Tymal Mills to K Gowtham: Players who took biggest pay cuts at IPL 2022 auction

Updated: Feb 18, 2022, 11:05 PM(IST)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction saw all ten teams spend big to acquire the best of players from across the globe. While a number of players receive a massive salary hike, some also had to take a large pay cut after being sold for much lesser than their last IPL contract. Here is a look at the players who took the biggest pay cut at the IPL mega auction.

Tymal Mills - Pay cut of Rs 10.50 crore (INR 105 million) | Photo - IPL |

England pacer Tymal Mills was picked up by Mumbai Indians at the IPL 2022 mega auction for a sum of Rs 1.50 crore (INR 15 million). Mills, who had joined his former side RCB in 2017 was previously on a salary of Rs 12 crore (INR 120 million) per season.


Krishnappa Gowtham - Pay cut of Rs 8.35 crore (INR 83.5 million) | Photo - IPL |

Chennai Super Kings made Krishnappa Gowtham the costliest uncapped player in the history of the IPL mega auction at the time when they spent Rs 9.25 crore (INR 92.5 million) to get him at the IPL auction in 2021. Gowtham saw a sharp decline in his pay as he was sold to Lucknow Super Giants for just Rs 90 lakh (INR 9 million) this year.


Pat Cummins - Pay cut of Rs 8.25 crore (INR 82.5 million) | Photo - IPL |

Australian pacer Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas player at the IPL 2021 auction when he was roped in by KKR for a whopping Rs 15.50 crore (INR 155 million). Cummins was bought back by KKR this year for Rs 7.25 crore (INR 72.5 million), taking a pay cut of Rs 8.25 crore (INR 82.5 million).


Riley Meredith - Pay cut of Rs 7 crore (INR 70 million) | Photo - IPL |

Australian pacer Riley Meredith was bought by Punjab Kings last year for a whopping price of Rs 8 crore (INR 80 million). He was released by the franchise ahead of the 2022 auction and was sold to Mumbai Indians for just Rs 1 crore (INR 10 million).


Manish Pandey - Pay cut of Rs 6.40 crore (INR 64 million) | Photo - IPL |

Indian batter Manish Pandey was among the players who took the highest pay cut at the IPL 2022 auction. Pandey was bought by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 4.60 crore (INR 46 million) this year which is Rs 6.40 crore (INR 64 million) less than his last contract with Sunrisers Hyderabad.


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