The IPL 2022 super auction was a whirlwind of excitement. Different team managers did their hardest to put up a powerful team. Finally, all of the franchises were able to meet their minimal player quotas. Now, It is up to the management and captains to decide how they will use their resources.
The IPL 2022 has always been the most coveted competition in cricket’s history. Despite the fact that international cricket takes precedence, the IPL 2022 is the go-to event for anyone looking for a breakthrough. Same goes for the talented Indian players.
With multi-million dollar deals under their belts, Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar will be eager to help their team win. In addition, the Rajasthan Royals have a new look, and fans will be hoping for a comeback. On that note, let’s take a look at 2 strong and 2 weak IPL teams based on their final squad and auction performance.
The Hyderabad-based franchise got off to a shaky start in the auction, failing to bid for any high-profile players. Later on, they attempted to recruit a large number of young stars. There was a flaw in their strategy as they lack quality middle-order batters. The big names on their squad are Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram.
Kolkata Knight Riders
This was the poorest IPL auction in Kolkata’s history. The team had no notion who to choose. They were able to bring in Shreyas Iyer and Pat Cummins since they had a large sum of money. On the second day, they were able to purchase Alex Hales and Sam Billings. The management appointed Shreyas Iyer captain of the team. We’ll have to wait until game day to see how this group performs.
During the auction, the Rajasthan Royals made the finest purchases. They were able to secure Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, and Trent Boult this time around.
The selectors have indicated that they want to develop future stars by drafting Riyan Parag into the team. Rassie van der Dussen, Jimmy Neesham, and Nathan Coulter-Nile are some of the prominent names they enlisted.
It’s reasonable to assume that Punjab Kings had done their study for the auction this time around. They had made bad retention decisions. The Kings, however, covered all the bases in the last phases of the auction and now have the second-best squad.
The top five players are Dhawan, Bairstow, Mayank, Livingstone, and Shahrukh. Aside from that, they picked Raj Bawa to play the role of the top U19 player.
This is a list based on the analysis of auction performance and previous records of players. Of course, no one can predict how the players will perform on the actual day of the match. Sometimes, the apparently weakest teams can surprise us with powerful plays. Similarly, the teams we consider strongest can let us down too. Let us wait till the start of the matches to see who will win and who will lose.