IPL Auction 2022 highlights: Kishan, Chahar, Iyer top deals of day 1; Avesh becomes most expensive Indian uncapped player

IPL 2022 Auction, day 1. Follow Indian Premier League Auction Day 1 highlights from Bengaluru.

Updated : Feb 13, 2022 09:30 IST

Ishan Kishan (INR 15.25 CR), Deepak Chahar (INR 14 CR) and Shreyas Iyer (INR 12.25 CR) were the top buys on day 1 of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Ishan Kishan (INR 15.25 CR), Deepak Chahar (INR 14 CR) and Shreyas Iyer (INR 12.25 CR) were the top buys on day 1 of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Ishan Kishan (INR 15.25 CR), Deepak Chahar (INR 14 CR) and Shreyas Iyer (INR 12.25 CR) were the top buys on day 1 of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Welcome to Sportstar's blog of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Auction Day 1 being held in Bengaluru.

9:39PM: The auction will resume tomorrow at 12 PM from player No. 98 in the 12th set and go up till player no. 162. The teams are requested to submit a list of 20 players for the accelerated auction that will follow from player no. 162.

9:37PM: Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane is unsold and that concludes the day 1 of the auction!

9:27PM: Sai Kishore is next. RR, DC and CSK in the fray. Chennai raises the bid past INR 1 crore. Punjab and Gujarat drop in as we move to INR 1.9 crore with Gujarat. SRH at INR 2.4 crore.  We move to INR 3 crore. Gujarat in the lead. Sai Kishore SOLD to Gujarat for INR 3 crore.

9:26PM: J Suchith is in.  SOLD to Sunrisers for INR 20 lakh.

9:23PM: Shreyas Gopal is next. Rajasthan and SRH raise the stocks.  Gopal SOLD TO SRH for INR 75 lakh.

9:21PM: KC Cariappa is next. He gets a first bid from MI. KKR raises the bid to INR 25 lakh. RR in at INR 30 lakh. Cariappa SOLD to RR for INR 30 lakh.

9:20PM: M Siddharth is next.  He goes UNSOLD.

9:17PM: Murugan Ashwin is in. MI and KKR raise the bid to INR 80 lakh.  MI in the lead at INR 1 crore as SRH enters the tussle.  AshwinSOLD to Mumbai for INR 1.6 crore.

9:15PM: Noor Ahmad sold to Gujarat Titans for INR 30 lakh. He is the youngest player in the auction at 17 years of age!

9:12PM: Ankit Rajpoot is next.  Rajasthan and Lucknow start off the bids.  Rajpoot SOLD to Lucknow for INR 50 lakh.

9:11PM:  Tushar Deshpande is up. CSK with the first bid at INR 20 lakh . SOLD.

9:10PM: Ishan Porel is next.  Porel SOLD to Punjab for Rs 25 lakh.

9:03PM: Avesh Khan is the next player.  CSK and Lucknow with the first bids. They raise the bid past INR 3 crore! Lucknow in at Rs 3.4 crore. Mumbai in at Rs 4.8 crore. Lucknow continues to push as Mumbai raises the bar to INR 6.75 crore. Lucknow lifts it further up to INR 7.75 crore. Lucknow in the lead at INR 8.5 crore. Enter, Delhi at 8.75 crore! SRH  is in at INR 9.75 crore! Lucknow stands at INR 10 crore! Avesh Khan sold to Lucknow at INR 10 crore! He becomes the most expensive uncapped player in IPL history.

9:02PM: KM Asif is up. CSK with the first bid at INR 20 lakh. SOLD.

9:01PM: Akash Deep is next. RCB lands the first bid at INR 20 lakh. SOLD.

8:56PM: Kartik Tyagi is the new player. Delhi starts at INR 20 lakh.  CSK and Delhi lock in on a tussle as the bid moves towards INR 1 crore.  CSK in the lead at INR 1.1 crore. Hyderabad is in the fray as we move to INR 1.7 crore.  SRH back at INR 3.6 crore. Mumbai in at INR 3.8 crore. SRH responds with INR 4 crore bid.  Tyagi SOLD to SRH for INR 4 crore.

8:54PM: Basil Thampi is the first player.  MI with the first bid at INR 30 lakh.  Thampi SOLD to Mumbai for INR 30 lakh.

