Five lesser-known players who made a big splash

Jofra Archer - Rajasthan Royals (USD 1.125 million)

Jofra Chioke Archer is a Barbadian born English cricketer who plays for Sussex County Cricket Club. On 8 July 2016 he made his first-class debut for Sussex during Pakistan's tour of England.

Batting and fielding averages
Mat
Inns
NO
Runs
HS
Ave
BF
SR
First-class
20
28
6
833
81*
37.86
1075
77.48
List A
10
8
2
130
45
21.66
113
115.04
T20s Insights on t20
41
22
13
195
36
21.66
136
143.38
Bowling averages
Mat
Inns
Balls
Runs
Wkts
BBI
BBM
Ave
Econ
First-class
20
38
4310
2321
89
7/67
11/137
26.07
List A
10
10
557
477
16
5/42
May-42
29.81
T20s Insights on t20
41
39
883
1164
50
4/18
Apr-18
23.28
Ishan Kishan - Mumbai Indians (USD 968,000)

Ishan Kishan is an Indian first-class cricketer who plays for Jharkhand. In December 2015 he was named as the captain of India's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Ishan is a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper.

D'Arcy Short - Rajasthan Royals (USD 625,000)

D'Arcy John Matthew Short is an Australian cricketer, who plays Twenty20 Internationals for Australia. In domestic level, he plays for Western Australia and the Hobart Hurricanes.

Gowtham - Rajasthan Royals (USD 968,000)

Krishnappa Gowtham is an Indian first-class cricketer who plays for Karnataka.

Batting and fielding averages
Mat
Inns
NO
Runs
HS
Ave
BF
SR
First-class
22
28
3
541
149
21.64
753
71.84
List A
11
10
1
193
57*
21.44
134
144.02
T20s Insights on t20
27
22
3
310
60
16.31
194
159.79
Bowling averages
Mat
Inns
Balls
Runs
Wkts
BBI
BBM
Ave
First-class
22
39
4180
1986
79
Jul-72
10/142
25.13
List A
11
11
576
447
19
May-28
May-28
23.52
T20s Insights on t20
27
27
492
579
20
Apr-19
Apr-19
28.95
Mujeeb Zadran - Kings XI Punjab (USD 625,000)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, also known as Mujeeb Zadran, is an Afghan cricketer, who plays limited over internationals. He was the first male to play international cricket who was born in the 21st century.