This mega auction will see a lot of top-quality bowlers going under the hammer. Big overseas names, along with gun Indian fast bowlers, will be up there for grabs for the franchises. Since this might be the last mega auction in the IPL, it is important for teams to pick the right players for the future. Mega auctions do provide a lot of options for a team, but they can be tricky at times considering the real-time scenario in the auction room. In this article, we will look at the top 5 bowlers who will be targeted by every team in IPL mega auction 2022.
5 bowlers who will be targeted by every team in IPL mega auction 2022
1) Kagiso Rabada
The first and foremost name that comes to someone’s mind is Kagiso Rabada. The South African was the purple cap winner in 2020. With a great pace, height and accuracy, Rabada is an extremely lethal bowler and every IPL team would want to have him in their team. Rabada is one of the 10 marquee players who will start the proceedings on the 12th of February in Bengaluru.
2) Harshal Patel
After the purple cap winner of 2020, we move on to the purple cap winner of 2021. Harshal Patel grabbed a lot of eyeballs with his inhuman knack of picking up wickets in IPL last year. Also, Harshal equaled Dwayne Bravo’s record of most wickets(32) in an IPL season. He is going to be one of the hottest properties in the auction and is undoubtedly one of the 5 bowlers who will be targeted by every team in the IPL mega auction 2022.
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3) Trent Boult
In the last two IPL seasons, Boult was Bumrah’s partner in crime in the IPL. MI traded him with Delhi in 2020 and Boult worked wonders for them. He has been one of the most improved T20 bowlers in the last couple of years and is definitely going to start a bidding war in the auction room on the 12th of February.
4) Avesh Khan
Avesh was the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021. He looked like a highly improved bowler last year as Delhi Capitals prioritized him over Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. His phenomenal season for DC led to his maiden call-up for the Indian T20I team for the series against New Zealand. Unfortunately, DC couldn’t retain him but they would be eager to try and get Avesh back in their team. Among the uncapped fast bowlers, Avesh surely has the potential to be the most expensive player.
5) Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur had a phenomenal 2021 in all formats of the game. As a bowler, he has a knack of picking up wickets and breaking partnerships. Apart from being a good fielder, he is a handy batsman as well. With the ball, he might go expensive at times but he does exactly what is required from him and that is picking up wickets. Popularly known as Lord Thakur, Shardul will surely be on multiple teams’ radar on the mega auction day.
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Apart from the 5 bowlers mentioned above, we think Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Chahar will manage to attract a lot of buyers as well. Which other bowlers do you think could have been a part of the list? Do let us know in the comments section below!