Uncapped fast bowlers up next.

8:52PM: Jitesh Sharma is in. Punjab with the first bid at INR 20 lakh.

8:50PM: Sheldon Jackson is in. KKR and Lucknow land the early bids. Jackson SOLD to KKR for INR 60 lakhs.

8:50PM: N Jagadeesan goes UNSOLD.

8:47PM: Prabhsimran Singh is next. Punjab and Lucknow up with the first bids. Lucknow leads at INR 55 lakh.  Prabhsimran to Punjab for INR 60 lakhs.

8:41PM: Anuj Rawat gets his first bid at INR 20 lakh from SRH. RCB enters the fray. The bid crosses INR 2 crore!  RCB, SRH lock in on a fierce bidding war.  The Titans are in as RCB maintains the lead at INR 3 crore.  Rawat SOLD to RCB for Rs 3.4 crore!

8:41PM: Vishnu Solanki is UNSOLD.

8:40PM: Vishnu Vinod is UNSOLD.

8:40PM: Mohammed Azharuddeen is UNSOLD.

8:36PM: KS Bharat is the first player in the set.  Delhi begins at INR 20 lakhs. CSK raises the bids over INR 1 crore.  DC leads at INR 2 crore.  Bharat SOLD to DC for INR 2 crore!

8:35PM: Uncapped wicket-keepers up next.

8:33PM: A total of 55 players sold out of the available 217 slots. Interesting to note that a minimum of 180 slots are to be filled for every team to pick the minimum requirement of 18 players in their squads.

8:23PM: We have a five-minute break.  Here's how the teams stack up right now.


8:18PM: Shahbaz Ahamad is in. RCB in the lead at INR 1 crore.
SRH enters the action as we move to INR 2 crore!  Ahmed is back to RCB for Rs 2.4 crore!

8:10PM: Harpreet Brar is next. RCB with the first bid. Punjab to follow. And we waltz through the rank from INR 20 lakh to INR 70 lakh with RCB in the lead.  Kolkata takes the lead before RCB pushes the bid INR 1 crore.  The bidding picks up and moves above INR 2 crore.  The Titans enter the competition as we head towards INR 3 crore.  Brar SOLD to Punjab for INR 3.8 crore.

8:08PM: Kamlesh Nagarkoti is up. KKR and Delhi have begun the biddings. Nagarkoti SOLD to Delhi for INR 1.1 crore.

7:58PM: Rahul Tewatia is next. RCB and CSK start off the proceedings. The numbers rise to INR 1.8 crore with CSK in the lead. Gujarat enters the bidding as we move past INR 3 crore. CSK back at INR 4.8 crore. The Titans push CSK towards the INR 7 crore-mark.  We are at INR 8.25 crore with CSK! Gujarat back at INR 8.5 crore.  CSK bids INR 8.75 crore.  Titans at INR 9 crore!  CSK is out.  Tewatia SOLD to Gujarat for INR 9 crore! He becomes the joint-second most expensive uncapped player.

7:51PM: Shivam Mavi is in.  KKR, Punjab and RCB in the mix as the bid moves above INR1.5 crore. KKR in the lead at INR 2.4 crore. Gujarat enters at INR 2.6 crore as KKR continues to maintain the hold over him. Titans up at INR 4 crore.  Lucknow enters at INR 5 crore and KKR pegs back. LSG on top at INR 6.5 crore.  KKR bids INR 6.75 crore. Shivam Mavi SOLD to KKR for INR 7.25 crore.

7:42PM: Shahrukh Khan is next. CSK with the first bid.  KKR enters the bidding. CSK leads at INR 2.4 crore.  Shahrukh crosses INR 5 crore! Chennai still on top of the race at INR 7.75 crore.  Punjab takes the lead at INR 8.5 crore.  CSK back at INR 8.75 crore and Punjab takes it to INR 9 crore. Shahrukh SOLD to Punjab for Rs 9 crore!  The second most expensive uncapped player in IPL history.

7:41PM: Sarfaraz Khan is up.  SOLD to Capitals for INR 20 lakhs.

