The IPL 2022 mega auctions which kicked off today in Bangalore at 11 a.m. will be one of the year’s most exciting events. A total of 590 cricketers will be auctioned off ahead of the 15th season of the Indian Premier League. On the list are 370 Indians and 220 international players, all of whom will be hoping for high bids.
The retentions, followed by the draught signings of the two new franchises, have taken a significant chunk of talent out of the bidding war, but the IPL 2022 Mega Auction will not be short on action.
In the IPL 2022 auction, Suresh Raina did not receive a bid. No franchise expressed interest in buying the left-handed batsman, and he went unsold at the auction. He went unsold in the first round today but will return in the accelerated auction in the second round tomorrow. As a result, he could be chosen tomorrow. Suresh Raina had previously set a base price of Rs. 2 crores for himself. In the previous season, the left-handed batsman was a member of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
No team expressed interest in buying Steve Smith in the IPL 2022 auction, and he went unsold. Since the 2014 season, Steve Smith has been a part of the IPL. He did, however, miss a few seasons in the interim. The right-handed batsman has scored 2485 runs at an average of 34.51 in 103 IPL games so far. In the tournament, he has also slammed 1 century and 11 fifties.
David Miller (base price Rs 1 crore), a South African batsman who played for Rajasthan Royals in the previous edition, went unsold as well. He’s appeared in 89 games and scored 1974 runs, including 10 half-centuries.
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan was also unsold in the first round of the IPL 2022 auction. In the IPL 2022 auction, Hasan set a price of Rs. 2 crores for himself. He was a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders the previous season. Shakib Al Hasan is currently regarded as one of the best all-rounders in international cricket. He is a member of the Bangladesh national team on a regular basis. He has a lot of experience in the Indian Premier League. So far, the left-handed batsman has appeared in 71 games, scoring 793 runs and taking 63 wickets.