IPL Auction 2022: All you need to know

A total of 590 players will go under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on February 18 and 19. Among the 590 cricketers, a total of 228 are capped players while 355 are uncapped and seven belong to associate nations.

A total of 370 Indian players and 220 overseas cricketers will be up for grabs, with as many as 48 players having chosen to place themselves in the Rs 2 crore bracket. On the other hand, 20 players in the auction list carry a reserve price of Rs 1.5 crore while 34 are on the list of cricketers with a reserve price of Rs 1 crore.

With just few hours left for the mini-auction, Sportzfront takes a close look at what could be expected from 11PM on Friday.

Players who could strike big: Quinton de Kock (Rs 2 crore), Ishan Kishan (Rs 2 crore), David Warner (Rs 2 crore), Shreyas Iyer (Rs 2 crore), Shikhar Dhawan (Rs 2 crore), Pat Cummins (Rs 2 crore), Nicholas Pooran (Rs 1.5 crore) and Kagiso Rabada (Rs 2 crore).

Which players have been retained by the franchises ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction?

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (16 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (12 crore), Suryakumar Yadav(8 crore), Kieron Pollard (6 crore).

Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja (16 crore), MS Dhoni (12 crore), Moeen Ali (8 crore), Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 crore).

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (11 crore), Mohammed Siraj (7 crore).

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (12 crore, 14 crore to be deducted from overall purse) and Arshdeep Singh (4 crore).

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (14 crore), Abdul Samad (4 crore), Umran Malik (4 crore).

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (14 crore), Jos Buttler (10 crore), Yashasvi Jaiswal (4 crore).

Kolkata Knight Riders: Andre Russell (12 crore, 16 crore to be deducted from purse), Varun Chakravarthy (8 crore, 12 crore to be deducted from purse), Venkatesh Iyer (8 crore), Sunil Narine (6 crore).

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (16 crore), Axar Patel (9 crore, 12 crore to be deducted from purse), Prithvi Shaw (7.5 crore, 8 crore to be deducted from purse), Anrich Nortje (6.5 crore)

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (INR 15 crores), Rashid Khan (INR 15 crores), Shubman Gill (INR 8 crores)

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (INR 17 crore), Marcus Stoinis (INR 9.2 crore), Ravi Bishnoi (INR 4 crore)

What is the remaining purse value of all 10 teams after the retention ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction?

Punjab Kings – 72 crore, Delhi Capitals -47.5 crore, SunRisers Hyderabad – 68 Cr, Rajasthan Royals – 62 Cr, Royal Challengers Bangalore – 57 Cr, Mumbai Indians – 48 Cr, Chennai Super Kings – 48 Cr, Kolkata Knight Riders – 48 Cr, Delhi Capitals – 47.5 Cr, Lucknow Supergiants – 60 Cr, Gujarat Titans – 53 Cr

IPL 2021 Auctioneer: Hugh Edmeades

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