7:31PM: Abhishek Sharma is next.  SRH and Punjab take the bids over INR 1 crore from 20 lakhs.  INR 2 crore with Punjab in the lead.  The bidding war continues with SRH at INR 3.8 crore.  Punjab and SRH exchange few more bids with SRH maintaining the top bid.  SRH at INR 5.5 crore. Enter Gujarat at INR 5.75 crore!  And the bids continue as SRH climbs to INR 6.5 crore.

7:24PM: Riyan Parag is up. RR begins the initial bid and is followed by Delhi.  CSK in at INR 65 lakh. RR raises the bid to INR 1.2 crore.  Gujarat is in the fray now and we quickly move towards Rs 2 crore. RR in at INR 2.4 crore.  Gujarat raises the stocks to INR 3.2 crore.  Parag SOLD to Rajasthan for Rs 3.8 crore!

Uncapped All-rounders are the next set.

7:22PM:  C Hari Nishaanth is next. He is UNSOLD.

7:17PM: Rahul Tripathi in at INR 40 lakh. CSK and KKR get into the initial bids. The bid crosses INR 1 crore.  CSK and KKR continue the hunt as the stocks raise over INR 6 crore.  SRH enters at INR 7 crore!  The bidding spree continues and SRH leads at INR 8 crore.  Tripathi SOLD to SRH for INR 8.5 crore!

7:17PM: Anmolpreet Singh is UNSOLD.

7:16PM:Ashwin HebbarSOLD to Delhi for INR 20 lakh.

7:12PM: "Baby AB", Dewald Brevis is next. CSK and Punjab raise the bids to INR 70 lakh. Brevis crosses INR 1 crore. MI enters as the bid stacks at INR 3 crore.  Brevis SOLD to Mumbai for Rs 3 crore!

7:07PM: Abhinav Sadarangani is next.  A couple of bids from KKR to Delhi.  Abhinav breaks past INR 1 crore!  Gujarat also in the fray as we move upto INR 2.6 crore! SOLD to Gujarat.

7:06PM: Priyam Garg is next.  SRH with the first bid at INR 20 lakhs.  Garg SOLD for INR 20 lakhs to SRH.

7:04PM: Rajat Patidar to start the uncapped batters list. He is UNSOLD.

7:03PM: We are back.

6:51PM: As things stand

6:41PM: A 20-minute break before the next set.

6:38PM: Amit Mishra is the final player in the set. He is UNSOLD.

6:32PM: Yuzvendra Chahal is up.  MI starts the bidding at INR 2 crore and Delhi gets into the race. MI at INR 5.25 crore as Delhi bails out. SRH comes in late as MI raises the bid to INR 5.75 crore. RR in at INR 6 crore. Mumbai back at INR 6.25 crore. RR raises the bid to INR 6.5 crore.

6:22PM: Rahul Chahar is next. Delhi and Hyderabad raise the stocks to INR 2 crore. MI  and RR enter with brief bids while DC remains on top.  RR leads at INR 3 crore. Punjab leads at INR 3.4 crore. Mumbai is back up at INR 4.4 crore before Punjab pegs back at INR 4.8 crore.  RR climbs to INR 5 crore. Punjab back with INR 5.25 crore.  Chahar SOLD to Punjab for INR 5.25 crore.

6:21PM: Adam Zampa is up. He is UNSOLD.

6:18PM: Kuldeep Yadav. Delhi starts at INR 1 crore.  Punjab and DC get on the initial bids. Delhi is up at INR 2 crore.  Kuldeep SOLD to Delhi for INR 2 crore!

6:16PM: Imran Tahir, the older player in the auction is up next. He is UNSOLD.

6:15PM: Mujeeb Zadran is next.  He is UNSOLD at INR 2 crore.

6:14PM: Adil Rashid is first up. He is UNSOLD.

SIXTH set begins comprising spinners.

6:12PM: Mustafizur Rahman is next. Delhi again with the first bid.  The Fizz goes to DC for INR 2 crore.

6:11PM: Shardul Thakur is up. Punjab and Gujarat have settled the first bids. Delhi enters as we cross INR 5 crore.  CSK enters the bidding as the stocks waltz past INR 7.5 crore.  Delhi regains the lead at INR 8.25 crore.  Punjab and Delhi towards the finish line as Delhi raises the bid past INR 10 crore!  Delhi in the lead at INR 10.25 crore. Punjab is back in at INR 10.5 crore. DC with another bid at INR 10.75 crore. Shardul SOLD to Delhi for INR 10.75 crore!

