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IPL Auction 2022 Day 2

4:35PM: Siddharth Kaul is next.

4:35PM: Fazalhaq Farooqi is UNSOLD.

4:34PM: Nathan Ellis is UNSOLD.

4:33PM: Jason Behrendorff is next. RCB with the first bid at INR 75 lakh. SOLD.

4:33PM: Glenn Phillips is UNSOLD.

4:32 PM: Ben McDermott is next. He is UNSOLD.

4:31PM: Rahmanullah Gurbaz is next. He is UNSOLD.

4:22 PM: Romario Shepherd is up.  Lucknow with the first bid, Mumbai follows. The bidding crosses INR 2.4 crore with MI in the lead. CSK comes in as we move past INR 3 crore. SRH in at INR 4 crore. CSK and SRH push it past INR 5 crore! SRH leads at INR 5.25 crore. Here comes Rajasthan at INR 6 crore! SRH leads at INR 6.25 crore. Rajasthan pushes it to INR 7 crore! SRH back at INR 7.25 crore! Rajasthan at INR 7.5 crore! SRH leads at INR 7.75 crore as RR pulls out. Shepherd SOLD to SRH for INR 7.75 crore.

4:21 PM: Mitchell Santner is next. CSK and SRH land the initial bids. Santner SOLD to CSK for INR 1.9 crore.

4:18 PM: Daniel Sams is up. Lucknow and MI with the first bids. MI leads at INR 2.6 crore.

4:17 PM: Sherfane Rutherford is next. RCB with the first bid at INR 1 crore.  SOLD.

4:16 PM: Dwaine Pretorius is next. CSK with the first bid at INR 50 lakh. SOLD.

4:16 PM: George Garton is UNSOLD.

4:14 PM: Rishi Dhawan is next. SRH with the first bid. Punjab joins in. SOLD to Punjab for INR 55 lakh.

 

4:14 PM: Charith Asalanka is UNSOLD.

4:08 PM: Jofra Archer is in. RR with the first bid and Mumbai joins. MI leads at INR 6 crore! RR is in and MI takes it to INR 6.5 crore.

4:07 PM: Rassie van der Dussen is UNSOLD.

4:03 PM: Rovman Powell is next. Lucknow with the first bid. Delhi chips in. We cross INR 1 crore. CSK comes in as we cross INR 2 crore.  Delhi gets on top with an INR 2.4 crore bid.  CSK with another bid before Capitals pegs back. Rovman Powell SOLD to Delhi for INR 2.8 crore.

4:03 PM: Karun Nair is UNSOLD.

4:02 PM: Evin Lewis is next. He is UNSOLD.

4:01 PM: Alex Hales is next. He is UNSOLD.

4:00 PM: Devon Conway is in. CSK with the first bid at INR 1 crore. Conway SOLD to CSK for INR 1 crore.

3:57 PM: Finn Allen is the first player. RCB and RR with the initial bids. RCB leads at INR 80 lakh. Finn Allen sold to RCB for INR 80 lakh.

3:55 PM: Back for the accelerated auction.

3:49 PM: Five minutes to break. The accelerated auction to follow with 106 players up in the fray.

Team Purse Remaining Overseas Players Total Players Min. slots to fill
Punjab Kings 8.65 crore 4 15 3
Sunrisers Hyderabad 13.35 crore 4 15 3
Rajasthan Royals 9.55 crore 3 12 6
Royal Challengers Bangalore 8.30 crore 4 12 6
Chennai Super Kings 14.05 crore 3 14 4
Kolkata Knight Riders 10.90 crore 3 12 6
Mumbai Indians 23.7 crore 2 12 6
Delhi Capitals 4.6 crore 4 19
Lucknow Super Giants 3.3 crore 5 15 3
Gujarat Titans 11.25 crore 5 15 3


3:48 PM: Akash Singh is UNSOLD.

3:45 PM: Kuldeep Sen is next. He is UNSOLD.

3:44 PM: Mujtaba Yousuf is next. He is UNSOLD.

3:43 PM: Simarjeet Singh is up. CSK with the first bid. Simarjeet was SOLD to Punjab at INR 20 lakh.

