Wondering who the most expensive player in PSL 2017 season was? Well, we saw a high demand for overseas players in the inaugural season of the Pakistan Super League 2016, and apart from Pakistani Players, a special category was made for International players to meet the demands to make the first season successful by including some of the big guns into the Pakistan’s own T20 Cricket League. There were big names including Chris Gayle, Kevin Peterson, and Darren Sammy in the first PSL season. Chris Gayle was the highest paid player in PSL 2016. Gayle was the lowest scoring player in the Icon category last year, Lahore Qalandars released him, and Karachi Kings got him for the 2nd season of the budding Cricket League being played at Dubai and Sharjah.
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For 2017 season of PSL, Icon category was abolished, and few top-notch International cricketers including Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Kevin Pieterson, Darren Sammy, and Andre Russel were picked by different teams. The purse capacity for spending money was increased to $1.2 Million this year. The base price for Platinum players was $140,000 that increased up to 30 percent compared to the last year. Out of the 10 platinum players in PSL 2017, Brendon McCullum became the most paid player in PSL 2017 season and was bought by Lahore Qalandars that bought Chris Gayle as the most expensive player in PSL 2016. Brendon McCullum was bought for $500,000 becoming the richest player in PSL 2017 apart from Chris Gayle auction price of $450,000 last year by the same franchise. Kevin Pieterson is the second-most paid player in PSL 2017 with a finalized auction price of $400,000 along with Chris Gayle and Darren Sammy at the same price. The third-highest paid player was Former England captain Eoin Morgan who was bought for $380,000 in the second edition of Pakistan Super League. Here is a list of the sold International players in PSL Draft.
|Platinum Category||Diamond Category||Gold Category|
|brendon McCullum||DJ Bravo||Chris Jordan|
|Sunil Narine||Ravi Bopara||Cameron Delport|
|Chris Gayle||Luke Wright||Ryan McLaren|
|Kieron Pollard||Samuel Badree||Tamim Iqbal|
|Eoin Morgan||Shakib Al Hasan||Tymal Mills|
|Kevin Pietersen||Brad Haddin|
|Shane Watson||Sam Billings|