5:58PM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is next. RR opens at INR 2 crore. MI in at INR 2.2 crore.  Mumbai in the lead at INR 3 crore. Lucknow gets in at INR 3.2 crore. SRH gets a bid in at INR 3.4 crore. And Bhuvi goes back to SRH at INR 4.2 crore.

5:54PM: Mark Wood up next.  Delhi starts with the first bid at INR 2 crore.  Lucknow enters the action as we cross INR 3 crore. The tussle continues as we cross 6.75 crore. Mumbai gets in with a bid before Lucknow pushes it to INR 7 crore.  Lucknow takes the lead once again at INR 7.5 crore.  Mark Wood SOLD to Lucknow for INR 7.5 crore.

5:48PM: Josh Hazlewood is up. CSK kick-starts the bids.  Lucknow leads at INR 5.25 crore with Delhi and CSK in the battle. Delhi leads at INR 6.25 crore!  Mumbai is in at INR 6.5 crore.  Delhi gives one back and we rise to INR 7 crore with Mumbai.  RCB enters at INR 7.25 crore right when MI owner Nita Ambani was nearing an applause. MI back at INR 7.5 crore.  RCB gets it to INR 7.75 crore as MI signals they are out of the race.

5:42PM: Lockie Ferguson is up. The bid races past INR 4 crore with Delhi and Gujarat in the fray.  RCB in at INR 6.75 crore.  Gujarat takes it past INR 7 crore and RCB pegs back rightaway.  RCB up at INR 8.75 crore.  Lucknow enters the tussle as Titans raise the bid further to INR 10 crore!  Lockie SOLD to Gujarat for INR 10 crore.

5:33PM: Prasidh Krishna is next. Gujarat and Royals raise the bidding to Rs 6 crore. Lucknow is back in after Gujarat pulls out and the bidding goes past Rs 7 crore. Lucknow raise the bid to Rs 8.25 crore, Royals are still in pursuit! Prasidh goes to Royals for Rs 10 crore!

5:32PM: Umesh Yadav goes UNSOLD!

5:23PM: Deepak Chahar is in. A massive bidding war between Delhi and SRH as we cross INR 8 crore! SRH leads INR 10.75 crore! CSK are the new entrants. We move past 12 crore! RR leads at INR 13.25 crore. CSK is back on top at INR 13.50 crore. A couple of exchanges and CSK is still at INR 14 crore. Chahar SOLD to CSK for INR 14 crore!

5:18PM: T Natarajan is the first player. SRH and Gujarat get into the bids.  SRH in the lead.  Natarajan sold to Sunrisers for INR 4 crore.

5:17PM: Fifth set begins.

5:13PM: Up next is the capped fast bowlers.

We have a 10 minute break.


Fourth set recap.

4:52PM: Nicholas Pooran is up. 
CSK and SRH roll out the initial bids. CSK going after Pooran.  CSK at 460 lakh. Current bid at 550 lakh from KKR.  SRH and KKR in a bidding war. They take it past INR 8 crore. SRH leads at INR 9.75 crore. KKR is back on top at INR 10.50 crore. SRH is back at INR 10.75 crore. Pooran sold to SRH for INR 10.75 crore.

4:51PM: Sam Billings is next. He is UNSOLD.

4:49PM: Wriddhiman Saha is next. Saha goes UNSOLD.

4:41PM: Dinesh Karthik is up. CSK and RCB is digging in the initial bids. CSK leads at INR 3.8 crore. RCB pegs back at INR 4 crore. CSK leads at INR 4.8 crore.  INR 5 crore says RCB. CSK back at INR 5.25 crore. RCB leads at INR 5.5 crore.  Karthik sold to RCB for 5.5 crore.

4:33PM: Bairstow is next.  DC and Punjab are in the fray for the initial bids. Hyderabad also in the move as we cross INR 4 crore. Punjab in the lead at INR 5.75 crore. SRH lifts to INR 6 crore. Punjab in the lead at INR 6.75 crore. Bairstow SOLD to Punjab for Rs 6.75 crore.

