The mega-auction for the IPL 2022 will be conducted on the 12th and 13th February in Bengaluru. Some of the brightest cricketers in the world would be contesting to get into the 10 franchises. Yes, one more reason to be excited about this edition of the IPL is the addition of Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises.
According to a report presented by ESPN Cricinfo, as many as 49 players put up their maximum base price of ₹2 crore. Apart from Australian batsman David Warner, who was the Player of the Tournament in the T20 World Cup, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who was the Player of the Final, has also listed his base price at ₹2 crore.
Among the 49 who have listed the maximum base price for the IPL 2022 mega auction, there are 17 Indians and 32 overseas players. The list includes the likes of Ravichandran Aswhin, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Steven Smith, Adam Zampa, Shakib Al Hasan, Trent Boult, Faf du Plessis, and Dwayne Bravo.
The IPL twitter handle revealed that as many as 1214 cricketers have registered for the upcoming auction. The final list will be prepared by the IPL governing council after the franchises send back their wishlists. This will be the first mega auction since 2018.
IPL 2022 auction: Indians who have listed ₹2 crore base price
Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Devdutt Padikkal, Krunal Pandya, Harshal Patel, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Overseas players who have listed ₹2 crore base price
Mujeeb Zadran, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sam Billings, Saqib Mahmood, Chris Jordan, Craig Overton, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Odean Smith
Players in ₹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.