Liam Livingstone, England’s big-hitter, is the most expensive overseas player at the IPL 2022 auction. The team franchises spent 551 crores on 204 players in two days. Surprise package for Liam Livington, Tim, and Shepherd. The bids of some players surprised everyone on the second day of the mega auction for IPL 2022.
Among them, England’s explosive batsman Liam Livingstone, Tim David of Singapore, and Romario Shepherd of West Indies were the main ones. Livingstone was bought in Punjab’s match for Rs 11.50 crore, while the all-rounder team was made by Mumbai Indians for Rs 8.25 crore and Shepherd by Hyderabad for Rs 7.75 crore.
GT and LSG issued players list
IPL-15 debutant franchise Gujarat Titans had also bid for Arjun Tendulkar, but only 23 players bid in the final stage auction. After the mega auction, Gujrat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants issued the list of their team’s players. Hardik Pandya will be leading the Gujarat Titans where are 23 players. While KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants has 21 players. LSG has bought 7 foreign players while Gujarat Titans have 8 overseas players.
Competition for the English batsman
For England’s explosive batsman Liam Livingstone, there is fierce competition in Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Punjab Sunrisers, and Gujarat. Finally, Punjab bought Livingstone for Rs 11.50 cr. He became the most expensive overseas player, playing for Birmingham Phoenix in the first season of the Hundred, and was named Player of the Tournament.
Tim will fulfill Hardik’s absence
According to experts, Tim has been included in the team as a replacement for Hardik Pandya in Mumbai. Mumbai beat Punjab and Kolkata and made Tim in their team. Tim has been successful in T20 leagues like BBL, PSL, and CPL, scoring 558 runs in 14 T20 matches at an average of 40.5 and a strike rate of 158.5.
Raina remains empty hand
The biggest disappointment in the two-day auction was the league’s most successful player, Suresh Raina. No team showed interest in buying him. This year in the 15th edition of the IPL, Suresh Raina will not be part of any franchise this time.
Kolkata bought Rahane for the base price of Rs 1 crore
Ajinkya Rahane was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for his base price of ₹1 crore. On the other hand, Mandeep Singh joined Delhi Capitals for 1.10 crores. Uncapped player Vaibhav Arora did silver, this young Himachal bowler was bought by Punjab for Rs 2 crores. Whereas Wriddhiman Saha was bought by Gujarat Titans for 1.90 crores.
Double happiness for Shivam Dubey
Sunday brought double happiness for Indian all-rounder Shivam Dubey. On Sunday morning, Shivam’s wife gave birth to a son, a few hours later, Chennai Super Kings included Dubey in their team for a whopping amount of 4 crores.
Who has how much money left
After the auction, team Lucknow’s purse became empty, while Punjab has the maximum amount of Rs.3 crore 45 lakhs left. In Chennai’s purse, Rs.2950000 is still left, RCB still has one crore 55 lakh rupees left.
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