The 2022 IPL auction will take place on 12 and 13 February. 10 teams will battle it out among themselves to make the best signings. As many as 1214 players have registered for the auction and there are 217 spots up for grabs. INR 2 crore (US$ 269,000 approx.) has been set as the maximum base price for both Indian and foreign players. This category includes 32 overseas stars. Well, in this content, we will highlight the overseas players who can get big money contracts in the 2022 IPL Auction. To see Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World in 2022 (Based on Net Worth).
2022 IPL Auction: Top Overseas Cricketers Who Can Catch Big Money Contracts
We have made a shortlist of cricketers who are the most demanded ones in the 2022 IP Auction and can attract bigger bids. The list mainly includes the Australians along with some New Zealanders, South Africans, English, Bangladeshis, and West Indians.
David Warner (Australia, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
The list starts with one of the most influential foreign players in the IPL history. David Warner who had a disastrous IPL last season will be searching for a new side after his long term involvement with Sunrisers Hyderabad. The former skipper of the “Orange Army” is also the leading run scorer for the side. He has won the Orange Cap 3 times, in 2015, 2017, and 2019. And yes, he is also the only running non-Indian to lead an IPL side to tournament victory.
However, with all those reputations, Warner still couldn’t prove the worth of his name last season. Even he was left out of the playing xi and was seen crying outside the boundary rope! But he just took less than a month to answer all those criticisms. He went all guns blazing in the ICC T20 WC in UAE. The left handed batsman ended the tournament as the 2nd highest run scorer of the edition just behind Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. And he didn’t stop there as the dashing opener also got the “Player of the Tournament” award! The player who also have the reputation as a tremendous fielder, will definitely attract big bids from the teams for sure. Let’s see how much money this sensational batsman can earn from the upcoming IPL.
Mitchell Marsh (Australia, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
“Most of Australia hates me”, the all-rounder expressed this saddening words back in 2019. The guy who helped his nation winning U-19 CWC in 2010, never had any shortage of potential within him. Mitch Marsh who is also known as The Bison due to his strength and power hitting belongs to a cricketing family. But even with all those abilities and background supports, the younger of the Marsh brothers couldn’t capitalize his chances wearing the national shirt. His previous IPL stats are also below average.
But the all-rounder has finally done something remarkable for the national team. And he chose the biggest of the platforms to show his magic. Australian national team were only missing a T20 WC trophy in their cabinet and The Bison came with a incredible 77 not out off just 50 deliveries. He didn’t only hand his side the trophy but also helped himself winning the “Player of the Final” award! Then the good looking cricketer also won the BBL with Perth Scorchers and contributed 347 runs with an average of 57.83! Hence, it’s pretty much predictable that The Bison is going to be targeted by a number of IPL side this season.
Pat Cummins (Australia, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
In the 2020 auction, he got a whopping 15.5 crore INR bid from Kolkata Knight Riders. Then he served KKR wonderfully for the next 2 seasons with both bat and ball. However, the Shah Rukh Khan owned side haven’t retained the tall, fast Aussie pacer for the 2022 edition. And the experts are once again guessing the right arm fast bowler cum handy batsman in the tail to cause a bidding war at the auctions. Many of the analysts also suspecting him to get the highest bid in the auction.
Quinton De Kock (South Africa, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
There are very few cricketers on the earth right now who can give you solid start, can capitalize the innings, gets run consistently and also can play the role of a brilliant wicket-keeper. Along with Jos Buttler, QDK is considered as one of the finest WK-Batsman of the current generation. Well the Protea opener has loads of IPL runs beside his name while he also won the title multiple times with the Mumbai Indians side. And it’s pretty much safe to say that a number of side will eye the smart left hander.
Trent Boult (New Zealand, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
He was one of the most crucial members of the MI side who forcefully had to release the Kiwi pace sensation. He had enormous impact for the side last season and also was the 2nd highest wicket taker for the side for the last 2 consecutive seasons. Boult is a very useful bowler. He can deliver during the powerplays and also bowls wonderfully at the death. He has got swings and variations. Thus we can definitely smell a bidding-war among the sides. The Wankhede Stadium based side will be keen to bring him back but they will face a good fight for sure.
Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
There has been a high demand for the high speedy fast bowlers in the IPL auctions. Lockie Ferguson is one of those fast bowlers who can click 140+ on regular occasion. He is too much hot to handle not only for the young Indian players but also for the foreign batsmen. The Kiwi really played an instrumental role in KKR’s dramatic turnaround in the 2nd leg of the 2021 edition. He got 13 scalps at an average of just 17.23 in 8 appearances. So he is surely going to make a bidding war in the upcoming auction.
Kagiso Rabada (South Africa, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
Yet another fast bowler on the chart and this time it’s the Protea pace spearhead KG Rabada. The 26 years old has 76 IPL wickets beside his name from 50 appearances. He is an experienced campaigner now and can bowl brilliantly during the pressure moments. KG is really an asset for any side. Hence it’s very much predictable that he will attract many of the bidders.
Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
Here comes the fans’ favorite, the cutter master from Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman. The Fizz has 38 wickets from as many appearances in the Indian Premier League. The left arm medium fast bowler has a huge reputation for his variations. And he is really so much tough to read even for the best of the batters. Moreover, he has a huge brand value on the social media as well thanks to the crazy Bangladeshi fans. Thus teams will certainly have special plan for the Fizz.
Other Notable Foreign Players in the Auction:
Take a look at other foreign players who can cause bidding-wars in the auction.
- Mujeeb Zadran (Afghanistan, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
- Faf Du Plessis (South Africa, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
- Nicholas Pooran (West Indies, Base Price: INR 1.5 Crore)
- Liam Livingstone (England, Base Price: INR 1 Crore)
- Rassie Van Der Dussen (South Africa, Base Price: INR 1 Crore)
- Aaron Finch (Australia, Base Price: INR 1.5 Crore)
- Jonny Bairstow (England, Base Price: INR 1.5 Crore)
- Dwayne Bravo (West Indies, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)
- Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh, Base Price: INR 2 Crore)