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Indian Premier League is the biggest franchise-based league right now. The league is all about money, stars, and Entertainment. Recently, the auction has been held in Bengaluru. There is no doubt that the auction was captivating, and the center of attention for all the players around the globe. Each and every player wanted to be part of it, and utmost they eagerly wanted to be the most expensive players in IPL.
Interestingly, the league prefers the locals over foreign players. They bid the highest for the Indian players. Total 204 players have been sold in the auction with a whooping Rupees of 551.7 Crore.
Let’s review the auction and peek into the most expensive players in IPL 2022.
The Most Expensive Players In IPL 2022:
Ishan Kishan Tops the List
Ishan Kishan is the most expensive player in IPL 2022. He has become the second-highest value player in the history of Indian League auction. His bid has been taken by Mumbai India at the price of Indian 15.25 Crore. He has become the second-highest pick in the league history as Yuvraj Singh is the most expensive player till now; 16 INR Crore.
The left-hander wicket-keeper batter Kishan is one of the rising stars for India. The 23 years old lad is a very exciting and young talent. He has firepower which he can utilize at the top order.
The Most Expensive Player IPL As Foreigner
The English Batting All-rounder – Liam Livingstone – is the latest and hottest addition to the T20 arena. Livingstone is one of the hard-hitters of the ball in the world right now. Additionally, he can bowl the off/leg spin with respect to the condition of the match.
He is the most expensive player in IPL-2022 as a foreigner. His bid has been won by Punjab Kings at 11.5 Crore of Indian rupees.
Avesh Khan: Uncap Indian
Avesh Khan has become the most expensive player who is yet to play for his national team. Lucknow Super Giants, which is a new team, has won the bid for the whooping price of 10 Crore rupees. He is a very promising young fast bowler who can bowl at a pace of 140kp/h.
Although he is knocking on the doors of his national side. In the near future, he will be on the Indian team.
Few Notable Mentions
Deepak Chahar – right-arm medium-fast bowler – is the second-highest pick of the auction 2022. He is picked by CSK.
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva has become the most expensive player as a foreigner after Liam Livingstone. The Sri Lankan bowling all-rounder – who is a right-arm leg-spinner – is one the best all-rounders right now. His World Cup-2021 was phenomenal. Royal Challengers Bangalore have bought him at the price of 10.75 crores.
Here is the list of Top 10 most expensive players:
|Player||Playing Style||Country||Team||Price In INR|
|Ishan Kishan||Wicket-Keeper||India||Mumbai India||15,25,00,000|
|Deepak Chahar||Medium Fast Bowler||India||Chennai Super King||14,00,00,000|
|Shreyas Iyer||Batter||India||Kolkata Knight Riders||12,25,00,000|
|Liam Livingstone||All-Rounder||England||Punjab Kings||11,50,00,000|
|Shardul Thakur||All-Rounder||India||Delhi Capital||10,75,00,000|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||All-Rounder||Sri Lanka||Royal Challengers Banglore||10,75,00,000|
|Harshal Patel||All-Rounder||India||Royal Challengers Banglore||10,75,00,000|
|Nicholas Pooran||Wicket-Keeper||West Indies||Sunrisers Hyderabad||10,75,00,000|
|Lockie Ferguson||Fast Bowler||New Zealand||Gujrat Titans||10,00,00,000|
|Avesh Khan||Fast Bowler||India||Lucknow Super Giants||10,00,00,000|
|Prasidh Krishna||Fast Bowler||India||Rajistan Royals||10,00,00,000|
These are the few top picks of the auction 2022. There is no doubt that these players will make a huge impact in the upcoming league.
Interestingly, there are some big names that remain unsold. A few big names are Suresh Raina, Eoin Morgan, Aaron Finch.