The next edition of the IPL will have a total of 10 teams playing the tournament. For those of you who aren’t aware, two new teams, namely Lucknow and Ahmedabad have been added, which makes the tournament all the more exciting. The current eight teams have announced their list of retained players for the next edition. And the two new teams, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad are allowed to pick three players from the non-retained players.
The rest of the players will find themselves back into the auction pool. All the teams will rebuild their squad from scratch and therefore a mega-auction will take place, most likely in February next year. Given that there are 10 teams participating, the mega-auction is likely to be held across two days, much likely the 2018 Mega-Auctions.
Apart from world-class batsmen and bowlers, the franchises are likely to splurge a huge sum of money on spin all-rounders. There is no a denying that spin all-rounders add variety to the spin attack and also provide depth in the batting unit. India has an excellent pool of spin bowling all-rounders. Some of them will definitely cause a bidding war at the auctions. On that note, here’s a look at 5 Indian spin all-rounders who can fetch the highest bid:
IPL 2022 Auction: 5 Indian Spin All Rounders Who Can Fetch The Highest Bid
One of the best spinners in the current era of the game, Ravichandran Ashwin will find himself at the auction pool next year. Playing for Delhi Capitals, Ravi Ashwin didn’t have a great IPL 2021 season. In 13 matches, he managed to pick only 7 wickets at an average of 47.28.
However, his numbers don’t do justice to his potential with the ball. He has been a consistent performer in the cash-rich league over the years. Ashwin is India’s number one bowler in Test Cricket. On the back of his consistent performances, he was also drafted into India’s squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Ashwin was also part of the side in the T20 series against New Zealand.
His vast experience with the ball and ability to score runs with the bat while batting down the order makes him an ideal choice for the spin-bowling all-rounder for the teams. It shouldn’t come as a surprise if he ends up fetching the highest bid as the spin all-rounder.