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Expensive Players of KKR in IPL 2022 Mega Auction: The two times IPL championship winner Kolkata Knight Riders is one among the many teams to take a bold decision of releasing their skipper ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
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 KKR in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
Eoin Morgan who captained KKR in IPL 2021 was released by KKR and notably, he went unsold in the recently concluded IPL 2022 Mega auction. KKR under his captaincy reached the IPL 2021 final where they lose the trophy to MS Dhoni-led CSK.
With the need of a skipper, KKR invested INR 12.25 Crores on Shreyas Iyer and bagged him in the 2-day mega auction event.
Following are the details of the Expensive Picks of KKR in IPL 2022 Mega auction:
|Shreyas Iyer||Batsman||INR 12.25 Crores|
|Nitish Rana||All-rounder||INR 8 crores|
|Shivam Mavi||Bowlers||INR 7.25 Crores|
|Pat Cummins||Bowlers||INR 7.25 Crores|
|Sam Billings(WK)||WK-Batsman||INR 2 crores|
|Umesh Yadav||Bowlers||INR 2 crores|
Shreyas Iyer, who had won the Emerging Player award in his debut season for Delhi, was retained by Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2019 auction after handing over the captaincy duties in 2018.
The stylish right-handed batsman, who has found a foothold into India’s limited-overs side on the back of some stellar performances in the domestic cricket for Mumbai, led his IPL side to the semi-final of the IPL 2019.
In the 2020 season, he continued as the captain for Delhi Capitals and he also led them to their maiden IPL final against the Mumbai Indians. Iyer scored an unbeaten 65 off 50 balls in a losing effort as Mumbai Indians won the final.
He missed the half-season of IPL 2021 due to an injury in his Left Shoulder while playing for India in the first match of an ODI series against England in the same year.
Shreyas Iyer Batting Stats
Delhi left-hand batsman Nitish Rana has been a vital cog in the KKR middle-order over the years. He has made useful contributions in the middle and often helped KKR to chase or put up high scores on the board after a top-order collapse.
He had a decent outing in the 2020 edition of the IPL with 352 runs from 14 matches at a strike rate of 138.58.
Nitish Rana Batting stats
Nitish Rana Bowling stats
Shivam Mavi caught everyone’s attention in the 2018 India U19 World Cup where he bowled at a seething pace.
He clocked more than 140 kmph regularly and soon became the talk of the tournament owing to his fast bowling abilities. Known to have a lethal bouncer and a constant drive to improve and become faster, Mavi is definitely one of the most exciting young upcoming fast bowlers.
After a brilliant outing in the U19 World Cup, Mavi was quick to grab attention in the IPL Auction and was ultimately picked up by KKR for 3 crores.
He made his IPL debut for KKR in 2018 but picked up just 5 wickets. A stress fracture in his back ruled him out of playing competitive cricket since December 2019 and after spending most of his time in rehab, Mavi was fit and made a comeback in the 2020 edition. He played in 8 games and picked up 9 wickets in the 2020 IPL season.
In the 2021 edition, he picked 11 wickets from playing 9 matches at an economy of 7.24.
Shivam Mavi 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||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|