The multi-millionaires! Indian and overseas players sold for Rs 100 million or more at IPL 2022 auction

Updated: Feb 14, 2022, 01:45 AM(IST)

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction has been concluded after action-packed two days. Many players have found new homes and several have returned to their previous camps. 

Some players have emerged as multi-millionaires, who will grab attention throughout the upcoming edition of IPL. 

Here's a list of players, including Indian and overseas, who were sold for Rs 100 million or more at the IPL 2022 auction. 

Ishan Kishan

Indian Premier League (IPL) giants and defending champions Mumbai Indians bought back explosive Indian batter Ishan Kishan for Rs152.50 million ($2.02 million) after a bidding war between Punjab Kings, Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

The 23-year-old Kishan became the most expensive player at IPL 2022 mega auction. 

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Deepak Chahar

Indian pacer Deepak Chahar was bought back by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 140million ($1.8m approx). Chahar became the highest-paid Indian bowler at an IPL auction. 

While reacting to his auction bid, Chahar told Star Sports, "I've never spoken about all this to Mahi bhai [captain MS Dhoni] or CSK management. In 2018, I had met Srinivasan sir, and he has said, 'you will play in yellow always'. So I took his word that day and since then I have never spoken about retention. I knew CSK would bid [for me]." 

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Shreyas Iyer

India's middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer was roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 122.50 million. He was previously with Delhi Capitals and wasn't on the list of retained players. 

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Harshal Patel

Bowling all-rounder Harshal Patel was bought back by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 107.50 million. 

During IPL 2021, Patel ended the season as the leading wicket-taker, grabbing 32 wickets. The record was tied for the most wickets in a single edition of the IPL. 

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Shardul Thakur

Delhi Capitals went on a spending spree to buy Indian pacer, Shardul Thakur.

DC bought him for Rs 107.50 million, making him the most expensive purchase by the franchise during IPL 2022 auction. 

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Prasidh Krishna

Indian bowler impressed with his skills during the recently concluded India vs West Indian series and it was certainly taken notice during the IPL 2022 auction.

Krishna was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 100.00 million. 

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Liam Livingstone

Punjab Kings paid a staggering amount of Rs 115.00 million to acquire the services of England's Liam Livingstone for the upcoming edition of IPL. 

Livingstone is often deemed as the T20 specialist. 

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Avesh Khan

Newly formed Lucknow Super Giants bought Indian bowler Avesh Khan for an amount of Rs100.00 million. Khan was released by Delhi Capitals after IPL 2021. 

After LSG's winning bid, Khan became the most expensive uncapped pick in IPL auction history, shattering the previous record of Rs 9.25 crore paid for Krishnappa Gowtham by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2021. 

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Wanindu Hasaranga

Sri Lankan batting all-rounder, Wanindu Hasaranga, was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 107.50 million. In the last season, Hasaranga was a replacement player for RCB. 

Overall, he has lesser experience in the IPL but he has definitely emerged as a fine all-rounder in T20 format. 

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Nicholas Pooran

West Indies wicket-keeper batter Nicholas Pooran was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs 107.50 million. 

He tweeted, "@SunRisers looking forward to an amazing journey with you guys! #OrangeArmy." 

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The newly formed Gujarat Titans team bought New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson for Rs. 100.00 million during IPL 2022 mega auction. The right-arm pacer was part of Kolkata Knight Riders in the last season. 

Lockie Ferguson

 Lockie Ferguson

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