3:37 PM: Yash Dayal is next. KKR with the first bid at INR 20 lakh. RCB chips in. Gujarat is in at INR 80 lakh. We move past at INR 1 crore! Gujarat leads at INR 2.8 crore! The bids roll further with Titans still in the lead. Yash Dayal SOLD to Gujarat for INR 3.2 crore.

3:37PM: Arzan Nagwaswalla is next.  He is UNSOLD.

3:36 PM: Yash Thakur is next. He is UNSOLD.

3:36 PM: Vasu Vats is UNSOLD.

3:32PM: Rajvardhan Hangargekar is next. Mumbai with the first bid. Lucknow follows up with the next bid. Mumbai leads at INR 70 lakh. Chennai in at INR 75 lakh. Mumbai in the lead at INR 1.4 crore. CSK back at INR 1.5 crore. MI backs out. Hangargekar SOLD to CSK for INR 1.5 crore.

3:27PM: Raj Angad Bawa is next.  Punjab and Sunrisers start off the early bids. Mumbai enters into the fray as we hit INR 1.5 crore. Punjab is in at INR 1.8 crore.  Punjab leads at INR 2 crore.  Raj Angad Bawa SOLD to Punjab for INR 2 crore.

3:25 PM: Sanjay Yadav is next. Mumbai with the first bid at INR 20 lakh. Punjab gets in the act before MI raises it to INR 30 lakh. Sanjay SOLD to Mumbai for INR 50 lakh.

3:24 PM: Vicky Ostwal is next. He is UNSOLD.

3:23PM: Darshan Nalkande is up. He is SOLD to Gujarat for INR 20 lakh.

3:22 PM: Anukul Roy is next. KKR with the first bid. Anukul SOLD to KKR for INR 20 lakh.

3:18 PM: Mahipal Lomror is next.  Rajasthan and RCB in the tussle. RCB in the lead. Lomror SOLD to RCB for INR 95 lakh.

3:13PM: N Tilak Varma is up. SRH and Rajasthan in the lead. RR at INR 55 lakh. Chennai in the roll as well. Mumbai joins in as we move to INR 1 crore! Tilak Varma SOLD to Mumbai for INR 1.7 crore!

3:10 PM: Yash Dhull is next.  Delhi with the first bid. Punjab chips in. Dhull SOLD to Delhi for INR 50 lakh.

3:09 PM: Ripal Patel is next. Delhi with the first bid at INR 20 lakh. SOLD.

3:06 PM: Lalit Yadav is next. Delhi and Hyderabad with the first bids. Delhi in the lead. Lalit SOLD to Delhi for INR 65 lakh.

3:05 PM: Post-lunch begins with uncapped all-rounders.

3:02 PM: IPL auction 2022: Kumble happy for Indian fast bowlers

2:30 PM: A total of 96 players have been sold so far. With the 33 retentions and drafts put in place, we have 129 spots filled in across 10 teams. It’s to be noted that a minimum of 51 players are to be sold today for the teams to achieve their minimum squad limit of 18 players.

2:20 PM: Purse remaining for each team after five rounds on day 2.

Team Purse Remaining Overseas Players Total Players Min. slots to fill
Punjab Kings 10.65 crore 4 14 4
Sunrisers Hyderabad 13.35 crore 4 15 3
Rajasthan Royals 9.55 crore 3 12 6
Royal Challengers Bangalore 9.25 crore 4 11 7
Chennai Super Kings 15.75 crore 3 12 6
Kolkata Knight Riders 11.65 crore 3 10 8
Mumbai Indians 25.9 crore 2 10 8
Delhi Capitals 5.95 crore 4 16 2
Lucknow Super Giants 3.5 crore 5 14 4
Gujarat Titans 14.65 crore 5 13 5


2:17 PM: We will have a 45-minute break.

2:16 PM: The last player before Lunch. Ricky Bhui is next. He is UNSOLD.

2:15 PM: Manan Vohra is next. Lucknow with the first bid. Vohra SOLD to Lucknow for INR 20 lakh.

2:13 PM: Rinku Singh is up. KKR and Lucknow with the initial bids. Rinku SOLD to Kolkata for INR 55 lakh.

2:13 PM: Himanshu Rana goes UNSOLD.

2:12 PM: Harnoor Singh is next. He is UNSOLD.

2:12 PM: Sachin Baby is next.  He is UNSOLD.

2:11 PM: Himmat Singh is next. He is UNSOLD.

