Prior to the start of the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions, out of 10 franchises, only 4 of them had wicket-keepers in their retention list. CSK had MS Dhoni, Lucknow Super Giants had KL Rahul, Delhi Capitals had Rishabh Pant and Rajasthan Royals had Sanju Samson. All the other franchises were on the lookout for wicket-keepers.
Also, the teams needed a backup as well in the wicket-keeping slot. So, obviously, wicket-keepers were going to be in high demand at the auctions. And, that is what was seen across the two days in the auction in Bangalore.
Ishan Kishan became the most expensive wicket-keeper at the mega auctions. Besides, the likes of Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Jonny Bairstow, etc. also made big fortunes. Both Indian, as well as overseas wicket-keepers, were in huge demand. In this article, we rate the 5 best buys of the capped Indian wicket-keepers.
IPL 2022 Auction: Rating The 5 Best Buys Of The Capped Indian Batters Wicket-Keepers:
Ishan Kishan: (10/10)
Ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions, Mumbai Indians, unfortunately, had to release Ishan Kishan. However, the franchise was adamant to buy him back at the auctions. They had saved a good amount of money for him and ended up spending a whopping 15.25 crore to buy his services.
Ishan Kishan is a rising star in India Cricket. He made head turn in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League while playing for Mumbai Indians. Kishan wreaked havoc in the tournament and finished as the highest run-getter for the team. He will be opening the innings with Rohit Sharma in the upcoming edition of the IPL and is expected to dish out impressive performances with the bat.