IPL: Know the cost of each-run scored by these batsmen
2018 IPL has seen some of the Indian players raking in the moolah. Several top names were retained by their franchises for mega money as others were acquired in the auction. For all the geeks out there, here we analyze the cost of each run scored by these batsmen. This is no way a comment on the impact these players have in the match.
Retained for a whopping sum of Rs. 15 crore by CSK, MS Dhoni so far has lived up to the billing. Assuming he plays all 14 matches in the group stage, CSK will be spending Rs. 1.07 crore per match on him. The skipper has scored 109 runs in three matches. In terms of 'run metric', Dhoni's each run has cost Rs. 2.95 lakh.
Kohli is currently the Orange Cap holder in the IPL with 201 runs under his belt. He was retained by RCB and is set to paid Rs. 17 crore, making him the most expensive player. RCB would be shelling Rs. 1.22 crores per match for Kohli. Till now, Kohli has proved to be a sound investment with his each run costing Rs. 2.42 lakh.
Rohit Sharma was retained for Rs. 15 crore by 3-time champions Mumbai. Rohit is the most bankable player and MI won't mind spending Rs 1.07 crore on him per match. He has 138 runs, but the worry is MI have won one game. For Rohit, cost per run comes at Rs. 3.11 lakh. Given his knock last night, this number will go down soon.
SRH used the RTM card for Shikhar Dhawan and got him for Rs. 5.20 crore. Given he plays all 14 matches, SRH will end up spending Rs. 37 lakh per match on the southpaw. SRH look like a side that can reach the final and the sum goes down further. With 130 runs from three matches, Dhawan's cost per run is only Rs. 85,000.
Rahane saw the Royals using the Right to Match card on him and he eventually joined them for a paltry sum of Rs. 4 crore. RR will be spending Rs 28.57 lakh on the player, till the group stage. Royals have come back well this season and Rahane has scored 94 runs so far. This means his each run costs only Rs. 91,000.