Indian Premier League (IPL) – The festival of India will witness the Mega Auction in which 590 players will be under the hammer for bids by 10 franchises. The existing 8 franchises were allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players. After, the existing teams made their decision, the two new franchises Gujarat Titans & Lucknow Super Giants had the privilege of drafting 3 players each from the released players.
Mega Auction 2022 will take place on 12 & 13 February 2022. All the teams are ready to fight out for the potential players in their list. However, the war in mega auction will not be a cake walk, as the franchises are left with different amount of budget according to the amount spent on their retained players.
Every franchise already has a core, therefore team structure needs to revolve around them for a settled and dominating side. There are lot of players who can attract many bids in this auction considering different factors such as their dominance in previous IPL seasons or forms in various leagues or at international stage.
Hence, we have arrived at a list of players who we think will be cynosure of every franchise in the IPL mega auction 2022.
7 Probable Players Who Can Attract The Highest Bids in IPL Mega Auction-
1) Shreyas Iyer
Without a single doubt in mind, Shreyas Iyer tops this list due to multiple factors. Starting, many franchises are seeking for a captain to lead including RCB, KKR. Secondly, Shreyas Iyer has great exposure of international cricket and he provides a better stability to the batting in middle order. We think, he will surely be among the sumptuous player in the Mega Auction.
2) David Warner
After his exit from Sunrisers Hyderabad and his phenomenal form in the following T20i World Cup, where he bragged player of the tournament award. He will be on list of every side for his opening and leadership skills.
3) Wanindu Hasaranga
The Sri- Lankan leg spinner has taken the cricketing world by storm with his magic of fingers. He holds the number 1 rank in T20i format. Moreover, he can bat down the order to provide some extra margin of runs for the team. Definitely, spinners are always in demand considering the Asian conditions.
4) Pat Cummins
One of the most expensive foreign players ever bought is set to enter the mega auction once again. Earlier, he was bought by KKR in 2020 after a dramatic battle with DC and RCB. The Australian test captain has a lot to offer with his bat and bowl, as he has proven in the past on many occasions.
5) Mitchell Marsh
If the number of quality all rounders were to be counted, who are under the hammer then Mitchell Marsh definitely stands out. He was the second highest run getter for Australia in T20i World Cup 2021 and provided some crucial breakthroughs at the right moment. Currently, he is in the form of his life.
6) Ishan Kishan
The pocket size dynamo is in the IPL Mega Auction pool to much of a surprise for everyone. Even after two successful IPL seasons with bat, the batter couldn’t find space in MI camp or other two new franchise. The opener provides solid start and loves to send the ball flying in stands. He can attract bids from every team in the auction.
7) Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin made a comeback in India team in limited over format after a long time. He had a solid run in IPL seasons as he holds an impressive economy of under 7. Therefore, an experienced Indian spinner will be on everyone’s mind.
Let’s see in this year Mega Auction who fetches the top most value from franchises for IPL.