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IPL Auction 2022 Players List : In-Depth Analysis of the Mega Auction

The IPL auction 2022 in Bengaluru came to a close after two days of high-octane, action-packed drama, with 204 players landing spots in 10 teams. And Today we are going to look at the IPL Auction 2022 Players List, team-wise and analysis, surprise picks and everything else. There were 137 Indian players and 67 international players. The franchise owners went on a spending binge, spending crores while aggressively competing with one another to construct the greatest teams possible. The ten franchises spent a staggering amount of money, totaling 551.7 crores.

On the first day of the IPL 2022 auction players list on Saturday, a total of 97 players were auctioned off. The biggest buys of the day were Ishan Kishan for  Rs 15.25 crore and Deepak Chahar  for Rs 14 crore, who were picked up by the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, respectively. On the other hand, Avesh Khan became the most expensive uncapped player in IPL history.Overall the first day of auction was interesting with many surprise buying by the teams.The only bad thing that happened on Day 1 was the health issue of auctioneer Hugh edmeades.Charu Sharma on the other hand continued his job and ended the day 1 auction in a very good way.The second day concluded well with the auction with Liam Livingstone attracting major price.Jofra Archer and Tim David is a steal for Mumbai Indians.

Top 5 Purchases of Mega Auction 2022: IPL 2022 AUCTION PLAYERS LIST

IPL Auction 2022 Players list,
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  • Ishan Kishan : Ishan Kishan has scored 1452 runs at a terrific average of 28.47 in 61 IPL games. He is known for his power hitting and has hammered 74 sixes in his IPL career. In the 2020 season, he was the leading six-hitter. In the IPL, he has a strike rate of 136.34. He is an excellent  match winner and has experience on his side. A key member of Michigan’s batting lineup. Mumbai Indians could have gone for only one major India player with the 48 crore available. Kishan is the guy to watch with matches at Wankhede and short boundaries.So ultimately Kishan is the hero of the day with the biggest purchase of Mumbai Indians at 15.25 crores in IPL 2022 auction players list.
  • Deepak Chahar : Deepak Chahar was purchased for INR 14 crore by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing IPL 2022 Auction players list on Saturday, making him the most expensive Indian bowler in IPL history. CSK, Rajasthan Royals (RR), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), and Delhi Capitals were all in a bidding war for the bowling all-rounder (DC). CSK eventually won out and outbid the competition. Last season, Chahar was a key part in MS Dhoni’s plans as they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final. Chahar was not retained by CSK after the IPL 2021 season, however he was quickly re-signed in the ongoing auction.
  • Shreyas Iyer : The Indian middle -order batsman has been one of the team’s most prolific scorers in recent years, with 2020 being his greatest season with the Delhi Capitals. Shreyas led from the front as captain, scoring 519 runs and leading Delhi to the tournament final, where they lost to Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders have signed Shreyas Iyer for Rs 12.25 crore as a captain during the IPL 2022 auction players list in Bengaluru on Saturday. Iyer was one of four Indians on the marquee list, which was the first set of players to be auctioned off. After Yuvraj Singh (Rs 16 crore) and Dinesh Karthik (Rs 16 crore), he became the third most expensive Indian player to be purchased at auction (12.5 crore).
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  • Liam Livingstone : On Day Two, Liam Livingstone was the star of the first round of the auction, with Punjab Kings securing the 28-year-old all-rounder for Rs 11.50 crore in IPL 2022 auction players list. Last year, Livingstone hit 27 sixes in The Hundred, including ten in one game. He finished the competition as the leading run scorer while playing for Birmingham Phoenix (348). Livingstone is also a capable spinner who can turn the ball in both directions. Punjab saw him as an all-rounder with the ability to spin in the middle overs. It was a competitive bidding war at first, with Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings leading the way, before Punjab and Gujarat Titans joined the fray. Sunrisers Hyderabad put in a bid of Rs 10 crore, but Punjab hung in there and came out on top.
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  • Harshal Patel : Harshal Patel was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore during the IPL 2022 auction. During the IPL 2022 auction players list, the franchise was purchased for Rs. 10.75 crores. As a result, RCB was able to secure the pacer’s services. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore have shown a strong desire to add the pacer to their respective squads. He  had already set a base price of Rs. 2 crore for himself. In the previous edition, he was a member of Royal Challengers Bangalore. From 2012 to 2017, Harshal Patel was a member of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. In his debut season in 2012, the right-arm bowler took 9 wickets in 12 games. He took 17 wickets in 15 games in the 2015 IPL.

Players who went on to gain Maximum amount in IPL 2022 auction players list.

Here are the players that gained the most amount from the previous seasons.

