The arrogant hitting style, innovative bowling, and energetic stature made the West Indies players the most cherished option for any cricket league. They are known for the match-winning abilities. This IPL has a negotiable number of West Indies players and the skills of West Indian team made it win two out of three popular T20 championships in the recent past. The craze for West Indies players will go on in the upcoming IPL seasons as well. Let us have a look at the costliest buys from the Caribbean team in the IPL.
- Jofra Archer(Rs. 7.2 crore)
This West Indian bowler is one of the costliest buys of the IPL. He is going to play his maiden IPL title this year. He was picked by the Rajasthan Royals franchise for a huge sum of Rs.7.2 crore. He dreams to play for England some or other day but this 23-year old player is playing for Barbados team. He made a terrific performance in the county cricket at England and Australia. His base-price was Rs.40 lakhs but his reward grew to a whopping sum of around $1.1 million due to competition between five franchises to bag him.
- Andre Russell(Rs.7 crore)
This all-rounder was bagged by Kolkata Knight Riders by his performance for Delhi Daredevils. Since 2014, he was the main weapon for KKR franchise till 2016 but he was banned for a year on account of doping allegations. He was the fifth costliest West-Indian cricketer picked to play for IPL.
- Sunil Narine(Rs.8.5 crore)
This spinner was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for a mind-blowing sum of Rs.8.5 crore. He contributed his best for the first ever title for KKR in 2012. He was one of the core members of the team since then. His participation in IPL 2018 fell into doubt by his suspected bowling action in PSL but hopes to get back into the team at any cost.
- Chris Gayle(Rs.8.4 crore)
This terrific batsman was released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore but was picked by the Kings Eleven Punjab this year for a massive reward of Rs.8.4 crore in 2016. He changed the picture of T20 format by his elegant batting skills. He played for RCB since 2011 but was retained by the KXIP for the base-price of Rs.2 crore.
- Kieron Pollard(Rs.9.7 crore)
His massive sixes in Champions Trophy 2009 won him a big deal in the IPL 2010. He was a crucial player for Mumbai Indians since then. He was retained by the Mumbai Indians for Rs.9.5 crore this year but his actual reward was Rs.9.7 crore in 2016. He was retained by the franchise by the right to match card for a sum of Rs.5.4 crore for IPL 2018.