2:10 PM: Virat Singh is the first player. He is UNSOLD.

Next set up, uncapped batters – 2.

2:09 PM: Piyush Chawla is next. He goes UNSOLD.

2:08 PM: Ish Sodhi is up. He is UNSOLD.

2:07 PM: Karn Sharma is next. He is UNSOLD.

2:05 PM: Mahesh Theekshana is next.  CSK with the first bid at INR 50 lakh. KKR chips in. Theekshana SOLD to CSK for INR 70 lakh.

2:04 PM: Shahbaz Nadeem is up.  Lucknow with the first bid at INR 50 lakh. SOLD.

2:03 PM: Qais Ahmad is next. He is UNSOLD.

2:03 PM: Tabraiz Shamsi is UNSOLD.

1:59 PM: First player, Mayank Markande is up. Lucknow in at INR 50 lakh. Mumbai joins in before Rajasthan takes it further up. MI leads at INR 65 lakh. Markande SOLD to Mumbai for INR 65 lakh.

We move to the next set of spinners – set 2.

1:57 PM: Nathan Coulter-Nile is next. He is UNSOLD.

1:54PM: Jaydev Unadkat is up. Mumbai with the first bid before Chennai comes in. The bid soars past INR 1 crore.  Unadkat SOLD to Mumbai for INR 1.3 crore.

1:53 PM: Sheldon Cottrell is next.  He is UNSOLD.

1:47PM: Navdeep Saini is in. Lucknow and Mumbai with the first bids. Mumbai leads at INR 1 crore before RR chips in. MI back on top at INR 1.6 crore. RR with INR 1.7 crore. Rajasthan leads at INR 2.2 crore. MI is back before Rajasthan pegs back at INR 2.6 crore. Saini SOLD to Rajasthan for INR 2.6 crore.

1:46 PM: Sandeep Sharma is next. Punjab with the first bid at INR 50 lakh. SOLD.

1:37PM: Chetan Sakariya is up. RCB with the first bid and is followed by Punjab. RCB lift it to INR 1 crore. Rajasthan in the hunt as well. Delhi takes the lead at INR 1.8 crore. RR back at INR 2 crore. Delhi and RR are in a stiff chase for Sakariya as we reach INR 3 crore.  We are at INR 4.2 crore with Delhi in the lead. Sakariya SOLD to Delhi for INR 4.2 crore.

1:37 PM: Lungi Ngidi is next.  He is UNSOLD.

1:31 PM: Dushmantha Chameera is next.  Lucknow in at INR 50 lakh. RCB joins and the bid races past at INR 1 crore.  RCB leads at INR 1.7 crore.  Lucknow back on top at INR 2 crore. Chameera SOLD to Lucknow for INR 2 crore.

1:25 PM: Khaleel Ahmed is next.  Mumbai with the first bid at INR 55 lakh. Capitals follow. MI leads at INR 1 crore.  DC back at INR 1.7 crore. Delhi lifts the bid to INR 2.2 crore. MI is back up before Delhi raises the stocks to INR 3.4 crore!  The bid crosses INR 4 crore.  DC regains the lead at INR 5.25 crore.  Khaleel Ahmed SOLD to Delhi for INR 5.25 crore.

1:25 PM: Ishant Sharma is up. He is UNSOLD.

1:24 PM: Back after the break.

A short break before the next set.

1:22 PM: Purse remaining after two sets today.

Team Purse Remaining Overseas Players Total Players Min. slots to fill
Punjab Kings 11.15 crore 4 13 5
Sunrisers Hyderabad 13.35 crore 4 15 3
Rajasthan Royals 12.15 crore 3 11 7
Royal Challengers Bangalore 9.25 crore 4 11 7
Chennai Super Kings 16.45 crore 2 11 7
Kolkata Knight Riders 11.65 crore 3 10 8
Mumbai Indians 27.85 crore 2 8 10
Delhi Capitals 15.4 crore 4 14 4
Lucknow Super Giants 6 crore 5 13 5
Gujarat Titans 14.65 crore 4 12 6


1:10 PM: K Gowtham is next.
Lucknow and KKR with the first bids. Gowtham SOLD to Lucknow for INR 90 lakh.

