The world’s toughest T20 league is all set to come back for its 15th edition. The BCCI has finally announced that the IPL will kick off from March 26. With 2 new teams coming in, the competition for the title will reach a new limit, as fans are ready to cheer for their sides. The mega auction of 2022 witnessed a lot of amazing signings, few strange decisions, and high-intensity bidding wars. Let’s take a look at the top 10 highest paid players in IPL 2022.
List of top 10 highest paid players in IPL 2022
The young gun pacer from Karnataka broke headlines after a stellar performance in the ODI series against Windies ahead of the auction. Krishna is a proven match-winner in IPL as his records for KKR in the last few seasons speak highly of the pacer. From a base price of 1 crore, the fight for him between franchises earned a whopping bid of 10 crores. The ex-KKR will now don the colors of RR in the upcoming season.
Kiwi premium pacer Lockie Ferguson was a huge reason behind KKR’s journey to finals in IPL 2021. He is amongst the fastest bowlers of his time and rarely misses to click 150kmph with the ball. As pundits had anticipated beforehand, the craze for the speedster in the auction room bagged him a huge deal of Rs 10 crores. The newest franchise on the block, Gujrat Titans, added him to bolster their pace attack.
The Caribbean power-hitter Nicholas Pooran had an on and off-season last year. However, his reputation as a game-changer in T20s got him in the SRH camp for Rs 10.75 crores. Fans will hope that Pooran will rediscover his true colors for the orange army in IPL 15.
RCB shocked their fans when Harshal Patel, the Purple Cap winner of the last season was not retained by them ahead of the auction. Nevertheless, the RCB think tank went all out to get him back in their camp. They successfully had their hero from the last edition back for a lucrative deal of Rs.10.75 crores.
The wrist-spinner from Sri Lanka grabbed eyeballs after a magnificent run in the ICC WT20 in UAE last year. Hasaranga has emerged as a lethal turner with the ball who is handy with the bat as well. Like Patel, Hasaranga was another former RCB cricketer who made his way back to the Bengaluru franchise. He was signed for a booming amount of Rs 10.75 crores.
The IPL is often credited with being a platform for promising talents to shape their careers in international cricket. The rise of Shardul Takur is another testament to that fact. In his stint with CSK, Thakur flourished as a bankable bowler who can also hit the ball out of the park whenever needed. The seamer will now be seen in a new franchise after the Delhi Capitals bought him for Rs 10.75 crores.
English cricketer Liam Livingstone became the most expensive foreign cricketer in the 2022 mega auctions. The PBKS added the burly striker to their squad for a whopping sum of Rs. 11.50 crore.
Former DC captain Iyer is all set to go “Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo” in IPL 15. The prolific run-scorer earned a mammoth bid of Rs 12.25 crores and will be the new skipper of KKR. Recently, Iyer shared his excitement of being the Leader of Knights in an interview posted by KKR’s official Twitter handle.
CSK’s prime seamer was the center of attraction for several franchises in the auction room. But the CSK management vigorously bid for Chahar and successfully had him back for a gigantic deal of Rs 14 crores.
MI followed a strange strategy on Day1 of the auction. The 5-time champion side barely participated in bidding wars early on. However, the franchise owners made their intentions clear as soon as Ishan Kishan’s name popped up. The young sensation of Team India hogged all spotlight as he became the most expensive player in this year’s auction for an enormous amount of Rs 15.25 crores.
Highest Paid players in IPL 2022
|PLAYER||TEAM||TYPE||BASE PRICE||FINAL PRICE|
|Ishan Kishan||MI||Wicket Keeper||₹2,00,00,000||₹15,25,00,000|
|Nicholas Pooran||SRH||Wicket Keeper||₹1,50,00,000||₹10,75,00,000|
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