The concept of four foreigners in an Indian Premier League side holds huge significance.

The concept of four foreigners in an Indian Premier League side holds huge significance. Over the years, foreign players have governed the IPL, with some big fishes gracing the cash-rich league. Once the IPL retention was done a few months earlier, several established foreigners were released by the existing eight teams ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. IPL 2022 will have 10 teams, and one will have more fun in store. 

On Tuesday, a total of 1,214 players registered for the auction. However, the IPL shortlisted 590 players based on the wishlist of the 10 teams. As a result, 10 players were registered in the marquee list (Rs. 2 crore base price). And there are some big foreign players on this marquee list.

Teams will need to be careful regarding the foreign players’ purchases. On several occasions, we have seen players leave early for several reasons or pull out at the last moment. Besides, there are often international assignments on offer. Keeping all this in mind, getting the right names will be highly important. We decode 10 foreigners who could draw huge money in the auction on the same note.

David Warner

Three-time Orange Cap winner David Warner was a mainstay for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Aussie star scored consistently and led the side well. However, a forgetful 2021 saw Warner not only get stripped of his captaincy but also dropped. Warner, who helped Australia win the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, will be a massive player on offer in the auction. He is on the marquee list. So far, Warner has amassed 5,449 runs at 41.59. He has hit four tons and 50 fifties. Apart from 2021 and 2018 (absent), Warner smashed 500-plus runs every season from 2014 to 2020.

Faf du Plessis

The former South African batter was a massive hit for Chennai Super Kings; scoring runs aplenty.

The former South African batter was a massive hit for Chennai Super Kings; scoring runs aplenty. Faf ruled the show in 2021 for CSK, setting the tone with his massive prowess upfront. He scored 2,935 runs in 100 IPL matches to date, including a massive 633-run effort in 2021. He smashed six fifties last season and averaged 45.21. Faf’s pedigree and experience will keep teams interested. As a result, Faf is on the marquee list of players.

Kagiso Rabada

Rabada is a class T20 specialist, and his ability to generate a huge pace both upfront and at the death makes him a household name.

The South African speedster was an integral part of the Delhi setup. However, the side chose Anrich Nortje in their retention list ahead of Rabada, who is now a part of the auction and also on the marquee list. Rabada is a class T20 specialist, and his ability to generate a huge pace both upfront and at the death makes him a household name. He has claimed 76 wickets from 50 matches at 20.52. He took 25, 30, and 15 wickets across the last three seasons.

Quinton de Kock

QDK is someone who can be counted upon to handle explosive starts and play some big-hitting shots.

In recent seasons, the South African wicket-keeper batter played a key role for Mumbai Indians. QDK is someone who can be counted upon to handle explosive starts and play some big-hitting shots. Once he sets himself in, QDK can be a dangerous entity. Quinton has scored 2,256 runs in 76 IPL games to date. He had earlier played for Delhi Daredevils and RCB. He had a solid ODI series versus India recently. He has scored 500-plus IPL runs in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

Jason Holder

The West Indian powerhouse has established himself as a dangerous customer with both bat and ball.

The West Indian powerhouse has established himself as a dangerous customer with both bat and ball. So it was a shocker that SRH didn’t retain Holder, who did a decent job for the Orange Army. He played a major role in helping West Indies seal the just-concluded T20I series versus England, claiming four wickets in four balls in the decider. The big-hitting player will keep teams very much in the fray for his services. Holder claimed 14 and 16 wickets each in IPL 2020 and 2021, respectively. He averages 22.45 in the IPL.

Trent Boult

New Zealand pacer Trent Boult has been a proven customer in the IPL.

New Zealand pacer Trent Boult has been a proven customer in the IPL. The former KKR, DC, and MI pacer has set a base price of Rs. 2 crore. Boult is a champion performer for the Kiwis, and his influence in the IPL cannot be ignored. Boult is highly effective both with the new ball and at the death. His yorkers and ability to swing the ball makes him a genuine wicket-taker. He has taken 76 IPL wickets from 62 games so far.

Eoin Morgan

Morgan is a handy batter in the middle order. He has scored 1,405 runs in the IPL so far.

England cricket team captain Eoin Morgan may have struggled to get runs in IPL 2021, but his leadership qualities need to be highlighted. The 2019 World Cup-winning skipper helped KKR bounce back from a position of bothering to see the side reach the final of IPL 2021. He also led England to the semis of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Morgan is a handy batter in the middle order. He has scored 1,405 runs in the IPL so far.

Pat Cummins

The Aussie Test skipper is regarded highly even in white-ball cricket and has the pedigree to perform well.

The Aussie speedster drew a sum of Rs. 15.50 crore in the IPL 2020 auction when KKR broke the banks. Cummins didn’t quite bring the desired value but showed his qualities in flashes. The Aussie Test skipper is regarded highly even in white-ball cricket and has the pedigree to perform well. With 38 wickets in the IPL and 123 in T20 cricket, Cummins will once again hope to attract the right bids and be among the top picks.

Shakib Al Hasan

The Bangladesh all-rounder remains one of the best in business.

The Bangladesh all-rounder remains one of the best in business. His left-arm spin, ability to play well in the middle-order and fielding skills makes him a big gun. Shakib is the highest wicket-taker in T20Is and has played for SRH and KKR in the IPL. He will be aiming to play a pivotal role for any side that manages to land him. Shakib lends a lot of character to a team, and his experience will be massive.

Wanindu Hasaranga

The Sri Lankan spinner made his debut in the IPL midway through the 2021 season.

The Sri Lankan spinner made his debut in the IPL midway through the 2021 season. Hasaranga is a class act and has quickly established himself as one of the leading spinners in white-ball cricket. Given his exploits in the sub-continent, the right-arm spinner can be a valuable addition for sides. Hasaranga can be a mega name in the auction, and one hopes to see many teams chase him. 

Leave a comment

Cancel reply