5 Blunders made by the teams in the 2022 IPL mega auction

5 Blunders made by the teams in the 2022 IPL mega auction

All the franchises finalized their squads in the mega auction ahead of the 15th edition of the Indian T20 extravaganza.

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Liam Livingstone. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

So, we are done and dusted with the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction. All the franchises finalized their squads ahead of the 15th edition of the Indian T20 extravaganza.

Ishan Kishan was the cynosure of all eyes, as the Mumbai Indians (MI) spent a colossal amount of INR 15.25 Crore for him. There was an intense bidding war for Kishan, with Punjab Kings, Gujarat Titans, and Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH) competing for the left-hander.

Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer also struck massive deals and will receive salaries of INR 14 Crore and INR 12.25 Crore respectively. But then, the IPL franchises also made certain moves that might turn out to be blunders. In this article, let us take a look at 5 such blunders.

5. RR’s acquisition of Riyan Parag for INR 3.8 Crore

 Riyan Parag  (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

This was a decision that defied logic. Rajasthan Royals (RR) spent close to INR 4 Crores to purchase uncapped cricketer Riyan Parag.

Parag produced an abysmal performance in the 2021 edition of the IPL, and there were even questions about whether he should have been picked in the playing XI last year. In the 2021 edition of the IPL, the right-hander scored just 93 runs in 10 innings at an average of 11.63.

But in spite of that, RR splashed money to procure the services of a player who has not proved his mettle despite being given numerous opportunities.

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