The Indian Premier League’s auction in 2022 will be massive. Many of the finest cricketers in the world are likely to join the player pool for sale. In addition, the annual auction will feature a record-breaking ten teams.The BCCI is preparing for the IPL 2022 auction, which will take place next month, and the IPL 2022 preparations are well underway. The IPL 2022 auction would take place in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. The upcoming mega auctions will feature a total of ten clubs.
The players who will be returning from last year’s rosters have already been declared by the eight old teams. Eight nations have brought back 27 players from past rosters, including MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma, among the best players in the world.
Before the IPL 2022 auction, we rate the best opening batters retained by the eight clubs.
With a score of 9.0, Ruturaj Gaikwad is at the top of the list. Gaikwad was a major contributor for CSK’s triumph in the IPL 2021. After blasting the most runs in the event, the right-handed batsman was awarded the orange cap. The 24-year-old batted an average of 45.35 in 635 at-bats this season. During the competition, he also hit four half-centuries and one century, as well as the greatest amount of 64 boundaries.
On this list, Venkatesh Iyer receives an 8.5. Last season, Iyer came as a complete surprise. The KKR batsman only played in the UAE leg, but he made an impression with his hard-hitting batting approach. In ten matches, the left-handed batter scored 370 runs at a 41.11 average.
He also hit four half-centuries and helped his club reach the final. Iyer has a deal of Rs. 8 crore with Kolkata Knight Riders for the IPL 2022 season, up from his previous auction price of barely 20 lakh.
Last season, Rajashthan Royals’ captain was Sanju Samson. The right-handed batsman scored 484 runs in IPL 2021, including a magnificent century in the first game and two further half-centuries. He batted at a strike rate of 136+ and had a 40.33 average in 14 games, making him the tournament’s sixth greatest run-getter. Samson receives an 8.0 rating.