IPL 2022 Auction: On the second day of the Mega Auction, some great things were seen. Punjab Kings bought West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith for 6 crores and picked him up for the upcoming season in their franchise.
Smith’s performance in the recent series against India was commendable, due to which he had to be selected by a big bid. Although West Indies were defeated in the series, some faces kept the team’s credibility with their better performance.
IPL 2022 Auction: Quality Players Picked up at IPL 2022 Mega Auction by Punjab Kings
Shikhar Dhawan ( 8.25 crore)
Kagiso Rabada ( 9.25 crore)
Rahul Chahar (5.25 crore)
Jonny Bairstow (6.75 crore)
Shahrukh Khan (9.00 crore)
Harpreet Brar (3.80 crores)
Jitesh Sharma (20 lakhs)
Liam Livingstone (11.50 crore)
Odean Smith (6 crores)
Sandeep Sharma (50 Lakh)
Raj Bawa (2 crores)
Rishi Dhawan (55 lakhs)
Prerak Mankad (20 lakhs)
Vaibhav Arora (2 crores)
Ansh Patel (20 lakhs)
Baltej Dhanda (20 lakhs)
Prabhsimran Singh (60 lakhs)
Writtick Chatterjee (20 lakhs)
Nathan Ellis (75 lakhs)
Atharva Taide (20 lakhs)
Bhanuka Rajapakse (50 lakhs)
Ben Howell (40 lakhs)
Punjab Kings bought 23 players in the two-day auction and still, the franchise has a purse of around 3 crores left.
Raina will not be a part of IPL 2022? Surprising thing about league cricket
IPL 2022 Auction: Raina will not be a part of IPL, this news shocked everyone on the second day’s auction. Raina, one of the best players in league history, was not bought by any team in the auction. Raina’s IPL career, who scored more than 400 runs in one season after another, may have come to an end.
Chennai Super Kings have kept the team strong by retaining Dhoni before the auction. But on the other hand, bypassing a player like Raina, the franchise has told the politics of two-sided.
Kumble says ‘Punjab Kings’ is making a new team in IPL 2022
On the second day from the auction, Kumble, who is the head coach of Punjab Kings, has just thought about the captain. According to Kumble, the franchise is planning to form a new team.
“In a T20 format or any new squad you want to put, you would want to get some quality players. Also, the leadership group, the focus was not just on the players we want to acquire. But also acquire some leadership groups and build a new culture at the franchise,” Kumble narrates.
“We are very focused on building a new squad. This is a big auction and you have the opportunity to look at players who you believe can bring that on board. There is still work to do for all teams and really looking forward to closing that out and gearing up for the new season,” Kumble Highlighted.
Kumble further added, “We came into the auction with the maximum purse but we have been extremely satisfied with the way we have gone about so far. The squad that we wanted to put together and are pretty close to achieving what we put together despite the challenging environment at the auction.”