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Top 5 Buying Offers from IPL Auction 2022

Top 5 Buying Offers from IPL Auction 2022

Several top Indian and international stars went under the hammer at the two-day IPL auction in Bangalore for the 15th season of the Indian Premier League.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction has stayed true to its nature of changing lives and fortunes forever. In two days in Bangalore, a total of 204 players were bought at auction for a combined price of INR 550 crore (around USD 73 million).

While there have been several players that franchises have spent money on and fought intense bidding wars to acquire their services, there have been some smart buys that could prove decisive when next IPL season.

In this article, we take a look at the top-ranked players in the MRF Tires ICC T20I rankings that have been purchased at bargain prices.

Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)

Auction price: Bought by Kolkata Knight Riders at base price of INR 1 Crore
ICC T20I ratings: #1 for all-rounders

Kolkata Knight Riders enlisted the services of ICC’s top all-rounder on day two of the auction after it went unsold on day one.

Aside from a blow in October 2021, the Afghan star has topped the ICC T20I all-around rankings since November 2019. He led Afghanistan to the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup where they had a chance to qualify for the semi-final. -finals until their very last Super 12 match against New Zealand.

Since the start of last year, Nabi has scored 207 in 11 T20Is with an average of 29.57 and a strike rate of 128.57. He was also handy with the ball, picking up four wickets in an economy of 8.08.

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Even at 37, Nabi is a game-changer with bat and ball. A globetrotter in franchise cricket, the Afghan star will also bring a wealth of experience to his new IPL squad.

Aiden Markram (South Africa)

Auction price: Bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.6 Crore
ICC T20I Ratings: #3 for hitters, #9 for all-rounders

Aiden Markram sparked a short bidding war between three teams for his services and eventually it was Sunrisers Hyderabad who bought him for INR 2.6 Crore.

Although he made his T20I debut in 2019, he only played three games over the next two years and it wasn’t until 2021 that he became a permanent fixture in the Proteas roster. Ranked 159th in the ICC hitting rankings in April 2021, he quickly climbed the rankings and now also holds a spot in the top 10 of the all-around hitting rankings.

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He was South Africa’s second-best run-geter in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with 162 runs at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 145.94. He’s even been skilled with the ball lately, making him an attractive all-around package for the T20 format.

Devon Conway (New Zealand)

Auction price: Bought by Chennai Super Kings at base price of INR 1 Crore
ICC T20I Ratings: #7 for hitters

Acquired at a base price of INR 1 Crore by Chennai Super Kings, New Zealand’s Devon Conway was seen as one of the smartest buys in the auction.

Devon Conway didn’t make his T20I debut until November 2020 and his stock has been on the rise ever since. In 20 games, he has 602 carries at an average of 50.16 and a strike rate of 139.35.

He was instrumental in New Zealand’s run to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final, scoring 129 runs in difficult conditions. He had the misfortune to pick up an injury in the semi-finals and was dropped from the grand final, which the Kiwis lost.

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Devon Conway offers great flexibility in the batting order and can position himself in any of the top five positions. He can also double as a wicketkeeper, if needed, as he did for New Zealand in the T20 World Cup.

Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

Auction price: Bought by Rajasthan Royals for at base price of INR 1 Crore
ICC T20 ratings: #8 for hitters

Rassie van der Dussen was bought by Rajasthan Royal at the accelerated auction at base price in the final minutes of the auction on day two, having gone unsold on day one.

Rassie made his Proteas debut for South Africa in 2018 and quickly became a vital cog in the Proteas T20I machines. In 34 games, he has 933 carries at an average of 38.87 and a strike rate of 130.85. He was South Africa’s top scorer at the 2021 Men’s World Cup with 177 points and a high of 94* against England.

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Being in the middle order, the star Proteas can drop anchor and speed at will. With several explosive hitters around him, he could be the player to hold the batting lineup together.

Jason Roy (England)

Auction price: Bought by Gujarat Titans at base price of INR 2 Crore
ICC T20I ratings: #15 for hitters

The new IPL Gujarat Titans franchise has secured one of the most explosive openers in the game currently, Jason Roy at a bargain price of INR 2 Crore.

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The hard-hitting England star has played a pivotal role in England’s white-ball dominance in recent years. In T20Is, he scored 1446 points in 58 games, hitting a whopping 143.45. He played a big part in England’s run to the 2021 World Cup semi-finals but missed his serve after picking up an injury in the final Super 12 game.

Capable of knocking the ball out of the park from the first ball, Roy is someone who can take the game away from the opposition from the first overs. With vast experience on his side, Roy could make the new IPL franchise a force to be reckoned with.