4:23PM: Ishan Kishan is up! Mumbai and Punjab get into the bidding straightaway.  Punjab leads at INR 7 crore. MI regains the lead at INR 7.25 crore.  MI in the lead at INR 7.75 crore as Punjab leaves the race. Gujarat enters at INR 8 crore. Mumbai leads at INR 11.75 crore. Gujarat takes it to INR 12 crore. SRH in at Rs 13 crore!  MI lifts to Rs 13.75 crore. SRH at 14 crore. MI regains at INR 14.75 crore. SRH at INR 15 crore!  Mumbai at INR 15.25 crore. Ishan Kishan sold to Mumbai for INR 15.25 crore! Kishan becomes the second most expensive Indian ever.

4:16PM: Ambati Rayudu is next. CSK with the first bid. DC joins the hunt. DC leads at INR 3.8 crore. SRH enters as we cross INR 4 crore.  INR 5 crore with CSK.  Sunrisers Hyderabad leads at INR 6 crore. CSK still in the race at INR 6.75 crore.  CSK gets Rayudu for INR 6.75 crore.

4:15PM: Matthew Wade is up.  He goes UNSOLD.

Fourth set to begin with these players.

4:12PM IST: Mohammad Nabi is in. 
A veteran of 300 T20 wickets, Nabi goes UNSOLD.

4:06PM IST: Mitchell Marsh in next. SRH up with the first bid. Punjab enters the contest. and if followed by Gujarat Titans. We cross INR 4 crore.  Delhi is in as we move towards INR 5.5 crore.  Delhi leads at Rs 6 crore. SRH still in the hunt.  Marsh SOLD to Delhi at INR 6 crore.

3:58PM IST: Krunal Pandya is in. CSK and Punjab kick-off the bids. Punjab in the lead at INR 5 crore. Sunrisers in at INR 5.5 crore.  Lucknow enters the competition.  Lucknow leads at INR 6.75 crore.  Sunrisers takes it to Rs 7 crore. Gujarat leads at INR 8 crore.  LSG pegs back with a INR 8.25 crore bid. Krunal SOLD for INR 8.25 crore to Lucknow!

3:49PM IST: Washington Sundar is next.  Gujarat Titans opens the bid at INR 1.5 crore. Punjab enters the race. The bid moves towards past INR 3 crore. Delhi is the new team in the contest. Capitals stand at INR 6.5 crore.  Gujarat continues to push as DC stands at INR 7.5 crore. SRH enters to take the bid to INR 7.75 crore. Lucknow in at 8.5 crore!  The bid is at INR 8.75 crore with SRH.  Sundar sold to Sunrisers for Rs 8.75 crore.

3:46PM IST: Hasaranga at Rs 10.75 crore with RCB. Punjab informs that they are out of the race.  Hasaranga SOLD to RCB at INR 10.75 crore.

3:45PM IST: Charu Sharma takes over as the auctioneer and we are set to resume.

3:23PM IST: Statement from BCCI: Mr. Hugh Edmeades, the IPL Auctioneer, had an unfortunate fall due to Postural Hypotension during the IPL Auction this afternoon.

The medical team attended to him immediately after the incident & he is stable. Mr. Charu Sharma will continue with the Auction proceedings today.


UPDATE: Charu Sharma will replace Hugh Edmeades as the auctioneer. "Since the doctors are monitoring him, it has been decided to bring in Charu Sharma as an alternative. Charu has previous experience of holding auctions across disciplines," a BCCI official said. A call on whether Edmeades will be available for tomorrow will depend on what the doctors suggest, reports our correspondent Shayan Acharya.


3:00PM IST: 30 minutes for resumption. Hasaranga's bid stands at a whopping INR 10.75 crore in RCB's favour. Mitch Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar are to follow in the set.


2:40PM IST: Owners speak: "Quinton de Kock will open the batting with KL Rahul and become our back-up wicketkeeper," says LPSG owner Sanjiv Goenka.



2:36PM IST: Pending Purse

2:30PM IST: Auction will resume at 3:30PM IST. Lunch has been taken.

2:25PM IST: What we have from the third set so far:

2:22PM IST:
Positive news coming out from the venue. Reports suggest he is up and fine and having a seat at the table.



