The IPL is gearing up for a highly anticipated Mega-Auctions, scheduled to be held in the month of February. If reports are to be believed, the auctions are likely to be held on 12th and 13th February 2022. The cash-rich event will be a ten-team affair from this year as two new teams have been added into the fray.
The eight existing franchises are set for a major overhaul as they had the option to retain a maximum of four players. The rest of the players will find themselves at the mega-auctions. In a bid to make it a level-playing field, the two new franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, were allowed to acquire the services of three players from the pool.
So far 33 players have either been retained or acquired by the 10 franchises. The rest of the players are likely to go under the hammer on 12th and 13th February.
A lot of world-class talents will be up for grabs. And, with the salary purse also increased by 5 crores from last year, the franchises could be seen spending a hefty sum of money on their favourite players.
A lot of Indian players will be under the spotlight and it will be interesting to see how well do they fare at the auctions. In this article, let’s take a look at the 5 Indian players who can cross the INR 20 Crore Slab.
IPL 2022 Auction: 5 Indian Players Who Can Cross The INR 20 Crores Slab
Mumbai Indians took the hard call of retaining Suryakumar Yadav ahead of Ishan Kishan. The latter wasn’t even picked by the two new franchises either.
The southpaw will go under the hammer at the auctions and one could see a fierce bidding war between several franchises. His ability to change the course of the game in a matter of a few overs makes him an attractive proposition in T20 cricket.
There is, perhaps, no franchise who doesn’t want to have a player like Ishan Kishan in their set-up. He is certainly one of the contenders who can cross the INR 20 crore slab.