In this IPL, players like Jayadev Unadkat, Manish Pandey, and Mohit Sharma could not do justice for their rewards but players like Ambati Rayudu did great for their rewards. Virat Kohli, Sunil Narine, and Kane Williamson did a splendid performance in this IPL. Let us take a look at some value for money players in this IPL.
- Kane Williamson
This kiwi player was bought by the franchise for a sum of Rs.3 crore. He entered the team as the replacement for the banished skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad, David Warner. He bagged the orange cap by scoring 735 runs off 17 matches and led the team towards the finale. He did great for his reward by scoring a maximum number of the fifties in this season.
- Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu was picked by the Chennai Super Kings franchise in this IPL season. He was bought for a sum of Rs.2.2 crore. He is responsible for many of the victories of the team. He laid a solid foundation for the team’s formidable scores along with Shane Watson. He was paid lower than Nitish Rana and Surya Kumar Yadav which was around Rs.3.5 crore. He is a true-spirited player who gave up his opening position to Faf Du Plessis when needed.
- Deepak Chahar
This pacer was picked by the Chennai Super Kings for a sum of Rs.80 lakhs. He is one of the crucial death bowlers for the team. His remuneration is very less when compared to Mohit Sharma and Jayadev Unadkat. But he did a great job for his team excluding his period of absence due to injury. He picked 10 wickets off 12 games at an economy rate of 7.25.
- Shakib Al Hasan
He was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a sum of Rs.2 crore. He is the all-rounder for the team and cemented his place in the team throughout the season. He scored 239 runs at a strike rate above 120 and picked 14 wickets at an economy rate of 8. He seems the budget choice when compared to the all-rounders like Krunal Pandya and Ben Stokes.
- Lungi Ngidi
He was picked by the Chennai Super Kings for a sum of Rs.50 lakhs. He played for the team in the second half of the season and picked 4 wickets by conceding 10 runs in the crucial match against Kings XI Punjab. He picked 11 wickets at an economy rate of 6. His capability to bowl maiden overs made him the crucial bowler in the team’s arsenal.