IPL 2022: Get to Know Who Are The Most Expensive Players This Year

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IPL 2022: Get to Know Who Are The Most Expensive Players This Year

The IPL amasses a lot of love from cricket fans. Every cricket lover closely follows the IPL season and wants to keep up with all the important news. One of the biggest pieces of information that every IPL fan wants to find is the most expensive players in IPL. Read here to know the most expensive player in IPL 2022.

All die-hard cricket fans eagerly wait for the IPL season! Cricket in India is not just a mere sport; it is a religion, an emotion, and a passion that unites people, irrespective of their differences. People are emotionally invested in this sport and always want to keep up with the recent happenings. This is why finding out who the most expensive players are at IPL auction 2022 is on everyone's mind.

So, let’s get to know the most expensive players in IPL 2022.

IPL: A Brief Glimpse Into It

Before we know who the most expensive players in IPL 2022 are, let's get to know a little about the IPL. The IPL 2022 is the fifteenth season of IPL or the Indian Premier League. IPL is a professional T20 or Twenty20 cricket league consisting of teams based on ten metropolitan Indian cities. The Board of Control for Cricket in India or BCCI officially began the tournament in 2008. The IPL is usually held between the months of March and May of every year. The 2022 IPL, also known as the Tata IPL 2022, commenced on 26th March 2022 (Saturday) and will come to an end with the final match on 29th May 2022 (Sunday). The group stage of IPL 2022 will be played in Mumbai and Pune.

Who Are The Most Expensive Players at IPL Auction 2022?

The IPL 2022 auction saw some incredible signings in the two-day event. The mega auction is a terrific boost for the franchise that wants to rebuild its IPL squad and make it formidable. This time, the IPL teams were allowed to retain four players. This will enable other franchises to bid for the star players who were earlier retained by their team. The two new additions to the IPL teams, i.e., Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, were allowed to pick up to three players each out of the released players from the existing eight franchises.

204 players were sold in two days, which led to an aggregating sum of Rs. 551.7 crore. Eleven players, which consists of seven Indian players, and four overseas players, crossed the Rs. 10 crore mark at the IPL 2022 mega auction.

Given below are the top ten most expensive players in IPL 2022 with prices.

  • Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians) - ₹15.25 crore
  • Deepak Chahar (Chennai Super Kings) - ₹14 crore
  • Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders) - ₹12.25 crore
  • Liam Livingstone (Punjab Kings) - ₹11.50 crore
  • Shardul Thakur (Delhi Capitals) - ₹10.75 crore
  • Wanindu Hasaranga (Royal Challengers Bangalore) - ₹10.75 crore
  • Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) - ₹10.75 crore
  • Nicholas Pooran (Sunrisers Hyderabad) - ₹10.75 crore
  • Lockie Ferguson (Gujarat Titans) - ₹10 crore
  • Avesh Khan (Lucknow Super Giants) - ₹10 crore

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Mega Auction: Most Expensive Players in IPL 2022

Below are some highlights from the IPL 2022 auction and who were the highest-paid players in IPL 2022 with prices.

  • Indian wicket-keeper and batsman Ishan Kishan holds the top position in the list of the most expensive players in IPL 2022. Notably, Kishan became the most expensive Indian player in IPL 2022 and the second-highest-paid Indian player in the complete IPL auction history, next to cricketer Yuvraj Singh. Ishan Kishan was handpicked by Mumbai Indians for a whopping Rs. 15.25 crore, making him the costliest player this year. Mumbai Indians successfully managed to win the bidding war against Sunrisers Hyderabad to purchase Kishan. So, he is a part of Mumbai Indians in the fifteenth edition of the IPL.
  • The second-highest-paid player in IPL 2022 auction was the Indian pacer Deepak Chahar who was picked up by Chennai Super Kings again. Chennai Super Kings seized Deepak Chahar for a whopping Rs. 14 crores. He is the second-highest and the most expensive Indian bowler in IPL.
  • Shreyas Iyer was the most expensive batsman and the third highest-paid player in IPL 2022 auction, purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • The all-rounder Liam Livingstone, purchased by Punjab Kings, was the most expensive overseas player in IPL 2022.
  • The fast bowler Avesh Khan was the most expensive pick amongst the uncapped players at the IPL mega auction 2022. He was picked by the new team Lucknow Super Giants, for a whopping sum of Rs. 10 crores.
  • Many prominent cricket players like Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, etc., went unsold in the IPL mega auction 2022.

All the cricket fans will be eagerly waiting and closely following all the matches to find out how these most expensive players at IPL auction 2022 and their teams perform in the fifteenth season of IPL and to know who ultimately emerges as the champion.

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