IPL Auction 2022: Top 5 most expensive uncapped players
- Avesh Khan became the most expensive uncapped player of all time, fetching Rs 10 crore from Lucknow
- M Shahrukh Khan bagged Rs 9 crore from Punjab Kings
- Rahul Tewatia was sold for Rs 9 crore to the Gujrat Titans
While franchises broke the bank for the most sought-after international stars, uncapped players were not far behind in the party as a number of them exploded from a low base price to clinch big pay-days.
The Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings sought to retain cor players as they splurged record sums for Ishan Kishan and Deepak Chahar respectively. While Mumbai paid Rs 15.25 crore for 23-year-old Kishan, making him the second-most expensive player in IPL history, CSK shelled out Rs 14 crore to make Chahar the most expensive Indian bowler of all time.
The auction witnessed the highest number of players selling for over a million USD, 19 so far, as franchises held nothing back to rope in coveted stars.
Here is a look at some uncapped players who bagged lucrative offers at the ongoing auction:
1. Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan became the highest-paid uncapped player in IPL history as the Lucknow Super Giants paid Rs 10 crore for his services. 25-year-old Khan bagged 24 wickets in 16 games for the Delhi Capitals last season.
2. M Shahrukh Khan
M Shahrukh Khan was in for a big payday as the Punjab Kings had to bid Rs 9 crore, 22.5 times his base price of Rs 40 lakh, for his services. The 26-year-old was picked up by the Punjab Kings last season and will play his second campaign with the franchise.
3. Rahul Tewatia
At Rs 9 crore, Rahul Tewatia was the Gujarat Titans' second-most expensive buy of the day - after Lockie Ferguson - who was bought for Rs 10 crore. The 28-year-old was also listed in the Rs 40 lakh base price-category.
4. Rahul Tripathi
Formerly of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rahul Tripathi was picked up by the Sunrisers Hyderabad this year for a price of Rs 8.5 crore. The right-handed top-order batter has been a consistant performer in recent years, scoring 397 runs in 17 games last season.
5. Shivam Mavi
Shivam Mavi returned to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after last year's defeated finalists made a winning bid of Rs 7.25 crore. The 23-year-old's base price was Rs 40 lakh.