Updated: 6 December 2021
IPL 2022 mega auction is all set to take place early next year. Regarded as one of the most anticipated cricket events, this auction will be a center of attraction. During IPL 2022, we will witness the addition of two new teams. This will mean a set of 50 more players will be inducted.
Since the last few months, a few players have performed well for their respective teams, whether in the VIVO IPL 2021, ICC T20 World Cup 2021, or Domestic circuit. Let us have a look at the top 5 underrated players who can earn big at IPL 2022 mega auction:
IPL 2022: 5 Underrated Players Who Can Earn Big At Mega Auction
Rassie Van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen was the top scorer for South Africa in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The attacking batsman scored 177 runs in 5 games. In the practice match leading to the group stage, Rassie Van der Dussen also scored a century against Pakistan. His strike rate in the t20 format is above 130, meaning he can be an explosive batsman. A few IPL franchises would be going all guns blazing to acquire Rassie Van der Dussen.
The kiwi opening batsman Daryl Mitchell was one of the standout performers for New Zealand in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He was instrumental in the run-chase against Pakistan in the semi-final. Daryl Mitchell can play the role of an anchor batsman for the IPL teams.
He is also a handy bowler who can pitch in with a few quality overs of medium pace. Daryl Mitchell will surely be the center of attraction in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Jitesh Sharma has been in the limelight due to his performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. He has scored runs with ease. The attacking batsman from Vidharbha has scored runs such as 71 in 38 balls, 28 in 7 balls, 54 in 20 balls, etc. Jitesh Sharma’s strike rate this season is more than 400.
He was also included in the Mumbai Indians squad in IPL 2016, but he failed to feature in the playing XI. But, considering his performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, we won’t be surprised to see Jitesh Sharma getting a hefty amount in IPL 2022 mega auction.
Tanmay Agarwal has been in excellent form this season in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. He has scored four half-centuries in 5 games. In fact, he has scored 31 fours and 11 sixes this season.
Considering his recent form in the domestic circuit and his strike rate of more than 150+, it will be a surprise if we don’t see Tanmay Agarwal getting a significant amount in the IPL 2022 mega auction. The player from Hyderabad can be a great addition to any side for the role of an attacking opener.
Everyone was amazed to see the power-hitting performance from Mitchell Marsh in the T20 World Cup 2021 final match against New Zealand. In fact, he was one of the star performers for Australia in the last three games. Mitchell Marsh scored 185 runs in 5 innings at an average of 62 and strike-rate of 147. The attacking batsmen will surely be one of the most talked-about players in the IPL 2022 mega auction.