The final registration date for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League auction ended on January 20. Based on the press release by IPLT20.com, 1214 players have tossed in their names for the auction. The players’ list incorporates 270 capped, 903 uncapped, and 41 Associate players.
Ten teams will compete in the two-day auction which is likely to be held on February 12 and 13. If each team fill in their squad with a maximum of players,(25 players) as many as 217 players from the list of 1214 will find a team. Among these 217 players, a maximum of 70 overseas players could make it to IPL 2022. As it is well-known, the base price for the players varies from INR 10 Lakh to INR 2 Crore.
Base price INR 2 Crore
Among 1214 players registered, 49 players have listed their base price as maximum, INR 2 Crore. The list, which is filled with some of the biggest names in cricket, has 17 Indians and 32 overseas players including David Warner, the player of the tournament of the recently concluded Men’s T20 World Cup, Indian spin duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal, all-rounders Shardul Thakur and Mitchell Marsh, Karnataka batter Devdutt Padikkal among others.
Ishan Kishan, who was on the watch list of the Ahmedabad franchise, will go under the hammer for INR 2 Crore. His former Mumbai Indians teammate Krunal Pandya is yet another Indian on the list.
Pandya was bought for INR 2 Crore in the 2016 auction, and since then, he has been a mainstay in the Mumbai Indians team along with his brother Hardik Pandya. However, his performance was below-par in the 2021 IPL which forced the franchise to let him go.
Chennai Super Kings had decided to let go of a few of their main players including Suresh Raina, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar. All these players will have a base price of INR 2 Crore.
Another notable IPL star in the INR 2 Crore base price list is last edition’s leading wicket-taker Harshal Patel. The pacer was traded from Delhi Capitals to Royal Challengers Bangalore last year. He ended with 32 wickets at the top of the list. He has opted to put his name in the auction this time in hopes of attracting a few good numbers.
Among the overseas stars, Australian and England players are likely to get an attractive deal. Australia superstar batter David Warner, former Australian captain Steve Smith, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, The new Ashes-winning captain Pat Cummins are some of the big names from Australia. England batters Jason Roy and James Vince, all-rounder David Willey, pacer Mark Wood are on the list as well.
Odean Smith is probably the name who is relatively unknown in the IPL, but for those who had followed him over the years, he is the one to watch out for. He has some serious pace and is capable of playing good cameos down the order.
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, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav
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
Base Price INR 1.5 Crore
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.
Base Price INR 1 Crore
Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, T Natarajan, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Wriddhiman Saha, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, James Faulkner, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Liam Livingstone, Tymal Mills, Aiden Markram, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Wanindu Hasaranga, Roston Chase, Sherfane Rutherford, D’arcy Short, Andrew Tye, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner
Here is the country-wise breakdown of the players in the IPL Auction
The players retained/bought ahead of IPL 2022 Auction
|Ravindra Jadeja||Rishabh Pant||Andre Russell||Rohit Sharma||Mayank Agarwal|
|MS Dhoni||Axar Patel||Varun Chakravarthy||Jasprit Bumrah||Arshdeep Singh|
|Moeen Ali||Prithvi Shaw||Venkatesh Iyer||Suryakumar Yadav|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Anrich Nortje||Sunil Narine||Kieron Pollard|
|RR||RCB||SRH||Team Ahmedabad||Team Lucknow|
|Sanju Samson||Virat Kohli||Kane Williamson||Hardik Pandya||KL Rahul|
|Jos Buttler||Glenn Maxwell||Abdul Samad||Rashid Khan||Marcus Stoinis|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||Mohammed Siraj||Umran Malik||Shubman Gill||Ravi Bishnoi|