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Franchises bouncing off the walls; all set to lock horns at IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Overall, a massive reservoir of 590 players – 220 overseas while 370 Indians – are all set to jump in the pool of auction of the cash-rich cricketing league in the world. Here are the insights into the schedule, list of players, and venue of the Mega auction, 2022.

As the sand is gripping out of hands and the curiosity reaching fever pitch among cricket fans across the world, IPL, 2022, is two days away from beating the drums of its arrival through mega auction. It is scheduled for February 12 & 13, 2022, in Bengaluru, where 590 players are reported to be going under the hammer. All the 10 franchises would stress their minds on the team combination and the budget when the two-day event will segment the best out of 370 Indian & 220 foreign players into Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Lucknow Super Giants, and Gujrat Titans.

As per the reports, the franchises would be on the edge of their seats to bid for 355 uncapped, 228 capped, and 7 associate players. The mega auction would also roll out the red carpet for the two new teams – Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans – alongside eight existing teams. Lucknow Super Giants will be captained by KL Rahul, and will further carry on the list of players from the draft picks, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi, while on the other side, Gujrat Titans will be captained by Hardik Pandya, who will have support from the other draft picks, Shubhman Gill and Rashid Khan.

The existing winners and big show putters will be rallying behind their previous bunch of players to maintain the balance of the team. It will be exciting and equally nerve-wracking for the players to navigate to a new team with a new performance and role. The IPL 2022 is expected to begin from April but the BCCI has, so far, not confirmed the schedule, making it hard for the fans to hold their horses.