49 players set to go under the hammer with the highest base price of INR 2 crores as we look at the final list of players for the IPL 2022 Auction.
Update: Please check the official updated article here.
The Indian Premier League Auction – an event that is awaited by all the IPL fans across the globe. While the event has been happening every year in the form of a Mini Auction, the 2022 edition is going to be the biggest in history with it being a Mega Auction. It is expected to be a 2-day event scheduled on February 12 and 13.
Meanwhile, a total of 1214 players have registered for the Auction; the deadline for which was set at January 21. The list includes 270 capped players, 903 Uncapped, and 41 associate nation players. Apart from 896 Indian players, a total of 318 overseas players have registered in the Auction.
Australia, South Africa, and West Indies have the most number of players in the auction list. There are a total of 59 players from Australia, 48 players from South Africa, and 41 players from West Indies. Apart from these three, there are 36, 30, and 29 players from Sri Lanka, England, and New Zealand respectively.
Key Missing Players:
While we are excited to see a lot of overseas players, we also have a lot of absentees. The likes of Ben Stokes, Chris Gayle, Jofra Archer, Mitchell Starc, Chris Woakes, and Sam Curran have decided to opt out of IPL 2022 due to personal issues. The tournament would definitely miss their services as they are one of the most loved players across the world.
From the players’ salary bracket point of view, the base salaries have been set to INR 2 Cr, INR 1.5 Cr, INR 1 Cr, INR 50L, and INR 20L. The highest base price bracket has a total of 49 players including 17 Indians and 32 Overseas. INR 1.5 Cr has a total of 3 Indians and 17 overseas players. Whereas INR 1 Cr bracket has a total of 10 Indians and 22 overseas players.
So, here’s the complete breakdown of players according to the top 3 salary brackets. Please note, the list will be pruned to around 500 players after the franchisees send their wishlist of players they would like to see in the Auction. Hence, please watch out for this space for the updated list of players for the IPL 2022 Auction.
IPL 2022 Auction Final list of Players with High Base Price:
INR 2 Cr Base Price:
Indian: Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Devdutt Padikkal, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Robin Uthappa, Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, Umesh Yadav & Yuzvendra Chahal
Overseas: Adam Zampa, Adil Rashid, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Craig Overton, David Warner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Fabien Allen, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Jason Roy, Josh Hazlewood, Kagiso Rabada, Lockie Ferguson, Marchant de Lange, Mark Wood, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Mujeeb Zadran, Mustafizur Rahman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Odean Smith, Pat Cummins, Quinton de Kock, Sam Billings, Saqib Mahmood, Shakib Al Hasan, Steve Smith &Trent Boult.
INR 1.5 Cr Base Price:
Indian: Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma & Washington Sundar
Overseas: Aaron Finch, Adam Milne, Alex Hales, Chris Lynn, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Glenn Phillips, Jason Holder, Jimmy Neesham, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer & Tim Southee
INR 1 Cr Base Price:
Indian: Ajinkya Rahane, Jayant Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, T Natarajan & Wriddhiman Saha
Overseas: Aiden Markram, Andrew Tye, Colin de Grandhomme, Dan Lawrence, D’Arcy Short, Devon Conway, James Faulkner, Josh Philippe, Liam Livingstone, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Santner, Mohammad Nabi, Moises Henriques, Ollie Pope, Rassie van der Dussen, Rilee Rossouw, Riley Meredith, Roston Chase, Sherfane Rutherford, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tymal Mills & Wanindu Hasaranga
Other Key Players:
Avesh Khan, David Miller, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Rahul Tripathi, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti & S Sreesanth
Meanwhile, to recap on the current squad strength, 33 players have already been retained by the 10 teams. While 27 players were retained by the existing 8 teams, the two new teams have retained 3 players each. Meanwhile, the IPL Mega Auction shall be a 2-day event to be scheduled on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. Also, It is understood that BCCI is planning to kick-start the IPL 2022 from March 27.
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