IPL Mega Auction was held on 12 and 13 February 2022. The event met wonderful hirings. It drew the attention of the whole world, and it is important for all teams not only for this time but for next season also.
Clever Picks have made in the grand auction. Two teams CSK and Mumbai Indians won 9 out of 14 titles due to bright guidance and selection of best players. After each period of three years mostly, cricketers are set to reveal in the auction.
As only four players from abroad have permits to pay in an Indian Premier League team so there is a huge ask for Indian cricketers. Approximately 600 players including 220 external cricketers set for the sale. But only 204 cricketers have sold in the event.
The total sum for these sold cricketers is 551 crore approximately. CSK, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad set the maximum bids of 50, 49, and 48 respectively. Whereas Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals offered the same bids of 45 of each.
Lucknow Super Giants have the maximum bids of 44. Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders met the offers of 43 and 38 respectively. Gujarat Titans received 37 and Royal Challengers Bangalore has the bids of 35 only in the mega auction 2022.
Top 5 Most Clever Picks in IPL Mega Auction 2022
5- David Willey
International all-rounder and English cricketer David Willey sold with a base price of 2 crores in the IPL grand auction 2022. He was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the IPL season, 2018 Willey agreed with CSK, and later for the IPL season 2019, he was again booked by the same franchise.
As an international player, he got his selection in the Under 19 cricket team for the England versus Bangladesh test matches. He set the score of 65 in his first inning in the 2nd test match. He set out his career in the ODI in the year 2015 against Ireland.
In that match, he gained his first wicket. He performed in the T20 cricket matches in contrast to New Zealand, Pakistan, and Australia. In the 2016 T20 World Cup, he competed for a vital role against Afghanistan.
In the IPL auction 2018, CSK purchased and kept him for the next IPL 2019. Willey is considered one of the smartest buys in the mega sale 2022 as he is known as a power hitter. He has great control over the new ball. He has a decent hitting proficiency of 2943 scores at the striking rate of 141.08 in the sharpest format.
4- Aiden Markram
South African cricket player Aiden Markram remained the captain of his under 19 teams. He with his leadership contributions to the victory of his country. He was enlisted in the top five players of the South African cricket team in the year 2018.
He has been given the title of the future captain of South Africa by Graeme Smith. In the IPL mega auction 2021, Markram was bought by Punjab Kings. Presently in the year, 2022 a grand auction of the Indian Premier League he was taken by the franchise of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the whopping amount of 2.6 crores Indian rupees.
This is one of the smartest purchases made by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the event as he is a superb batsman and a valuable off-spinner. Markram has already grabbed the attention of cricket experts due to his skills.
3- Dewald Brevis
South African cricketer Dewald Brevis in the amount of Indian 3 crores has sold to Mumbai Indians. He is a tempted celebrity for his concentration to score the highest runs. He scored high in the Under 19 World Cup as in the inning of 6 he scored 506 runs.
Brevis is one of the coolest picks in the IPL mega sale 2022. His rising powers in the field of cricket would become a treasure of success for not only himself but also for his team. Many other teams like CSK and Punjab Kings also showed their interest to buy him in the auction.
He made three half and two full centuries in the ICC Under 19 World Cup. Brevis started his T20 career in the year 2021. As he has similar batting patterns to AB de Villiers, he is also called Baby AB.
This 18-year-old young and emerging talent seems to have a very bright future in the cricket world.
2- Shivam Dube
All-rounder Dube has purchased on the second day of the grand auction 2022 by Chennai Super Kings for the amount of Indian 4 crore. His bidding was initiated at the base price of 50 lakhs in Indian currency and then reached its final price. Sunday, February 13, 2022, was a double joy day for him as it was his birthdate and on the same day, he became the father of a baby boy.
He was finally picked up by the team of Chennai Super Kings after a bidding war between Punjab Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, and Chennai Super Kings. In his domestic career during an over, he made five sixes in Ranji Trophy 2018. Dube started his International Premier League career in the year 2019.
He had been selected for the T20I team in battle with Bangladesh. He also made his first entry in ODI in 2019. During his team visit to New Zealand, he got an undesirable record as he accepted 34 score runs in an over.
This is considered the 2nd most classy over in a Twenty20 international match. He is one of the smartest purchases in the IPL mega auction 2022.
1- Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan became the most costly uncapped cricket player ever as he has sold to Lucknow Super Giants at the final price of Indian 10 crore. The base price of Avesh Khan was 20 Lakhs rupees in Indian currency. He has become the most expensive uncapped player in the Indian Premier League after Krishnappa Gowtham in the year 2021 who was bought by Chennai Super Kings.
In the IPL 2018 auction, he was picked up by Delhi Champions at a bid price of 70 lac INR. He grabbed the eyes of cricket experts when he was only 13 years old. He bowled with the new ball in the Under -19 cricket team.
He participated in the U-19 World Cup in 2016 and picked a large number of wickets. Khan started his T20 career in the year 2017. He initially played for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In the IPL auction 2018, he was purchased by Delhi Daredevils. He started the Twenty20 international career on February 20, 2022, against the team of West Indies. He made big at that in every game he performed.