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Earlier to the IPL 2022 Mega Auction all 8 existing teams announced their retained players list and released the remaining players to the auction pool from which the 2 new IPL teams are allowed to draft a maximum of 3 players each.
According to which, Lucknow Super Giants ropes KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, and uncapped player Ravi Bishnoi. Where Gujarat Titans picked Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill as their drafted players.
Expensive Players of CSK in IPL 2022 Mega auction
Expensive Players of CSK in IPL 2022: The four-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings spent 45.5 crores in IPL 2022 mega auction to fill the squad with 21 players.
CSK ropes a total of 17 Indian players with 8 overseas players including the retained players. Focusing on the future, the CSK franchise build the team with a unique auction strategy which allows them to walk out of the mega auction with INR 2.95 crores remaining after picking 25 players.
Turning down the expectation, CSK fails to rope in some of their star performing players including Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, and Shardul Thakur.
CSK, who has a history of not picking the players for more than INR 10 crores in an auction, broke their bank for the first time to rope Deepak Chahar back into the squad.
Following are the details of the Expensive Picks of CSK in IPL 2022 Mega auction:
|Deepak Chahar||INR 14 crores||Bowlers|
|Ambati Rayudu (wk)||INR 6.75 crores||WK- Batsman|
|Dwayne Bravo||INR 4.40 crores||All-rounder|
|Shivam Dube||INR 4 crores||All-rounder|
|Chris Jordan||INR 3.60 Crores||All-rounder|
|Robin Uthappa||INR 2 crores||Batsman|
The Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer becomes an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2018.
In the 2018 season, Chahar on playing 12 matches has picked 10 wickets and becomes a key player of the 2018 IPL winning team.
Deepak Chahar Bowling Stats
In the 2019 season, Chahar picked 22 wickets on playing 17 matches. In 2020, Chahar picked 12 wickets where CSK filed to enter into qualify. In the followed season Chahar picked 14 wickets and plays an important role in CSK’s fourth IPL trophy-winning season.
Once referred to as India’s next batting star, Rayudu announced his arrival when he scored 177 as a 16-year-old against an England U-19 team in 2002.
The 30-year-old was held on to by Mumbai Indians prior to IPL 2011 when all IPL squads got a makeover. And given his consistent run over the last three seasons, Rayudu was again retained by MI prior to IPL 2014. In the 2015 season, Rayudu made 281 runs at an S/R of 145 and remained not out on five occasions.
Ambati Rayudu Batting Stats
After plying his skills for the Mumbai Indians in the first three seasons, Bravo was taken up by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2011 IPL. A hard-hitting batsman and a decent-paced bowler, Bravo is an asset to any T20 side in the world.
His all-round usefulness led the CSK think tank to retain him ahead of the 2014 season. Ahead of IPL 2016, the West Indian all-rounder was picked by the new team Gujarat Lions in the player draft.
Come 2018 IPL Player Auction, CSK once again showed faith in the all-rounder by using their Right To Match card. He was an integral part of the IPL 2018, 2021 winning CSK team.
Dwayne Bravo Batting stats
Dwayne Bravo Bowling stats
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IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Overview
A total of INR 551.7 Crore was spent in the two days of the IPL 2022 mega auction over 204 players including 67 overseas cricketers. The most expensive player to emerge at the auction was Ishan Kishan who was bought for Rs 15.25 crore by Mumbai Indians.
|Category||Player||Price in IPL 2022 Auction||Team|
|Most Expensive Player||Ishan Kishan||INR 15.25 crores||MI|
|Most Expensive Batter||Shreyas Iyer||INR 12.25 crores||KKR|
|Most Expensive Bowlers||Deepak Chahar||INR 14 crores||CSK|
|Most Expensive All-rounder||Liam Livingstone||INR 11.5 crores||PBKS|
|Most Expensive Wicketkeeper||Ishan Kishan||INR 15.25 crores||MI|
|Most Expensive overseas player||Liam Livingstone||INR 11.5 crores||PBKS|
|Most Expensive Uncapped player||Avesh Khan||INR 10 crores||LSG|
|Most Expensive capped player||Ishan Kishan||INR 15.25 crores||MI|