Players in the Highest Price Bracket for IPL 2022 Mega Auction

The anticipation for the latest edition of the Indian Premier League starts to build as soon as the players declare their intentions to enter the auction. Teams and their supporters now know who is up for grabs when the bidding begins in February.

For 2022, over 1200 cricketers from around the world will be available and, while there are some notable absentees, this should still be a thrilling tournament. As always, it’s the players who have declared the highest base price that are attracting the most interest.

Teams in Contention

Before we look at the individual players in closer detail, let’s consider the format of the 15th IPL. For 2022, there is an expanded schedule which will allow for ten teams to take part. Along with the existing eight sides, two new franchises from Lucknow and Ahmedabad will be included.

The new teams have yet to be named but both will join a strong line up this year. Markets won’t be fully released until the auction is complete but online cricket betting sites associated with are likely to have some familiar faces at the top. As they have an extensive sportsbook they have it covered for all the odds.

As the two most successful teams in the history of the competition, we can expect to see Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians listed as the favourites. Among those looking to mount a challenge are Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals and the two new franchises complete the picture for 2022.

Once the auction is complete and the tournament draws closer, will update any odds as they come in. The market will remain in place throughout IPL 15 until the winners are declared.

Visitors to that site can also keep up through news and opinion articles that appear. There’s even scope for readers to get involved with those markets if they wish. Each of the sportsbooks referenced here will be ready to accept new customers.

In most cases, there are generous welcome deals while a selection of payment methods can get the site moving. Through the life of the account, ongoing promotions and a selection of other cricket markets are among the other benefits.

It’s a useful site for IPL followers but who are the players looking to guarantee success for their new franchises?

Domestic Contingent

Of those who have listed their base auction price at the maximum of INR 2 Crore, 17 are from India. As with any player who goes in at the highest sums, it will be interesting to see who is picked up and who is discarded.

It’s almost certain that Shikhar Dhawan will attract plenty of interest. The powerful left hander has been a consistent top scorer in this competition and recently returned to international form for India in their ODI series with South Africa.

Elsewhere, the promising Shreyas Iyer is another batsman who should find a new franchise for 2022. Those who are less certain of a starting slot at the 2022 IPL include Ishan Kishan who left Mumbai Indians in the off season. Kishan is a powerful striker but he remains inconsistent.

Others who will be concerned about finding a buyer for IPL 15 include Umesh Yadav, Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik. They all provide plenty of experience but can they maintain the quality at advanced stages of their careers?

Overseas Hopefuls 

It’s harder for overseas players with the highest base price to find a franchise. IPL teams can only field a maximum of four players from outside of India at any one time so they will be reluctant to spend big money on expensive reserves.

Real star quality is needed and one man who should find a deal is Mitchell Marsh. The Australian all-rounder was the hero when his country won the T20 World Cup in 2021 and he’s also been scoring heavily in the latest edition of the Big Bash.

Other players with that INR 2 Crore base price include Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, David Warner and Dwayne Bravo. They should be confident of finding a franchise but Craig Overton, Marchant de Lange, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Ashton Agar could miss out.