The IPL 2022 will see two new teams stepping up in the mega auction.
While the IPL 2021 is all set to complete its remainder in the September-October period, the 2022 edition is also in full swing to unveil itself in some time. As per the reports, the next IPL edition will be an all-new affair with the addition of two new teams who will kick start their journey from a mega IPL auction in December.
The mega IPL auction also in many ways will be based on a tiny number of retentions which will eventually then make up a summit of elite players who will again go under the hammer. Now especially when it comes to bowling, the IPL teams are already well known for their penchant to fetch quality bowling at whopping prices, hence in this, let’s take a look at-
Bowlers who can fetch huge money in IPL 2022 mega auction
1. Mitchell Starc
Well, each year before the mega auction, there’s always massive speculation about Mitchell Starc rejoining the IPL. However, because of the Australian cricket season majorly ending just before the IPL starts, the ace pacer often runs out of gas after completing his strenuous national duty. But with the pacer now fairly enduring a massive struggle with his T20 bowling, the cricketer might prefer honing his skills at T20 cricket’s biggest extravaganza. And God forbid if Mitchell Starc continues to leak runs at an economy of over 9 at the T20 World cup, just like in his recent games, then definitely there’s a fair shot of him indulging in the 2022 IPL to chiefly get perfectly ready for the 2022 World T20 happening at his home.
Hence, with so many motives in many ways to shine again in the shortest format, Starc can also cause a bidding war amid many IPL teams in the mega IPL auction. His overall package of being an express pacer who can not only bowl at the death but also can be a big scalper at the start makes him a perfect proposition for most teams who will be specifically looking to bag a pro superlative pacer for themselves. Especially for teams like PBKS along with the two new entrants, Starc can become their chief pacer as merely the Punjab franchise upholds solid retention for their pace bowling.
Overall, since the mega auction will also be a new team-building event for all other teams, the franchises who like to stack their squads with quality overseas pacers will also look to go hard on signing Mitchell Starc. Therefore, the Aussie pacer can bag a swanky contract which will definitely cause a money wrangle amongst many IPL franchises.