India wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan became the most expensive player to be bought on Day 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 auction as Mumbai Indians (MI) bought him for ₹15.25 crore. Kishan is now the second most expensive India player to be ever snapped up at the auctions after Yuvraj Singh (₹16 crore in 2015).
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday broke the bank for Shreyas Iyer, who became the most expensive marquee player, going to the Shahrukh Khan-owned franchise for ₹12.25 crore.
Deepak Chahar (₹14 crore, Chennai Super Kings) is the most expensive bowler, thus far, while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has managed to hire the services of the joint costliest all-rounders in Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga (₹10.75 crore).
Avesh Khan became the most expensive uncapped player when the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) picked him for ₹10 crore.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan became the first player to go under the hammer on the first day of the mega-auction. After an intense bidding war with the Delhi Capitals (DC), the Punjab Kings (PBKS) picked him for ₹8.25 crore.
Below is the full list of all sold and unsold players on Day 1 of the IPL 2022 mega-auction:
UNSOLD PLAYERS (May be part of accelerated auction on Day 2)
*Marquee players in bold