As two new teams are getting introduced, IPL is all set to have a mega auction to set up 10 teams with two fresh teams to highlight this season. Two new Indian Premier League teams — Ahmedabad & Lucknow — were also named ahead of the mega auction for the 2022 season. The Indian Premier League player registry closed on January 20th, and a total 1214 players have signed up to participate in IPL 2022’s player auction. The Delhi Capitals selected the 34-year-old ahead of the IPL 2021 auction. Because he appears to be a retired force in T20 cricket, it is unlikely that any teams will bid for his services.
DC will likely be joined by Rishabh Pant (power-packed performer) and Kagiso Rabada (power-packed performer). Shikhar Danwan is also based in DC and is an important member of the team. DC would need to make tough decisions about who they want to play. There will be three RTM cards or retentions allowed in IPL 2022.
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On further breakdown of the list, 61 are capped Indian players while 209 are capped international cricketers. Six internationals have been uncapped and are part of the 143 uncapped Indian players. Mitchell Marsh and David Warner are among 49 cricketers to have reportedly placed their bids in the maximum price bracket.
According to reports, Mitchell Starc, Chris Gayle, and Ben Stokes have not registered their names for the mega-auction. Warner and South African Kagiso Rabada, along with Australia’s Mitchell Marsh and Pat Cummins, are likely to be big players among foreign players. The Punjab Kings followers are concerned about Preity Zita, the owner of the team, being present at the venue and the likelihood that she will make the bids for the players. Devdutt Padikkal Harshal Patel, Odean Smith, West Indies allrounder, and Harshal Patel have not been shy about marking their reserve prices in the 2-crore bracket. BCCI secretary Jay Shah, in an official press note, shared that the IPL Player Registration closed on January 20th 2022.