All-rounders remain in huge demand when it comes to the shortest format of the game. The franchises in the Indian Premier League actively look for multi-faceted cricketers who not only provide options with the ball but also add depth in the batting unit. In the recently concluded IPL 2022 Mega Auctions, a lot of all-rounders, Indians as well as overseas, went under the hammer.
The ten franchises battled it out to acquire the services of the best all-rounders in world cricket right now. The likes of Liam Livingstone, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Harshal Patel among others fetched million-dollar contracts at the auctions. In this article, we rate the 5 best buys of the capped Indian all-rounders.
IPL 2022 Auction: Rating The 5 Best Buys Of The Capped Indian All-Rounders
1. Harshal Patel: (10/10)
RCB chose not to retain Harshal Patel but went all out to acquire his services at the mega auctions. Harshal Patel was one of the biggest reasons behind RCB’s success last year. He was instrumental with the ball, having managed to pick a record of 32 wickets in a single edition. Besides, he is quite handy with the bat and can provide vital cameos in the death overs.
RCB knows the importance of having such a player in the team and, thus broke the bank to get him back into the team. The franchise spent a whopping 10.75 crores to acquire his services and one can expect the Indian all-rounder to produce goods in the upcoming edition as well.