• In the fast-paced world of IPL the cost efficiency of cricketers often becomes a captivating subject.

  • As the IPL 2024 concluded, attention shifted to the cost-effectiveness of player performances.

Top 5 batters who cost their franchise the least per run in IPL 2024
Batters who cost their respective franchise the least per run (Image Source: Twitter)
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In the thrilling world of the Indian Premier League (IPL), where talent meets opportunity and every run counts, the financial worth of each player’s performance often becomes a topic of intense scrutiny. As the 2024 season has come to an end, the spotlight shifts to the cost-effectiveness of some of the league’s rising stars.

In the 17th season of the cash-rich league, the attention falls on some impressive batters, whose performances and corresponding cost per run provided intriguing insights into the value they bring to their respective franchises.

5 batters who cost their teams the least per run scored

1) Sai Sudharsan – Gujarat Titans

Cost Per Run: INR 3794.32

Sai Sudharsan has been a standout performer for the Gujarat Titans (GT). With an IPL price of INR 20 Lakhs and a remarkable 527 runs scored this season, Sudharsan provided exceptional value for his franchise, emerging as the most cost-efficient batter in the league.

2) Rajat Patidar – Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Cost Per Run: INR 5063.29

Rajat Patidar, with a price tag of INR 20 Lakhs, scored 395 runs, translating to a cost per run of about INR 5063.29. His performance for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) was vital, placing him among the top cost-effective players this season.

3) Shashank Singh – Punjab Kings

Cost Per Run: INR 5650.28

Shashank Singh, another player purchased for INR 20 Lakhs, scored 354 runs, making his cost per run approximately INR 5650.28. Despite Punjab Kings (PBKS) poor run in IPL 2024, Shashank’s contributions were crucial in maintaining his team’s competitive edge.

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4) Jake Fraser-McGurk – Delhi Capitals

Cost Per Run: INR 6060.61

Australian rising star Jake Fraser-McGurk turned out to be one of the most impressive young players this season with his 330 runs scored for Delhi Capitals (DC) outlay of INR 20 Lakhs. His cost per run comes to around INR 6060.61, underscoring his value as a cost-effective run-scorer in the league.

5) Nitish Kumar Reddy – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Cost Per Run: INR 6600

Nitish Kumar Reddy’s consistent performance saw him accumulate 303 runs at a cost of INR 20 Lakhs for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). This makes his cost per run approximately INR 6600, securing his spot as one of the most economical players in the 17th edition of the lucrative tournament.

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