The IPL 2022 auction is set to take place in the second week of the february. This time the mega auction is going to happen. Fans are really excited and looking forward to seeing which player’s their teams are going to buy In the auction. Many top national and international players are going to register their names in the auction. Some of them are expected to fetch big amounts, while many star players are likely to go unsold. However, they still might find a place In squad as two new franchises are going to join the IPL next year.
1. Steve Smith
Smith is a modern-day great. The former Australian player is miles ahead of any other batsmans in red-ball cricket. Smith has a decent record in T20 also. He has played more than hundred IPL matches. However, he is not looking in the scheme of things for IPL franchises, and he might not be able to find any bid In the auction.
2. Ajinkya Rahane
Rahane had a dream IPL debut. The star Indian batsman has scored two centuries in this tournament. However, his graph has drastically reduced in the IPL. He was a part of delhi capitals last year but rarely got to play any match. Rahane might goes unsold in the auction.
3. Alex Hales
Alex Hales is a famous name in T20 cricket. Hales is currently not playing international cricket, and he mostly featured in franchise cricket only. However, his IPL journey isn’t good as he has featured in just a few matches. Many local talents are coming to the auction. Hales might not get any bid.
4. Eoin Morgan
Morgan is a white-ball skipper of the English cricket team. In 2019, he led England to their maiden world cup trophy. Morgan was a captain of the Kolkata team who played the final last year. However, he failed to fire with a bat that might go unsold in the 2022 auction. He has terrible batting form for last one year. This factor might go against him in the auction.
5. Chris Gayle
Gayle’s name might be shocking and heartbreaking, but it’s looking certain that he might not get any bid in the upcoming auction. Gayle has passed his prime, and he is struggling with the bat for the last two years. Many overseas batsmans are coming in the auction, and franchises will go for them.
6. Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir is an iconic player of the shortest format. He has tremendous success in T20 cricket. Tahir won a purple cap in 2018. However, he barely got to play any match in the last two seasons, and teams might ignore him in the auction. Many talented local spinners coming in the auction, and franchises are set to bid for them instead.
7. Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav has seen a drastic change in his cricket career. From a part of the world Cup team to not getting a chance in the playing of the IPL. Kedar Jadhav has good experience in the IPL. However, he still might not get any bid in the auction. Reason behind this is continues failure in last two seasons of the IPL.
8. Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma is a famous name of India in red-ball cricket. He has taken 400+ wickets. However, his record in white-ball cricket is very inconsistent. He is likely to go unsold in the upcoming mega auction. Not playing a single white-ball match in the last two years can be one reason.
9. Tom Curran
Tom is a bowler of England cricket. He has played in the IPL for three franchises. However, he never performed up to the exceptions. Curran’s habit to leak runs in the death overs might go against him in the auction. Last year, he was a part of the Delhi franchise. He is unlikely to get any bid in the upcoming auction as many top pacers are already there.
10. Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla is another IPL greats who has chances to go unsold in the upcoming auction. Chawla played a vital role to make Kolkata champion for two times. However, his performance has gone down in the last few years. With many young and talented indian spinners are coming in the auction, franchises might avoid going for a Chawla.