IPL Auction: Not many days are left in the mega auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL)-2022. The BCCI has decided to conduct the auction on February 12 and 13. A total of 1214 players have registered for the auction. This time two more new teams have been included in the IPL, after which the players can get to see the competition in the franchise for their addition. It will be interesting to see who becomes the most valuable player this time. Last year, all-rounder Chris Morris was sold for 16.25 crores, creating history. He was bought by the Rajasthan Royals. At the same time, there will be more than one veteran player in this year’s auction and it is expected that their bid may be more than 20 crores.
David Warner- This Australian opener is one of the most explosive batsmen of the current era. He is at number five in the list of highest run scorers in IPL. Warner also has captaincy experience. Under his leadership, Sunrisers Hyderabad captured the IPL trophy in 2016.
Although Sunrisers has released him. There is bound to be a competition among the franchisees to buy Warner. He can cross the Rs 20 crore slab in the auction.
Mitchell Marsh- This all-rounder from Australia creates a ruckus with both bat and ball in the limited overs format. In T20, he has been consistently performing well for Australia. There is no doubt that the franchise will have to work hard to get Marsh in their side. He can also sell for more than 20 crores.
Pat Cummins- Pat Cummins is the captain of the Test team of Australia. He is the number one bowler in the world. His performance in T20 has also been excellent. In IPL 2020, KKR bought him for 15.50 crores. Although the franchise released him in 2021. It will not be surprising if Cummins sells for more than Rs 20 crore this time.
Quinton de Kock- This South African wicket-keeper batsman has from time to time explained why he is one of the best batsmen in limited overs cricket. He has more than one shot. De Kock recently scored a century in the third match of the ODI series against Team India. After this innings, his value is sure to increase in the IPL auction. Dekock’s keeping is also amazing. He also proved it by stumping Rishabh Pant and Venkatesh Iyer in the ODI series.
Trent Bolt- New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult was part of the Mumbai Indians team till the last season of IPL. The franchise has released him. Bolt was Mumbai’s most successful bowler in the last two seasons. He is one of the best left arm fast bowler in the world. Many franchisees will be eyeing him. The franchisee may have to spend a hefty amount to get them on board.
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