SRH - Nicholas Pooran (10.75 cr)
RCB - Harshal/Hasaranga (10.75 cr)
DC - Shardul Thakur (10.75 cr)
RR - Prasidh Krishna (10 cr)
GT - Lockie Ferguson ( 10 cr)
LSG - Avesh Khan ( 10 cr)

IPL Auction 2022 Players List & Analysis of all ten teams.

IPL Auction 2022 Players List

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB purchased a total of 19 players among them 14 are Indians 8 are overseas [ retention included]. Currently they have left with 1.55 crore in their purse in IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination 

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Top Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Finn Allen

Available WKs: Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Luvnith Sisodia

Top Spin All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmad, Mahipal Lomror, Aneeshwar Gautam 

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Shefane Rutherford, Suyash Prabhudessai 

Fast Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Siddharth Kaul, Akash Deep, Chama Milind

Leg Spinners: Karn Sharma


With Siraj and Hazlewood in the powerplay and Harshal in the death, RCB appear to have a well-balanced bowling assault. Hasaranga, Shabaz, and Glenn Maxwell, their best buys, will handle the spin department. In the top six, RCB are missing a reliable off-spinner and a left-handed batsman. They have, however, acquired a number of brilliant uncapped Indians such as Luvnith Sisodia, Suyash Prabhudesai, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, and Akash deep.

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians purchased a total of 21 players among them 17 are Indians and 8 overseas[ retention included] . Currently they have just 5 lakhs left in their pocket in the IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination

Top Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi

Available WKs: Ishan Kishan, Aryan Juyal

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All-Rounders: Fabian Allen, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Kieron Pollard, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Arjun Tendulkar, Ramandeep Singh, Mohd. Arshad Khan

Fast Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Basil Thampi

Leg Spinners: Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin


After Day 1 of the auctions, MI had plenty of spots to fill with their limited money. They had a really bad first day, with the exception of Ishan Kishan. Champion teams, on the other hand, have a history of making comebacks, both on and off the field. They landed the exciting Tim David and added Tymal Mills, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat, and the biggest prize in Jofra Archer to their pace battery. Though Archer will not play in this edition, the Bumrah-Archer combination will be nearly unplayable in future seasons.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders bought 21 players in ipl auction 2022 among them 17 are Indians and 8 Overseas players [ retention included] Currently they have 45 lakhs in their purse in IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination

Top Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Alex Hales, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar

Available WKs: Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson, Baba Indrajith

All-Rounders: Sunil Narine, Mohammad Nabi, Nitish Rana, Anukul Roy

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Chamika Karunaratne, Aman Khan

Fast Bowlers: Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Dar, Ashok Sharma

Leg Spinner/Mystery bowler: Varun Chakravarthy


On the first day, KKR pushed hard for Pat Cummins and Shreyas Iyer from the marquee list. They were successful in acquiring both of them, with Iyer being mentioned as a possible KKR captain. The franchise was involved in another vigorous bidding war, this time for Nitish Rana, with the same results. However, they were left with a small amount of money and a lot of gaps to fill. KKR’s Day 2 performance was even better, especially when clubs were required to submit a list of ‘interesting’ players, where they were able to get Nabi, Umesh, Hales, and Sri Lankan all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne.

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals bought 21 players in their squad among them 16 are Indians and 8 are overseas [retention included].Currently they have 95 lakhs in their purse in IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination

Top Batsmen: Yashavi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen, Karun Nair

Available WKs: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel

All-Rounders: R Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Shubham Garhwal

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Anunay Singh

Fast Bowlers: Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen

Leg Spinners: Yuzi Chahal, KC Cariappa, Tejas Baroka


RR’s finest hand in the auctions was getting Ashwin and Chahal for a combined 11.5 crores. RR had no qualms about completing the remaining positions with Rassie, Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, and Coulter-Nile after picking only three overseas players until the last hour. Given the absence of power-hitters for the middle and death overs, they may attempt to put Buttler into the middle with Hetmyer. This creates a window of opportunity for Jaiswal and Devdutt.

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans bought 20 players in their squad among them there are 15 Indians and 8 overseas [ Retention included].Currently they have 15 lakhs in their purse in IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination 

Top Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Jason Roy, David Miller, Abhinav Sadarangani

Available WKs: Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha

All-Rounders: Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sai Sudharshan

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Dominic Drakes, Vijay Shankar, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande

Fast Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Yash Dayal

Spinners: Noor Ahmad, Sai Kishore


During retentions, the debutants had already done a good job by signing the world’s finest leg-spinner Rashid Khan and the hard-hitting all-rounder Hardik Pandya. They may have gotten the best deal in Jason Roy, who has a base price of just 2 crores. One major blunder made by GT was failing to invest in a wicketkeeper. Lockie Ferguson, a Kiwi pacer, was their best buy and will be well supported by Mohammad Shami.

