Preparations are going on very fast for the mega auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The IPL 2022 Mega Auction is scheduled to be held next month on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. 1214 players have given their names for the auction this time and with a base price of Rs 2 crore for 49 players. This includes the names of 270 international players and 312 uncapped players. This time 10 teams will play instead of 8 and these teams have already added 33 players with them before the auction.
Australian team opener David Warner and his teammate and player of the match in the final- Mitchell Marsh, are among the 49 players who have made their base price of 20 million for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Many big names including Chris Gayle will be absent this time
Apart from Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, the names of Ben Stokes, Chris Gayle, Jofra Archer, and Chris Woakes are included, who are going to be missing during the auction of the upcoming IPL season.
On the other hand, if we talk about veteran all-rounder player Ben Stokes’ decision not to play in the IPL this time, he took this decision because of the poor performance of the England team in the Ashes. So that he can work hard on how he can try to bring the team back on track in the coming times.
At the same time, everyone was hopeful about Joe Root, but he was seen deciding not to play after seeing the poor performance of the Test team. Where Jofra Archer has still not fully recovered from his injury and at the same time, Chris Gayle, one of the biggest players in IPL history, has decided not to play this time because of his age.
Captains of 7 teams fixed, churning continues in Kolkata, Punjab, and RCB
The new team of IPL-2022, Ahemdabad has officially appointed star Allrounder Hardik Pandya as the captain for the upcoming season.
Hardik, who has played for Mumbai Indians for the last several seasons, will take over the captaincy of a team for the first time in this league. Recently Mumbai released him. Similarly, the captains of 7 teams of IPL have been declared. But the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab, and Kolkata Knight Riders are still searching for the captain.