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A total of 590 cricketers are set to go under the hammer during the two-day mega auction scheduled to be held on 12 and 13 February. Honorary secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the list of players to be auctioned in Bengaluru on 12 and 13 February for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. This is the 15th season of the IPL and the tournament hopes to rope in big names of the cricketing world to light up the prestigious moment, according to the press release.
A total of 590 cricketers are set to go under the hammer during the two-day mega auction scheduled to be held on 12 and 13 February. Amongst 590 players who have registered for the auction, 228 are capped players, 355 are uncapped players and 7 belong to Associate Nations, the press release confirmed. The statement also confirmed that ₹2 crore is the highest reserve price and as many as 48 players have chosen to place themselves in this bracket.
There are 20 players on the auction list with a reserve price of ₹1.5 crores while 34 players are on the list of cricketers with a reserve price of ₹1 crore. Lucknow Super Giants, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Team Ahmedabad have 22 open player slots and 7 open overseas player slots. According to the list, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, and Mumbai Indians have 21 open player slots and 7 open overseas player slots.
Lucknow Super Giants, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Team Ahmedabad have 22 open player slots and 7 open overseas player slots. Punjab Kings has 23 open player slots and 8 overseas open player slots. The salary cap left for the 2022 player auction for these ten teams ranges between ₹48 crore and 72 crores. An overseas player from every country has also been fixed. While Afghanistan has 17, Australia has 47. BCCI on Tuesday announced the final list of players for the IPL 2022 auction. In the final list, the board has shortlisted 590 players. Hence, a total of 590 players will undergo the hammer during IPL 2022 auction.
IPL 2022 auction is set to take place on February 12 and 13. The venue of the event is Bengaluru. Earlier, a total of 1214 players had registered themselves for the auction. IPL 2022 is expected to commence in March and BCCI wishes to complete IPL 2022 auction process this month. Out of the 590 players who will go under the hammer during IPL 2022 auction, there are 228 capped players, 355 uncapped players, and 7 are from associate nations. Out of 590 players part of the final list, there are 370 Indian players and 220 overseas players.
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Ambati Rayudu Outsmarts IPL 2022 Mega Auction Rules & Fans Are In Awe Of His ‘Big Brain’
Former Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu has managed to statistically improve his chances of getting picked by one of the 10 franchises during the IPL 2022 Mega Auction by simply making a small tweak in how he will be appearing for the event.
Like the list of all the cricketers who have submitted their names for the bidding event becomes public, it was quickly noticed that the 36-year-old Ambati Rayudu, who used to be a batter for the Men in Blue at the number four spot in the batting order, has registered himself as a wicket-keeper and not a batter.
This move has increased his chances of being picked by the teams as the number of sets for wicketkeepers is significantly fewer than the number of sets for specialist batters. This also increases the likelihood of his name being called out in the early phase of the auction when most of the teams will still have a lot of money in their purses and would have a relatively open mind about investing in Rayudu’s skill set.