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 Indian 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.
Sunday will see the rest of the pool, including Day 1's unsold cricketers, go under the hammer, starting 12 PM IST.
All franchises have been asked to submit 20 names of players they are interested in, so that they can be prioritised during the accelerated auction.
This list will be updated with more names on Sunday. Below is the full list of sold and unsold players after Day 1:
UNSOLD PLAYERS (May be part of accelerated auction on Day 2)
*Marquee players in bold