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Ben Stokes signature more expensive than Virat Kohli

Ben Stokes leads the way in most expensive cricket signatures with fans paying an average of £2,357.13 per item signed by the England all-rounder on leading cricket memorabilia sites.

It costs more to get a signed item by Stokes – of which there are seven in total – than any other cricketer in the history of the game, with Sir Donald Bradman the second most expensive and Virat Kohli’s signature also priced at more than £1,000 on average.

Most Expensive Signatures has analysed signed items available to buy on leading online memorabilia sites to work out which cricket signatures are the most expensive to date, with 105 players studied in total (from England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Australia) and 430 individual items available to purchase.

Stokes has emerged as the best all-rounder in world cricket since his Test debut in 2013, but his achievements on the field in the past two years have elevated him to a global superstar. This is thanks to his starring roles in the 2019 World Cup, his Ashes heroics at Headingley and stunning solo performance in Cape Town before making a big impact in the IPL.

As a result, his popularity has soared with seven items available to buy signed by the England and Durham star at an average price of £2,357.13.

PlayerCountryAverage Price (£)Most expensive (£)Cheapest item (£)Most common itemNumber of items
Ben StokesEngland2,357.1314,999.9999.99display7
Sir Don BradmanAustralia1,999.991,999.991999.99display1
Virat KohliIndia1,314.272,499.99599.99shirt7
MS DhoniIndia899.991,499.99349.99display5
Sachin TendulkarIndia862.492,499.99399.99autobiography8
Shikhar DhawanIndia574.99999.99149.99shirt2
Brian LaraWest Indies549.99599.99499.99display2
KL RahulIndia499.99499.99499.99bat1
Sir Garfield SobersWest Indies466.65599.99399.99bat3
Ajinkya RahaneIndia349.99349.99349.99bat2
Steve WaughAustralia269.99599.9999.99display10
Richie BenaudAustralia249.99249.99249.99autobiography1
Rahul DravidIndia249.99249.99249.99display2
AB de VilliersSouth Africa249.99249.99249.99display2
Anil KumbleIndia241.65249.99199.99display6
Dennis LilleeAustralia224.99249.99199.99book2
Sir Geoffrey BoycottEngland224.99349.9999.99photo2
Tim PaineAustralia203.32299.9959.99bat3
Pat CumminsAustralia199.99249.99149.99ball2
Steve SmithAustralia199.99199.99199.99bat2
Jos ButtlerEngland199.99349.9999.99photo12
Suresh RainaIndia199.99249.99149.99display2
VVS LaxmanIndia199.99199.99199.99display1
Curtley AmbroseWest Indies199.99199.99199.99shirt2
Richie RichardsonWest Indies199.99199.99199.99shirt4
Sir Ian BothamEngland174.99199.99149.99photo/bat2
Harbhajan SinghIndia174.99199.99149.99display2
Alastair CookEngland168.32249.9959.99picture6
Ricky PontingAustralia161.24229.9979.99display8
Shane WarneAustralia159.99199.9999.99book5
James AndersonEngland159.99199.9999.99photo5
Glenn McGrathAustralia149.99149.99149.99display3
Michael ClarkeAustralia149.99149.99149.99ball2
David ShephardEngland149.99149.99149.99display1
Joe RootEngland149.99199.9999.99photo9
Hasan AliPakistan149.99149.99149.99ball3
Jonny BairstowEngland138.59199.9969.99photo6
Aaron FinchAustralia136.65249.9979.99bat3
Justin LangerAustralia134.99149.9999.99photo1
Andrew FlintoffEngland134.99199.9939.99book4
Chris GayleWest Indies129.99199.9969.99display9
Kevin PietersenEngland124.99149.9999.99photo2
Ravi AshwinIndia124.99149.9999.99photo10
Trent BoultNew Zealand115.99149.9969.99bat10
Ravi ShastriIndia114.99149.9959.99bat4
Trevor BaylissEngland113.43249.9929.99photo29
Mitchell StarcAustralia112.84149.9939.99ball7
Ross TaylorNew Zealand109.99149.9969.99bat4
Kuldeep YadavIndia104.99149.9969.99bat4
Cameron BancroftAustralia99.9999.9999.99bat2
Damien MartynAustralia99.9999.9999.99ball3
Darren LehmannAustralia99.9999.9999.99display2
James PattinsonAustralia99.9999.9999.99ball4
Josh HazlewoodAustralia99.9999.9999.99ball4
Mark TaylorAustralia99.9999.9999.99bat1
Matthew WadeAustralia99.9999.9999.99bat3
Tom MoodyAustralia99.9999.9999.99display1
Travis HeadAustralia99.9999.9999.99bat3
Jack LeachEngland99.9999.9999.99photo2
Joe DenlyEngland99.9999.9999.99bat2
James VinceEngland99.9999.9999.99bat2
Monty PanesarEngland99.9999.9999.99photo1
Paul CollingwoodEngland99.9999.9999.99photo1
Dinesh KarthikIndia99.9999.9999.99bat3
Ravi JadejaIndia99.9999.9999.99photo1
Umesh YadavIndia99.99149.9949.99bat3
Kagiso RabadaSouth Africa99.9999.9999.99bat1
Hashim AmlaSouth Africa99.99149.9949.99display3
Jason RoyEngland96.65149.9929.99photo18
Sam CurranEngland92.49149.9919.99photo4
Murali VijayIndia91.6599.9949.99bat6
Michael VaughanEngland89.99149.9949.99photo8
Azhar AliPakistan89.99149.9949.99display4
Andrew StraussEngland86.65149.9929.99picture9
Chris WoakesEngland86.24149.9929.99photo8
Brad HaddinAustralia84.9999.9939.99bat4
Moeen AliEngland84.2149.9929.99photo19
Rory BurnsEngland83.3299.9949.99photo3
Mitchell JohnsonAustralia79.99149.999.99ball2
Darren GoughEngland79.9999.9959.99photo2
Cheteshwar PujaraIndia79.99149.999.99bat2
Bhuvneshwar KumarIndia74.9999.9949.99bat4
Ishant SharmaIndia74.9999.9949.99photo4
Mark WoodEngland72.21149.9929.99photo9
Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand69.9969.9969.99bat1
Peter SiddleAustralia67.4999.9929.99photo4
Adil RashidEngland66.6699.9949.99mini-bat3
Babar AzamPakistan59.9959.9959.99display1
Mohammad AmirPakistan59.9959.9959.99display1
Yasir ShahPakistan59.9959.9959.99display3
Stuart BroadEngland57.1399.9949.99photo14
Marcus TrescothickEngland49.9949.9949.99display1
Barry RichardsSouth Africa49.9949.9949.99bat2
Andre RussellWest Indies49.9949.9949.99bat1
Chris RodgersAustralia39.9939.9939.99photo1
Shane WatsonAustralia39.9939.9939.99photo4
Andy FlowerEngland29.9929.9929.99photo1
Ashley GilesEngland29.9929.9929.99photo1
Gary BallanceEngland29.9929.9929.99photo1
Liam PlunkettEngland29.9929.9929.99photo3
Matt PriorEngland29.9929.9929.99photo1
Steven FinnEngland29.9929.9929.99photo5
Tim BresnanEngland29.9929.9929.99photo1
Ryan HarrisAustralia24.9939.999.99photo2
Allan LambEngland19.9919.9919.99poster1

