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IPL 2022 Mega Auction: From Ishan Kishan to Shreyas Iyer, top 10 costliest buys so far

The 10 IPL franchises have so far spent above Rs 388 crore collectively to buy 74 players out of which 20 are overseas recruits. We look at the top 10 costliest buys at the mega auction so far. 

Ishan Kishan

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Ishan Kishan

All eyes were on this batter. Mumbai Indians wanted Ishan Kishan at all costs and they got him as well, by paying Rs 15.25 crore. This was the highest price paid on Day 1 of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction and highest price paid by MI ever in an auction. (Source: Twitter)

Deepak Chahar

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Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar was sure to make a good earning at the auction. He is an Indian pacer who is very handy in Indian conditions. MS Dhoni loves him and that is why CSK bought him for a whopping Rs 14 crore. (Source: Twitter)

Shreyas Iyer

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Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer has costed Rs 12.25 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders. In him, KKR have a great potential captain, although the team is yet to decide on one. There will be stiff battle between him and Cummins for KKR captaincy. (Source: Twitter)

 

Shardul Thakur

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Shardul Thakur

The India player is among the better all-rounders in world cricket today and it was obvious that franchises would bid high for him. As a result, Thakur managed to grab a deal of Rs 10.75 crore, bought by Delhi Capitals. (Source: Twitter)  

Harshal Patel

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Harshal Patel

Purple Patel, as he is famously called was purchased back by RCB for a sum of Rs 10.75 crore. He will surely give the returns to RCB with his bowling spells. (Source: Twitter)

Wanindu Hasaranga

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Wanindu Hasaranga

The Sri Lanka cricketer had to wait for his final price as the auction was interrupted due to auctioneer Hugh Edmeades had collapsed on floor after losing consciousness. But Hasaranga was a happy man in the end, grabbing a deal of Rs 10.75 crore at the auction on Day 1. (Source: Twitter)

Nicholas Pooran

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Nicholas Pooran

Wesy Indian batter Nicholas Pooran earned a big sum at the IPL Mega Auction 2022, grabbing an eye-popping deal of Rs 10.75 crore. He has been bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Source: Twitter)

Lockie Ferguson

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Lockie Ferguson

Not many foreign players had a great day at the auction. Among those who had was New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson who was locked in at price of Rs 10 crore by Gujarat Titans. (Source: Twitter)

Avesh Khan

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Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan, who comes from Indore, became richer as he grabbed a deal of Rs 10 crore by Lucknow Super Giants. He has made rapid progress and is enjoying fruits of his labour now. (Source: Twitter)

Prasidh Krishna

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Prasidh Krishna

Prasidh Krishna, who has been bowling well for India recently, was picked for Rs 10 crore by the Rajasthan Royals, joining the list of pacers who earned big on Day 1 of the auctions . (Source: Twitter)

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