The much-anticipated big auction, which was supposed to take place in the first week of January 2022, appears to have been pushed back by a month due to an unsolved issue with the yet-to-be-named Ahmedabad franchise. Having said that, scouts for competitive franchises must have already begun shortlisting candidates. Also Read: IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal to Washington Sundar, Amit Mishra; Released Spinners Who Can Fetch a Huge Sum at Auction
Given the nature of the T20 format, all-rounders are a valuable commodity and a joy to have as a captain. It not only provides balance, but also allows you to select a specialist – a batsman or a bowler. All-rounders will be in high demand in the next IPL mega auctions, especially if they are Indian. Also read: IND vs SA: Team India’s Potential Playing 11 Against South Africa on Boxing Day- Shardul Thakur vs. Hanuma Vihari is a toss-up; Ajinkya Rahane’s Place in Doubt
Here are the Indian all-rounders who could fetch a high price at the upcoming auction in early February. Also read: IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Tentative Date Revealed, Event to Be a Two-Day Event
Hardik Pandya: The star Mumbai Indians all-rounder was forced to withdraw because to injury and fitness concerns. He is unable to bowl due to injury concerns. However, he has begun training and appears to be gradually regaining full condition. Hardik is a proven match-winner, and when he’s on form, he can steal the game.
Shardul Thakur: Thakur has improved with both the bat and the ball during the recent season. He has been in good form in all forms, which buyers would undoubtedly consider when evaluating him. He has also worked with Dhoni at CSK, which would be taken into account.