1:00 PM:  Shivam Dube is up. Lucknow and Rajasthan in an early clash.  LSG leads at INR 70 lakh. Punjab enters at INR 75 lakh.  The bid hits INR 1 crore.  Lucknow in the lead at INR 1.6 crore.  Punjab at INR 2.2 crore.  CSK is in at INR 2.4 crore. Punjab back on top. CSK back at INR 3.2 crore.  PBKS returns INR 3.4 crore.  CSK back at INR 3.6 crore.  PBKS and CSK get it to INR 4 crore with Chennai in the lead.  Dube SOLD to Chennai for INR 4 crore.

12:57PM:  Marco Jansen is next. Mumbai and Rajasthan with the first bids. Sunrisers enters as we cross INR 2 crore.  MI takes it past INR 3 crore.  SRH is back at INR 3.8 crore.  SRH leads at INR 4.2 crore.  Jansen SOLD to Sunrisers for INR 4.2 crore!

12:44 PM: Odean Smith is next. Punjab and Lucknow land the first bids.  The bids cross INR 2 crore as Sunrisers enter.  SRH leads at INR 3.2 crore.  Punjab back in it at INR 3.4 crore.  Rajasthan is in as we cross INR 4 crore. Punjab back at INR 4.6 crore.  SRH at INR 4.8 crore. Punjab and SRH take the bids shooting up over INR 5 crore! SRH leads at INR 5.75 crore. Punjab stands at INR 6 crore!  Smith SOLD to PBKS for INR 6 crore!

12:43 PM: Chris Jordan is up. He goes UNSOLD.

12:40 PM: Vijay Shankar is next. Gujarat with the first bid. Chennai gets in line next. Gujarat leads at INR 1.2 crore.  CSK with the next bid. Gujarat back up and Vijay Shankar SOLD for INR 1.4 crore to Gujarat.

12:38 PM: Jayant Yadav is next. Lucknow with the first bid at INR 1 crore. Gujarat with the next bid. Jayant SOLD to INR 1.7 crore to Gujarat.

12:37 PM: Jimmy Neesham is up. He is UNSOLD.

12:35 PM: Dominic Drakes is next. Gujarat and Bangalore with the first bids. RCB leads at INR 1 crore.  Titans are back on top. Drakes SOLD to Gujarat for INR 1.10 crore.

12:21 PM: The first player among all-rounders is Liam Livingstone is next at INR 1 crore. KKR with the first bid and CSK joins.  The bid crosses INR 4 crore with KKR still in the lead. Punjab enters the fray.KKR leads at INR 5.25 crore. Punjab ups its bid. We cross INR 6 crore! KKR raises the bid to INR 6.5 crore (with 12.65 crores remaining in its purse). Punjab back at INR 6.75 crore. Gujarat enters at INR 7 crore! The Kings and Titans raise the stocks to INR 10 crore with Gujarat in the lead.  Punjab back at INR 10.50 crore.  The Sunrisers are in at INR 10.75 crore!  Punjab takes it to INR 11 crore! SRH at INR 11.25 crore. Punjab back with INR 11.50 crore bid! Livingstone SOLD to Punjab at INR 11.5 crore!

We pass on to the next set.

12:20 PM: Cheteshwar Pujara is up.  He is UNSOLD.

12:19 PM: Aussie skipper Aaron Finch is next. He is UNSOLD.

12:18 PM: Saurabh Tiwary is next. He is UNSOLD.

12:17 PM: Eoin Morgan is up at INR 1.5 crore.  He is UNSOLD.

12:16PM: Marnus Labuschagne is next. He is UNSOLD.

12:14 PM: Mandeep Singh is next. Lucknow with the first bid at INR 50 lakh. Delhi in the fray too as we move past INR 70 lakh. Delhi in the lead. Mandeep Singh SOLD to Delhi for INR 1.1 crore.

12:13PM: Dawid Malan is up. He is UNSOLD.

12:12 PM: Rahane is the next player. First bid from KKR at INR 1 crore.  Rahane SOLD to KKR for Rs 1 crore!

12:04 PM IST: Markram at a base price of INR 1 crore. Punjab with the first bid. SRH enters the bidding. Punjab is back in the lead at INR 1.6 crore. SRH takes it further up. The bid stands at INR 1.9 crore. Punjab at INR 2 crore. SRH with another bid. A late bid from MI at INR 2.4 crore.  SRH is back at INR 2.6 crore.  Markram SOLD to SRH for INR 2.6 crore!

