IPL 2022 Auction: All the teams have finalised their sets of players who will be featuring in IPL 2022. The second day of the auction is over, and all the teams are done with their purse money. Some teams got the players at a very high price. And some teams got some steals at the auction. However, after the two-day auction, it is undeniable that every team now appears to be formidable.

Liam Livingston was the highest paid player on Day 2 at a price of INR 11.50 crore. And many big names didn’t get any deals for the second time as well. So here we are with the auction updates for you.

IPL 2022 Auction: Auction Report-Card of the Kolkata Knight Riders

The Kolkata Knight Riders were in big trouble when the second day began with only about 20 crores left in their purse and 16 players still to be purchased. But at the end of the day, they did some smart work at the auction and completed their set of 25 players. And it is not only the number they filled. On the other hand, they bought some really good players too. So let’s check how the second day went for Kolkata.

Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Players

IPL 2022 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders Day 2 Auction Details and Overall Report-Card | Total Squad
IPL 2022 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders Day 2 Auction Details and Overall Report-Card | Total Squad
  • Andre Russel (12 crore)
  • Sunil Narine (6 crore)
  • Varun Chakravarthy (8 crore)
  • Venkatesh Iyer (8 crore)

Day 1 Buys for Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Shreyas Iyer (12.25 crore)
  • Nitish Rana (8 crore)
  • Pat Cummins (7.25 crore)
  • Shivam Mavi (7.25 crore)
  • Sheldon Jackson (60 lakh)

IPL 2022 Auction: Day 2 Buys – Kolkata Knight Riders

If you ask that a team can purchase 17 players with a purse value of 20 crore, then that seems impossible. But KKR has done this on the second day of the auction. And it didn’t end here. In fact, they even got some big names for their squad. Some big buys for the second day are Tim Southee, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Mohammad Nabi, Ajinkya Rahane, and Umesh Yadav. So let’s check the total list of players bought on the second day by Kolkata Knight Riders. 

NamesRoleBase PriceAuction Price
Abhijeet TomarBatsman20 Lakh40 Lakh
Ajinkya RahaneBatsman1 crore1 crore
Alex HalesBatsman1.5 crore1.5 crore
Aman KhanAll-rounder20 Lakh20 Lakh
Anukul RoyAll-rounder20 Lakh20 Lakh
Ashok SharmaBowler20 Lakh55 Lakh
Baba IndrajithWicket-keeper20 Lakh20 Lakh
Chamika KarunaratneAll-rounder50 Lakh50 Lakh
Mohammad NabiAll-rounder1 crore1 crore
Pratham SinghBatsman20 Lakh20 Lakh
Ramesh KumarBatsman20 Lakh20 Lakh
Rasikh DarBowler20 Lakh20 Lakh
Rinku SinghBatsman20 Lakh55 Lakh
Sam BillingsWicket-keeper2 crore2 crore
Tim SoutheeBowler1.5 crore1.5 crore
Umesh YadavBowler2 crore2crore

IPL 2022 Auction: Overall Report-Card

Kolkata Knight Riders now appear to be a strong side with both experience and youth. And with Shreyas Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane, the search for their skipper is also over. Last year’s finalists will be looking to make a new squad. That’s the reason they have invested so much in young and uncapped players.

The top order looks strong with the likes of Alex Hales, Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, and Venkatesh Iyer. The team has some good-quality all-rounders like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Mohammad Nabi. The bowling unit with Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, and Shivam Mavi is very competitive. All in all, we rate this squad very highly. 

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