5 strongest teams in IPL 2022

IPL 2022 is set to kickstart with the opening match between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on March 26. This time, it will be 10 teams, with 2 extra teams in Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants. An auction was held to distribute the players among the 10 teams. So, which are the 5 strongest teams in IPL 2022?


The defending champion has retained core players in MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. They were also able to buy back Deepak Chahar, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo who had served them in the previous seasons.

CSK has only left out Faf du Plessis. But with the core of their squad back, CSK is a strong contender for the title again. They have also bought a few exciting foreign players in Devon Conway, Adam Milne, and Chris Jordan.

They also have invested in young Indian talents such as Shivam Dube. Once again, they are betting on experience to take them through the finish line. And there is no substitute for experience in cricket.

Complete squad of CSK and the player’s price tag

MS Dhoni (India) – captainINR 12 crores (retained)
Ruturaj Gaikwad (India)INR 6 crores (retained)
Robin Uthappa (India)INR 2 crores
Ambati Rayudu (India)INR 6.75 crores
Devon Conway (NZ)INR 1 crores
Subhranshu Senapati (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Hari Nishaanth (India)INR 20 Lakhs
N Jagadeesan (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Deepak Chahar (India)INR 14 crores
KM Asif (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Tushar Deshpande (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Maheesh Theekshana (SL)INR 70 Lakhs
Simranjeet Singh (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Adam Milne (NZ)INR 1.90 crores
Mukesh Choudhary (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Prashant Solanki (India)INR 1.20 crores
Mitchell Santner (NZ)INR 1.90 crores
Rajvardhan Hangargekar (India)INR 1.50 crores
Ravindra Jadeja (India)INR 16 crores (retained)
Moeen Ali (Eng)INR 8 crores (retained)
Dwayne Bravo (WI)INR 4.40 crores
Shivam Dube (India)INR 4 crores
Dwaine Pretorius (SA)INR 50 Lakhs
Bhagath Varma (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Chris Jordan (Eng)INR 3.60 crores


Mumbai too like CSK retained core players in Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, and Jasprit Bumrah. They also bought back Ishan Kishan for a record price of Rs 15.25 crore. They have also gambled on Jofra Archer who would not be fit to play this season.

They fell short to buy some important key players, and that may come to haunt them later in the season. Nevertheless, Mumbai has a strong core but is slightly heavily dependent on Rohit, SKY, and Bumrah to fire in unison for the team to clinch their sixth title. Just because of their proven track record where they have fought heavy odds to win five titles, MI once again is a strong contender in IPL 2022.

Complete squad of MI and the player’s price tag

Rohit Sharma (India) – captainINR 16 crores (retained)
Suryakumar Yadav (India)INR 8 crores (retained)
Tilak Varma (India)INR 1.70 crores
Ramandeep Singh (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Rahul Buddhi (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Anmolpreet Singh (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Dewald Brevis (India)INR 3 crores
Aryan Juyal (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Ishan Kishan (India)INR 15.25 crores
Jasprit Bumrah (India)INR 12 crores (retained)
Mohammad Arshad Khan (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Jaydev Unadkat (India)INR 1.30 crores
Mayank Markande (India)INR 65 Lakhs
Jofra Archer (Eng)INR 8 crores
Tymal Mills (Eng)INR 1.50 crores
Riley Meredith (Aust)INR 1 crores
Murugan Ashwin (India)INR 1.60 crores
Basil Thampi (India)INR 30 Lakhs
Kieron Pollard (WI)INR 6 crores (retained)
Hrithik Shokeen (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Arjun Tendulkar (India)INR 30 Lakhs
Sanjay Yadav (India)INR 50 Lakhs
Daniel Sams (Aust)INR 2.60 Crores
Tim David (Singapore)INR 8.25 Crores
Fabian Allen (WI)INR 75 Lakhs

Delhi Capitals

Capitals too had made some smart buys, with the best being Mitchell Marsh who was the hero of Australia’s 2021 World T20 win. With Rishabh Pant at the helm, DC will hope their captain will fire with the bat to take them across the finish line.

They also have David Warner who is back among the runs post the snub he received from SRH last season. Warner and Prithvi Shaw will make the most destructive opening pair in IPL 2022. They also have U-19 2022 World Cup-winning Indian captain Yash Dhull. The bowling will be led by Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel who were both retained before the auctions. Overall, it could be DC season this time.

