IPL 2022 mini-auction | Top 5 buys in the auction

The IPL auction is the beginning of the much-awaited T20 league in the world. Team owners bid for the players who they think will add value to their squad, whether it is with the bat or ball. This edition of the IPL auction saw many records broken as franchises broke their bank to get the best players around the world to play for their team. With that being said, here are the

Top 5 buys of the 2022 IPL mini auction

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1) Sam Curran - Punjab Kings (18.5 CR)

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After an impressive campaign in the T20 World Cup, Sam Curran was in the talks among fans of getting the highest bid in the IPL auction and they were right. The player of the tournament in the 2022 T20 World Cup was picked up by the Punjab Kings for a whopping 18.5 crores in the IPL auction. The previous record for the highest bid in the IPL Auction was Chris Morris, getting picked by Rajasthan Royals for 16.25 crores in the 2021 IPL Auction.

Most expensive players in the IPL Auction (Year Wise)

2023Sam CurranPunjab Kings18.5 CR
2022Ishan KishanMumbai Indians15.25 CR
2021Chris MorrisRajasthan Royals16.25 CR
2020Pat CumminsKolkata Knight Riders15.5 CR
2019Jaydev Unadkat and Varun ChakravartyRajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings8.4 CR
2018Ben StokesRajasthan Royals12.5 CR
2017Ben StokesRising Pune Super Giants14.5 CR
2016Shane WatsonRoyal Challengers Bangalore9.5 CR
2015Yuvraj SinghDelhi Daredevils16 CR
2014Yuvraj SinghRoyal Challengers Bangalore14 CR
2013Glenn MaxwellMumbai Indians6.3 CR
2012Ravindra JadejaChennai Super Kings12.8 CR
2011Gautam GambhirKolkata Knight Riders14.9 CR
2010Shane Bond and Kieron PollardKolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians4.8 CR
2009Kevin Pietersen and Andrew FlintoffRoyal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings9.8 CR
2008MS DhoniChennai Super Kings9.5 CR

2) Cameron Green - Mumbai Indians (17.5 CR)

Cameroon Green IPL
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After an impressive outing in the Australia tour of India, Cameron Green was a player many franchises wanted to buy in the upcoming IPL auction. Many teams had bid for him. In the end, he was picked by the Mumbai Indians. 

The 23-year-old is a hard-hitting batsman who can bowl his full quota of 4 overs. This is a good buy for the Mumbai Indians as he is the perfect replacement for Kieron Pollard.

3) Ben Stokes - Chennai Super Kings (16.25 CR)

Ben Stokes IPL
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After being absent for a year in the IPL, franchises were eager to get Ben Stokes in their team as he is a match-winner with both bat and ball. The 31-year-old had an impressive outing in the T20 World Cup. His knock of 52* in the T20 World Cup final redeemed himself after the 2016 T20 World Cup final.

The England captain is a good buy for CSK as he is a good replacement for Dwayne Bravo. Stokes can bat anywhere in the top order and bowl a couple of overs when required.

4) Nicholas Pooran - Lucknow SuperGiants (16 CR)

Nicholas Pooran IPL
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After a poor outing and a group-stage exit in the 2022 T20 World Cup, Nicholas Pooran stepped down from the captaincy for the West Indies. The 27-year-old released all of his frustrations at the Abu Dhabi T10 league, scoring 249 runs in 6 matches at a staggering average of 62.25.

Pooran has not lived up to his potential in the IPL yet. This can be the season where he turns things around and become a standout performer for the Lucknow Super Giants.

5) Harry Brook - Sunrisers Hyderabad (13.25 CR)

Harry Brook IPL
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Harry Brook has impressed the cricket community with his impressive performance in England's tour of Pakistan. The youngster scored 3 hundreds in 3 Tests, which earned him the man of the series award. Sunrisers Hyderabad had an opening slot to fill and Harry Brook is the perfect player to take up that role. 

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