Bigger names from England and Australia to skip IPL 2022 – Read Article
The star players from England and Australia including; Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Joe Root, and Mitchell Starc are set to skip the upcoming edition of IPL 2022. The bigger names from International cricket have not enrolled themselves in the mega-auction.
Out of shock, some of the bigger names from International cricket have not enrolled themselves in the mega-auction of IPL 2022. The star players from England and Australia including; Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Joe Root, and Mitchell Starc are set to skip the upcoming edition of IPL 2022.
The England skipper Joe Root had already mentioned that he will sacrifice IPL for England and Test cricket but the absence of Stokes, Archer, and Starc was out of the box. More than 1200 players have made it to the initial list of the auction registration shared with the IPL franchises on Friday night (January 21).
The other big names in International cricket who have made themselves available are Pat Cummins (Australia, base price Rs 2 crore), David Warner (Australia, Rs 2 crore), Steve Smith (Australia, Rs 2 crore), Quinton de Kock (South Africa, Rs 2 crore), Faf du Plessis (South Africa, Rs 2 crore) and Mark Wood (England, Rs 2 crore).
The South African trio of pacers in Kagiso Rabada (Rs 2 crore) Lungi Ngidi (Rs 50 lakh) and Marco Jansen (Rs 50 lakh), have registered themselves in the auction after tormenting India in the recently-concluded Test series, likely to be held in Bangalore. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to mention the dates and venue of the auction in the mail.
Among the West Indian players, Dwayne Bravo (Rs 2 crore) has put his name up, but Chris Gayle (Universal Boss) is missing the list. The Curran brothers – Sam and Tom – are also missing from the list but as we can see they are still recovering from the injuries.
Among the A-category Indian players are R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, and Shardul Thakur, who all are placed in INR 2 crore reserve price bracket. Former Chennai Super Kings players Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, and Robin Uthappa are also in the 2 crore category, just as Mohammed Shami.
Deepak Chahar has added himself at INR 2 crore base price but his cousin Rahul is in INR 75 lakh reserve price group. Pacers Prasidh Krishna and T Natarajan are in the INR 1 crore category while S Sreesanth will be available at 50 lakh onwards.
Spinners Washington Sundar and Amit Mishra are in the Rs 1.5 crore classification. Cheteshwar Pujara is at 50 lakh. Manoj Tiwary, a Minister in the West Bengal government and the former Indian batter has enrolled himself for Rs 50 lakh.
After the conclusion of the Ashes, Root had explained his reasons not to play IPL this year but Starc just hinted at the fact of his exclusion.
“I’ve not put my name down just yet, but I’ve got a couple more days to decide on that. It’s certainly on the table regardless of what the schedule has got coming up,”the Australian pacer had said.
“I think that there’s a lot that we need to do for this team, which deserves all of my energy. I really hope I get the opportunity to do it. I’ll keep sacrificing as much as I can because I care so much about Test cricket in our country and trying to get us to where we can,”said Joe Root after deciding to miss IPL 2022.
Of the 1,214 names on the Auction Register, 896 are Indian players and 318 are overseas players. The list incorporates 270 capped, 903 uncapped, and 41 players from Associate nations like Nepal, UAE, Oman, Scotland, and the Netherlands. There are 14 players from the USA too.
Retentions/Purchases and purse available
|Team||No. of retentions/purchases||Purse available (in INR)|
Key Points of the Auction Register
|Criteria||No. of Players|
|Total number of players||1214|
|No of Indian players||896|
|No of overseas players||318|
|No of capped players||270|
|No of uncapped players||903|
|No of the Associate players||41|
|Not of capped Indian players||61|
|No of capped international players||209|
|Uncapped Indians who were a part of previous IPL seasons||143|
|Uncapped International who were a part of previous IPL seasons||6|
|Uncapped Internationals players||62|
*Changes in the list may possible until further announcement