IPL 2022 mega auctions are around the corner. Players who were not retained will be going under the hammer. There will be a hustle for spots in the auctions. Teams will be looking to acquire the best of players through the auctions. There will be a lot of overseas players who will go for big bucks. These players will occupy the highest interest. They will go for huge bids in the auction. Here is all about 6 Overseas Players With The Highest Bid In IPL 2022.
6 Overseas Players With The Highest Bid In IPL 2022
#6 Wanindu Hasaranga
He is one of the best bowlers in the T20I format. Hasaranga is a proven match-winner in these conditions. He is a handy batsman too. Hasaranga is someone who is always up for a fight. He is Sri Lanka’s best player in the format. Hasaranga showed his mental acumen and skill in the India series. His confidence is contagious.
Hasaranga is one player who can naturally fill in for someone like a Rashid Khan who has left the orange shores. SRH will be a dynamic unit if they pick up a player of Hasaranga’s calibre.
#5 Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes is arguably the most dangerous allrounder in the modern game. He won the MVP in 2017 when he represented the Pune franchise. Stokes is a fighter who gives his all. He has 2 IPL centuries to his name. Stokes is a proven performer who loves shouldering responsibility.
#4 Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins is Australia’s newly appointed Test captain. He is always revered in any team that he represents. Cummins possesses a cool ahead. It helps him stay in the game throughout. He is not just a gun bowler but a handy lower-order batter. Cummins will be a great fit for a team like RCB that needs a leader. He will be one of those overseas players who will fetch a big number in the auctions.
#3 David Warner
David Warner is arguably one of the big names who has been released ahead of the auctions. Warner is an IPL legend. He has been a proven performer for SRH in all seasons barring the last one. Warner led to IPL glory almost singlehandedly in 2016. He finished with 848 runs that season, 2nd highest that season.
Warner has thrice won the orange cap donning the orange jersey. There is little that Warner didn’t do with SRH and for them. But his sacking came as a big shock for the fans. IPL teams will have a hungry Warner in their mind for captaincy.
#2 Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan was synonymous with Hyderabad. He was their gun bowler who won them many games singlehandedly. Khan was SRH’s trump card. He made his IPL debut in 2017 and since then, there hasn’t been a single season where he has picked less than 17 wickets. Khan is a solid lower-order batter too. He threw himself on the field plucking catches out of nowhere.
#1 Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow was SRH’s standout batsman in the last 3 seasons. His strike rate above 150 and average nearing 40 is a testimony to that fact. Bairstow is one of those rare openers who strikes big from ball one and keeps going at it. Teams will love to have an opener like him. Bairstow may end up getting a heavy deal in the mega auctions.