IPL 2022 mega auction is expected to be held during the end of 2021 or early 2022. This auction will also mark the beginning of the 10 team IPL format. The auction for the two new teams will take place next month. This time, with the addition of two new teams, a whole bunch of around 25 players has to be accommodated.
This time, the mega auction’s format has also changed with a maximum of 4 players allowed to be retained. This can be in the ratio of 2:2 or 3:1 Indian and foreign players. As a result, few players may feel dejected and they might be released.
Let us look at one player from each franchise who may be unexpectedly released ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
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Team-Wise One Unexpected Player Release Ahead Of The Mega Auction
Mumbai Indians – Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan can be the unexpected release from the Mumbai Indians squad ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. Ishan Kishan is the next sensation in T20 cricket. He made a great debut against England last year.
Kishan has a very bright future ahead and he is a sure-shot player who will be grabbed with a hefty price by any IPL franchise. Kishan is the part of team India squad for the T20 World Cup 2021.
Delhi Capitals – Ravichandran Ashwin
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Ravichandran Ashwin can be the unexpected release from the Delhi Capitals squad. He has been performing well since the last two seasons for Delhi Capitals. He has a lot of variety in his bowling attack. The carrom ball and the sudden surprise in the armory are sufficient for the batsmen to get surprised. Ashwin can also be purchased for a hefty price during IPL 2022 mega auction.
Royal challengers Bangalore- Mohammed Shiraj
Mohammed Shiraj can be the unexpected release from the RCB squad. Shiraj has been one of the star performers for RCB. He generates a lot of paces and bounces from the wicket. Mohammed Shiraj is tall and his high-arm bowling action is very deadly. He can be a good choice for any IPL squad for IPL 2022 mega auction.
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Kolkata Knight Riders – Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik can be the unexpected release from KKR. He has been an integral player over the years for KKR. He was also the captain for the side for a few years. However, it seems the team management will part ways with him. Dinesh Karthik can bat at the middle-order and his experience behind the stumps will be helpful for any IPL franchise with him he gets an opportunity to play in IPL 2022.
Chennai Super Kings- Ambati Rayudu
The most consistent IPL team Chennai Super Kings will most likely part ways with Ambati Rayudu. Rayudu has been an integral member of the CSK squad over the years. He has provided stability to the batting order.
However, seeing only a maximum of 3 Indian players allowed to be retained ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, Ambati Rayudu will be the unexpected release from CSK.
Sunrisers Hyderabad- Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar can be the unexpected release from the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad. He is a valuable all-rounder in the squad who is a multi-dimensional player. Vijay Shankar can chip in with valuable 4 overs in the T20 format. He is also a decent batsman who can contribute to the team’s cause in the middle-order. But, it seems he may find a new franchise in IPL 2022 mega auction.
Punjab Kings- Arshdeep Singh
The player from Punjab who can be unexpectedly released ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction is Arshdeep Singh. The young pace bowler has been performing well for the side in VIVO IPL 2021. His ability to take the pace off the bowling towards the fag end of the innings helps the team to contain the opposition.
He can be purchased by any IPL franchise considering the variation he brings with the bowling.
Rajasthan Royals- Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube can be the unexpected release from the Rajasthan Royals squad. He is a valuable all-rounder on the team. Shivam Dube can score quick runs with his bat and can also provide quality 4 overs of medium pace. He is tall and can also generate pace and bounce. He can be a valuable addition to any IPL squad seeing his utility.