Updated: 26 March 2022
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 countdown has started with the recently concluded IPL 2022 mega auction. All the 10 participating teams were involved in a battle to pick their favorite players. Ishan Kishan emerged as the most expensive player in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Mumbai Indians went all guns blazing for the dynamite wicket-keeper batsman shedding 15.25 crores.
Similarly, a few players such as Deepak Chahar (CSK), Shreyas Iyer (KKR), Liam Livingstone(PBKS), Avesh Khan (Lucknow), Shardul Thakur (DC), Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB) went for more than 10 crores.
IPL 2022 Venues
IPL 2022 will be on the same lines as IPL 2011, with each team playing against another team twice. As per reports, the league matches will be played in Maharashtra, while the knockout stage expected to take place in Ahmedabad. Jio cricket stadium, situated in Maharashtra, has also been added as a potential venue for the league stages (subject to getting clearance from the broadcasters).
With the completion of the IPL 2022 mega auction, we have the details about the players representing a specific IPL franchise.
Let us look at the predicted playing XI of all 10 teams ahead of the IPL 2022:
Update- Australian cricket players are expected to miss the first week of IPL 2022.
Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Pdikkal, Sanju Samson (C),(WK), Jos Buttler, Rassie van der Dussen, Jimmy Neesham, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna.
Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Porel.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Alex Hales, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana (WK), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins/Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.
Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran, Kane Williamson (C), Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Kartik Tyagi, J Suchith, Umran Malik.
KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Marcus Stoinis/Ewin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, K Gowtham, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.