2:02PM: Wanindu Hasaranga is next.  SRH in the lead at INR 2.8 crore. The Kings take the bid further to INR 3 crore. Rs 4 crore up with SRH. Punjab takes the lead briefly before RCB enters at INR 4.4 crore. Rs 5 crore bid from Punjab.  The bids cross INR 6 crore with Punjab holding their noses ahead. RCB leads at INR 8.75 crore! A Rs 10 crore bid from Punjab!  Rs 10.25 crore says RCB.  Punjab and RCB continue to stretch. INR 10.75 crore in favour of RCB now.

1:56PM: Deepak Hooda is in at INR 75 lakh.  Rajasthan and RCB in the hunt as the bid moves towards INR 2 crore. MI in at INR 1.8 crore.  Chennai in the hunt as we move past INR 3 crore.  Lucknow and CSK raise the bid towards INR 5 crore! Sunrisers are in as well, the tussle continues.  And Lucknow gets him for Rs 5.75 crore.

1:50PM: Harshal Patel is in. RCB with the first bid. SRH enters as we move past INR 5 crore. And on we move past INR 7 crore with SRH and RCB in a tight contest. Rs 8 crore says SRH.  And it moves past 9 crore with SRH still in the hold. INR 10.75 crore says RCB.  SOLD for 10.75 to Bangalore!

1:49PM: Shakib Al Hasan is next.  He goes UNSOLD!

1:45PM: Jason Holder is in. Mumbai and CSK take it past INR 5 crore.  RR in at INR 5.5 crore. The Super Giants enter the tussle and take the lead. Rs8 crore on the board.  Holder SOLD to Lucknow for Rs 8.75 crore!

1:42PM: Nitish Rana is next.  A massive start from MI and KKR! CSK enters the fray as we cross INR 5 crore!  Seems like MI is out of the race. Rana SOLD at INR 8 crore to KKR!

1:38PM: Dwayne Bravo to start the set. CSK starts the bid at INR 2 crore! SRH gets into the bidding contest. CSK and SRH takes it over INR 3 crore. Welcome, Delhi at INR 3.4 crore. Delhi in the lead and CSK snaps back rightaway.  Bravo SOLD to CSK for Rs 4.4 crore!

THIRD SET BEGINS.  The all rounders.

1:35PM: Steve Smith is next.  He goes UNSOLD.

1:34PM: Suresh Raina is in. NO BIDS for Raina at INR 2 crore!

1:30PM: Devdutt Padikkal is next.  RCB and CSK get off to a lightning start. Rajasthan enters at INR 4.2 crore. MI joins at INR 4.6 crore.  We move past Rs 5 crore. Mumbai and Rajasthan in the lead. MI at INR 7 crore. RR back in the lead. Padikkal SOLD to Rajasthan for INR 7.75 crore.

1:29PM: David Miller is in. Miller goes UNSOLD.

1:28PM IST: Jason Roy is next. Gujarat with the first bid. Roy SOLD to Gujarat Titans for Rs 2 crore.

1:26PM IST: Robin Uthappa is in. CSK lands the first bid.  Robbie SOLD for Rs 2 crore in his opening bid to CSK.

1:20PM IST: Shimron Hetmyer is next. RR with the first bid at INR 1.5 crore. Delhi gets in the act as we move past 2 crore.  We have crossed INR 6 crore, Delhi still in the lead. INR 7 crore is breached.  It's still Delhi and Rajasthan in the hunt. Hetmyer SOLD to Rajasthan for Rs 8.25 crore.

1:16PM IST: Manish Pandey is first among capped batters. Base price of INR 1 crore. SRH with the first bid.  The bid crosses INR 2 crore.  Delhi and Lucknow takes it past Rs 4 crore.Manish Pandey SOLD to Lucknow for Rs 4.6 crore.

1:15PM IST: The second set is about to begin!

1:05PM IST: Players in second set - Batters 1

Owners speak

1:00PM IST: Remaining Purse


12:55PM IST: Marquee set recap


12:54PM IST: And that marks an end to the marquee set.

