A total of 11 players – 7 Indian and 4 overseas – crossed the Rs 10-crore mark at the IPL 2022 auctions. Ishan Kishan was the only one to cross Rs 15 crore. Liam Livingstone (11.5 Cr) was the most expensive overseas player.
Ishan Kishan, picked by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore, is the most expensive player at the IPL 2022 auction and leads the 10-crore club. Deepak Chahar, picked by Chennai Super Kings for 14 crore, is second and also the most expensive Indian bowler in the IPL of all time. Shreyas Iyer, picked for Rs 12.25 crore by KKR, is third. Harshal Patel (10.75 Cr to RCB), Shardul Thakur (10.75 Cr to DC), Prasidh Krishna (10 Cr to RR) and Avesh Khan (10 Cr to LSG) are the other Indian players to invite bids of over Rs 10 crore.
Liam Livingstone (11.5 Cr to PBKS) is the highest earning overseas player. Wanindu Hasaranga (10.75 Cr to RCB), Nicholas Pooran, (10.75 Cr to SRH), Lockie Ferguson (10 Cr to GT) are the other overseas player for whom the 10-crore barrier was breached
England pacer Chris Jordan was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 3.6 crore during the accelerated part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction on Sunday. South Africa batter David Miller got sold to Gujarat Giants for Rs 3 crore while Australia wicketkeeper batter Matthew Wade was also acquired by Gujarat Titans for Rs 2.4 crore. England batter Sam Billings was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2 crore. Meanwhile, Indian wicketkeeper batter Wriddhiman Saha was sold to Gujarat Giants for Rs 1.9 crore. West Indies batter Evin Lewis was picked by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 2 crore and on the other hand England batter Alex Hales was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.5 crore. Delhi Capitals bought West Indies pacer Lungi Ngidi for Rs 50 lakhs.
England pacer Tymal Mills was sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.5 crore while West Indies pacer Obed McCoy was bought by Rajasthan Royals for 75 lakhs.