The IPL 2022 auction, which was slightly delayed this time, was successfully held in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. The mega auction featured ten clubs, including the two new franchises Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans
204 players were bought by 10 franchises during the IPL 2022 auction. There were 67 overseas players and 137 Indian players. The Mumbai Indians purchased Ishan Kishan back to their squad at a price of Rs. 15.25 crores, making him the most expensive player during the auction.
Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, DY Patil Stadium, and Jio Stadium are the 4 venues in Mumbai where the matches can be played. The BCCI had earlier planned the competition outside of India due to an increase in COVID cases in the country in January as a result of the third wave of Coronavirus. BCCI was considering Sri Lanka and South Africa as probable candidates. The last two editions of IPL took place in UAE.
Teams and Squads
IPL 2022 will feature a total of ten teams. Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Lucknow Super Giants, and Gujarat Titans are the teams in the league. During the IPL auction 2022, all of these teams selected their favourite players.
The old teams were allowed to keep a maximum of four players on their squad before the auction. Furthermore, the two new teams, Lucknow and Gujarat, were given the option of selecting three draught players for their rosters. As a result of the auction’s conclusion, all ten teams have now inducted their preferred players into their squads
Schedule and Groups
|Mumbai – Wankhede Stadium||20 Matches|
|Mumbai – Brabourne Stadium (CCI)||15 Matches|
|Mumbai – DY Patil Stadium||20 Matches|
|Pune – MCA International Stadium||15 Matches|
following are the groups:
MI, KKR, RR, DC, and LSG are in Group A.
CSK, SHR, RCB, PBKS, GT are in Group B.
For example, Mumbai Indians will face Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Lucknow Super Giants twice each in Group A. MI will play two games against CSK and one game against each of the other teams in Group B.
The tournament will kickstart on 26th March 2022 and the final will be played on 29th May 2022.