NEW DELHI : The Indian Premier League (IPL) backed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced its 2022 player auction list with 590 cricketers set to go under the hammer in the mega auction of two days which will take place in Bangalore on 12 February and 13.
It will be league cricket’s 15th season and some of the biggest stars in world cricket will come together to light up the prestigious tournament, the board said in a statement.
Among the 590 players registered for auction, 228 are capped players, 355 are uncapped players and 7 belong to associated nations. Capped players are those who have made an appearance for their national teams.
They said there would be a battle to acquire Indian cricket talents like Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Ishan Kishan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar , Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, etc. go under the hammer.
The 10 IPL franchisees – Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lucknow SuperGiants, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Team Ahmedabad will also bid to have some of the biggest names in cricket – Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan, Wanindu Hasaranga, etc. – in their team.
The highest reserve price is ₹2 crore and 48 players have chosen to place themselves in this bracket. There are 20 players in the auction list with a reserve price of ₹1.5 crore as 34 players are in the cricketer roster with a reserve price of ₹1 crore.
The league has always been one where talent and opportunity coexist and Indian U19 stars such as Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Rajvardhan Hangargekar and some of the talked about Indian cricketers such as Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Krunal Pandya, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, etc. will be looking to cash in and make their mark in the auction and then in the competition. A total of 370 Indian players and 220 overseas players will be up for grabs in what promises to be an action-packed 2022 IPL Players Auction in Bangalore, a statement from BCCI Honorary Secretary Jay Shah said.
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