IPL 2022 is expected to witness a lot of changes as a mega auction is scheduled to take place ahead of the tournament. Moreover, two more new franchises are going to join IPL 2022. During the mega-auction, a franchise can only retain 5 players. According to the rules of mega auctions, one franchise can retain only 2 overseas players and 3 domestic players. A franchise can go with either 3 retentions and 2 RTMs (Right To Match) or 2 retentions and 3 RTMs.
As a result, many players will move to other franchises from their current ones. IPL auctions are cash-rich events when franchises spent a lot of money to buy their favorite players. Since IPL 2022 will observe a mega-action, there will be many crucial players available to buy and franchises will not shy away from spending massive amounts to buy them.
Therefore, the IPL 2022 auction will see a lot of costly purchases. Here we look at 10 players who can become the costliest player in IPL 2022 auction if they leave their current franchise.
10 Players Who Can Become The Costliest Player In IPL 2022 Auction If They Leave Their Current Franchise:
Rishabh Pant did a great job as skipper of Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. Under Pant’s leadership, Delhi Capitals won 6 matches out of 8 before the tournament got suspended and were placed on the top spot in IPL 2021 points table. Rishabh Pant is one player who can become the costliest player in IPL 2022 auction. Since Delhi Capitals can retain only 3 Indian players during IPL 2022 auction, they might go with their regular skipper Shreyas Iyer as the first choice.
Moreover, Delhi Capitals might also retain Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw as the other two players due to their magnificent performance in IPL 2021. In such a case, Delhi Capitals might have to compromise Rishabh Pant. As a result, other franchises will get an opportunity to buy Rishabh Pant. With the form that Rishabh Pant has shown at the international level in recent time, he can surely become the costliest player in IPL 2022 auction.