IPL mega auction 2022 was literally quite mega when it came to the prices and bidding. There were some surprising bidding while there were some interesting bidding as well. Meanwhile, some cricketers were sold at unbelievable prices as well. Let's take a look at the 5 most expensive players of this season of IPL mega auction 2022.
Ishan Kishan is the most expensive player of the IPL mega option 2022. Mumbai Indians were bidding for Ishant since the beginning and finally bought him at a whopping cost of Rs 5 crores 25 lakh. The wicketkeeper-batter is also Mumbai's second-highest expensive player ever. He will be seen wicketkeeping for the team and also opening the innings at the opener.
Chennai Super Kings has the second-highest player of IPL mega auction 2022 in their team. At a surprising cost of Rs 14 crore, CSK bought the Indian bowler, Deepak Chahar. Prior to the auction, he was a part of the yellow team and still continues to be a part of CSK.
Shreyas Iyer is the third most expensive player of this year. Kolkata Knight Riders bought him at a cost of Rs 12 crores 25 lakh. According to many reports and speculations, Iyer might be seen leading KKR as the captain. He was earlier seen in the Delhi Capitals.
Liam Livingstone sits at the 4th spot on the table with Rs 11 crores 50 lakh rupees. The English all-rounder is a part of Punjab Kings in IPL 2022. Also, he is the most expensive overseas cricketer of this year.
A total of 4 players sit in the 5th position with Rs 10 crores 75 lakh rupees. Delhi Capitals bought Shardul Thakur, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel and Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Nicholas Pooran at Rs 10,75,00,000 each. Shardul Thakur was last seen playing for Chennai Super Kings, whereas both Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga were a part of RCB last year and the team bought them once again with an overwhelming amount. Lastly, Nicholas Pooran was a part of Punjab Kings last year.