Updated: 4 January 2022

Many players were purchased for a lesser price in VIVO IPL 2021 auction. However, their performance in this season has been outstanding. They have risen to the occasion and grabbed the opportunity with both hands. The auction price in which these players were purchased does not justify the performance they have given for their team.

As a result, all these players will surely be the talk of the town in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Let us have a look at five players who were purchased for less price in IPL 2021 auction, but have performed exceptionally well:

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Venkatesh Iyer

Hailing from Indore, Venkatesh Iyer was picked by KKR in IPL 2021 auction for 20 lakh. He could not get an opportunity in the IPL 2021 phase 1. But, when he got a chance, he has grabbed it with both hands. He scored 41 runs against RCB in his debut match. This was followed by 53 runs against Mumbai Indians in his second outing for KKR.

The 26-year-old attacking batsman, if continues his excellent form in the remaining matches for KKR, can expect to be picked for a hefty price in the IPL 2022 mega auction.

Iyer has been retained by KKR for 8 cr.

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Kartik Tyagi

Rajasthan Royals purchased Kartik Tyagi in the IPL 2020 auction last year for 1.3 crores. This season, he became a sensation with his bowling in the last over against Punjab Kings. They required just four runs to win in the last over with 8 wickets in hand. But, Kartik Tyagi’s heroics made Rajasthan Royals snatch the victory from the jaws of Punjab Kings.

In 4 matches, Kartik Tyagi has picked four wickets. Kartik Tyagi can expect to be picked for a hefty amount in IPL 2022 mega auction.

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Mahipal Lomror

Rajasthan Royals Mahipal Lomror has announced his arrival with an amazing knock against Punjab Kings. He scored 24 runs in a single over of the bowling of Deepak Hooda. This included 2 six and 2 fours.

Rajasthan Royals then bought him for 20 lakh. Mahipal Lomror has played 4 matches this season for RR and scored 94 runs. The all-rounder has also picked 1 wicket in 3 games so far. If he continues to impress with his batting skills, he can expect to be picked for a hefty price in IPL 2022 mega auction.

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Harshal Patel

Royal Challengers Bangalore medium pace bowler Harshal Patel has made everyone adore his performance in IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased Harshal Patel for just 20 lakh in the IPL 2021 auction. However, his performance has been simply exemplary. He is the purple cap holder with 32 wickets in 15 games of IPL 2021.

Additionally, he has also scored 59 runs in 15 games. In the match against Mumbai Indians recently, Harshal Patel also took a hat-trick. Patel can fancy his chances to be picked for a hefty price in IPL 2022 mega auction with such an exceptional performance.


Ruturaj Gaikwad

IPL 2021 winner, Chennai Super Kings have performed exceptionally well this season, and a lot of credit should go to Ruturaj Gaikwad. He has been simply phenomenal this season for his franchise. In the 16 matches, Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 635 runs, including 1 century and 4 half-centuries, and won Orange Cap.

It is an irony that his current IPL salary is only 40 lakhs. Seeing how Ruturaj Gaikwad has performed, it is sure that he will be picked for a hefty price in the IPL 2022 mega auction.

Gaikwad has been retained by CSK for 6 cr.