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Jofra Archer Registers for IPL 2022 Mega Auction – “Unlikely” to Play the Tournament

England fast bowler Jofra Archer registers for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction under the price category of INR 2 crores.

Jofra Archer registers for IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Hemang Amin, IPL’s chief operating officer, in an email to the franchises has, however, made it clear that he is “unlikely” to play in the 2022 edition and a franchise won’t be entitled to a replacement once they pick him.

“The ECB has registered Archer for the auction with a view to potential participation in 2023 and 2024, as due to his current injury, it is unlikely that he can participate in IPL 2022,” the BCCI wrote to the franchises providing a list of 44 new names that have been added to the register on their request.

The England and Wales Cricket Board

Archer’s struggle with injuries has denied him the chance to be included in the Marquee set comprising ten players, including Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Pat Cummins, Quinton de Kock, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Mohammed Shami and David Warner.

“He won’t feature in the Marquee or other sets to be presented. He will be available to be called during the accelerated auction and whoever picks him will not get a replacement player for IPL 2022 season for his place as he is already injured and unlikely to participate in IPL 2022 season,” the BCCI wrote to the franchises explaining his exclusion from the marquee list.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction

The IPL Player Registration closed on January 20th, 2022. A total of 1,214 players (896 Indian and 318 overseas players) have signed up to be part of the IPL 2022 Player Auction.

A total of 33 players have been retained/picked ahead of the auction. While the existing eight franchises have retained 27 players, the two new teams have picked three players each.

Among the registered players only 590 cricketers were shortlisted and will be named under the hammer during the two-day mega auction event. Amongst 590 players who have registered for the auction,

  • 228 are capped players
  • 355 are uncapped players
  • 7 belong to Associate Nations

Notably, If every franchise were to have a maximum of 25 players in their squad, 217 players will be taken in the auction (of which up to 70 may be overseas players).

Following are the details of the players separated under their role category.

Number of Players
Bowler 203
Batsman 102
All Rounders 227
Wicket Keepers 58
Total No. Of Players


You can go through the Set by Set All Players List of IPL 2022, whereas in this article you can only pick for the wicket-keepers and their set numbers(Will Update Soon) one after the other.

One of the players who could end up with a huge sum and is on the marquee list is Jharkhand’s Ishan Kishan. Most of the franchises are keen on him and he is being seen as a potential captain in the near future.

Chennai Super Kings will be the first team to seek for Ishan Kishan as they are in need of a wicket-keeper batsman who can replace MS Dhoni in the near future.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan

Other key names in this first round of capped players include last season’s highest wicket-taker Harshal Patel, Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder and young opener Devdutt Padikkal.

Gayle Misses IPL 2022

Chris Gayle, however, is among the notable absentees. The veteran batter has previously represented Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Punjab Kings in the competition but is not one of the 34 West Indians available in the auction.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

There are also seven Associate players included in the auction list, with David Wiese, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumplemann (all Namibia), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Brad Wheal, Safyaan Sharif (both Scotland) and Ali Khan (USA) looking to secure contracts.

48 players have chosen to place themselves in the highest reserve price bracket of INR 2 crore (£198000) including Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammad Shami, Dinesh Karthik, Trent Boult, Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and Shakib Al Hasan.

Ten English players – Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, James Vince, David Willey, Craig Overton, Saqib Mahmood and Archer – are also in this group.

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