Predicts the 11 most expensive players in the auction

Highest Paid Ishan Kishan as we take a look at the 11 most expensive players scheduled for the IPL 2022 auction.

Talk about auctions, and the first word that comes to mind is ‘Money’. Without a doubt, the 2-day event generates more excitement than the tournament itself. The face that 5-6 and even more teams are competing to acquire the services of some of the potential players, this is bound to generate an adrenaline rush.

So, in one day, a total of 590 players will go under the hammer in possibly the biggest auction since IPL’s inception in 2008. In the form of a new model, 10 franchises will compete to acquire the services . of about 200 odd players including 70 foreign players.

To recap, the existing 10 teams could only hold 33 players, which means there are still plenty of potential players to sign in the auction. With that said, let’s take a look at 11 of these players who would generate the most excitement and be among the highest paid players. These are our 11 most expensive players for the IPL 2022 auction.

Please note that to form a good set of the 11 most expensive players, we will only look at the expensive players in each category. This includes top order, middle order, all-rounders and bowlers. Thus, it may happen that we leave out some players even if they are more expensive than those mentioned in the list.

Top-order

#1: Shikhar Dhawan – INR 11 Cr

Potential targets: CSK, KKR, RCB, SRH, Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans

It was a surprise when the Delhi Capitals decided not to retain their most valuable hitter over the past few years. Dhawan was probably expecting a higher amount and, given the age factor, Delhi might not have been in the mood to negotiate. However, only the capitals of Dhawan and Delhi know the real reason.

Overall, Dhawan might not star like other star players, but he was a valuable player in IPL. It’s no joke to score close to 500 Runs continuously. Although age is definitely an important criterion, Dhawan can be considered an investment for the next 2-3 years. Teams like CSK, KKR, RCB, SRH, Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans will be after him so expect Dhawan to fetch almost 11 Cr at auction.

#2: Quinton de Kock – INR 10 Cr

Potential targets: KKR, MI, PBKS, RCB, SRH and Gujarat Titans

Wicketkeeper and attacking opener, Quinton de Kock will be another player in high demand. What’s more important is that Quinton de Kock has officially retired from testing, so he will be available throughout the IPL. Teams like KKR, MI, PBKS, RCB, SRH and Gujarat Titans will be after him, so expect De Kock to fetch somewhere near INR 10 Cr.

#3: David Warner – INR 12.5 Cr

Potential targets: KKR, PBKS and RCB

One of the most consistent foreign players in the IPL, David Warner will be another hot property in the IPL 2022 auction. Two important criteria separate Warner. He is consistent as an opener and is a solid leader. Teams like KKR, PBKS and RCB will be after him, and close to INR 12.5 is a good amount for Warner.

Other pasta

#4: Shreyas Iyer – INR 14.5 Cr

Potential targets: KKR, PBKS and RCB

Similar to Warner, Shreyas Iyer would be in high demand for his captaincy skills. Because Shreyas Iyer is an Indian, expect Shreyas to go to RCB or KKR. These are the teams that are devoid of any leader at the moment. So, expect them to go hard after Iyer. Even PBKS can sue Shreyas Iyer if Mayank Agarwal is not seen as a leader. Expect Shreyas to fetch almost INR 14.5 Cr at auction.

#5: Ishan Kishan – INR 16 Cr

Potential targets: KKR, MI, PBKS, RCB, SRH and Gujarat Titans

Indian wicket keeper and explosive hitter, Ishan Kishan is said to be the hottest property in the IPL 2022 auction. He can easily be the most expensive player in the IPL 2022 auction as almost 6 teams will be after him in the auction . The only teams that cannot pursue him are those that already have a wicket-keeper. Expect Ishan Kishan to approach 16 Cr INR at the auction.

Versatile

#6: Mitchell Marsh – INR 13 Cr

Potential targets: CSK, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH and Delhi Capitals

Mitchell Marsh’s current form makes him the hottest all-rounder to watch at the IPL 2022 auction. He scored heaps of points while playing for Australia and in the Big Bash League. Total 6 teams will be after Marsh, but expect PBKS, RCB, RR and SRH to chase him aggressively. Expect Mitchell Marsh to fetch somewhere near INR 13 Cr from the Mega Auction.

#7: Odean Smith – INR 10.5 Cr

Potential targets: PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH and Delhi Capitals

Most of us might not know who Odean Smith is, but believe me, the versatile and hard-hitting West Indies would be one of the hottest properties in the IPL 2022 auction. After impressing in the CPL, Smith also got a glimpse of his talent in the recent India vs West Indies series. A big ticket he is, expect teams like PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH and Delhi Capitals to chase him.

#8: Washington Sundar – INR 9 Cr

Potential targets: MI, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH and LSG

Washington Sundar may not have a flashy superstar image, but he sure is valuable. A versatile bowler that he is, Sundar can give decent runs in order as well as valuable 4 overs. Including his previous team, RCB, other teams like MI, PBKS, RR, SRH and LSG will be after him. Expect Sundar to come close to 9 Cr INR at the auction.

Bowlers:

#9: Shardul Thakur – INR 10 Cr

Potential targets: CSK, KKR, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH, LSG, Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans

#10: Harshal Patel – INR 11.5 Cr

Potential targets: CSK, KKR, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH, LSG and Gujarat Titans

Shardul Thakur and Harshal are likely to be the Indian bowlers to watch at the auction. Not only are they valuable bowlers, but they can also deliver fast runs on command. While Shardul showed it recently for the senior team, Harshal proved it in IPL 2021. Almost 8 teams can be after Harshal and Shardul. Expect them to approach 10 Cr INR at auction, with Harshal being more expensive.

#11: Kagiso Rabada – INR 9.5 Cr

Potential targets: CSK, KKR, PBKS, RR, RCB, SRH, LSG, Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans

The last player in the lot is the Proteas speedster, Kagiso Rabada. Rabada has been a consistent performer with the ball in IPL, and he will be the hottest foreign pacemaker to watch at the IPL 2022 auction. Apart from Delhi Capitals, almost every other team needs a strong playmaker, and Rabada just provides it. Expect Rabada to come close to 9.5 Cr INR at auction.

So, this completes the 11 most expensive players for IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Apart from the 11 players mentioned above, Faf Du Plessis, Jonny Bairstow, Avesh Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Tripathi, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Pat Cummins, Liam Livingstone will also be in the running.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Predicted 11 Most Expensive Players

Shikhar Dhawan, Quinton de Kock, David Warner, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Mitchell Marsh, Odean Smith, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel and Kagiso Rabada

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