Complete squad of DC and the player’s price tag

Rishabh Pant (India) – captainINR 16 crores (retained)
Prithvi Shaw (India)INR 7.50 crores (retained)
David Warner (Aust)INR 6.25 Crores
Ashwin Hebbar (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Sarfaraz Khan (India)INR 20 Lakhs
KS Bharat (India)INR 2 crores
Yash Dhull (India)INR 50 Lakhs
Mandeep Singh (India)INR 1.10 crores
Rovman Powell (WI)INR 2.80 crores
Tim Seifert (NZ)INR 50 Lakhs
Anrich Nortje (SA)INR 6.50 crores (retained)
Shardul Thakur (India)INR 10.75 crores
Kamlesh Nagarkoti (India)INR 1.10 crores
Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)INR 2 crores
Lungi Ngidi (SA)INR 50 Lakhs
Khaleel Ahmed (India)INR 5.25 crores
Chetan Sakariya (India)INR 4.20 crores
Praveen Dubey (India)INR 50 Lakhs
Kuldeep Yadav (India)INR 2 crores
Axar Patel (India)INR 9 crores (retained)
Mitchell Marsh (Aust)INR 6.50 Crores
Lalit Yadav (India)INR 65 Lakhs
Ripal Patel (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Vicky Ostwal (India)INR 20 Lakh


KKR let go its last season’s captain Eoin Morgan but got a good bargain in Shreyas Iyer as skipper for Rs 12.25 crore. With the kind of form Shreyas is now, it looks KKR has hit a jackpot. With core players retained in Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Varun Chakravarty, and new sensation Venkatesh Iyer, KKR looks like one of the strongest teams in the new season.

They were also able to buy back Pat Cummins for Rs 7.25 crore, Shivam Mavi for Rs 7.25 crore, and Nitish Rana for Rs 8 crore, KKR almost had the same look that went into the final last season.

Complete squad of KKR and the player’s price tag

Shreyas Iyer (India) – captainINR 12.25 crores
Nitish Rana (India)INR 8 crores
Ajinkya Rahane (India)INR 1 crores
Rinku Singh (India)INR 55 Lakhs
Abhijeet Tomar (India)INR 40 Lakhs
Pratham Singh (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Alex Hales (Eng)INR 1.5 crores
Ramesh Kumar (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Sheldon Jackson (India)INR 60 Lakhs
Sam Billings (Eng)INR 2 crores
Baba Indrajith (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Varun Chakravarty (India)INR 8 crore (retained)
Pat Cummins (Aust)INR 7.25 crores
Rasikh Dar (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Ashok Sharma (India)INR 55 Lakhs
Tim Southee (NZ)INR 1.5 crores
Umesh Yadav (India)INR 2 crores
Chamika Karunaratne (SL)INR 50 Lakhs
Shivam Mavi (India)INR 7.25 Crores
Andre Russell (WI)INR 12 crores (retained)
Venkatesh Iyer (India)INR 8 crores (retained)
Sunil Narine (WI)INR 6 crores (retained)
Anukul Roy (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Nitish Rana (India)INR 8 crores
Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)INR 1 crores

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan has made the best use of the IPL auction, getting the cream of the cricketing world. They retained their top three players in Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and Yashashvi Jaiswal. But they also made a few smart buys in Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Trent Boult and Ravichandran Ashwin. All of them had a good season last time and would be itching to prove their former teams wrong by letting them go. Overall, RR looks like the most balanced team this season. If they play to their potential, they could seriously lay their hands on the trophy.

Complete squad of RR and the player’s price tag

Yashasvi Jaiswal (India)INR 4 crores (retained)
Karun Nair (India)INR 1.40 Crores
Rassie van der Dussen (SA)INR 1 Crore
Devdutt Padikkal (India)INR 7.75 Crores
Shimron Hetmyer (WI)INR 8.50 Crores
Sanju Samson (India) – captainINR 14 crores (retained)
Jos Buttler (Eng)INR 10 crores (retained)
Dhruv Jurel (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Shubham Garhwal (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Kuldip Yadav (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Aust)INR 2 Crores
Navdeep Saini (India)INR 2.60 Crores
Kuldeep Sen (India)INR 20 Lakhs
Obed McCoy (WI)INR 75 Lakhs
Tejas Baroka (India)INR 20 Lakhs
KC Kariappa (India)INR 30 Lakhs
Yuzvendra Chahal (India)INR 6.50 Crores
Prasidh Krishna (India)INR 10 Crores
Trent Boult (NZ)INR 8 Crores
Anunay Singh (India)INR 20 Lakhs
James Neesham (NZ)INR 1.50 Crores
Daryl Mitchell (NZ)INR 75 Lakhs
Riyan Parag (India)INR 3.80 Crores
Ravichandran Ashwin (India)INR 5 Crores