The most expensive item available comes at a whopping cost of £14,999.99 for a signed match shirt worn by Stokes, while there is a World Cup shirt worth £4,999.99.

The cheapest by comparison is a signed picture that costs £99.99.

Bradman is widely recognised as the greatest cricketer of all time with an incredible Test batting average of 99.94 and there is just one piece of memorabilia signed by The Don available – a photo display priced at £1,999.99, making his the second most expensive signature.

India skipper Kohli is the biggest global star in the world game today and has a huge following in his home country. Like Stokes, he has seven items available to purchase, the most expensive of which is a signed helmet at £2,499.99.

CountryAverage price (£)
India311.19
West Indies266.10
Australia192.80
England156.02
South Africa124.99
New Zealand98.66
Pakistan83.99

In total he has five items priced at over £1,000 including a bat, two India ODI shirts and an RCB shirt to equal an average signature price of £1,314.27 – with the cheapest price being £599.99 for a signed photo display.

Unsurprisingly MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar are next on the list with Indian players dominating the markets, holding average prices of £899.99 and £862.49 respectively, while Brian Lara has the seventh most-expensive signature at £549.99 per item.

Legends of the game Sir Garfield Sobers (£466.65), Steve Waugh (£269.99), Richie Benaud (249.99), Shane Warne (£159.99), Sir Geoffrey Boycott (£224.99) and Sir Ian Botham (£174.99) have signed items available to buy, but current England players Joe Root and James Anderson both cost less at £149.99 and £159.99 respectively.

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