It’s been a good 20 odd days since the 2022 IPL Auction concluded. the lives of many cricketers are about to change. financially, as well as an opportunity to prove their talent.
The IPL provides a stage like no other. Perform here, and all eyes will be on you!
Anyway, all of us know the power of IPL, but today let’s put our focus on how each team performed not with bat and ball but with suit and coat!
Here is the top 4 IPL team ranked, based on their performance at the Auctions!
4] Delhi Capitals
After building a very talented roster over the last three years, the Delhi Capitals would have been left questioning the timing of the mega auction. But here we are in 2022, with Delhi having lost the majority of their starting lineup and needing to rebuild from the ground up. Almost, anyway.
Their retentions were already excellent, but DC needed to nail their auction.
They performed well on day one, stealing David Warner for INR 6.5 crore, which means we will see the pair of Shaw and Warner.
They also snagged Sarfaraz Khan (probably the greatest buy of the auction at INR 20 lakhs) and Mustafizur Rahman at bargain prices.
At the IPL 2022 Auction, the Delhi Capitals covered all bases. The only thing that could go wrong is Anrich Nortje’s fitness.
They had Kagiso Rabada last year, but Rabada is now at PBKS. If Nortje plays the entire season, DC has a good chance of winning the trophy.
Its backup is their sole small flaw. But, given that they are the fittest team this season, it should not be an issue. Captain Pant will also be critical to their prospects of winning the title this time around.
3] Royal Challengers Bangalore
While the popular consensus was that RCB botched the auction, they gradually created a good team with well-rounded quicks, an exciting collection of young players, and the exceptional leg-spinner in Wanindu Hasaranga, who might also be the one balancing this line-up.
Finn Allen and Sherfane Rutherford are good overseas backup bargains, but their first-choice buys, particularly Faf du Plessis, might be critical if they decide to make the South African their captain.
Glenn Maxwell is being put under too much pressure, despite the fact that he has never had two consecutive strong seasons in the IPL.
The nicest part about their team this time is that Virat Kohli will be able to play freely as a batsman.
When it comes to bowling, Harshal Patel and Siraj will be at the helm. On paper, it appears to be a solid team right now.
2] Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants, who are extremely well-balanced, bid on multi-utility players and secured some from the top drawer early in the auction. In all three departments, they have a variety of alternatives.
Along with their three draught picks – KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, and Marcus Stoinis – Lucknow had several concerns ironed out at the start, which helped them stay calm as the auction progressed.
Late bids for Dushmantha Chameera and Evin Lewis provided them with two strong overseas backup players.
They stretched the boundaries to defeat the Mumbai Indians in acquiring Avesh Khan, a huge triumph considering the rest of their speed attack.
Quinton de Kock was the best pick in their bids. It will be exciting to see him bat with KL Rahul. In addition, they were able to get Mark Wood as their specialist fast bowler. They have the potential to go the distance in the IPL if their plans are well implemented.
1] Punjab Kings
It’s reasonable to say that the Punjab Kings dominated the auction and assembled a fantastic roster for the coming years. There is versatility, a strong batting core, hard-hitting hitters, one star fast, strong support seamers, a frontline spinner, and a clear backup spinner. They checked off several boxes along the road, and on paper, they have the best squad moving into the IPL 2022 season.
The squad has their four international picks sorted and has bid on good backup picks, as well as some young Indian players who are excellent picks in this format.
Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Mayank Agarwal, Liam Livingstone, and Shahrukh Khan create a fantastic top five.
They most likely passed up on an Indian left-handed middle-order hitter, but they did back U19 standout all-rounder Raj Bawa, who might be developed to fill that role.
They boast the bowling expertise of Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada, as well as Rahul Chahar and the underrated Sandeep Sharma.
So, it’s safe to say they have the greatest team on paper at least, heading into the season.