IPL 2021 has already hit the home run. In a space of 3 games, we will know the winner of the 14th edition. But the excitement surrounding the next edition is insane. Not only will the 15th edition see the addition of two new teams into the mix but it will also feature a mega auction, IPL 2022 mega auction is coming soon.
Franchises will look to build their team for the next cycle of 3 years. The acquisition of uncapped players brings in a nice twist to the proceedings. These uncapped players have the potential to mark or break the team’s chances. The likes of Ambati Rayudu, Hardik Pandya, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Deepak Chahar have all been uncapped players who contributed handsomely to their team. These players later commanded a hefty contract thanks to their exploits.
We look at 5 such uncapped players who stand a chance of winning big money in the mega auctions:
#5 Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh has been Punjab’s main go-to bowler during crunch situations. He has often overshadowed his fellow pacer, Mohammad Shami, who is a superstar in his own right. Singh doesn’t shy away from any challenge. He has tested the best of the batsmen with his skill and variation. Singh is a captain’s delight. He will attract a lot of eyeballs in the mega auction IPL 2022.
#4 Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan has impressed each and everyone with his pace and accuracy. He has bamboozled the best of the batsmen with his skills. Khan has already piped the likes of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav in the Delhi setup. He looks primed to play at the next level. There are very few bowlers in the circuit who look intimidating and Avesh Khan is certainly one of them. If Delhi releases Khan, he will grab huge bucks in the auction.
#3 Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi surprisingly wasn’t picked in the first game for Punjab in the UAE leg. But he didn’t waste much of the time once he got an opportunity. Bishnoi has weaved his magic over many accomplished batsmen. His dismissal of Suryakumar Yadav remains one of the best deliveries of the tournament. Bishnoi is a feisty bowler who loves to take on the batsmen. He will be a great asset to any team.
#2 Venkatesh Iyer
The Kolkata Knight Riders have unearthed a gem in Venkatesh Iyer. This batting allrounder has been the single most important reason behind KKR’s revival in the UAE. He made his debut in the first game of the 2nd phase against Bangalore.
Iyer smashed RCB to all corners of the ground. He continued his good work against Mumbai too. Iyer announced his arrival in stunning style. He is a utility bowler too who aces the Yorkers. Iyer is sure to fetch big money if released in the auctions IPL 2022.
#1 Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel has been a revelation this season. Bangalore traded Patel during the off-season. Their decision to draft in Patel remains one of RCB’s biggest tactical triumphs. He vindicated the franchise’s faith with a stellar display of wicket-taking.
Patel currently has 30 wickets under his belt. He has already broken the Indian record of picking the most number of wickets in a single season. Patel is definite to attract huge bids if he goes under the hammer next year.