11. Avesh Khan

This time, Avesh was picked by LSG for a whopping amount of INR 10 crores. His performance during the 2021 season was nothing short of spectacular. Currently, in 25 IPL games, Avesh has picked 29 wickets. As he plays more matches, his stats are destined to improve significantly.

10. Yuzvendra Chahal

Chahal’s presence brings more experience and hence, the duo of Ashwin and Chahal will help RR to make a mark in the season. Talking about this lineup, he is the premier spinner on the side. Hopefully, Chahal will be in the race for the prestigious Purple cap this season.

9. Jofra Archer

Even though Jofra Archer will not take part in the 2022 season of the IPL, he will be a part of MI squad in the 2023 season. And a deadly bowling duo of Archer and Bumrah will terrify the batsmen for sure. The management has been spot on by investing in the future.

8. Deepak Chahar

With INR 14 crore to his name, Deepak Chahar became the second-highest-paid cricketer in the current CSK squad. The bowling all-rounder has now to live up to the potential to justify his price tag. But for now, there is no doubt that he has been one of the finest performers with the bat and ball in the country.

7. Jason Holder

Talking about his batting, Holder has scored 189 runs in the tournament. Well, there is nothing much to speak about his batting, but he has been the match-winner for Sunrisers on numerous occasions. With LSG opting for him, he can leave a mark this time.

6. Shahrukh Khan

He can tear apart any bowling attack on his day. With a decent strike rate of 134.21, Khan has been a decent performer in the IPL. The only thing he needs is a team that backs him continuously and after shelling out INR 9 crore, PBKS will definitely be looking to pick him in the playing XI.

5. Nitish Rana

In 77 IPL games, he has scored 1870 runs at an average of 28. With a strike rate of 132.46, Rana can anchor the inning and accelerate at the end. Talking about his approach, the southpaw takes some time to settle down. But once he sets his eye in, there is no stopping for him.

4. Shreyas Iyer (captain)

With a huge sum of money under his name, Shreyas will be looking to get into the core group of KKR. His records speak for themselves as he has scored 2375 runs in 87 IPL games. His strike-rate of 124 might not highlight his hitting skills, but Iyer can hit a long ball and can also rotate strike according to the requirements of the team.

3. Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper)

Ishan Kishan hogged the limelight in the auction as he became the most expensive of the event with MI bagging him for a whopping amount of INR 15.25 crore. The southpaw is now the future of franchise and hence, a lot depends on how he plays this time. Last season was not great for him and was also dropped from the team.

2. Faf du Plessis

It was a piece of huge news for CSK fans as the Chennai-based franchise was unable to buy back Faf du Plessis. For someone who has served them for over a decade, it was heartbreaking. But, with a new team comes new opportunity and Faf is shifting to the RCB camp.

1. David Warner

Warner is a former captain and his valuable insights can help Pant. With 5449 runs to his name, Warner is one of the most consistent batsmen in the tournament. Adding on, he has a strike rate of 139.97 with the bat, which means he takes very little time to settle down.