Monday, November 28, 2022



IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer expected to become the most expensive player at the IPL mega auction



With just a few days left for the IPL mega auction to begin, it seems social media has already spotted the plans related to the final auction. The most important question that has come up so far is that who is going to become the most expensive player of IPL Mega Auction?

If reports are to be believed, Shreyas Iyer is going to be the most expensive player of this season. On February 2, three big players including Iyer got infected with Covid 19 and were in isolation since then. The player was seen practicing in the nets yesterday after recovering from a sick period on Tuesday. Iyer was accompanied by the infected players Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Now the question arises that why is Iyer so expensive?

Now, everybody needs to understand that there are certain parameters on the basis of which a player is selected or rejected. In Iyer’s case, there are several factors which indicate that Iyer should be a costly player.

First comes his age – as a player, 27-year-old Shreyas Iyer is energetic, young and a brilliant opener. Though it takes some time for the player to settle down on the pitch but once settled the bowlers have to fear the Young Turk. 

Batting Talent – The young cricketer has been compared to former bowler Virender Sehwag, which makes him the most exciting talent in the country. If you look at their batting summary you will find:

  • Test Cricket – In Test cricket, he has played a total of two matches and scored 202 runs, with his highest runs of 105 with an average of 50.5.
  • ODI – One Day International has seen the player scoring 867 runs with the highest score of 103 and average was 39.40. The players have played 25 One Day International matches so far.
  • T20 International – In total 20 matches, Layers has scored 580 runs with the highest score of 67 and an average of 27.61.

Iyer’s Strengths:

  • He is young, energetic and learning
  • He is a Big Hitter 
  • Has great confidence with sense of achieving something
  • His runs scoring abilities
  • Fantastic Strike Rate throughout

Iyer’s Weaknesses

  • He’s not that good with the bowl

Certainly, Iyer is an attractive option for franchise executives who believe he could be the most expensive buy at the auction. Handed over the captaincy in the middle of IPL 2018, Iyer showed character and led the Capitals to two consecutive play-offs, including their maiden final (in 2020). But unfortunately the franchise decided to go with Rishabh Pant. IPL teams prefer an Indian player as a captaincy option for a long time, however, the player is always seen as an equivalent to Pant and Rahul as the rising star.

Some of the key highlights about the player:

  • Shreyas Iyer will be in high demand as many teams will be looking for captaincy options.
  • In 2015, the layer was bought for 2.6 Crores by the Daredevil team.
  • The first debut test match the player played against was New Zealand in November 25-29, 2021.
  • The most amassed the selectors for his fantastic innings in the Ranji Trophy. He scored 1321 runs with an average of 73.78.
  • Iyer made his first-class debut for Mumbai in 2014–15

Till now there are total 590 Indian players out of which 228 are capped players and 355 are uncapped players.

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