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Top 5 Most Overpaid Buys in IPL Auction 2022

Indian Premier League auction remained so real in the sense that it changed the lives of players and brought treasures of wealth for them.

In the two-day event of IPL auction 2022, many mega deals were seen to occur. Most players have attracted great bids from all cricket franchises.

The mega auction was started on February 12, 2022, and ended on February 13, 2022. 

Total 10 franchises named Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants, Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Titans, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, and Mumbai Indians participated.

During these momentous days, a total of 600 players’ fate was decided. A total of 204 cricketers sold out for more than 550 crores in Indian currency. But, on the other hand, many players also remained unsold.

Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, and Mumbai Indians are teams that fulfilled the quota of 25 cricketers each.

The Most Overrated Players In The IPL Auction 2022

  1. Harsh Patel (Purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  2. Liam Livingstone (Purchased by Punjab Kings)
  3. Shreyas Iyer (Purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders)
  4. Deepak Chanan (Purchased by Chennai Super Kings)
  5. Ishan Kishan (Purchased by Mumbai Indians)

5- Harsh Patel

harsh patel cricketer
Harsh Patel cricketer

Harsh Patel an Indian cricket player started to play his international cricket in 2021. He is one of the most expensive players that bought in the IPL mega auction 2022. Patel was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the cost of 10.75 crore Indian rupees.

Patel has performed in 41 matches of seven IPL seasons. With his performance, he made a good impact in the field of cricket. The right-arm medium bowler remained in the team of Under-19 ICC in the year 2010 but he could not achieve the chance to play.

In the year 2012 Patel was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL auction. Later, in 2018 Delhi Capitals bought the Gujrat born in a sale. Delhi Capitals also exchanged him to RCB before the  Indian Premier League season 14.

In a 2021 version of the IPL, he took a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians and became the third player to do so. The same season he took thirty-two wickets for the franchise. But despite these stats, the bowler just had average performances in the previous seasons. His latest stints against West Indies and Sri Lanka weren’t extraordinary even though they were played on Indian soil. The yet-to-win franchise might’ve gone a little overboard with this pick this season.

4- Liam Livingstone

liam livingstone
Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingstone is a belligerent right-handed batsman from England. He performed in more than 40 cricket matches and made the highest 224 runs. Liam entered International cricket in 2016 and performed as a special spin bowler and off-spinner. He began his cricket for T20 matches in 2015. In the year 2015, he scored 350 runs in 138 balls and came under the limelight to make the highest runs in OD for Nantwich Cricket Club.

Livingstone is one of the top 5 most overpaid players in auction 2022. He is bought by Punjab Kings for IR. 11.50 crores, his costliest pick ever since his induction in the Indian League. Even though he had a fairly decent T20 World Cup 2021 tournament but his performance in the league cricket has been below par. He did not make a huge impact in the previous editions of the league and wasn’t too handy in PSL either. With just 113 runs from the 2019 and 2021 versions of the IPL, the Kings have taken a big risk with the English all-rounder

3- Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer is one of the most overpaid players in IPL who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for IR. 12.25 crore. He showed his performance in national as well as international cricket. He captains the team of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.

As an international player, he performed in several matches. In his first T20 international he was announced as Man of the Match as he scored 54 runs in 29 balls. Iyer was declared as the 16th player of the Indian team who made a century in his test match debut. The 27 years old player showed his dictating stroke-play and his expertise of hand and eye linkage helped him to grab the attention of the cricket experts and media.

He joined the circuit of India’s trademark T20 league in 2015. For the last four consecutive seasons, the top-order batter was picked by Delhi Capitals and for the same amount of i-e IR. 7.00 crores. This year, however, saw a huge rise in his price. The extra 5 crores show he has come a long way and is only growing as an IPL batter.

2- Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar, India’s right-arm medium bowler made it to the international side in 2018. He has been in and out of the team and made it back to the playing 11 in the recently concluded home series against West Indies in February.

Chahar’s IPL career, which he joined in 2015 consists of 59 wickets. He’s been a constant part of Chennai Super Kings since 2018 and was successively bought for 80 lacs. But the league auction for this year witnessed a whopping increase in the price of the bowler. The Uttar Pradesh born was sold to the same franchise for 14 crores. Chahar took 14 wickets for the 15th season’s defending champion and played an important part in their win. this might be the reason for an increase in his worth. This also lands him among the players who were overpaid in the auction.

Despite the price, and unfortunately for the CSK fans, the star bowler won’t be available for the majority of the IPL due to suffering from injuries.

1- Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan is India’s Left-hand wicket-keeper and batter. the 23-year-old made his international debut only last year and is a promising rising star. But in IPL, Kishan is not a new name. He stepped into the circuit of the league in 2016. Earlier, the youngster played for Gujrat Lions, But in 2018 he joined Mumbai Indians and ever since that, he has become a somewhat permanent part of the franchise. After being bought for 6.20 crores for the past four seasons, the batter was sold for IR. 15.25 crores.

A comparison between his stats from the previous season and the money that was spent to buy him shows no reason that would legitimize such a high price. He played 10 matches in the previous edition and scored just 24i runs out of it. His outing in the T20 World Cup wasn’t brilliant either and was dropped from the team after playing two matches. He may have been bought for a whooping hot price but there is certainly no justification to such a high price.

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