The Biggest Big Player in IPL 2022 Mega-Auction
During the two-day mega-auction held in Bangalore, India, ten teams spent a total of INR 551,70,00,000 on 204 players. While many players secured lucrative deals, a few big names went unsold. Nevertheless, 108 players fetched deals worth over INR 1 crore.
Among the big players that the franchises were vying for was a wristspinner. With few quality options in the Indian Premier League, all 10 franchises are actively seeking a wristspinner. Hence, Royal Challengers retained the wristspinner Yuzvendra Chahal for INR 6 crore. Chahal’s acquisition is significant for the franchise as he is the first Indian to break the 10-crore mark with his wristspinner ability.
While R Ashwin was the most prominent Indian player to make it to the auction, the other big names included Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer. The auction battle resulted in intense bidding wars that produced exciting moments for fans. In addition to these top players, the auction also produced some international players including Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, and Bairstow. In the upcoming mega-auction, other players who will make their mark in the league include Quinton de Kock, Jason Holder, and Dwayne Bravo.
Jason Holder is one of the most sought-after commodities in the IPL. With his good white-ball skills, Morgan will be a valuable asset for a middle order. However, he has been inconsistent in international cricket and last played in the IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders.