The Indian Premier League Mega Auction has just been completed and as the dust settles, it is time to take a look at how the bidding wars fared, which teams had the most success, the least success, and the players that attracted the most interest. With the league slated to kickstart its 15th edition on April 2 2022, you may want to head over to one of the best casinos when it comes to IPL betting to show support for your team. Meanwhile, here is a brief summary of how the bidding wars played out at the mega auction.
The bids a player receives go a long way to show how valued he is. During the recent auction, Indian fast bowler Avesh Khan was one of the most sought players attracting bids from 5 teams. He also became the first uncapped player to receive a cost RS10-crore in the history of the auctions. Super Giants managed to capture him in the 62nd bid. Ishan Kishan was the most expensive acquisition after being bought by Mumbai Indians at a whopping Rs 15 crore 25 lakh in 55 bids. Tim David, Deepak Hooda, and R Sai Kishore also saw each receiving bids from six different franchises, while 9 players also attracted bids from 5 different franchises.
While Chennai Super Kings were the busiest team in the auction by bidding for 50 players, they only managed 21 acquisitions. They were closely followed by the Delhi Capitals who made a total of 49 bids and bought 20. The Royal Challengers Bangalore made the least number of bids at 35, yet they made 19 acquisitions. Kolkata Knight Riders enjoyed the most successes by bidding for 37 players and acquiring 21 of them, a success rate of almost 55%.
One of the franchises that feel the mega auction did not go their way is Sunrisers Hyderabad. They had come prepared with a massive war chest of Rs 68 crore if their bidding was anything to go by. While they came close to acquiring the signings they were looking for, many of the deals did not materialize. In fact, they lost out on 17 players having made 48 bids.
Capturing players at their base value or lower is considered a good deal. Ninety-one of the players were acquired at their base value, with Knight Riders enjoying the most success in their 13 such acquisitions. On the other hand, teams such as Capitals, Sunrisers and Gujarat Titans made the fewest of such buyers with seven each.
The Tamil Nadu cricket team were rewarded for their consistency in winning the last two previous T20 championships by emerging as the biggest earners during the mega auction. They saw 13 of their players earn Rs 39.55 crore at the auction. This represented the largest amount of money spent on players from an Indian domestic team. In addition, 13 players each from Delhi and Karnataka also earned contracts.