Warner, M Marsh, Ashwin, Rabada put maximum base price

David Warner will be one of the biggest attractions in the IPL 2022 auction

A total of 1,214 players have registered themselves for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction which will be held in February 12-13 in Bangalore, with top players such as David Warner, Kagiso Rabada, Mitchell Marsh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer and many others putting themselves in the maximum base price category of INR 2 crores. 

The IPL 2022 auction will also witness several other important players in the world of cricket missing the event which includes England all-rounder Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, West Indies legend Chris Gayle, England fast bowler Jofra Archer, all-rounder Chris Woakes as well as Australia speedster Mitchell Starc.

There are as many as 17 Indian players and 32 overseas players who can be said as big names on the list for auction which includes Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Australia captain and world No 1 Test fast bowler Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Suresh Raina, Mark Wood, Trent Boult, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Shakib Al Hasan and West Indies legend Dwayne Bravo.

A total of 1,214 cricketers including 270 capped players, 312 uncapped players and 41 from associate teams have registered for auction in the list which was sent across to the 10 IPL teams including the two new teams based in Lucknow and Ahmedabad on Friday. A final list from this long list of names will be sent to the IPL governing council ahead of the mega auction in February, with all the franchises sending back their wish lists.

This is for the first time that the world’s biggest T20 cricket league is going to have a mega auction after the year 2018. The IPL 2022 event is set to be having a total of 74 matches with two new teams taking the overall number of competing sides to 10.

Also among the Indian players in the mega list are Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Ambati Rayudu, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Shami, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur.

Among the foreign players there are plenty of Australians such as Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ashton Agar, Matthew Wade along with Afghanistan player such as Mujeeb Zadran, Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman, England’s Saqib Mahmood, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey and Sam Billings.

The list also includes the two uncapped Indian players who have made their mark in the IPL, Shahrukh Khan and Avesh Khan, along with former India fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, who has kept his base price at INR 50 lakhs.