IPL 2022 Auction: 5 Pacers Who Can Get The Highest Bid

Updated - 30 Jan 2022, 10:30 AM

Pat Cummins
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The IPL 2022 mega auctions will be held in Bengaluru on February 12-13. All the franchises are on the lookout for good players to make a formidable squad. Two new franchises have been added into the IPL fold with their base in Ahmedabad and Lucknow. All the franchises including the new ones have retained a list of players ahead of the mega auction.

Pacer bowlers will be high on demand as the teams look to build an all-round squad. There are several reputed pacers both national and international who have enrolled themselves in the auction. Within them, they have a good variety as well with the bowlers being very different to each other. In this article, we will take a look at five pacers who will get the highest bid in the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auctions.

IPL 2022 Auction: 5 Pacers Who Can Get The Highest Bid

Trent Boult

Trent Boult
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The Kiwi pacer will be the priority of almost all the franchises. He has played a big part in Mumbai Indians success over the years and the other teams would hope that he continues his form in a merry way. A left-arm swing bowler, Boult is surely going to be sold at a high price, somewhere between 10-15 crores. He might start a bidding war at the auction.

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Kagiso Rabada

Shreyas Iyer and Kagiso Rabada
Shreyas Iyer and Kagiso Rabada. Credits: Twitter.

Rabada was released by Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2021 mega auction. He picked 45 wickets in the last two seasons for Delhi including winning the Purple Cap in IPL 2020. He is expected to be sold somewhere between 10-15 crores given he is among the best fast bowlers in international cricket at the moment.

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins
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Cummins was made the Test captain of Australia recently. He won the Ashes series which has enhanced as an international cricket manifold. Among the list of bowlers, he is probably the only one who has the potential to lead an IPL franchise. He played for KKR in IPL 2020 and 2021 and was reasonably successful. Franchises are expected to be big behind him given that he is a potential captaincy candidate as well.

Lockie Ferguson

Lockie Ferguson (Photo: Twitter)

The Kiwi pacer also played for KKR between 2018-2021 and made an impact on the franchise. He has a slower yorker which is his stock delivery and has various other change-ups which set him apart from the other pacers. This being a mega auction, there are various dynamics that the franchises will have to keep in mind before buying any player. Longevity will be one of them, something which Ferguson can be banked upon if he stays injury-free.

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami
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Among the Indian pacers, Mohammed Shami is one who will be on the mind of many franchises. He is a regular member of the Test side. The BCCI and the management use him wisely in white-ball so that he is kept fresh for Test cricket, the format in which is at his absolute best. However, the IPL is a different league altogether and he is a good option to have in any lineup.

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