590 – the number of cricketers who will be auctioned off during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega-auction in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. The 15th edition will include some of the biggest personalities in cricket from across the world, illuminating the prestigious competition.
Among the 590 competitors are 228 capped players, 355 uncapped players, and seven players from Associate Nations. A few high-profile players, though, have opted out of the league for personal reasons.
Several English players will be noteworthy absentees from the forthcoming auction list, following an underperformance in the Ashes 2021-22 series.
Some of the most popular players will be unable to participate in the IPL 2022 auction. Here is the list.
This is a curious addition to the list, given that Jofra Archer has stated that he is available for the big auction and has set a starting price of INR 2 crore.
Due to his current ailment, the BCCI has notified the IPL franchises that the 26-year-old England pacer’s participation in this year’s IPL is in question.
Because the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) informed the BCCI that he will play in the 2023 and 2024 seasons, his name has been added to the auction. The lone new addition from the English countryside will be the Barbados-born England spearhead.
Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, did not sign up for the next mega-auction, signalling that the era has come to an end. The southpaw was one of the tournament’s most prolific run scorers in its lengthy history.
His 175-run innings are still the most in tournament history. Previously, he played for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Sam Curran, an English all-rounder who had some success in the Indian Premier League, startled everyone when he announced that he will not be playing next season.
He was signed by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2020 for a hefty INR 5.50 crore, however the team opted to release him before the auction this year.
He was even injured during last year’s IPL and was finally ruled out of the 2021 T20 World Cup. He might not have been available if he hadn’t been 100 percent fit.
Ben Stokes, the England all-rounder who returned to competitive cricket in the Ashes after recuperating from injuries and a mental health hiatus, has decided to skip the IPL. After missing the majority of IPL 2021 due to injury, he was released by Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Stokes took the big decision ahead of the IPL 2022 because of bio-bubble weariness, but the Ashes failure also made him want to focus on Test cricket.
He has played 43 games in the IPL, scoring 920 runs and collecting 28 wickets. He was also voted Most Valuable Player in 2017.
While Mitchell Starc, Australia’s speed spearhead, hinted a few days ago that he might put his name up for the IPL auction and return after 7 years, he later stated that he will be unavailable for the 15th edition.
Starc had previously only played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and when he was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2018, he was forced to withdraw due to injury.