The IPL 2022 auction is less than a month away to take place as the BCCI has already announced February 12 and 13 as the two dates for the mega auction in Bengaluru.
A total of 27 players have been retained by the eight franchises ahead of the auction with both the new teams (Lucknow and Ahmedabad) will be allowed to sign three players who haven’t been retained by their old team.
IPL 2022 will see most of the players go under the auctions table as BCCI has planned a mega auction amongst ten teams, the last time such arrangement was made in 2011.
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh happens to be the most expensive player to get sold in the IPL auction history. Yuvraj was bought by Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) in 2015 for a whopping amount of INR 16 crore.
Just a year before grabbing the aforementioned deal, Yuvraj was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 14 crores in IPL 2014 auction.
Last year, former South Africa player Chris Morris became the most expensive player in IPL history after he was purchased by the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore.
Morris broke Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins’ record of 15.5 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020.
The IPL 2022 could enter the record books as one of the most embellishing auctions for the years to come.
Let us look at the Indian players that can empty INR 15 crore from a particular franchise in the IPL 2022 auction.
IPL 2022 Auction: 5 Indian Players Who Can Cross The Bidding Slab Of INR 15 Crores
5) Ravichandran Ashwin
The Tamil Nadu spinner was released by Delhi Capitals as his bowling partner Axar Patel was picked ahead of him along with Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Anrich Nortje.
Ashwin picked seven wickets in IPL 2021 and was very close to pushing Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2021 final.
Ashwin is just five wickets shy of completing 150 IPL wickets. Ashwin is also grooming his batting skills as he was seen finishing matches against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021.
Ashwin has bowled in 164 IPL innings and holds an economy rate of 6.91 as he comes in to bowl in the middle overs and stops the flow of runs from the opposition.