IPL 2022 Exclusive: Predicted Most Expensive Players 11 from Auction

Ishan Kishan, the highest paid as we look at the predicted most expensive players 11 for IPL 2022 Auction. 

Talk about Auction, and the first word that comes to our mind is ‘Money’. Undoubtedly, the 2-day event generates more excitement than the tournament itself. The fact that 5-6 and even more teams battle it out to acquire the services of some of the potential players, is bound to generate an adrenaline rush. 

So, a day from now, a total of 590 Players will go under the hammer in probably the biggest Auction since the inception of IPL in 2008. In a form of a new template, 10 franchises will be competing with each other to acquire the services of around 200 odd players including 70 overseas players. 

To recap, the existing 10 teams could only retain 33 players, which means a lot of potential players are still left to be hired in the auction. Having said that, let’s look at 11 such players that would generate the most excitement, and will be among the highest-paid players. This is our most expensive players 11 for IPL 2022 Auction. 

Please note, to form a proper playing 11 of most expensive players, we will only look at expensive players across each category. This includes Top-order, Middle-order, All-rounders, and Bowlers. So, it may happen that we leave out a few players even if they are more expensive than the ones mentioned in the list. Meanwhile, https://pinup-casinos.in/mobile/ predicts Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer to be the top 2 most expensive players in IPL 2022 Auction. 

Top-order

#1: Shikhar Dhawan – INR 11 Cr

Potential Targets: CSK, KKR, RCB, SRH, Delhi Capitals & Gujarat Titans

It was a surprise when Delhi Capitals decided to not retain their most valuable batter in the last few years. Probably Dhawan may have been expecting a higher amount, and given the age factor, Delhi might have not been in the mood to negotiate. However, the actual reason is something only Dhawan and Delhi Capitals know.

Overall, Dhawan may not have the limelight as the other star players, but he has been a valuable player in IPL. It is no joke to score close to 500 Runs on a continuous basis. While age is definitely an important criterion, Dhawan can be looked at as an investment for the next 2-3 years. The teams like CSK, KKR, RCB, SRH, Delhi Capitals, and Gujarat Titans will be after him, so expect Dhawan to fetch close to 11 Cr in the auction. 

#2: Quinton de Kock – INR 10 Cr

Potential Targets: KKR, MI, PBKS, RCB, SRH & Gujarat Titans

A wicket-keeper and an attacking opener, Quinton de Kock will be another player that would be on high demand. What’s more important is that Quinton de Kock has officially retired from Tests, so he will be available throughout the IPL. The teams like KKR, MI, PBKS, RCB, SRH, and Gujarat Titans will be after him, so expect De Kock to fetch somewhere close to INR 10 Cr. 

#3: David Warner – INR 12.5 Cr

Potential Targets: KKR, PBKS & RCB

One of the most consistent overseas players in the IPL, David Warner will be another hot property in IPL 2022 Auction. Two important criteria separate Warner. He is consistent as an opener, and is a strong leader. Teams like KKR, PBKS, and RCB will be after him, and an amount close to INR 12.5 is a good amount for Warner.

Other Batters

#4: Shreyas Iyer – INR 14.5 Cr

Potential Targets: KKR, PBKS & RCB

Similar to Warner, Shreyas Iyer would be in high demand for his captaincy skills. Because Shreyas Iyer is an Indian, expect Shreyas to go to either of RCB or KKR. These are the teams that are devoid of any leader at this moment. So, expect them to go hard after Iyer. Even PBKS can go after Shreyas Iyer if Mayank Agarwal isn’t considered a leader. Expect Shreyas to fetch close to INR 14.5 Cr in the auction.

#5: Ishan Kishan – INR 16 Cr

Potential Targets: KKR, MI, PBKS, RCB, SRH & Gujarat Titans

An Indian wicket-keeper and an explosive batter, Ishan Kishan would be the hottest property in IPL 2022 Auction. He can easily be the most expensive player in IPL 2022 Auction as close to 6 teams will be after him in the auction. The only teams that may not go after him are the ones who already have a wicket-keeper. Expect Ishan Kishan to get close to INR 16 Cr in the auction. 

All-rounders

#6: Mitchell Marsh – INR 13 Cr

Potential Targets: CSK, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH & Delhi Capitals 

The current form of Mitchell Marsh makes him the hottest all-rounder to watch out for in IPL 2022 Auction. He has scored a truckload of runs while playing for Australia and in the Big Bash League. Total 6 teams will be after Marsh, but expect PBKS, RCB, RR and SRH to go aggressively after him. Expect Mitchell Marsh to fetch somewhere close to INR 13 Cr from the Mega Auction. 

#7: Odean Smith – INR 10.5 Cr

Potential Targets: PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH & Delhi Capitals 

Most of us may not be knowing who Odean Smith is, but trust me, the hard-hitting all-rounder from the West Indies would be one of the hottest properties in the IPL 2022 Auction. Having impressed in the CPL, Smith also has a glimpse of his talent in recent India vs West Indies series. A big-ticket that he is, expect the teams like PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH, and Delhi Capitals to go after him. 

#8: Washington Sundar – INR 9 Cr

Potential Targets: MI, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH & LSG

Washington Sundar may not have a flashy image of a superstar, but he is certainly valuable. A bowling all-rounder that he is, Sundar can give decent runs down the order along with valuable 4 overs. Including his previous team, RCB, other teams like MI, PBKS, RR, SRH, and LSG will be after him. Expect Sundar to get close to INR 9 Cr in the auction. 

Bowlers: 

#9: Shardul Thakur – INR 10 Cr

Potential Targets: CSK, KKR, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH, LSG, Delhi Capitals & Gujarat Titans

#10: Harshal Patel – INR 11.5 Cr 

Potential Targets:  CSK, KKR, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH, LSG  & Gujarat Titans

Shardul Thakur and Harshal will probably be the Indian bowlers to watch out for in the Auction. Not only are they valuable bowlers but they can also provide quick runs down the order. While Shardul has shown this recently for the senior team, Harshal proved this in IPL 2021. Almost 8 teams can be after Harshal and Shardul. Expect them to get close to INR 10 Cr in the Auction with Harshal being more expensive. 

#11: Kagiso Rabada – INR 9.5 Cr

Potential Targets: CSK, KKR, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH, LSG, Delhi Capitals & Gujarat Titans

The final player of the lot is the Proteas speedster, Kagiso Rabada. Rabada has been a consistent performer with the ball in IPL, and he will be the hottest overseas pacer to watch out for in IPL 2022 Auction. Apart from Delhi Capitals, almost all the other teams need a solid pacer, and Rabada just provides that. Expect Rabada to get close to INR 9.5 Cr in the auction. 

So, that completes the most expensive players 11 for IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Apart from the above-mentioned 11 players, the likes of Faf Du Plessis, Jonny Bairstow, Avesh Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Tripathi, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Pat Cummins, Liam Livingstone will also be in hot demand. 

IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Predicted Most Expensive Players 11 

Shikhar Dhawan, Quinton de Kock, David Warner, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Mitchell Marsh, Odean Smith, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel & Kagiso Rabada

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