- The mega auction of the IPL-2022 will be scheduled on Feb 12 and 13-2022.
- The BCCI released the final list of 590 players to be auctioned.
- BCCI also decided that 10 marquee players to be auctioned in the first set.
Indian Premier League (IPL)-2022:
The IPL-2022 is a fifteenth season and it is a professional T20 Cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The fifteenth edition will see the expansion of the league, with the addition of two new franchises. In August 2021, the BCCI confirmed that two new franchises would join the IPL-2022 league. The new franchises names are Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchises. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is the defending champions of last season.
Mega Auction of IPL-2022:
The mega auction for the IPL-2022 is to be held on February 12 and 13, 2022. The venue of the auction is Bengaluru. It will be a two-day event like the 2018 mega auction.
BCCI released complete list of IPL-2022 auction players:
On February 01st (Tuesday), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the complete list of players who will go under the hammer in the IPL 2022 mega auction. With the addition of two new teams – Lucknow Super Giants and Ahmedabad, BCCI has decided to make the ceremony grand this time. A total of 590 players have been shortlisted for the mega auction from the 1214 players that registered initially.
The 10 IPL franchisees – Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lucknow Super Giants, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Team Ahmedabad have already announced the retained players for the upcoming season and will look to complete their squad strength through bidding wars in the IPL 2022 auction.
With the 10 teams looking to buy between 21-23 players each in the auction, as many as 48 players have chosen to place themselves in this bracket of Rs.2 crore which is the highest reserve price or base price. While 20 players in the auction list decided to put themselves with a base price of Rs.1.5 crore while 34 players are in the list of cricketers with a base price of Rs.1 crore.
BCCI decided to pick 10 marquee players to be auctioned in the first set:
On request of IPL franchises, the BCCI has decided to pick 10 top most wanted ‘Marquee players’ from this list and put them in the ‘marquee list’ that will kick-start the auction.
The first set will include 10 marquee player’s names of R Ashwin / Trent Boult / Pat Cummins / Quinton De Kock / Shikhar Dhawan / Faf DuPlessis / Shreyas Iyer / Kagiso Rabada / Mohammad Shami / David Warner.
Fierce Battle Expected for Indian Cricketers:
A fierce battle to acquire the services of some of the finest Indian cricketing talent is on the cards. There are a total of 17 Indian players in the Rs.2 crore base price categories for this edition of the auction. These players are R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Krunal Pandya, Harshal Patel, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Robin Uthappa, Ajinkya Rahane, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav all part of the auction pool.
IPL-2022 auction – 44 new additions to the initial list:
Meanwhile, as many as 44 new players have been added to the initial list including Jofra Archer. He is the only notable inclusion to the list from England while five players from Australia have been added. Usman Khawaja is one interesting addition. He scored centuries in each innings of the Ashes Test on his comeback to the Australian side. Khawaja had not enrolled in the initial registered list but now has kept a base price of Rs.1.5 crore.
Among the other countries, who are part of the new additions list are one from Afghanistan, five from Australia, 11 from India, two from Ireland, six from New Zealand, two from Scotland, four from Sri Lanka and West Indies each, and seven from South Africa.
BCCI released full list of players:
The 10 franchises – remaining auction purse, total slots and overseas slot is listed below: