Mega Auction of IPL 2022 is just few days away where 590 players are going to be auctioned.
IPL Mega Auction 2022 is set to get underway in less than few days where 590 players will be auctioned. Twitter trends and hype on social media is increasing at its getting closer.
The Mega auction process will start at 11 AM IST in the morning. The auction will be broadcasted live on Star Sports. Also, the ownership has moved on from VIVO to TATA, which means it would be called TATA IPL 2022 Auction.
IPL 2022 would be bigger because of the addition of Lucknow Super Giants and Ahmedabad Titans. KL Rahul is set to lead the Lucknow-based franchise, while Hardik Pandya would be the captain of Ahmedabad.
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While RCB Management wants Virat Kohli to lead the team again in the absence of Ab De Villiers. ‘Virat Kohli has led the team in many memorable seasons. Under his leadership, the team won many matches. We might prefer to have him as the captain. We will try to convince him to take back the captaincy,’ said the RCB chairman a couple of weeks ago.
However, all that is past and Hardik Pandya will now lead the Ahmedabad franchise. This will be his first stint as captain in the IPL. While he also expressed his desire to lead might have led the Mumbai Indians management to let him go. There is no official confirmation though as of now.
It would be interesting to see if franchises are keen on players like Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, and many others who are 32+. While England all-rounder Ben Stokes has made a statement where he has said that he is looking to focus on Test cricket at the moment.
Most teams would like to get back their old warhorses in the Mega Auction as in a league and format like IPL – it could make all the difference and CSK has shown that over the years.