IPL 2022 mega auction: What we know about the upcoming event


The IPL 2022 mega auction could be the biggest player auction event in the history of T20 franchise cricket.

Insiders have already predicted that a new record fee could be established with some suggesting Australia’s David Warner could be the man to attract big-time bids.

Pursestrings have been loosened at the BCCI, who have bumped the salary purse up to close to £9 million per team and we will see two new franchises join the fray.

The eight existing IPL teams were given the option to retain up to four of their pool of previously contracted players.

The two new franchises have the option to sign three players from those released- two domestic and one overseas – from 1-25 December 2021.

IPL 2022 Retained Players List

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)– Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Delhi Capitals (DC)– Rishabh Pant , Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw , and Anrich Nortje.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)– Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, and Sunil Narine.

Mumbai Indians (MI)– Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, and Kieron Pollard.

Punjab Kings (PBKS)– Mayank Agarwal, and Arshdeep Singh.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)– Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)– Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj.

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)– Kane Williamson, Umran Malik and Abdul Samad.

When is the IPL 2022 Mega Auction?

The BCCI have not announced the date and time of IPL 2022 mega auction at this time. However sources within the governing body have told reporters that the IPL 2022 auction is likely to take place in the first week of January 2022.

What will each team be able to spend at auction?

The retained players contract fees are deducted from each teams total auction purse.

Here is the breakdown of what each team’s purse will be:

Note: Crore equals 10 million INR (Approx £100,000)

Punjab Kings (PBKS) – 72 Crore

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – 68 Crore

Rajasthan Royals (RR) – 62 Crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 57 Crore

Mumbai Indians (MI) – 48 Crore

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 48 Crore

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 48 Crore

Delhi Capitals (DC) – 47.5 Crore

Lucknow- 90 Crore

Ahmedabad– 90 Crore

Who will be available for the IPL 2022 mega auction?

The list of available players has yet to be made public, but a large pool of overseas stars and even some lesser-known T20 mercenaries will step forward for the 2022 IPL Mega Auction.