IPL Mega Auction 2022 is quite surprising when it came to the prices & bidding. There were some surprising & interesting bidding as well. Some cricketers were sold at unbelievable and great prices as well. A total of 204 players were sold in the span of 2 days aggregating a sum of INR 551.7 crores as 10 teams.
However, there was also a disappointment to find a buyer like Suresh Raina, who smashed 5528 runs from 205 IPL matches went unsold in the IPL Mega Auction 2022. A total of 204 players were sold in the span of two days aggregating a sum of INR 551.7 crores of 10 teams. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 most expensive players bought in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction Top Most Expensive Players – Overview
|Category||Player||Price in IPL 2022 Auction||Team|
|Player||Ishan Kishan||INR 15.25 crores||MI|
|Batter||Shreyas Iyer||INR 12.25 crores||KKR|
|Bowlers||Deepak Chahar||14 crores||CSK|
|All-rounder||Liam Livingstone||INR 11.5 crores||PBKS|
|Wicketkeeper||Ishan Kishan||INR 15.25 crores||MI|
|Overseas Player||Liam Livingstone||INR 11.5 crores||PBKS|
|Uncapped Player||Avesh Khan||INR 10 crores||LSG|
|Capped Player||Ishan Kishan||INR 15.25 crores||MI|
Most Expensive All-Rounders in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
|Player Name||IPL 2022 Team||Price (INR)||Base Price INR||Nationality|
|Liam Livingstone||PBKS||11.5 Crores||1 Cr||England|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||RCB||10.75 Crores||1 Cr||Sri Lanka|
|Harshal Patel||RCB||10.75 Crores||2 Cr||India|
|Shahrukh Khan||PBKS||9.00 Crores||40 Lakh||India|
|Rahul Tewatia||GT||9.00 Crores||40 Lakh||India|
|Jason Holder||LSG||8.75 Crores||1.5 Cr||West Indies|
|Washington Sundar||SRH||8.75 Crores||1.5 Cr||India|
|Krunal Pandya||LSG||8.25 Crores||2 Cr||India|
|Tim David||MI||8.25 Crores||40 Lakh||Australia|
|Nitish Rana||KKR||8.00 Crores||1 Cr||India|
Top 5 most expensive players bought in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction
- Ishan Kishan
- Deepak Chahar
- Shreyas Iyer
- Liam Livingstone
- Shardul Thakur, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, & Nicholas Pooran
Ishan Kishan – He is the most expensive player of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Mumbai Indians (MI) were bidding for Ishant since the beginning & finally bought him at INR 5 Crores 25 Lakh. The wicketkeeper-batter is also Mumbai’s 2nd-highest expensive player ever. Ishan Kishan will be seen wicketkeeping for the team and also opening the innings at the opener.
Deepak Chahar – CSK has the 2nd-highest player of IPL 2022 Mega Auction in their team. At a surprising cost of INR 14 crore, Chennai Super Kings bought the Indian Bowler, Deepak Chahar. Prior to the auction, Deepak was a part of the yellow team and still continues to be a part of the Chennai Super Kings.
Shreyas Iyer – He is the 3rd most expensive player of this IPL 2022. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought him at a cost of INR 12 crores 25 lakh. According to many reports, Shreyas might be seen leading Kolkata Knight Riders as the captain. He was earlier seen in the Delhi Capitals Team.
Liam Livingstone – He sits at the 4th position on the table with INR 11 crores 50 lakh. He is an all-rounder and a part of Punjab Kings in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Also, Liam is the most expensive overseas player of this year.
Shardul Thakur, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, & Nicholas Pooran
A total of 4 players sit in the 5th position brackets with INR 10 crores 75 lakh. Delhi Capitals (DC) bought Shardul Thakur, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bought Wanindu Hasaranga & Harshal Patel & Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bought Nicholas Pooran at INR 10 crores 75 lakh each.
He was last seen playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), whereas both Harshal Patel & Wanindu Hasaranga were a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) last year and the team bought them once again with an overwhelming amount. Last Year, Nicholas Pooran was a part of Punjab Kings (PKBS).