The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. The real question is, are you prepared for the IPL two-day Mega Auction? Ten franchises will compete in an auction for some of the top cricketers in the world. The deadline for registering was January 20.

There are 1,214 players registered for the mega auction, with 896 from India and the other from worldwide. The BCCI has also confirmed two additional teams. It will be an exciting auction with 270 capped, 903 uncapped, and 41 associate participants. Nobody wants to be left out of the bidding war between the various teams for the players who have joined up.

IPL 2022 Auction: The Event Every Cricket Fan Was Dying For

The BCCI organizes an auction for the IPL every year. During this occasion, cricket players are auctioned off to various IPL franchises. A dedicated auctioneer oversees the function. This is a two-day tournament in which ten teams will be formed by bidding on listed players. Each IPL franchise should have a full roster of players before the end of the auction.

The 10 teams should have at least 25 contestants when the auction is finished. Before the main event, the new IPL franchises chose their retained players from among the registered cricketers. Fans are eager to discover who will have the most considerable bidding amount and whether the franchises will satisfy the minimum bids.

Date of the IPL Auction

In February 2022, the auction will take place. It is scheduled for the 12th and 13th of February. However, the BCCI believes that the auction date for this year may need to be extended by 7-10 days. This is still being worked out. Regardless, the IPL franchises will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite cricketer. If you want to be a supporter of a similar cause, you can bet on your favorite team on an IPL bookie in India.

Rules for Retention

  • Each IPL franchise is permitted to keep up to four cricketers.
  • Three Indians and no more than two foreigners shall make up the four players. As a result, each section can choose between three Indian players and one foreign player. They can even make it if they choose two Indian and two international players.
  • A team can only select two uncapped players at a time.
  • The new units can choose three players from among those who have registered for the auction (two Indians and one foreigner). These individuals will be selected before the auction’s start date.
  • Each new IPL team can only have one uncapped player.
  • This year’s auction will not include any RTM (Right To Match) cards.

The IPL Teams: Final List of Retained Players


Hardik PandyaAll-rounderRs. 15 crores
Rashid KhanAll-rounderRs. 15 crores
Shubman GillBatsmanRs. 7 crores

Chennai Super Kings

Ravindra JadejaAll-rounderRs. 16 crores
MS DhoniWicket Keeper BatsmanRs. 12 crores
Moeen AliAll-rounderRs. 8 crores
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsmanRs. 6 crores

Delhi Capitals

Rishabh PantWicket Keeper BatsmanRs. 16 crores
Axar PatelBowlerRs. 9 crores
Prithvi ShawBatsmanRs. 7.50 crores
Anrich NortjeBowlerRs. 6.50 crores

Kolkata Knight Riders

Andre RussellAll-rounderRs. 12 crores
Varun ChakravartyBowlerRs. 8 crores
Venkatesh IyerAll-rounderRs. 8 crores
Sunil NarineAll-rounderRs. 6 crores

Lucknow Supergiants

KL RahulWicket Keeper BatsmanRs. 17 crores
Marcu StoinisAll-rounderRs. 11 crores
Ravi BishnoiBowlerRs. 4 crores

Mumbai Indians

Rohit SharmaBatsmanRs. 16 crores
Jasprit BumrahBowlerRs. 12 crores
Suryakumar YadavBatsmanRs. 8 crores
Kieron PollardAll-rounderRs. 6 crores

Punjab Kings

Mayank AgarwalBatsmanRs. 12 crores
Arshdeep SinghBowlerRs. 4 crores

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju SamsonWicket Keeper BatsmanRs. 14 crores
Jos ButlerWicket Keeper BatsmanRs. 10 crores
Yashasvi JaiswalBatsmanRs. 4 crores

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat KohliBatsmanRs. 15 crores
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounderRs. 11 crores
Mohammed SirajBowlerRs. 7 crores

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kane WilliamsonBatsmanRs. 14 crores
Abdul SamadBowlerRs. 4 crores
Umrad MalikBowlerRs. 4 crores

The IPL Teams: Final List of Released Players

Chennai Super Kings 

  1. Karn Sharma
  2. Ambati Rayudu
  3. Josh Hazlewood
  4. Robin Uthappa
  5. Imran Tahir
  6. Deepak Chahar
  7. Suresh Raina
  8. Lungi Ngidi
  9. Mitchell Santner
  10. KM Asif
  11. Narayan Jagadeesan
  12. R Sai Kishore (uncapped)
  13. M Harisankar Reddy
  14. C Hari Nishaanth
  15. K.Bhagath Varma
  16. Cheteshwar Pujara
  17. Krishnappa Gowtham
  18. Faf du Plessis

Delhi Capitals 

  1. Shreyas Iyer
  2.  Ajinkya Rahane
  3.  Shimron Hetmyer
  4.  Marcus Stoinis
  5.  R Ashwin
  6.  Axar Patel
  7.  Amit Mishra
  8.  Lalit Yadav
  9.  Pravin Dubey
  10.  Ishant Sharma
  11.  Steve Smith
  12.  Umesh Yadav
  13.  Ripal Patel
  14. Shikhar Dhawan
  15.  Vishnu Vinod
  16.  Lukman Meriwala
  17.  M Siddarth
  18.  Tom Curran
  19.  Sam Billings
  20.  Ajinkya Rahane
  21.  Chris Woakes

Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Tim Seifert (wk)
  2. Rinku Singh
  3. Kuldeep Yadav
  4. Tim Southee
  5. Lockie Ferguson
  6. Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  7. Shivam Mavi
  8. Sandeep Warrier
  9. Prasidh Krishna
  10. Shakib Al Hasan
  11. Sheldon Jackson
  12. Vaibhav Arora
  13. Karun Nair
  14. Harbhajan Singh
  15. Ben Cutting
  16. Pawan Negi

Mumbai Indians

  1. Aditya Tare
  2. Anmolpreet Singh
  3. Anukul Roy
  4. Chris Lynn
  5. Dhawal Kulkarni
  6. Jayant Yadav
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Mohsin Khan (uncapped)
  9. Quinton de Kock
  10. Saurabh Tiwary
  11. Arjun Tendulkar
  12. Marco Jansen
  13. Yudhvir Charak
  14. James Neesham
  15. Piyush Chawla
  16. Adam Milne
  17. Hardik Pandya
  18. Nathan Coulter-Nile
  19. Suryakumar Yadav

Punjab Kings

  1. KL Rahul (C)
  2. Nicholas Pooran
  3. Chris Gayle
  4. Deepak Hooda
  5. Mandeep Singh
  6. Darshan Nalkande
  7. Prabhsimran Singh
  8. Sarfaraz Khan
  9. M Ashwin
  10. Ishan Porel
  11. Chris Jordan
  12. Jhye Richardson
  13. Riley Meredith
  14. Moises Henriques
  15. Dawid Malan
  16. Fabian Allen
  17. Jalaj Saxena
  18. Saurabh Kumar
  19. Utkarsh Singh

Rajasthan Royals 

  1. Manan Vohra
  2. Glenn Phillip
  3. Anuj Rawat
  4. Riyan Parag
  5. David Miller
  6. Mahipal Lomror
  7. Shreyas Gopal
  8. Mayank Markande
  9. Andrew Tye
  10. Jaydev Unadkat
  11. KC Cariappa
  12. Liam Livingstone
  13. Kuldip Yadav
  14. Akash Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore 

  1. Sachin Baby
  2. Rajat Patidar
  3. Mohammed Azharudeen
  4. Suyash Prabhudesai
  5. Aaron Finch
  6. George Garton
  7. Akash Deep
  8. Navdeep Saini
  9. Dushmantha Chameera
  10. Tim David
  11. Pavan Deshpande (uncapped)
  12. Shahbaz Ahmad (uncapped)
  13. Wanindu Hasaranga
  14. Dan Christian
  15. Ab de Villiers

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

  1. David Warner
  2. Abhishek Sharma
  3. Basil Thampi
  4. Mohammad Nabi
  5. Sandeep Sharma
  6. Shahbaz Nadeem
  7. Shreevats Goswami
  8. Siddarth Kaul
  9. Khaleel Ahmed
  10.  Vijay Shankar
  11. Wriddhiman Saha
  12. Virat Singh
  13. Priyam Garg
  14. Mitchell Marsh
  15. Jason Holder
  16. Abdul Samad
  17. Kedar Jadhav
  18. Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
  19. Jagadeesha Suchith
  20. Sherfane Rutherford

A Tabular Summary Of The Players Auctioned

The following is a summary of the 220 international players by country:

CountryNumber of Players Auctioned
New Zealand24
South Africa33
Sri Lanka23
West Indies34

What Are The Important Factors For A Successful IPL Auction?


Choose a captain. The captain is then given authority. MS Dhoni believes that experience is essential for winning in crunch situations, and he has assembled a team that has delivered on that front. There have been cases where franchises chose a team first, then a leader.

Captaining a force-fitting force could be difficult. R Ashwin at Punjab Kings in 2018 and 2019, and Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith at Rajasthan Royals in recent years are two examples of players who were bought at auction and then given captaincy. Unlike Test cricket, T20 is won based on how certain decisions are made dynamically rather than on skill. It is critical to avoid being predictable and to always be one step ahead of the competition.

Leadership in the IPL is about more than just results; it also entails dealing with many decision makers outside of the cricketing ecosystem. This could include including a player in the squad for marketing purposes, convincing owners why a particular player was chosen once the season begins, or supporting a player who is out of form. In some franchises, the captain is required to answer to multiple decision-makers. If the equations do not match, the relationship is doomed to fail, as it has on numerous previous occasions with multiple franchises.

Avoiding Conflict

Bias is a significant factor in an auction. It could be a result of recent events or an emotional reaction. It is human nature to prefer one player over another, but this could present a problem during the auctions. One of the most difficult challenges is consciously managing bias, especially when dealing with high-profile decision makers. We’ve seen plenty of evidence that recency bias is a huge failure. Almost every BBL recruit in the last few seasons has failed to make an impact in the IPL. 

Picking The Right Team

While assembling a squad, the primary filter remains skillset. While there will always be a wishlist for every position, it is equally important to consider other factors aside from a player’s playing strengths that may make a franchise a good fit for a player. It is critical to understand where the player stands in terms of his goals and role. 

Krunal Pandya, for example, is a capable allrounder, but does he perform at his best when his brother Hardik is in the team, or would he be better on his own? Understanding a player’s background is also important, which is where a good scouting network comes in.

While owners and CEOs can make the money calls at the auction table, they need to be fed the right information from the coaching staff, which is where scouts come in – especially when it comes to selecting uncapped Indian players. 


The BCCI’s auction for the Indian Premier League is a popular event among cricketers and cricket fans. Nobody wants to miss out on the bidding amount for their favorite player. This year will be much more significant because everyone will be curious to see how the two new clubs will appear.

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