Updated: September 28
IPL 2022 mega auction is expected to be held towards the end of 2021. This auction will also mark the beginning of the ten-teams IPL format as announced by the BCCI.
With two new teams set to be inducted into this league, there is a strong possibility of few debutants featuring in this mega auction. Let us analyze the top 5 players who may get picked for the first time in IPL 2022 mega auction.
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Glenn Phillips is the new sensation in the New Zealand squad. With a strike rate of close to 150, he can be very lethal at the top of the order. Glenn Phillips has scored 505 runs in 22 innings. The best thing which will go in his favor is his dual role.
He is also a handy wicket-keeper apart from a regular hard-hitting batsman. Teams will prefer a player like Glenn Phillips, who can provide explosive starts at the top of the order.
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It is alarming to see a player with a class like Joe Root not been picked by any IPL franchise to date. The England star batsman has scored 893 runs in 32 T20 games. His strike rate of 126 is not very good, but it is also not poor by any means. Joe Root can be picked by teams who need to provide stability to the middle order.
Teams like KKR, SRH can pick him in IPL 2022 mega auction. In T20 cricket, there are times when you need someone to play the role of an anchor batsman. In such a situation, Joe Root can be beneficial.
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Like Joe Root, Adil Rashid is also a big name in International Cricket. He has picked 59 wickets in 57 T20 innings at an economy rate of 7.46. Adil Rashid’s best bowling figure is 3/11. He is a regular member of the England limited-overs format.
Adil Rashid can be picked by teams such as CSK or PKBS, who will be looking to enhance their spin department. The right-arm leg break spinner can also be handy with the bat and make a valuable contribution.
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Hazratullah Zazai is one of the best young and explosive batsmen in Afghanistan. He has accumulated 570 runs in 15 T20 innings at a healthy average of 40.71. His strike rate of 155.31 is something that will attract the IPL franchises.
His 162 runs in just 62 balls against Ireland was one of the best T20 knocks ever. He hit 16 sixes in that innings. Hazratullah Zazai will surely be the talk of the town in the IPL 2022.
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The Zimbabwe speedster Blessing Muzarabani is the next big thing in world cricket. The young pace bowler can generate a good pace and bounce from the wicket. In 15 T20 innings so far, Blessing Muzarabani has picked 21 wickets.
IPL is not renowned for giving exposure to any associate players. However, we may see this trend changing from IPL 2022 mega auction. Blessing Muzarabani can make the IPL franchises look towards talented players apart from the regular cricket teams.
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Clarke is one of the most popular names in English cricket nowadays. He has been a part of Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League(PSL). Clarke has played in the Big Bash League for the Perth Scorchers.
In just three games, Joe has scored 44 runs for his team. Clarke’s strike rate is 183.33 in the BBL.
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