The BCCI has already set February 12 and 13 as the two dates for the major auction in Bengaluru, which will take place in less than a month.The eight franchises have agreed to keep a total of 27 players ahead of the auction, with both new teams (Lucknow and Ahmedabad) being allowed to add three players who were not kept by their previous squad.
The majority of players will be auctioned off in the IPL 2022, since the BCCI has scheduled a mega auction involving ten clubs, which was previously done in 2011.
Yuvraj Singh, a former Indian all-rounder, is the most expensive player ever sold in the IPL auction. Yuvraj was purchased for INR 16 crore by the Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) in 2015.
Yuvraj was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 14 crores in the IPL 2014 auction just a year before the aforementioned trade.
After being purchased by the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore last year, former South Africa player Chris Morris became the most expensive player in IPL history.
Morris’ 15.5 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020 beat Australian Test captain Pat Cummins’ record.
The IPL 2022 auction could go down in history as one of the most enthralling in recent memory.
Let’s take a look at the Indian players who can sell a franchise for INR 15 crore during the IPL 2022 auction.
With a strike rate of 136.38 in 94 IPL outings, the swashbuckling batsman has amassed 3273 runs.
He has averaged around 600 runs every season since joining Kings XI Punjab (formerly Punjab Kings) in 2018.
With 2548 runs scored in 55 innings in just four seasons, the Karnataka batsman is the franchise’s leading run-scorer.
Rahul was named Punjab’s captain in 2020, however the franchise dismissed him during the retention window, citing reports that he will join the Lucknow squad.
If Rahul decides to enter the IPL 2022 auction, franchisees will have to compete for his services.
The Haryana pacer had a fantastic IPL 2021 season, finishing with 32 wickets, equaling CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo’s IPL 2013 record.
Patel turned around the franchise’s fortunes in the league stage, where they were severely short in death bowling.Patel has a strong ability to execute both slower and yorker balls, as well as understand the game situation and adjust his variations accordingly.
It came as a shock to everyone when he was not retained ahead of the super auction, but RCB, like the other teams, would be eager to secure his services for the IPL 2022 season.
With 139 wickets from 113 games in the IPL, the Indian leg-spinner leads RCB in wicket-taking. Chahal’s best stats of 4/25 in the IPL 2016 in Bengaluru came against Kings XI Punjab. After being left out of India’s T20 World Cup team, he rediscovered his form in the second leg of the IPL 2021, taking 18 wickets for RCB.
Chahal can get breakthroughs in the middle overs and control the runs for his team with his leg-breakers. In the IPL 2022 auction, the 31-year-old may make a fortune.