MI selects Ishan Kishan for a record 15.25 crore, while CSK purchases Chahar for INR 14 crore. PBKS purchases Shahrukh Khan for $9 billion. Gujarat selects Tewatia, while SRH chooses uncapped Tripathi. Highlights from the IPL Auction include a list of all players, a sold-and-unsold list, and entire squads.
On the first day of the event, renowned Indian and international athletes sparked a bidding war, while uncapped athletes also fetched high prices. As Mumbai India broke the bank to grab him for INR 15.25 crore, Ishan Kishan was the most expensive purchase in the IPL 2022 Auction.
Deepak Chahar, who was the second-most expensive player in the auction, was acquired by Chennai Super Kings for a staggering INR 14 crore. Josh Hazlewood was acquired by RCB for INR 7.75 crore, while Prasidh Krishna and Lockie Ferguson both received INR 10 crores from RR and LSG. As DC purchased Shardul Thakur for 10.75 crore Indian Rupees, he also made a tidy profit.
Kuldeep Yadav was chosen first from the spinners’ pool since DC paid INR 2 crore for him. They visited RR and Punjab Kings, respectively. Massive offers were made in the uncapped categories, with SRH paying 6.5 crores for Abhishek Sharma and 8.75 crores for Rahul Tripathi. Gujarat Titans then purchased Rahul Tewatia at INR 9 crore.
Shreyas had previously gotten a whopping 12-crore deal from Kolkata Knight Riders. For 7.25 crore, the team also received their Australian pacer, Pat Cummins, back. Punjab Kings purchased Shikhar Dhawan for $8.25 million, while Ashwin (5 cr) went to the Rajasthan Royals.
IPL Auction 2022: Unknown players who overnight become millionaires include Yash Dayal and Prashant Solanki
The two-day IPL super player auction in Bengaluru saw over 550 crore Indian rupees spent, and quite a few lesser-known players, mostly from the Indian domestic circuit, found themselves earning offers of over a crore.
One of the largest in the T20 league’s history, the player auction for the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) took place over the weekend in Bengaluru. It had plenty of shocks and saw more money spent in those 48 hours than ever before.
Over 550 crore Indian rupees were spent on hiring the services of 204 footballers, 67 of whom were sold to foreign countries. More than ten players received offers above Rs 10 crore, more than twice the previous highest amount, for the first time in the competition’s history (four players had received such bids in 2018).
After Mumbai Indians went all-out to get their keeper-batter back, Liam Livingstone ended up being the most expensive foreign player ever purchased, and Singapore’s Tim David’s Rs 8.25 crore sale to MI was the biggest deal for an Associate player. Ishan Kishan ultimately ended up becoming the second most expensive Indian player of all time.
There was a lot of non-cricketing drama at the weekend’s mammoth auction as well as renowned auctioneer Hugh Edmeades had to be temporarily replaced by commentator and analyst Charu Sharma due to a health concern on Day 1 of the two-day event. In the final hour of the auction on Sunday, Edmeades would return in style and be greeted with a standing ovation.
We examine some of the lesser-known names that overnight sprang to fame as crorepatis as we review the highs and lows of this year’s player auction:
Prashant Solanki (CSK, Rs 1.2 crore)
The Mumbai leg spinner, one of the list’s younger players, was born in 2000. He made his domestic debut in the 2020–21 season, and despite having only played one T20 in his career thus far, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) offered him a contract worth Rs. 1.2 lakh.
While his T20 statistics aren’t very impressive—the Baroda skipper Krunal Pandya was his lone scalp in his lone game in November—he does have a five-for and a four-for in nine lists appearances with average and economy of 23 and 5.96, respectively.
After a bidding war on Day 2 of the auction, CSK decided to add him to their spin department since they undoubtedly saw promise in him beyond those figures.
Yash Dayal (GT, Rs 3.2 crore)
The Uttar Pradesh left-arm seamer was in scorching form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy earlier in the winter, collecting a three-for and a five-for in his most recent appearances, which may have caught the eye of the IPL scouts and ultimately led to a deal worth Rs 3.2 crore from Gujarat Titans after heated bidding round on the second day of the mega auction.
Dayal, a resident of Prayagraj, made his professional debut in the 2018–19 season. He has taken 83 wickets for UP in various formats, including 15 T20 wickets at an average of 22.13, with an economy rate of 7.21 and a strike rate of 18.4.
R Sai Kishore (GT, Rs 3 crore)
Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore is the second uncapped Indian to secure a deal worth more than three crores, thanks to Gujarat Titans’ generous spending on the relatively unknown faces in the auction. The new franchises managed to defeat competing offers from Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals on Day 1 of the auction.
Kishore had previously been purchased by Chennai Super Kings in the 2020 auction, but over the following two seasons, he never played.
Vaibhav Arora (PBKS, Rs 2 crore)
Vaibhav Arora, a Himachal Pradesh seamer who was selected by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2021 auction, failed to play a single game all season. Earlier this weekend, the same team made the decision to engage in a bidding battle with Punjab Kings for the pacer. Punjab won the deal at Rs 2 crore, which is ten times what Kolkata paid for the seamer last year.
Arora has represented HP in all three formats since making his debut in the 2019–20 season, including 12 T20 outings in which he has taken 12 wickets at averages and economies of 25.16 and 6.96, respectively.
Anuj Rawat (RCB, Rs 3.4 crore)
The Uttarakhand-born left-handed wicketkeeper-batter, whose base price was 20 lakh, was purchased for more than Rs 3 crore. He hopes to play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a longer period of time this season than he did with the Rajasthan Royals last year, for whom he appeared in just two games throughout the season. Last year, the Royals paid him 80 lakh for his efforts.
He resembles left-handed wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who was born in Uttarakhand and played for Delhi in domestic cricket. He has 66 senior domestic outings under his belt, including 27 T20s, during which he has scored 501 runs at averages of 29.47 and 121.01, respectively, and strike rates of 29.47 and 121.01 percent.
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