IPL 2022- At last, the retention of the players has been completed by the respective franchises. So now eyes will be on new teams or even at other franchises to go for the released players. The planning, mind games, or strategies will now be witnessed by the owners to go for the best options in the auction.
IPL 2022 has been scheduled for the last of week December when ten teams will take part and strengthen their lineup from batsman to pinch hitters to quality bowlers’. The upcoming season of IPL 2022 will feature 74 games across 10 teams at different venues. And, this will second time when there will be more than 70 games after the 2011 season.
Punjab Kings will enter the auction with the highest purse of 72 cr among other franchises. As of now, Punjab Kings have retained only two players leaving the overseas players column empty. CSK, MI, and KKR have retained four players along with one overseas player before the auction and all three have 48 cr money left in the bag to go for other options.
Well, let’s take a look at the teams who can buy players from the list of released pools before another auction. IPL is termed as cash-rich leagues for various reasons around the years. From securing the players financially to twisting the game cricket has become just mere entertainment.
The dark side of IPL from illegal betting to spot-fixing had been in the headlines in past. Having said that, let’s take an at look five players the team will buy at IPL 2022 auction.
IPL 2022: Five PLayers that will be Key highlight of Mega Auction
1. Chennai Super Kings – Faf Du Plessis
Surprise that CSK has not retained a player like Faf Du Plessis before the auction. Over the years the batter has been one of the dependable batsmen at the top order for the team on various occasions.
Even in the recent IPL season, Faf Du Plessis has a great tournament and was the second-highest run-getter. Still, the franchise has ignored him earlier but with the kind of experience player Faf Du Plessis has been, they would like to retain him in the auction.
2. Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubman Gill
Another surprise from a franchise like KKR is to release players like Shuhman Gill before the auction. At the top order, Shubman Gill has been consistent with the bat for the team that qualified for the final in IPL 2021. After the player has been released the franchises like Punjab Kings to Delhi Capitals and CSK would like to go for Gill who has had a great IPL season recently.
3. Delhi Capitals – Shikhar Dhawan
Delhi Capitals has not retained southpaw and has released him over youngsters. No doubt, Delhi Capitals has been successful with the young team in the recent years of the tournament. But the experience at the top order Delhi Capitals has been missing up and the franchise might go for Dhawan in the auction.
4. Sunrisers Hyderabad – Jonny Bairstow
Well, after releasing many regular players from the team with the poor end of IPL season 2021. This was the first time since 2016, Sunrisers Hyderabad has failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Without many experienced players left in the lineup, the franchise would like to go for players like Jonny Bairstow. The right-hander can contribute with the bat along wicket keeping adds an advantage to his case.
5. Rajasthan Royals – Jofra Archer
Considering the fast bowler the franchise has the option to go for Jofra Archer who can bat as well bowl as a genuine fast bowler for the team. Lower down the order he can bat with great hand-eye coordination which witnessed the recent IPL seasons too. Alongside Chris Morris, the fast bowler Archer will boost the bowling side.