Next Year in the month of January, IPL 2022 Auction will take place and all the IPL fans are excited to know more about the event. In 2022 year, two more teams will be part of the tournament named Lucknow & Ahmedabad, making it a 10-team event. During retentions, the previous 8 teams a total of 27 players have already locked in their squad.
In T20 Cricket, Openers have an important role. They can give a good start to the team while batting in the match. A stronger set of openers in a team can strengthen in batting. In IPL 2022 auction, all ten teams will grab the attention of openers in their squad. Here we talk about the Top 5 Indian openers who can attract the highest bid in an IPL Auction.
IPL 2022 Auction – List of 5 Indian Openers who can attract the Highest Bid
Shikhar Dhawan – He is a left-handed batsman who did a great job as an opener for Delhi Capitals (DC) in IPL 2021. Shikhar scored 587 runs in 16 Matches at an average of 39.13. He finished as the fourth-highest run-getter in the tournament.
He has been an accurate performer in the previous IPL Seasons. During IPL 2022 Auction, Franchises will be ready to pay a specified amount of money for Shikhar Dhawan.
KL Rahul – KL Rahul is a right-handed batsman with the Team Punjab Kings in IPL 2021, after leading the team in 2 seasons. In IPL 2021, Rahul scored 626 runs in 13 matches at an average of 62.60. KL Rahul ended as the third-highest run-scorer. He also scored six centuries in the matches; surely Rahul will attract the Highest Bid.
Shubham Gill – He can emerge with the highest bid in the IPL 2022 Auction. In IPL 2021, Shubham Gill has played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The right-handed batsman scored 478 runs in 17 matches at an average of 28.11 and three half-centuries.
Ishan Kishan – For Mumbai Indians, Ishan has mostly played as a middle-order batsman in IPL. But he is definitely a great choice for an opening batsman. He has played as an opener in a few international games for Team India.
In IPL 2021, he scored 241 runs in 10 innings at an average of 26.77 along with this he has also scored two half-centuries. In IPL 2022 Auction, he was not retained by Mumbai Indians (MI); other franchises will target him for sure.
Devdutt Padikkal – Devdutt Padikkal is also an Indian player who plays as an opening batsman in IPL. In IPL 2021, the left-handed batsman opened the innings with Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The 20-year-old also scored a century in the tournament. He scored 411 runs in 14 matches at an average of 31.61.