IPL 2022: Performance of the most expensive buy of each team

IPL 2022: Performance of the most expensive buy of each team

Mumbai Indians bought Ishan Kishan for a whopping INR 15.25 crore, the most expensive buy at this year's auction.

Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel
Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel, (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The IPL is not only the most-watched league, but it is also the richest league in the world. Every year we see the biggest stars in the cricketing world go head to head in the prestigious tournament. The big-name players are a regular feature of this tournament, and to land those big players, you need to spend some big bucks as well. The IPL 2022 auction saw two new franchises enter the pool.

A total of 590 cricketers went under the hammer during the two-day mega auction on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. Of these, 204 Indian and 67 overseas players were bought by ten franchises for Rs. 5,51,70,00,000. Ishan Kishan was the most expensive buy of 2022 and the third overall behind Chris Morris and Yuvraj Singh.

1. Mumbai Indians – Ishan Kishan (INR 15.25 crore)

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Mumbai Indians decided against retaining their swashbuckling southpaw ahead of IPL 2022. Ishan Kishan was bought by Mumbai Indians for a record INR 15.25 crore, becoming the most expensive buy in the IPL 2022 auction. 

Kishan’s international career was off to a flying start when the attacking left-hander scored half-centuries on his T20I and ODI debut and was adjudged man of the match on both occasions. Kishan was expected to be Mumbai’s main man at the top-order after the departure of Quinton de Kock.

But the price tag seemed to put extra pressure on the shoulder of the youngster as he struggled in IPL 2022. Although Kishan ended the tournament with a decent output of 418 runs, the bulk of his runs came at the latter stages of IPL 2022. His underwhelming performance was one of the many reasons behind Mumbai’s failure this year.

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