12:50PM IST: David Warner is the final man from this set.  Delhi opens the bid. CSK enters the fray and we move past Rs 4.5 crore. DC in the lead.  CSK takes it past INR 5 crore. MI enters at INR 6 crore. DC takes the lead once again.  SOLD to Delhi for Rs 6.25 crore.

12:46PM IST: de Kock is next. Lucknow and Chennai start off the first bids. The bids move past INR 4 crore. MI is in at Rs 4.60 crore. Lucknow takes it past Rs 5 crore.  QDK goes to Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 6.75 crore.

12:42PM IST: du Plessis is in. CSK and RCB up with the initial bids. Delhi joins at INR 3.6 crore. A 5 crore bid from RCB. Lucknow is in as well! DC and RCB in the final laps.  Faf to RCB for Rs 7 crore!

12:38PM IST: Mohammed Shami is next. RCB starts the bidding. The Titans take the bid past Rs 3 crore. Lucknow enters the race.  KKR also joins the party. Over INR 5 crore.  RCB back in the lead before Gujarat takes it further past Rs 6 crore. Shami is SOLD to Gujarat Titans for Rs 6.25 crore.

12:33PM IST: Shreyas Iyer next in line. RCB and DC get the bids underway.  A massive waltz past 6 crore!  Over 7 crore as KKR enters the bidding! DC back in at INR 975 lakhs. Titans enter at Rs 10 crore! Frenetic bidding, as we move over INR 12 crore! SOLD to KKR for Rs 12.25 crore!

12:27PM IST: Trent Boult is in. The bid races past Rs 3 crore with RCB and RR in contention. The Capitals also in the fray as the bid near Rs 4 crore. We cross Rs 5 crore . RCB seems desperate for the left-armer. RR in the lead. And Mumbai is in at INR 6 crore! MI takes the bid past Rs 7 crore.  RR up at 8 crore.  SOLD to Rajasthan for Rs 8 crores.

12:23PM: Kagiso Rabada next. An opening bid to Delhi.  Gujarat in the action as the bid moves past Rs 5 crore.  At Rs 8 crore, DC and Gujarat still in it. Punjab is now in at Rs 8.25 crore! And we're over 9 CRORE!  Rabada is sold for Rs 9.25 crore to Punjab Kings.

12:18PM: Pat Cummins is next. KKR opens the bidding at Rs 2 crore.  Gujarat Titans is in with the next bid.  Cummins' bid races past Rs 5 crore. Lucknow in with a new bid as we move past Rs 7 crore. KKR in the lead and SOLD at Rs 7.25 crore!

12:14PM: Ravichandran Ashwin up next. Delhi and Rajasthan put out the initial bids. Over Rs 3 crore now.  And we cross Rs 4 crore with Delhi in the lead. Royals peg back.  Rs 5 crore is breached!  SOLD to Rajasthan for Rs 5 crore!

12:09PM: FIRST Player Up: Shikhar Dhawan - base price of Rs 2 crore. Rajasthan and Delhi in the bidding. The bid crosses Rs 3 crore.  Fierce bidding between RR and DC as we reach Rs5 crore!  The Punjab Kings enter the bidding!  Over Rs 6 crore now!  Onto Rs 7 crore now with Punjab and Delhi in the hunt.  SOLD to Punjab Kings for Rs 8.25 crore!

12:08PM IST: Hugh Edmeades is up on the dias. And we will get this underway within the next five minutes.

12:03PM IST: IPL chairman Brijesh Patel gives the welcome address.  A reminder of the player breakdown follows:

Players: 600 (377 Indian, 223 overseas)

Slots remaining among all teams: 217 (147 Indian, 70 overseas)

Total purse available: Rs 561.50 crore

11 sets of 97 players to be sold/unsold today.


11:55AM IST:
Here's a look at the captaincy options for the new squads from the auction pool.


11:45AM IST: The auction hall has begun to fill in with the personnel of all the 10 teams. 15 minutes away from the start.


11:36AM IST: The experts have predicted Shreyas Iyer to be among the leading picks this time around. With three teams looking for a skipper, Iyer is touted to be big option from the pool.

11:32AM IST: Domestic powerhouse Shahrukh Khan is set to land the big bucks. Here's a chat with the man ahead of the IPL auction frenzy.


11:31AM IST: Under 30 minutes to go for the bidding process to begin!

