Updated: 6 January 2022
Indian Premier League is regarded as the best cricket league globally that appreciates talents and gives opportunities to deserving players. We have witnessed a plethora of players who have made a name for themselves and garnered immense popularity, courtesy of their performance in the cash-rich Indian Premier League. The IPL 2022 mega auction is scheduled to take on February 12 & 13 in Bengaluru. With the addition of two new teams, a set of 50 more players need to be inducted into the scheme of things. Let us look at the top 5 players from each test-playing nation who can expect to have a debut in the IPL 2022.
Josh English is a new sensation in the Australian limited-overs shortest format. He was picked for the Australian world t20 squad without ever featuring in any national match. He has played for Perth Scorchers in the BBL. Josh Inglish is a very prolific batsman who can play at any order.
Ben Dwarshuis, Tanveer Sangha, Alex Ross, Jake Weatherald
Joe Root has been one of the star players in the International circuit over the last few years. However, he has not featured in the cash-rich IPL. Root opted out of the IPL 2021 auction due to personal reasons. However, he has already announced his availability in the IPL 2022 mega-auction. We expect the IPL franchises to go all guns blazing for Joe Root.
Reece Topley, Liam Dawson, James Vince, DM Duckett
Rassie Van Der Dussen
The South African middle-order batsman Rassie Van Der Dussen was picked by Rajasthan Royals in the second half of IPL 2021 as a replacement for Ben Stokes. However, he could not get an opportunity due to NOC reasons. We expect the IPL franchises to opt for him ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction. Rassie Van Der Dussen is an explosive batsman who can play fearless cricket in the middle-order.
Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorius, Wiaan Mulder, Bjorn Fortuin
Devon Conway has been in sublime form for New Zealand, scoring with a brisk rate and consistency in the T20 format. His average of more than 50 and a strike rate of close to 135 is perfect in the shortest format. He will surely be one of the hot buys in the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auction scheduled next year.
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Daryl Mitchell, Todd Astle, Mark Chapman
The 29-year old batsman impressed everyone with his exceptional performance in the recently concluded CPL. He was the highest scorer in the league, accumulating 446 runs in 12 matches at an average of 49.55 and a strike rate of 144.3. He can be one of the top buys in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Akeal Hosein, Andre Fletcher, Hayden Walsh Junior, Gudakesh Motie
Charith Asalanka was the stand-out performer for Sri Lanka in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He scored 231 runs in 6 innings at an average of 46.20. Considering his dependable batting at the top of the order, he will be up for grabs by all the franchises in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Avishaka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
The Afghanistan sensation Hazratullah Zazai can be one of the new entrants from the Arab country in the IPL 2022 mega auction. He is a hard-hitting batsman who plays fearless cricket at the top of the order. In the shortest format, he scored 162 runs in just 62 balls against Ireland. The franchises can look to bag him and cash on his hard-hitting batting skills.
Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Sahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Usman Ghani