The IPL extravaganza will continue to roll on as the tournament is set for its 15th edition after the conclusion of the IPL 2022 auction, a two-day event in Bangalore during which a total of 204 players were bought. The IPL 2022 is reported to start in the last week of March with all games to be played in Mumbai and Pune.
Ishan Kishan was the most expensive pick at the IPL 2022 auction this year – bought by Mumbai Indians for 15.25 crore. CSK roped in Deepak Chahar for 14 crore, making him the most expensive Indian pacer in the auction history. KKR also spent big, 12.25 crore, on their new skipper, Shreyas Iyer.
Several other players were bought for massive sums at the mega-auction. Let’s see 5 such players who could underwhelm in IPL 2022 under their big price tag.
Harshal Patel will be a centre of the limelight this season: he will be under the pressure of repeating his heroics – 32 wickets bagging the Purple Cap – of last season for RCB, who splurged out 10.75 crore for Patel in the mega-auction after surprisingly releasing him.