Bangalore: The mega auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022 Mega Auction) will be held today and tomorrow in which players like Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur will be eyeing all the franchises. With the joining of Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Supergiants, 590 cricketers, including 227 overseas players, will be bidding for the ten-team league in a two-day auction. This year more than 10 cricketers can get bids of more than 10 crores and some can even go for 20 crores. Iyer could prove to be the costliest while Shardul and Ishaan Kishan are also expected to get good bids. Apart from these, Deepak Chahar and Yuzvendra Chahal are also expected to get more than 10 crores. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings), Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) have been retained by their teams.
highest money after kingsKL Rahul (17 crores) has been the most expensive player in retention. Iyer, the former Delhi Capitals captain, can woo teams like Punjab Kings (72 crore purse), Sunrisers Hyderabad (68 crore purse) and Rajasthan Royals (62 crore purse). Punjab has the most money and the highest number of vacancies (23). All teams need a game changer in the middle order. Dhoni’s Chennai team will rely on tried and tested players while teams like Punjab and Rajasthan will also try to strengthen the middle order. The eyes of Kolkata Knight Riders will also be on Shreyas. However, now he has only a purse of Rs 48 crore left. Since this is a mega auction and teams need at least 18 players, then Indian players (capped or uncapped) will be handed over by the teams.
All eyes will be on Warner, Holder, QuintonDavid Warner is in form among foreign players and the Australian opener is expected to fetch a good price. Apart from being the opener, he is also a contender for the captaincy who won the title for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016. Apart from Warner, West Indies’ Jason Holder is also expected to be in good demand as he is an expert in hitting big sixes and is also a useful medium pacer. Teams can also compete for fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock.
They can also be silverHarshal Patel, who won the Purple Cap last year, has a base price of Rs 2 crore and can fetch five times more. Avesh Khan, who is the second highest wicket-taker, has a base price of Rs 20 lakh but it can go up by 50 times. Average T20 performers R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane can also get good prices while players like Ambati Rayudu can sell for Rs 7-8 crore. Shahrukh Khan, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi will also have their eyes. Some Indian players who played in the Under-19 World Cup can also get a good price.
590 players will be bidding, in which 227 foreign players are in place of 217 players, including all the teams, the franchise has already done 33 players Total amount for the written auction: Rs 90 crore for each franchise Number of players in each team: Minimum -18, Max-25 Base price slabs: Rs 2 crore, Rs 1.5 crore, Rs 1 crore, Rs 75 lakh, Rs 50 lakh, Rs 40 lakh, Rs 30 lakh, Rs 20 lakh Number of players up for auction: 229 Capped (International), 354 Uncapped (Domestic), from 7 ICC Associate Countries
[Attribution to NBT]