The upcoming season will bring more joy for fans as two new teams to play the following season. BCCI introduced Ahmadabad and Lucknow as two new franchises. These two teams will go to an auction to pick quality Indian and overseas players and build up a strong team.

The mega auction of the IPL happens after every three years. Teams can retain only a few players while the remaining players go into the auction. This December, some teams have retained their core players while some teams couldn’t get due to players’ personal reasons. Many big Indian names are coming to the auction to get a prominent amount.

1. KL Rahul

KL Rahul currently comes in the top three T20 batters. He has shown excellent consistency in the last two years. His records in IPL have gone to different levels. He won the orange cap in the 2020 season and was also featured in the highest run-getters of the IPL 2021 season. KL, decided to part ways with the Punjab franchise. He is going to an auction and is all set to become the most expensive player in the IPL history.

2. Shreyas Iyer

Iyer is another big name in the upcoming auction. Now He is a part of the Indian cricket team in all three formats. Shreyas is a famous name in the IPL. He was a part of Delhi Capital’s for seven years, but now he has decided to move out. With various teams looking for a young, dynamic captain, it is not wrong to say Shreyas will fetch a whopping amount in the auction.

3. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is a star Indian all-rounder. He has been part of the Indian cricket team for the last six years. Pandya is an explosive batter who can change the game within a moment. Pandya started his IPL career with the most successful IPL franchise Mumbai. He was a vital part of that team. Unfortunately, this time Mumbai has decided to part ways with Hardik. Pandya is coming to the auction with a high reputation and is getting a bidding war from various franchises.

4. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is a star Indian bowler. He has been a regular part of team India for the last ten years. Kumar mostly features in white-ball cricket only. He was part of the Hyderabad franchise for a long time. Now he’s going to auction this year. Multiple IPL teams have their eye on Kumar.

5. Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan is a regular opener of the Indian cricket team in white-ball cricket. Dhawan has been playing in the IPL from the very first season, and his record in this tournament is admirable. Dhawan was part of Delhi for the last three years, and he gave his best in that period. With various IPL teams looking for quality Indian opening batters, Dhawan can get a significant amount.

6. Yuzvendra Chahal

Chahal has been one of the best spinners in the last five years. He has an excellent record in white-ball cricket. Chahal is a famous face of IPL and he has given his best for Bangalore. This year the Bangalore Franchise didn’t retain him. Still, other franchises know how good Chahal is in Indian conditions.

7. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin is a legendary name of the Indian cricket team. He has exceptional records in all three Formats. Ashwin started his IPL career with Chennai, under Dhoni’s leadership. He was released and played for Punjab and Delhi. Ashwin is coming to this year’s auction pool and expecting to get a high bid from various teams.

8. Deepak Chahar

Chahar is a regular part of the white-ball team. His record in the last three years speaks volumes of this player. Chahar played a key role in Chennai lifting two IPL trophies. This year he failed to get priority and couldn’t be retained. He is going into the auction with a big reputation and will likely to fetch a good amount.

9. Shubhman Gill

Gill is a future superstar. He is regarded as the next most reliable batter of the Indian cricket team. Gill played his debut IPL match with Kolkata. However, the Kolkata-based franchise didn’t retain him. Gill, at a young age, can attract many franchisees to go after him in the auction.

10. Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel is a famous name in the IPL. He has been playing this tournament for a long time. Last year, the Bangalore franchise traded him from Delhi. This trade turned out to be fruitful for both as Patel went on to became the leading wicket-taker of the 2021 season.