The Indian Premier League (IPL) is undoubtedly one of the biggest cricket leagues in the world, attracting some of the best players from around the globe. With the 2021 season just around the corner, fans are eagerly anticipating which players will secure the biggest contracts for the upcoming tournament.
Here are some of the biggest IPL contracts for 2021:
1. Chris Morris – Rajasthan Royals
Chris Morris made history by becoming the most expensive player in IPL history, securing a whopping $2.25 million contract with the Rajasthan Royals. The South African all-rounder is expected to play a pivotal role for the Royals in the upcoming season, with his explosive hitting and ability to take wickets.
2. Kyle Jamieson – Royal Challengers Bangalore
New Zealand`s young fast bowler Kyle Jamieson secured a $2.0 million contract with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, making him the second most expensive player in the IPL. Jamieson was impressive during the recent New Zealand vs. Australia T20 series, and his addition to the RCB squad is expected to bolster their bowling attack.
3. Glenn Maxwell – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell secured a $1.5 million contract with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, making him one of the most expensive overseas players in the IPL. Maxwell`s explosive hitting and ability to bowl useful off-spin make him a valuable asset to any team, and RCB will be hoping he can perform to his potential in the upcoming season.
4. Jhye Richardson – Punjab Kings
Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson secured a $1.5 million contract with the Punjab Kings, making him one of the most expensive players in the IPL. Richardson has been in fine form in recent months, and his pace and swing could prove to be a handful for opposing batsmen.
5. Krishnappa Gowtham – Chennai Super Kings
Indian all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham secured a $1.4 million contract with the Chennai Super Kings, making him one of the most expensive Indian players in the IPL. The off-spinner is known for his big hitting lower down the order, and his addition to the CSK squad is expected to strengthen their lower middle order.
In conclusion, the IPL continues to attract some of the best players in the world, and the 2021 season is set to be one of the most exciting yet. With the likes of Morris, Jamieson, Maxwell, Richardson, and Gowtham all securing big contracts, fans can expect some high-quality cricket over the next few months.