12:04 PM IST: IPL chairman Brijesh Patel to draw the first player. Aiden Markram it is.

12:00PM IST: We are about, to begin with, the first set. Charu Sharma will resume his duties as the auctioneer.

11:59 AM IST: We are nearly there! The franchise owners have seated themselves in the auction hall. Who will walk out with the best squad this evening?

11:50 AM IST: A reminder of the first set of capped batters.

Aaron Finch Australia 1.5 crore
Marnus Labuschagne Australia 1 crore
Dawid Malan England 1.5 crore
Aiden Markram South Africa 1 crore
Eoin Morgan England 1.5 crore
Cheteshwar Pujara India 50 lakh
Ajinkya Rahane India 1 crore
Mandeep Singh India 50 lakh
Saurabh Tiwary India 50 lakh

 

11:40 AM IST: 20 minutes to go! Who will top the charts tonight?

11:20 AM IST: From Ishan Kishan to Avesh Khan, here’s a look back on the top picks of Day 1: IPL Auction 2022: Top buys from Day 1 of bidding and million-dollar club

11:18 AM IST: Update: Charu Sharma will continue the auction proceedings. Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades who was unwell yesterday has confirmed to our correspondent Shayan Acharya.

11:00 AM IST: An hour away from the bidding process resumption.  The franchises will be watchful on their spending today after splurging on a massive chunk of their purse to receive minimum balance to their squads. A few unsold players could be back in the mix and a good mix of uncapped and overseas players could be bought in for steal deals today.

10:45 AM IST: Key players to watch out for in first session – player 98 to 162.

Aiden Markram
Eoin Morgan
Ajinkya Rahane
Marco Jansen
Liam Livingstone
Jimmy Neesham
Odean Smith
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Lungi Ngidi
Chetan Sakariya
Jaydev Unadkat
Raj Angad Bawa
Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Yash Dhull
Vicky Ostwal

 

 

10:41 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Lucknow Super Giants squad so far: KL Rahul (c), Ravi Bishnoi, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Quinton de Kock, Krunal Pandya, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan, Ankit Singh Rajpoot Purse left: Rs 6.9 crore

10:39 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Gujarat Titans squad so far: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Jason Roy, Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmad, R Sai Kishore Purse left: Rs 18.85 crore

10:36 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Delhi Capitals squad so far: Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Rishabh Pant (c), Axar Patel, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Sarfaraz Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat Purse left: Rs 16.5 crore

10:30 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Kolkata Knight Riders squad so far: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson Purse left: Rs 12.65 crore

10:23 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad so far: Kane Williamson, Umran Malik, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith Purse left: Rs 20.15 crore

10:21 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Punjab Kings squad so far: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel Purse left: Rs 28.65 crore

10:13 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Rajasthan Royals squad so far: Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa Purse left: Rs 12.15 crore

10:12 AM IST: Will the franchises take a punt on Archer today?  He will be available only if teams have asked him to be called up in the accelerated auction.

All eyes on Jofra Archer today.

– Set to be unavailable this season

– Fitness a concern

– Going forward, availability will be concern with England’s packed Test and international calendar.

But will the franchises be putting money on him?


10:10 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Mumbai Indians squad so far:
Rohit Sharma (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin Purse left: Rs 27.85 crore

10:04 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad so far: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Faf du Plessis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahamad, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep Purse left: Rs 9.25 crore

10:01 AM IST: Here’s a look at the Chennai Super Kings squad so far: MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande Purse left: Rs 20.45 crore

 

9:55 AM IST:  The first that will be up today will comprise capped batters.

Aaron Finch Australia Capped 1.5 crore
Marnus Labuschagne Australia Capped 1 crore
Dawid Malan England Capped 1.5 crore
Aiden Markram South Africa Capped 1 crore
Eoin Morgan England Capped 1.5 crore
Cheteshwar Pujara India Capped 50 lakh
Ajinkya Rahane India Capped 1 crore
Mandeep Singh India Capped 50 lakh
Saurabh Tiwary India Capped 50 lakh


9:35 AM IST:
The auction will resume tomorrow at 12 PM from player No. 98 in the 12th set and go up till player no. 162. The teams were requested to submit a list of 20 players for the accelerated auction that will follow from the player no. 162.

