The 2022 Indian Premier League, also known as the TATA IPL 2022, was the 15th season of India’s professional Twenty20 cricket league, which was founded in 2007 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. When it comes to cricket and entertainment, it has the entire country under its spell. People are literally glued to their televisions, canceling important functions in order to cheer on their favorite team and enjoy the thrill of the game.
The IPL Mega Auction is held prior to each Indian Premier League season, where players are bid on. This allows us to determine who the most expensive ipl player, highest paid player, most valuable players, and highest bidder in IPL 2022 is.
Top 10 Most Expensive Players with the Highest Bid in IPL 2022
The IPL Mega Auction 2022 concluded with some eye-catching, shocking, and solid transactions. The ten franchises spent a total of INR 3,88,10,00,000 on the first day of the auction to acquire 74 players. When it comes to bidding and buying players, the IPL Mega Auction is always a costly and interesting affair. Find out who was the most valuable player in IPL 2022 and who received the highest bid in IPL 2022 by reviewing the list of the top ten most expensive players in IPL 2022 below:
Mumbai Indians – Ishan Kishan – ₹15.25 crore
Mumbai Indians bring back star wicketkeeper and batter from Jharkand, Ishan Kishan, for a whopping INR 15.25 crore, which made him the highest paid player in IPL 2022 to be bought. Mumbai Indians Management had their sights set on him after he scored 1133 runs in just 45 IPL games for Mumbai Indians in the 2018 and 2021 seasons. Multiple clubs bid for the left-handed batsmen, including Kings XI Punjab, Gujarat Titans, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. After Ishan surpassed the 15 crore limit, which was the highest bid in IPL 2022, Mumbai had to offer thrice for him.
Chennai Super Kings – Deepak Chahar – ₹14 crores
Deepak Chahar has appeared in 58 IPL games for MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings since joining the team in 2018. He has 58 wickets for an economy rate of 7.70, which is simply amazing! Dhoni used him exclusively during powerplay overs due to his ability to swing the ball so well.
Teams such as the Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad were desperate to add him to their squads and placed high bids for him. Only after the bidding war reached ten crores did Chennai Super Kings enter and dominate. The Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals fought hard but were forced to concede after 14 crore. Deepak Chahar has become the IPL 2022’s second most expensive player.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shreyas Iyer – ₹12.25 crore
Shreyas Iyer is a reliable top-order batsman who excels against spinners. He is a defiant leader who has led the Delhi Capitals to two play-off appearances. He missed the first leg of the IPL 2021 due to a shoulder injury. In terms of his performance at Delhi Capitals, he is their third highest run scorer with 2375 runs from just 87 matches, trailing only Virendar Sehwag and Rishabh Pant, who scored 2382 and 2498 runs, respectively.
In a bidding war with Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders paid a high price of 12.25 crores for the former Mumbai batsman.
Punjab Kings – Liam Livingstone – ₹11.50 crore
Liam Livingstone is an English all-rounder who can hit big sixes. He is an aggressive right-handed batsman who was the highest-priced overseas player in the IPL auction. After an intense bidding war with Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad, he was purchased by Punjab Kings for a whopping 11.50 crores, making him the most expensive player in the IPL. Livingstone appeared in nine games for the Rajasthan Royals between the 2019 and 2021 seasons but did not perform to his full potential.
Delhi Capitals – Shardul Thakur Bowler – ₹10.75 crore
Shardul Thakur’s aggressive fast-bowling style has established him as the spearhead of Mumbai’s attack. His specialty is swinging the ball away from right-handed batters while hitting the pitch hard. He can bat in the middle of an inning and bowl during crucial overs. He’s also a strong finisher at the bottom of the order.
He made one appearance for Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings) against Delhi Capitals, and he made a total of 12 appearances for Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017. He then joined the Chennai Super Kings, where he spent four seasons and won two of them. This is why the Delhi Capitals decided to spend big money on him this season, paying 10.75 crores for him.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Wanindu Hasaranga – ₹10.75 crore
Hasaranga is a Sri Lankan leg-spinner who Royal Challengers Bangalore paid a high price for during the IPL auction, landing him for 10.75 crores. In the T20 World Cup, the youngster recently took a hat trick.
When India toured Sri Lanka in July 2021, Hasaranga made an outstanding impression, finishing second among T20I bowlers in the ICC rankings. In IPL 2021, the 24-year-old all-rounder was brought in to replace Adam Zampa. He is an excellent middle-order batsman with excellent leggies. He will provide the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad with the perfect balance.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Harshal Patel – ₹10.75 crore
Harshal Patel is an Indian fast bowler who RCB re-signed after a bidding war with Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping 10.75 crores. He took 32 wickets and won the Purple Cap in the IPL 2021 season, earning him the moniker ‘Purple Patel.’ Harshal Patel made his IPL debut in 2012 with Royal Challengers Bangalore, then moved to Delhi Capitals in 2018 and put in some outstanding all-round performances. After his outstanding performance in the 2021 IPL season, Royal Challengers were determined to reintegrate him into their squad and were successful.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Nicholas Pooran – ₹10.75 crore
Nicholas Pooran is a West Indian left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper. He has had a number of standout performances in T20 leagues around the world. Pooran scored 168 runs in seven games in his debut season with Punjab. He eventually became an important member of the squad, scoring 353 runs in the IPL 2020 season with a high score of 77. He also has exceptional fielding abilities, making him the complete package for T20 cricket. Although he did not have the best season in 2021, Sunrisers Hyderabad decided to go all-in on him because of his talent and hard-hitting abilities, and they will have high expectations of him because he was their most expensive purchase in the IPL auction.
Gujarat Titans – Lockie Ferguson – ₹10 crore
The Gujarat Titans purchased the Kiwi right-arm pacer after an intense bidding war with multiple other teams. He was called up to the New Zealand squad in December 2016 and then to the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019, where he appeared in five games. In 2020, he played the same number of games but took 6 wickets, including a three-wicket haul. He had a slightly better season in 2021, recording 13 wickets in eight games. Lockie Ferguson is an important addition to the Gujarat Titans roster and one of the most valuable players in the IPL 2022.
Lucknow Super Giants – Avesh Khan – ₹10 crore
Avesh Khan is a Madhya Pradesh right-arm fast bowler who made his first-class debut in 2014. He made his Team India debut in 2016 after playing for India in the ICC Under 19 World Cup. He made his IPL debut in 2017 for Royal Challengers Bangalore, then moved to Delhi Capitals, where he put in a series of outstanding performances. This IPL season, he will play for Lucknow Super Giant, who paid a whopping 10 crores for him.
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