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings bought 23 players in their squad among them 18 are Indians and 7 are overseas [ retention included].Currently they have 3.45 crores in their purse in IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination

Top Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rakapaksa

Available WKs: Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma

All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Atharva Taide, Writtick Chatterjee, Ansh Patel

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Odean Smith, Benny Howell, Rishi Dhawan, Raj Angad Bawa, Prerak Mankad

Fast Bowlers : Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Sharma, Nathan Ellis, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Baltej Dhanda

Leg Spinners: Rahul Chahar


Punjab made a big splash on Day 1 by signing Shikhar Dhawan, a prolific southpaw, and Kagiso Rabada, the Proteas’ quick bowler. As a result, their opening batting and bowling combinations of Dhawan-Mayank and Arshdeep-Rabada were quickly settled. They extended their winning streak by signing Jonny Bairstow, one of the most dynamic wicketkeeper-batsmen in the game. Punjab have practically all bases covered, with Shahrukh Khan and Liam Livingstone providing punch in the middle order. It’s one of the most complete sides, with a leggie in Chahar, SLA in Brar, and an intriguing all-rounder in Odean Smith.

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals bought 20 players among them 17 are Indians and 7 overseas [ retention included].Currently they have just 10 lakhs in their purse in IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination

Top Batsmen: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Rovman Powell, Mandeep Singh, Ashwin Hebbar

Available WKs: Rishabh Pant, Tim Seifert, KS Bharat

All-Rounders: Axar Patel, Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Pravin Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Lalit Yadav

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Ripal Patel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Fast Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Spinner: Kuldeep Yadav 


David Warner has returned to the place where it all began for him. The fast bowlers category was one area where DC was overly clever. DC added Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lungi Ngidi, and the left-arm combination of Khaleel, Mustafizur, and Sakariya to replace Avesh and Rabada. KS Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, and Mandeep Singh were assigned to the batting department. The spin department will be made up of Kuldeep Yadav and Vicky Ostwal. All of these purchases, including Yash Dhull, were made on the cheap and DC had no trouble obtaining them.

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants bought 18 players in their squad among them 14 are Indians and 7 Overseas [ retention included].Currently they have no money left in their purse in IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination

Top Batsmen: Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Manan Vohra

Available WKs: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock

All-Rounders: Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, K Gowtham, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers

Fast Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Dushmantha Chameera, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav

Spinners: Ravi Bishnoi, Shahbaz Nadeem


On Day 1, the new entrants were undoubtedly the greatest performers. In their first job, Gambhir and Andy Flower did not disappoint. With so many good options, Lucknow’s captain will be spoilt for choice, and his playing XI will be heavily influenced by the approach he chooses to employ. With QDK and Lewis, he already has two left-handed openers to pair with Rahul. Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Stoinis are all all-rounders at his disposal, while the pace battery is evenly split between Mark Wood, Avesh Khan, Ankit Rajput, and Chameera.

SunRisers Hyderabad

SunRisers Hyderabad bought 20 players among them 16 are Indians and 7 are overseas.Currently they have 10 lakhs in their purse in IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination

Top Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Priyam Garg, R Samarth

Available WKs: Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Phillips, Vishnu Vinod

All-Rounders: Washington Sundar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Romario Shepherd, Marco Jansen, Shashank Singh

Fast bowlers : Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Sean Abbott, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Saurabh Dubey 

Spinners: Shreyas Gopal, J Suchith


Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Suchith, and Rahul Tripathi were all signed on Day 1 by SRH, demonstrating their faith in young uncapped Indian players. They also managed to re-sign Bhuvi and Natarajan, who are currently out of form and fitness but have previously performed admirably for them. In the middle order, Pooran, Markram, and Abdul Samad will provide much-needed firepower, an area where they struggled last season. Romario Shepard and Marco Jansen have been added to the all-rounder roster, giving them even more depth.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super kings bought 21 players among them 17 are Indians and 8 are overseas.Currently they have 2.95 crore rupees in their purse in IPL auction 2022 players list.

Team Combination

Top Batsmen: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Devon Conway, Subhranshu Senapati, Hari Nishaanth

Available WKs: MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan

All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, Bhagat Varma

Medium Pace All-Rounders: Dwyane Bravo, Shivam Dube, Chris Jordan, Dwaine Pretorius, Rajvardhan Hangargekar 

Fast Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary

Spinners: Maheesh Theekshana, Prashant Solanki


CSK did what they always do in mega auctions: they tried to keep as many of their core players as possible. Except for Raina, they bid for practically every CSK player who participated in 2021, but they had to let go of their top overseas performers Faf du Plessis and Hazelwood, who were part of the champion 2021 squad, to RCB. CSK has once again placed a premium on seam bowling all-rounders. In this category, they chose U-19 phenomenon Rajvardhan Hangrekar, Shivam Dube, and Proteas all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius.

