IPL 2022 Auction: With the addition of 2 new teams for the 15th season of IPL, the thrill of this league is going to increase further. Fans are also waiting for the mega auction (IPL 2022 Mega Auction) to be held in January before this mega event before starting in April. Before the IPL Mega Auction, the IPL committee had given the 8 teams already part of the league a chance to retain their 4 players. The last time was kept on 30 November. After which yesterday, on November 30, all the teams have cleared the names of their retained players.
Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Delhi have retained a maximum of 4-4 players. So the same Bangalore, Rajasthan, and Hyderabad have retained 3-3 players. Punjab Kings has retained only 2 of its players. At the same time, both the new teams also have a chance to include 3-3 players in their team before going into the auction. The last date is 25th December. All IPL teams want that there should be a wicket-keeper batsman in their team, who apart from excellent wicketkeeping, can also make an important contribution in batting.
Keeping this in mind, Chennai has retained three strong batsmen in the form of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Delhi Rishabh Pant, and Rajasthan Josh Buttler. The rest of the team will try to fill this space through Auction. In today’s article, we will tell you about such 5 wicket-keeper batsmen, whom all the teams can spend a big amount to include in their team in the IPL 2022 auction.
1. Ishaan Kishan
Mumbai Indians, the most successful team of IPL, could not even retain their player Ishan Kishan. During the mega auction of IPL (IPL 2022), the Mumbai franchise would like to include this player back in their team at any cost. However, it is not at all easy for Mumbai. In the IPL Mega Auction, many teams can play bets on Ishan Kishan. Apart from hitting long sixes in batting, Ishan Kishan is also a brilliant wicketkeeper. If the news is to be believed then the team of Lucknow is going to include him in their team even before the auction of IPL 2022.
2. Nicholas Pooran
West Indies’ young batsman Nicholas Pooran is considered one of the most dangerous batsmen in T20 cricket. His last IPL season was very bad. This left-handed batsman could only score 85 runs in 11 innings of 12 matches in IPL 2021. The average was only 7.72.
In the recent T20 series against Pakistan, Pooran (Nicholas Pooran) has performed brilliantly while captaining the West Indies team. His team lost the series 3-0 but Pooran has created a lot of buzz with his batting. In such a situation, during the mega auction of IPL 2022 to be held in January, the teams can spend a huge amount to connect them with them.
3. Jonny Bairstow
England’s swashbuckling batsman Jonny Bairstow was included in his team in the year 2019 by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for a price of 1.9 crores. He proved his worth that year, along with Warner, took up the responsibility of giving the team a strong start. He scored a total of 445 runs in that entire season. In which 1 century was included. Bairstow could not take part in the second leg of IPL 2021 held in UAE due to personal reasons. Before the same mega auction, Hyderabad did not retain him.
Considering Bairstow’s excellent record of T20 cricket, many teams can spend a huge amount on him during the IPL 2022 auction. The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman has scored 1038 runs in a total of 28 matches in his IPL career. The average has been 41.52.