On Saturday, the IPL 2022 mega auction will begin at 11 am continuing till the next day continuing. Out of the 590 lists of players, 370 are Indians while 220 are from overseas and the rest are from ICC countries. The numbers of capped and uncapped players are 228 and 355 respectively.
You will be surprised to know that there is a total amount of Rs 900 crore to buy in the auction, out of which 384.5 has already been spent on retaining or at least adding them to the list. The balance is kept for the date of the auction where the franchise will be hoping to bid on one of their favorite players.
So far 160 players have been sold, which will eventually be divided into batsmen, all-rounder, spinners, fast bowlers, wicket-keepers etc.
This time some lesser known names will also be seen in the tournament. Let’s go point by point:
- There are 48 players with a base price of 2 crores, out of which 17 are Indians.
- There are 20 players with a base price of 1.5 crores, out of which 3 are Indians.
- There are 34 players with a base price of 1 crore, out of which 10 are Indians.
- There are 25 players with a base price of 75 lakhs out of which 5 are Indians.
- Whereas the base price of the remaining 463 players is between 20-50 lakhs.
IPL 2022 is going to be one of a kind because of its mega exposure. The players decided in this IPL auction will be decided for the upcoming 5 years, so it will be very important for the franchise to make some great decisions to pick out the best players. Recently, the Delhi Capitals team was seen conducting a mock auction where all senior dignitaries like Kiran Kumar Gandhi of GMR Group, Mustafa Ghous, CEO of JSW Sports, Vinod Bisht, interim CEO of Capitals, Saba Karim and Praveen Amre Were respecting their selection criteria.
- Top Opening Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Quinton De Kock, David Warner, and Nicholas Pooran
- Potential Captains – Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, and David Warner
- Wicket Keepers cum batsmen – Quinton De Kock, Ishan Kishan, Ambati Rayudu
- Under 19 Stars expected – Rajavardhan Hangargekar, Yash Dhull, Dinesh Bana and David Brevis
- Expected picks – Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Shahrukh Khan, Avesh Khan