The long wait is finally over, IPL auction 2022 is going to be held soon. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed the Mega Auction for the IPL 2022. Though there is no such official confirmation regarding the venue and dates of the auction are still expected to take place in Bangalore on 12th February and 13th February. We will let you know the details again once we confirmed from the official source.
Numbers of Players registered for the Tata IPL 2022 Auction
For this auction, overall 1214 players have registered. Among 1214 players, 896 players are Indians, and the rest 318 are overseas. Australia (59) has registered a huge number of players for the upcoming mega auction, followed by South Africa (48) and West Indies (41). Apart from the usual suspects in the form of England, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, players from Nepal, the United States, Ireland, and Zimbabwe have also registered their names for the auction. BCCI confirmed that among these 1214 players 270 were capped, 903 were uncapped, and 41 associate players.
BCCI further said that 61 of the players are capped Indian players while 209 are capped internationals. 143 of them are the uncapped Indian players while 209 are capped internationals. 143 of the uncapped Indians and six of the uncapped overseas players were part of the IPL 2021 seasons.
As BCCI previously declared that TATA group will take over the Indian Premium League’s title sponsors from the 2022 edition. This time the IPL auction is going to be huge because this season you will get to see the battle between 10 teams with two brand new franchises representing Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
The ten franchises have already spent nearly INR 338 crore (US$ 45 million approx.) to retain and acquire 33 players. Most of the franchises will enter the auction with substantial money to spend in order to gather a fresh squad, but the likes of Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Rajasthan Royals will have a distended purse.
Young guns who may impress Franchise owners in Mega Auction IPL 2022
While experience is a crucial point in the IPL, at mega auctions, franchises tend to capitalize on the young players who can aid build the teams for the forthcoming. No wonder then, that players like Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, and even the emerging West Indies allrounder Odean Smith, have not been wary of marking their standby price in the maximum bracket. Padikkal, who made his India debut last year in Sri Lanka, has excelled for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who had picked him up at the base price of INR 20 lakh (US$ 27,000 approx.) in 2020. With his assured technique united with a destructive mindset, long controls and an IPL century to his name Padikkal has succeeded to impress not just Virat Kohli but even the likes of cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar.
Harshal Patel, who was traded by Delhi Capitals to Royal Challengers before the 2021 IPL, ended last season as the highest wicket-taker with 32 strikes. Harshal has chosen to move to the auction this time, though, self-assured regarding enticing buyers with his capability to bowl both with the new ball as well as at the death, where he has made the most influence with his smart changes of pace deliveries.
On the other hand, West indies young star Smit is completely unknown in the IPL but this young player has full potential to become the next power hitter like Andre Russell.
Indian young and talented cricketer Shahrukh Khan, who is probable to get an immense bid, and even rejected an offer from his preceding franchise Kings, has put his base price at the lowest of INR 20 lakh. Shahrukh, a tall and strong power-hitter, is known for his finishing skills and had been paid INR 5.25 crore (US$ 700,000 approx.) in the 2021 auction by Punjab. Another Indian uncapped player who has listed himself at the lowest base price and is predictable to fascinate substantial offers is fast bowler Avesh Khan, who was bought by Delhi Capitals for INR 70 lakh (US$ 94,000 approx.) a couple of years ago and was the second-highest wicket-taker behind Harshal in the 2021 IPL.
Former India fast bowler Sreesanth, in the meantime, has registered his name for the IPL 2022 season in the INR 50 lakh (US$ 67,000) category.
Players for Tata IPL 2022 Who are in which price bracket? ( Ipl 2022 Auction)
INR 1.5 crore bracket
Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Washington Sundar, Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Nathan Lyon, Kane Richardson, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Tim Southee, Colin Ingram, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran.
INR 1 crore bracket
Piyush Chawla, Kedar Jadhav, Prasidh Krishna, T Natarajan, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, James Faulkner, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, D’Arcy Short, Andrew Tye, Dan Lawrence, Liam Livingstone, Tymal Mills, Ollie Pope, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Aiden Markram, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Wanindu Hasaranga, Roston Chase, Sherfane Rutherford.