The IPL 2022 auction had some terrific signings in the two-day event, which also had its own share of troubles as regular auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed on the first day due to Postural Hypotension. Veteran TV presenter Charu Sharma replaced Edmeades to ensure the show went ahead without bothering any kind of hindrance.
A total of 204 players were sold in the span of two days aggregating a sum of 551.7 crores as 10 teams were left with content to build formidable sides.
Ishan Kishan made a resounding comeback with the five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians after the franchise snapped him up for a colossal amount of INR 15.25 crore.
The Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batter was the most expensive purchase in the high-profile event. Deepak Chahar was second on the list after CSK bought him for 14 crores.
Each franchise might have strenuously thought about jotting down their best options in each area with the preferable back-ups to each role.
The next edition of IPL will have lots to offer on the table as teams will have a new set of players even though some of them have roped in their key players by shelving exponentially from their purse.
There were some players that garnered a bidding war for their services but there were also few players that drew a massive paycheque than what they have recently performed.
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5) Tim David (8.25 crore)
The Singapore batter made headlines after he was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore to play the second leg of IPL 2021. However, Tim David got just one game to play versus Chennai Super Kings where he went for only one run.
David scored 218 runs from 14 innings at the strike rate of 163.91 in the BBL 2021-22 season for Hobart Hurricanes. The 25-year-old could be a great option for Mumbai Indians to either use him in the middle-order or play him as a pinch-hitter.
The price tag of the Singapore-born player wouldn’t justify his talent currently as he is yet to prove himself in the IPL.