The temporary expulsion of two of the original IPL franchises – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals – for their owners’ involvement in the illegal betting scandal paved way for two new teams participate in the grand league. One of the two franchises included was the Rajkot-based Gujarat Lions owned by Intex Technologies. The team looked highly exciting as it brought together members of both CSK and RR squad under one roof.
The team picked Suresh Raina as its leader and also roped in star names like Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner in the player draft. However, the main action was waiting to take place in the auctions which followed the player draft event. And, as anticipated, the Lions made some really expensive buys in exchange of acquiring experienced players to add more maturity to the newly formed side. In this article, Sportzwiki lists five of the most expensive players Gujarat Lions bought in the 2016 auction.