 IPL matches, took only 9 wickets with a bowling economy rate of 9.60.
Glenn Maxwell – 14.25 Crores (2021)
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been recognized as the best player in the Indian Premier League. In the 2021 auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought it for Rs 14.25 crore. This makes him the third most expensive player bought by the RCB team. Glenn Maxwell scored 2,719 runs and took 31 wickets in 124 matches in IPL.
Yuvraj Singh – 14 Crores (2014)
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2014 IPL season. The RCB franchise bought Yuvraj Singh for Rs 14 crore in the 2014 IPL auction. Yuvraj played only one season for RCB. Yuvraj Singh, who played 14 matches in the 2014 IPL season, scored 376 runs with three half-centuries. Also, he has a strike rate of 135.25.
Tymel Mills – 12 Crores (2017)
England cricketer Tymal Mills is the fifth most expensive player bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Tymal Mills performed best in England’s domestic matches in 2016–17. With this, the RCB franchise was bought for 12 crore rupees in the 2017 IPL auction. However, Timon Mills, who played only five matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore, took only five wickets.
Final Thoughts Most Expensive Players in RCB
Through the above explanation, we have learned about the top five most expensive players bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. Also, in 2018, South Africa bought cricketer AB de Villiers for 11 crores. India bowler Harshal Patel and Sri Lankan all-rounder Vanindu Hasaranga were bought by RCB for Rs 10.75 crore each in the 2022 IPL auction. In 2015, India bought batsman Dinesh Karthik for 10.5 crores. South Africa bought cricketer Chris Morris for 10 crores in the 2020 IPL auction.