11:27AM IST: Let us know your pick!


11:13AM IST: Irfan Pathan reckons five-time champion Mumbai Indians will by vying to get back Ishan Kishan and Trent Boult back into their squad.

11:10AM IST: Here's a capsule wrap of all what is about to unfurl in Bangalore this afternoon.


10:45AM IST: Here's a look at the first 10 players in the marquee set.


10:35AM IST: The domestic season in India had a host of uncapped players grabbing the spotlight with the bat and ball. Here's a look at some of them who could earn their contracts in the big league.

10:30AM IST: A couple of top-draw players could reunite with their previous franchises. Here's a look at five released Indians who could be bought back by their 2021 teams.

10:23AM IST: Slots available from IPL 2022 auction

Players: 600 (377 Indian, 223 overseas)

Slots remaining among all teams: 217 (147 Indian, 70 overseas)

Total purse available: Rs 561.50 crore

10:15AM IST: Who are your top five picks among the 97 players that will be sold, unsold today?


10:12AM IST: Here's a look at all the 600 players who could go under the hammer for hefty contracts within the next 48 hours.


10:10AM IST: The defending champion is all set for the big day!


10:08AM IST: The draft picks of the two new franchises are:

10:06AM IST:
As things stand, here are the players retained by each franchise :


9:51AM IST:  A look at the purse remaining of the squads after their retentions and drafts.

9:40AM IST:
As per the latest buzz, we will have 97 players from the first 11 sets of the IPL Auction going under the hammer today. It will begin with a 10-player marquee list that includes a host of the league's top stars in fray.

The auction will resume on Sunday from player no. 98 and go up till player no. 161 by noon. It will be followed by the accelerated auction process from player 162.


IPL 2022 Auction Preview

The Indian Premier League auctions, where life-altering sums of money are on offer to cricketers from around the world, generate as much interest as the tournament matches.

A ‘mega auction’, with a bigger pool of players vying for a bigger total purse, will draw that much more attention. Over the weekend, 600 cricketers will be up for new contracts, with franchises entitled to spend upto ₹561.50 crore to acquire their services.

Among the 10 marquee players, David Warner, Shreyas Iyer and Pat Cummins could go for megabucks. They are proven performers, who double their value as potential captains. They will pique the interest of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - franchises in search of a concrete leadership group.

Warner, who led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to the IPL title in 2016 but was unceremoniously dropped from the side in the previous season, still has plenty to offer. Cummins will welcome the thrill of watching multiple teams vying for his signature, even if it is a temporary distraction from the drama surrounding a fallout with now ex-Australia coach Justin Langer. West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder (base price
₹1.5 crore) is another skipper who is up for grabs.

Ishan Kishan, a dashing wicketkeeper-batter tailor-made for T20 cricket, is a hot prospect in the ₹2 crore base price club. Pacer Harshal Patel, the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2021, is worth his weight in gold. His variations are tough to pick, and his miserly death over bowling is an invaluable asset.

Southpaw opener Devdutt Padikkal, who not too long ago was a young, rising star at RCB, now enters the auction list as an elite pick. Like Kishan and Harshal, Padikkal’s stock (and base price) has risen considerably after having turned out for the Indian team.

Prasidh Krishna’s brilliant 4 for 12 against West Indies in the second ODI on Thursday could not have been timed better. The tall Karnataka fast bowler, who commands a base price of ₹1 crore, has entered the fray as a reliable new ball option.

Shardul Thakur will fit the bill for a franchise looking for a seamer who can contribute with the bat as a finisher.

Among the 223 overseas players in the auction list, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult (all with base price of ₹2 crore) stand out. At a base price of ₹40 lakh, Singapore-born Australian Tim David offers great value for money. The big-hitting batter, who featured in just one game for RCB last season, is in great form now for Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Is there a better feel-good story than to see an unheralded cricketer snap up a blockbuster deal at the auction? Explosive Tamil Nadu batter Shahrukh Khan, Hyderabad skipper Tanmay Agarwal, Karnataka shot-maker Abhinav Manohar, Vidarbha seamer Yash Thakur and Kerala wicketkeeper-batter Vishnu Vinod are some of the uncapped players who could strike gold.



IPL 2022: Updated auction list

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