The BCCI has confirmed that the 2022 IPL auction will take place on 12th and 13th February.
A lot of players have registered forthe mega auction so far.
Almost 1214 players have registered for the mega auctions of IPL.
According to the rules, each team in the tournament can retain only 4 players before the auction so that’s why some players will play in new teams in this year’s IPL.
The salary purse of every franchise has also increased to INR 90 crores.
The teams now have 5 more crores to spend and thus we might expect the players to be sold at record-breaking prices.
The South African all-rounder Chris Morris made history last year as he was sold for a record price of 16.25 crores.
A lot of big players are available for the auction so this record will surely be broken this season.
Here are the top 5 overseas players who might cross the 15 or even 20 crore slab.
5. Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh was the hero of the Australian cricket team that has recently won the T20 World Cup.
In the last six months, Marsh has evolved as a white ball player and has shown the cricketing world that he can do with both bat and ball.
In the last 12 months, he has been scoring runs consistently for the Australian side in the shortest format.
Marsh has the rare ability to bat at any number and position.
Franchises will be looking to purchase him at any cost due to his all-around ability.
4. Pat Cummins
Pat Australian skipper Pat Cummins needs no introduction because his performance is his introduction.
Cummins is currently the number 1 ranked Test bowler in the world.
He is also a good T20 bowler and his performances in the shortest format are a proof of his brilliance as a fast bowler.
Unfortunately, Kolkata Knight Riders had to release him before next season and Cummins might get sold for over 15 crores in the mega-auction that will take place in February.
3. Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock is regarded as one of the best batters in T20 cricket.
He was the part of the recently played series between India and South Africa where he was in red hot form and scored a hundred and a half-century in the series.
Quinton de Kock is an aggressive player and he can give a quick-fire start to his side.
He is also very sharp behind the stumps and franchises will be keen to buy him in the auction.
2. Trent Boult
The New Zealand speed star Trent Boult is a very lethal white-ball bowler.
He was part of Mumbai Indians in the last season and he showed his class in that tournament.
Boult can swing the ball in both directions and he can pick important wickets in the powerplay overs.
He is superb in the death overs and he also finished as the second-highest wicket-taker for two consecutive years.
Without any doubt, Trent Boult is one of the best left-arm pacers in world cricket, right now.
Franchises will be looking to add him to their side by spending a lot of money.
1. David Warner
David Warner is one of the biggest star performers in IPL history and his numbers as an overseas player in the IPL are insane.
Warner is currently the fifth-highest run-getter in the IPL.
He was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous season and he also led SRH franchise to its maiden IPL trophy in 2016.
Due to internal politics and poor performance with the bat last year, SRH released him and now he is available for the mega auction.
David Warner is one of the most destructive batters in modern-day cricket and the franchises would be keen to add him to the squad.