IPL 2020 has all but ended with the final match of the season set to be played between the Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Capitals. The two franchises have been excellent in this competition, and they have dominated almost all of their opponents.
It goes without saying that the Mumbai Indians start as the favorites to win this match. The Mumbai-based franchise have beaten the Capitals twice in this season already. Besides, they are the defending champions, while the Shreyas Iyer-led outfit will play their first ever IPL final.
Talking about the other teams also, they will aim to rework their strategies before IPL 2021. Sourav Ganguly has announced that the next tournament will happen in April-May itself. Thus, the franchises will aim to release a few players before the auction.
In this article, we will glance at those players who perhaps had the most expensive deal in IPL 2020.
Kedar Jadhav – 12.58 lakhs per run
The Chennai Super Kings retained Kedar Jadhav before the IPL 2020 season for a price of 7.8 Crores INR. The Indian all-rounder was certainly not at his best this year as he could amass only 62 runs in eight matches. Subsequently, the Super Kings dropped him from their playing XI.
That would not impact Jadhav’s earnings though because of the IPL rules. When one calculates, he can find out that Jadhav made approximately 12.58 lakhs per run this season.
Karun Nair – 35 lakhs per run
The Kings XI Punjab had high hopes from their middle-order batsman Karun Nair in IPL 2020. The former Rajasthan Royals player had a lot of experience under his belt and because of that KXIP had shelled out 5.60 crores to retain him before this season.
Unfortunately, Nair could not get going at all in IPL 2020. He played four matches for the team, where he could score only 16 runs. The equation between his salary and his performance came down to 35 lakhs per run.
Umesh Yadav – 2.1 crores per match
Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav was retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a hefty amount of 4.2 Crores. His economy rate and inconsistency ensured that Yadav could play only two matches this year. He could not scalp a single wicket, but he managed to run out David Warner against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Since he played only two games, his average salary came down to 2.1 crores rupees for one appearance.
Pat Cummins – 1.29 crores per wicket
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins shattered the record for being the most expensive overseas signing in IPL history. The Aussie player gained a mammoth 15.50 Crores contract from the Kolkata Knight Riders. While KKR would have expected Cummins to run through the opposition batting lineups, he could take only 12 wickets in IPL 2020.
The all-rounder made up for it with his batting skills, but had he been a little more consistent with the ball, Cummins could have taken the Knight Riders to the playoffs. Comparing his total wickets with his salary, the ratio comes down to 1.29 Crores earning for dismissing one batsman in IPL 2020.
Andrew Tye – 1 crore per wicket
Another Australian speedster who made 1 Crore or more for taking one wicket in IPL 2020 is Andrew Tye. The former IPL Purple Cap winner joined the Rajasthan Royals this season. However, the presence of Jofra Archer and Tom Curran allowed Tye to play only one match for the Royals.
He was very expensive in that game as the right-arm medium pacer went for 50 runs and took only one wicket. The team management dropped him from the playing XI after that match. His final average salary per wicket thus came down to 1 Crore per wicket. RR even paid 75 lakhs to David Miller for getting out on a diamond duck against the Chennai Super Kings.