IPL 2022 Auction: 5 Blunders Made By the Teams in the Auction
IPL 2022 Auction: IPL 2022 mega auction has come to an end and a pool of more than 200 players have become part of IPL 2022. In a two-day affair, all ten teams have taken a step forward to become the trophy winners of IPL 2022. The final squads of all the teams will decide their fate eventually. BCCI is sure that IPL 2022 will be more exciting and will take T20 cricket to a new level. Check out our site for more IPL 2022 Season’s latest updates and predictions.
With the introduction of two new teams, IPL 2022 trophy won’t be an easy task to win. Another big change will be some of the best cricketers won’t be part of their regular teams anymore. This year, IPL teams have shown their trust more in the young players who have strong credentials in domestic cricket. T20 experts like Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, and Suresh Raina won’t play IPL 2022 and it looks like the time has come to welcome the new era in India’s domestic cricket.
Every time an IPL auction takes, all the teams have their think tanks helping them to make the right decisions for the squad. However, no matter what expertise a think tank carries, in every IPL auction teams do make blunders by buying the wrong player at a higher cost. In this year’s IPL mega auction, there were 5 incidents where franchises ended up making some of the biggest blunders. We have compiled a list for you regarding those mistakes by IPL teams.
5 Blunders Made By the Teams in the IPL 2022 Auction
5) RR Buying Riyan Parag
Whenever IPL auctions take place, Rajasthan Royals always make headlines because of some wrong reasons. They made headlines again in the latest season of the IPL mega auction. They let Riyan Parag go off last year and he was on the list of players who were going through the IPL auctions. Considering Parag’s last year performance, It was a big mistake to buy him for 3.8 Crore.
In IPL 2021, while playing for RR, Parag scored just 93 runs in 10 fixtures. But despite that, RR splashed money to buy the services of a player who has not proved his mettle despite being given many opportunities.
4) CSK buying Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube started his IPL journey with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019. In 2021 he was signed by Rajasthan Royals but had a very disappointing season with the team. It was a surprise to see CSK buying him a whopping price of 4 Crore. Considering the fact that CSK already bought some big names for the all-rounder segment.
Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Dwayne Bravo are three names who will always make it to Playing XI of CSK. The big question which is being raised is where will they place Shivam Dube?
3) Lucknow Super Giants buy Mark Wood
One of the two new teams who was seen bidding for the players was Lucknow Super Giants. For both days, Lucknow was busy buying some of the best players. however, the big question here is why they have spent a huge amount of 7.5 Crore on someone like Mark Wood? 19 T20I matches, Wood has an economy of 8.76 and an average of 25.
Wood has been inconsistent in recent times and he carries no experience of playing in the IPL. Lucknow’s think tank might have played a big gamble but this gamble might cost them in a long run. The right arm pacer has a very ordinary record in T20I cricket.
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2) Sunrisers Hyderabad buy Nicholas Pooran
Sunrisers Hyderabad had a very disappointing season in IPL 2021. With only one win, they finished their campaign at the 8th position. This year, Hyderabad was all set with a long list of shopping for some brilliant players. One of the bidding wars they got involved in was for Nicholas Pooran.
Pooran endured a torrid run in the 2021 edition of the IPL, where he could aggregate only a meager 85 runs in 11 innings at an average of under 10. Sunrisers have made a big mistake to buy the average performer for a price of 10.75 Crore.
1) Punjab Kings buy Liam Livingstone
The management of Punjab Kings will be shocked to know that they have not taken a smart decision by buying Liam Livingstone. The right-handed batsman has had a disappointing career in IPL. In just 9 matches, Livingstone’s average comes to 14. Even the cricket experts like Sanjay Manjerekar are declaring this as a gamble.
IPL 2021 was a huge disappointment for the English cricketer. He was dropped by the Rajasthan Royals’ side after noticing his inconsistency. Looking at his recent figures, Livingstone won’t be able to justify the price tag of 11.5 Crore. Seeking cricket betting apps? Do check all the apps here.