Updated: 29 December 2021
As the date for the IPL 2022 mega auction comes closer, the heartbeats of all the cricket fans are starting to increase. The addition of 2 new teams in IPL 2022 has provided the icing on the cake in this IPL 2022 mega auction. As per reports, the grand event will take place on Feb 12 and 13th at Bengaluru.
This time, many players will be up for grabs, as Lucknow and Ahmedabad teams need to be designed from scratch. England players have always found the sweet spot in the IPL auctions, considering the utility they provide. Let us look at the top 5 England players who will be hot buy in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 5 England Players Who Can Be Hot Picks In Mega Auction
Ben Stokes is one of the best all-rounders in limited-overs cricket. The left-handed middle-order batsman has played a few match-winning innings in recent times in the IPL. He can change gears in no time and easily torment the bowling attack. The medium-pace bowling of Ben Stokes is also an added advantage to any IPL franchise.
Ben Stokes was part of the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021, and they have released him before the IPL 2022. This will give an excellent opportunity for other team owners to go all guns blazing for this explosive player in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
It was expected that Chennai Super Kings would retain Sam Curran ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction. However, they changed their mind at the last moment. This can be a blessing in disguise for the England all-rounder. Sam Curran scored 56 runs in 4 innings and picked 9 wickets in 9 innings in IPL 2021.
He is one of the most valuable players with his ability to score quick runs, along with bowling quality left-arm spin. Sam Curran is just 23 years old, and the IPL 2022 team owners would be looking to buy someone with whom they can continue for a longer duration. He ticks all the boxes in this front for them.
Jonny Bairstow is another England player who will be up for grabs in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Bairstow was part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021 part 1. He scored 248 runs in 7 games at a strike rate of 141. Bairstow is also a wicket-keeper and can easily find a place in any IPL team. According to the team’s requirement, Jonny Bairstow can bat at any batting order and mold the innings. We expect the new team franchises to bank on his ability and go all guns blazing against him in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
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Tymal Mills was part of the Rajasthan Royals when they purchased him for a whopping 12 crores. However, he failed to justify his price tag and was released. Since then, he has failed to feature in the cash-rich league. 2021 has been an exceptional year for Tymal Mills.
The pace bowler has picked 35 wickets in 24 t20 matches. He also impressed everyone with his bowling performance in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Given his stellar performance in 2021, we expect the franchises to bank on Tymal Mills in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
It’s heartening to see one of the best batsmen in world cricket not getting a chance in the Indian Premier League. Joe Root has proven himself a true match-winner in all three formats. It’s not that Joe Root’s stats in t20 is bad. The England test captain has scored 893 runs in 30 innings at a strike rate of 126.
Joe can play the role of an anchor batsman and guide the team. He made himself unavailable in IPL 2021 due to a hectic England schedule. But, Joe Root has already announced that he will be going in the auction pool in IPL 2022, and we expect the team owners to purchase Joe Root in IPL 2022 mega auction.