9:30 AM IST:  A look at the purse remaining of the squads after their retentions and drafts.

Team Purse Remaining Overseas Players Total Players Min. slots to fill
Punjab Kings 28.65 crore 2 11 7
Sunrisers Hyderabad 20.15 crore 2 13 5
Rajasthan Royals 12.15 crore 3 11 7
Royal Challengers Bangalore 9.25 crore 4 11 7
Chennai Super Kings 20.45 crore 2 10 8
Kolkata Knight Riders 12.65 crore 3 9 9
Mumbai Indians 27.85 crore 2 8 10
Delhi Capitals 16.5 crore 4 13 5
Lucknow Super Giants 6.9 crore 4 11 7
Gujarat Titans 18.85 crore 4 10 8

 

Total Players: 600 (377 Indian, 223 overseas)

Players Sold on Day 1: 74 (54 Indian, 20 overseas)

Slots remaining among all teams: 143 (93 Indian, 50 overseas)

Total purse available: Rs 172.80 crore

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Top 5 buys from Day 1.

Unlike the last mega auction in 2018, the IPL did not have a Right to Match card available this time to ensure a fair playing field for the two new teams.

“With the two new teams coming in, it would not have been fair to have a Right to Match. Now that they are in, I would hope that retention is completely done away and it moves completely to Right to Match,” Delhi Capitals’ co-owner Parth Jindal said.

“The Right to Match in the auction dynamics is a very interesting card to have. Given the dynamics this time, with two new teams coming in, it was just not possible because how would an old team get an RTM if the new teams were to bilaterally negotiate with the players. So, this was the only way to sort of level the playing field,” he added.

Gujarat Titans’ director of cricket, Vikram Solanki, also agreed with Jindal.

The franchises have gone big on the established Indian players, and the likes of Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Lucknow Super Giants have picked their playing eleven first and have chosen players accordingly.

Franchises play it smart

In the case of overseas recruits, franchises have chosen those names who have a proven track record in the tournament – irrespective of the conditions. The performances in the Big Bash League, the Caribbean Premier League did not matter much. It was evident from the fact that Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga, who had previously played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, bagged Rs 10.75 crore.

Delhi Capitals made a smart buy in David Warner for Rs 6.25 crore. “Absolutely excited to buy David Warner. I cannot believe that we got such a legend at Rs 6.25 crore. With Warner and Prithvi Shaw opening the batting, it will be an explosive start to every single Delhi Capitals innings,” Jindal said.

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Delhi also roped in Shardul Thakur for Rs 10.75 crore. “We are really excited to have Shardul as he can bowl in Powerplays and bowl at the death,” Jindal said.

CSK retains a core group 

Chennai Super Kings, which has always focused on keeping the core intact, once again upped its game by roping in Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, and Dwayne Bravo. While its old warhorse Suresh Raina did not find any takers, CSK also brought in Mumbai pacer, Tushar Deshpande.

“The core players are very important. Rayudu, Deepak, and Bravo do multiple activities. That gives us a lot of options, so we were more focused on those players. We tried for a few players, but those were hit and miss,” CSK bowling coach L. Balaji said. “Tushar was one of our net bowlers last year, (so we had an idea)… a lot of players are yet to come, so it will be a big day tomorrow.”

RCB to decide on captaincy later 

Royal Challengers does not have a captain after Virat Kohli stepped down after last season, and its director of cricket operations, Mike Hesson, said that it will take a call post-auction.

“We have not had that discussion yet. We have three leaders now in the form of (Glenn) Maxwell, Virat and Faf (du Plessis). We are really happy with those three leaders; we also have Josh Hazlewood as a leader from a bowling point of view. So, we are happy with the group and will decide regarding captaincy after the auction,” Hesson said.

IPL 2022: Updated auction list

The list of players for sale has been updated with 10 more (7 Indian, 3 overseas) players on Friday by the BCCI.

Agnivesh Ayachi
Aaron Hardie
Lance Morris
Nivethan Radhakrishnan
Rohan Rana
K Nitish Reddy
Hardik Tamore
Mihir Hirwani
Sairaj Patil
Monu Singh

All-rounder Deepak Hooda’s base price has been raised to Rs 75 lakh from Rs 50 lakh after being capped in the India – West Indies ODI series.

 

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