IPL Auction 2022: All You Need to Know

IPL Auction 2022


IPL or Indian Premier League is an annual sports event in the field of cricket. It is a professional men’s T20 league, contested by ten cricketing teams based out of ten Indian cities. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007 and has been played every year since then. The league consists of both domestic players as well as overseas players and is a great place for young cricketers to showcase their talent and come into the limelight. Mumbai Indians are the team with the most IPL titles i.e 5 and the recent IPL 2021 winners were the Chennai Super Kings.

In IPL auction 2022, two new teams Ahmedabad & Lucknow have been added. IPL 2022 auction date is 13-14th February and the event will take place in Bengaluru. Every team gets an amount of Rs. 90 crore for the auctions in which they can bid on their favorite players. The old franchises were allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players in their squads. Out of these, there could be a maximum of 2 overseas players and 3 domestic players. Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, and Kolkata Knight Riders have retained 4 players each ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction. Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained 3 players. Punjab Kings has only retained 2 players. Around 1000 players have registered for IPL auction 2022, however only 250 players could make it to the final draft. 

The highlight of this year will be the IPL new team auction. The franchises of Ahmedabad and Lucknow will bid on their favorite players for the very first time. Let us know in brief about the IPl new team auction:


Lucknow is one of the new franchises in the IPl 2022 mega auction. The bid for the Lucknow team was won by Rajiv Goenka’s RPSG Group at 7090 crores and Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower will be their head coach. Vijay Dahiya has been appointed as the assistant coach and Gautam Gambhir is the mentor. The Lucknow franchise has already picked up three players KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, and Ravi Bishnoi at a price of Rs. 15 crores, Rs 11 crore & Rs. 4 crores respectively. Kl Rahul will also lead the team


The second new franchise in IPL auction 2022 is the Ahmedabad franchise. CVC Capitals won the bid for the Ahmedabad franchise at a price of Rs 5625 crores. As per reports, the franchise will appoint Ashish Nehra as head coach and Gary Kirsten as the team mentor. The franchise has picked three players Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan & Shubhman Gill at a price of Rs 15 crore, Rs 15 crore & Rs 7 crore respectively. Hardik Pandya is expected to lead the franchise.


Around 590 players are expected to be auctioned out of which 370 are Indians 

and 220 are overseas. There are 355 uncapped and 228 capped players in IPL auction 2022.  

How do the players go up for auction?

The list is divided into two parts. The first part is relating to the specialty of players that is whether they are batsmen or bowlers or wicketkeepers and the second part is based on their international experience whether they are capped or uncapped. Based on their base price and specialty, players are added to different sets, and the auctioneer (Hugh Edmeades) goes through the list of player names and asks teams to pick.

There are 10 marquee players who will be auctioned first. There will also be a process for players who have gone unsold in the first rounds but have been requested by at least one of the franchises to be re-entered towards the end of the auction.

What is the maximum and the minimum number of players allowed per squad in IPL 2022?

A maximum of 25 players and a minimum of 18 players of which only 8 maximum foreign players are allowed per team in IPL 2022.

IPL teams and they are retained for IPL 2022:

     1. Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

  • Ravindra Jadeja (16 cr)
  • MS Dhoni (12 cr)
  • Moeen Ali (8 cr)
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 cr)

     2. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 

  • Andre Russell (12 cr, 16 cr to be deducted from purse)
  • Varun Chakravarthy (8 cr, 12 cr to be deducted from purse)
  • Venkatesh Iyer (8 cr)
  • Sunil Narine (6 cr)

     3. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

  • Kane Williamson (14 cr)
  • Abdul Samad (4 cr)
  • Umran Malik (4 cr)

     4. Mumbai Indians (MI)

  • Rohit Sharma (16 cr)
  • Jasprit Bumrah (12 cr)
  • Suryakumar Yadav(8 cr)
  • Kieron Pollard (6 cr)

     5. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

  • Virat Kohli (15 cr)
  • Glenn Maxwell (11 cr)
  • Mohammed Siraj (7 cr)

     6. Delhi Capitals (DC)

  • Rishabh Pant (16 cr)
  • Axar Patel (9 cr, 12 cr to be deducted from purse)
  • Prithvi Shaw (7.5 cr, 8 cr to be deducted from purse)
  • Anrich Nortje (6.5 cr)

     7. Rajasthan Royals (RR)

  • Sanju Samson (14 cr)
  • Jos Buttler (10 cr)
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal (4 cr)

     8. Punjab Kings (PBKS)

  • Mayank Agarwal (12 cr, 14 cr to be deducted from purse)
  • Arshdeep Singh (4 cr)

     9. Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG)

  • KL Rahul (Rs 17 cr)
  • Marcus Stoinis (Rs 9.2 cr)
  • Ravi Bishnoi (Rs 4 cr) 

     10. Team Ahmedabad

  • Hardik Pandya (Rs 15 cr)
  • Rashid Khan (Rs 15 cr)
  • Shubman Gill (Rs 8 cr)

   Foreign player slot remaining:

  • Chennai Super Kings: 7
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 7
  • Mumbai Indians: 7
  • Punjab Kings: 8
  • Delhi Capitals: 7
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 6
  • Rajasthan Royals: 7
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: 7
  • Lucknow SuperGiants: 7
  • Ahmedabad: 7

     Remaining purse of teams ahead of IPL auction 2022:

  • Chennai Super Kings: Rs 42 crores
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 57 crores
  • Mumbai Indians: Rs 48 crores
  • Punjab Kings: Rs 72 crores
  • Delhi Capitals: Rs 47.5 crores
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 48 crores
  • Rajasthan Royals: Rs 62 crores
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 68 crores

IPL 2022 is set to start in April-May. It is expected to be scheduled outside India due to the ongoing COVID-19   situation. The BCCI is considering two venues Sri Lanka & South Africa.

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