8. KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)

The explosive Indian opener is now with the Lucknow Super Giants where he continues to lead the side from the front. Rahul has already scored two hundred in IPL 2022 with both tons coming against the Mumbai Indians. In the last four years, Rahul has been outstanding in the IPL scoring in excess of 500 runs every season.

7. Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB)

Yuzvendra Chahal was an important asset for the Bangalore franchise in the last few years. The leg-spinner is their highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL and many thought that RCB would retain him. However, Chahal was released ahead of the auction and he ended up getting picked by the Rajasthan Royals.

6. Rashid Khan (SRH)

Rashid has the ability to change the complexion of the match in a single over not only with the ball but with the bat as well. The wily leg-spinner who considers himself an all-rounder, took the CSK bowlers to the cleaners, smacking Chris Jordan for 22 runs in an over. Leading the side in that game, he ended up scoring 40 off just 21 balls with 2 fours and 3 maximums.

5. Liam Livingstone (Rajasthan Royals)

This would have helped greatly if Livingstone was in the Rajasthan team, as he and Hetmyer could have become a vital combination in the middle order. Livingston would have also changed the game with his off-break by containing runs and picking up wickets during the middle overs.

4. Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Shubhman Gill along with Aaron Finch, who scored a well-compiled inning of 58 vs RR in his second match of the season, could have been the best opening pair for KKR. The two batters have the ability to take the game away from the opposition and win it with their aggressive batting nature.

3. Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals)

The Delhi Capitals will take Shreyas into their squad given his recent performances for team India in the limited-overs format. He scored three consecutive half-centuries in a T20I series against Sri Lanka, which is enough to prove how good of a batsman he is.

2. Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians)

Pandya was then roped in by Gujarat Titans and was appointed captain. Hardik has been great with the Titans winning six out of the seven matches played. Hardik’s inclusion in the middle order would have helped Mumbai strengthen their batting, bowling, and fielding as he is the type of guy who can change the match from any of the three skills.

1. Faf Du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)

The South African batsman is one of the most gifted athletes one can have on their team, and CSK was lucky enough to have him for nearly a decade. However, during the mega auction this year, the CSK franchise tried their best to recapture Du Plessis but lost the bidding war to Royal Challengers Bangalore who bought him for INR 7 Cr.