Top Indian Uncapped Purchases of IPL auction 2022 Players list.

Avesh Khan

Lucknow Super Giants have signed Avesh Khan for INR 10 crore in the upcoming IPL 2022 auction players list in Bengaluru on Saturday. After IPL 2021, the 25-year-old was released by Delhi Capitals (DC). Last season, the pacer finished second in the Purple Cap competition with 24 wickets in 16 games. In addition, the bowler has become the most expensive uncapped choice in IPL history. Avesh’s cost has surpassed the previous high of INR 9.25 crore, which was paid for an uncapped talent.

Shahrukh Khan

Uncapped Indian cricketers Shahrukh Khan picked up for more than 20 times their base price on the first day of the IPL 2022 auction players list in Bengaluru on Saturday. Shahrukh Khan is a Tamil Nadu cricketer who last season represented Punjab Kings. On Saturday, he was signed by Punjab Kings for INR 9 crore. The auction’s starting price for Shahrukh was INR 40 lakh. He was eventually sold for 22.5 times his original price during a bidding war during the auction.

Rahul Tewatia

In the IPL 2022 auction players list, uncapped Indian all-rounder Rahul Tewatia was purchased by Gujarat Titans, one of the two new franchises, for a whopping INR 9 crores. Tewatia was a standout batsman and bowler for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the previous season. The most famous knock came against Punjab Kings in the first phase of the IPL 2021, when he blasted Sheldon Cottrell of the West Indies for five sixes in an over.

Rahul Tripathi

In today’s IPL 2022 Auction players list in Bengaluru, uncapped Rahul Tripathi, who had a base price of Rs 40 lakh, was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 8.50 crore. As expected, he prompted another bidding battle, with Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders both interested in Rahul Tripathi, who was instrumental in KKR’s journey to the final last season. After a frantic chase from CSK and KKR, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the race to sign Tripathi for Rs 8.5 crore.

Shivam Mavi

On Saturday, the Kolkata Knight Riders selected youthful fast bowler Shivam Mavi in the IPL 2022 Auction players list. For Rs. 7.25 crore, the Kolkata-based franchise was able to reclaim him. Mavi made his IPL debut for KKR in 2018. Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Super Giants, and Delhi Capitals were all in a bidding war for the franchise. Mavi was a key member of India’s 2018 Under-19 World Cup-winning team. Mavi finished the competition with nine wickets. In that year, India won the Under-19 World Cup after defeating Australia in the final.

Top Unsold Players in IPL 2022 Auction players list.

Suresh Raina

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Former Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina’s name received no takers on the first day of the mega auctions, which was one of the biggest upsets. Raina, a member of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013, is yet to get a bid from one of the ten clubs. He had been a member of the Chennai Super Kings since the tournament’s beginning, with the exception of 2016 and 2017, when the team was suspended. Raina, often known as MR. IPL, has hit more than 400 runs for CSK in practically every season he has played. He is presently the fourth-highest run scorer in the IPL, with 5528 runs scored at an average of 32.51 in 205 matches.

Steve Smith

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On Day 1 of the big auction, all ten franchises in the cash-rich league passed over former Rajasthan Royals captain and ex-Delhi Capitals hero Steve Smith. Smith, who was drawn in the second round of the mega auction, did not receive a single bid from any of the ten teams. In his IPL career, the 32-year-old has represented Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiant, and Delhi Capitals. In the IPL, the former Australian hitter has appeared in 103 games.

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan, one of the best all-rounders in the world, went unsold on the first day of the blockbuster auction. He had a starting price of INR 2 crore when he entered the super auction. Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time winners, did not make the first bid for Shakib at the big auction. Shakib has played for Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in 71 IPL matches.

Other honorable mentions include the names of Andrew Tye and Kane Richardson, two of the premier pacers in the BBL.

Surprise picks in the IPL auction 2022 Auction players list

  • Dewald Brevis, a South African U19 World Cup player, was purchased by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3 crore.
  • Gujarat Titans paid Rs 2.6 crore for Karnataka batter Abhinav Sadarangani.
  • Rajasthan Royals paid Rs 10 crore for India’s Prasidh Krishna. 
  • Krunal Pandya cost the Lucknow Super Giants Rs 8.25 crore, while Kartik Tyagi cost SRH Rs 4 crore.
  • Shahrukh Khan was sold to Punjab Kings for Rs 9 crore, up from a base price of Rs 40 lakh.
  • Pat Cummins, star of Ashes might prove to be an excellent pick for 7.25 crores.
  • David Warner was the most surprising pick by Delhi Capitals for the amount of just 6.25 crores.
  • Yash Dhull, U-19 world cup winning captain went to Delhi Capitals for 50 Lakhs.
  • Noor Ahmed of Afghanistan, who is 17 years old, is the youngest player in the IPL 2022 auction players list.

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