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Highest Paid Player in IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Former Indian Cricketer Mohammad Kaif believes that former Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan or ex-Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner can become the highest-paid player in the upcoming mega event.
Highest Paid Player in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
BCCI decides to host IPL 2022 Mega Auction for the upcoming season right after the inclusion of 2 new IPL teams namely Lucknow Super Giants and Ahmedabad Titans. The Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction is all set to be conducted on February 12 and 13, 2022.
The IPL 2022 mega Auction live streaming will kickstart from 11 AM on February 12. The IPL 2022 mega auction will be a two-day event that will be held in Bengaluru.
You can check the IPL 2022 Live Streaming details for your location or you can follow IPL 2022 squad for all 10 teams where we will update the player’s details with their auction price details in LIVE.
In a recent Facebook Live session, Mohammad Kaif answers for IPL 2022 Mega Auction-related question.
What all surprises can be witnessed in the auction?
MK: It’s very difficult to predict auctions. All the teams would be preparing themselves with mock drills, doing meetings, but in my opinion, strategies might not work always. So, teams should make different plans for any situation.
Big players who will be made available or will be up for grab at the later stage of the auction might get paid less because in the starting, teams will have a task to make a core squad and they will bid heavily for good players in the beginning. The starting 10-15 players in the bid-lineup will get the benefit.
Indian players will be more in demand like Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, who’ll be auctioned in the opening set will get the benefit maybe because of the demand for Indian players and they are also up in the order. More players like Shreyas Iyer and R Ashwin also can get the benefit.
Who can be the highest-paid player in IPL 2022 auction?
MK: Shikhar Dhawan can be the highest-paid player. Every year he scores 400-500 runs and was a part of a good team (Delhi Capitals).
David Warner can also become the most expensive player because of his superb performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup and he’s captain material as well.
Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada can also be in the list.
For which teams the auction will be very crucial?
MK: Ahmedabad and Lucknow. The new teams will have to work very hard in the auctions, although they have experienced coaches but it’s difficult for new teams because the old teams are set.
But after the auction you’ll see every team satisfied, you’ll never see a franchise unhappy after the auction because of so many players and the options available. For example, if you want Warner and other team buys him, you still have de Kock as an option. If you think of buying Rabada, you have Pat Cummins also as an option. In the end, it depends on how you handle the player and how you make him perform.