The Board of Control for Cricket in India is planning a Mega Auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 edition. They are also planning to add two new IPL franchises for the next season, which makes the mega auction inevitable.
IPL franchises will be allowed four retentions before the mega auctions. They can retain either three Indians and one overseas or two Indians and two overseas players. The fans on social media are already excited over the news. A Twitter user named CricCrazyAlok shared his suggestions on possible retentions for the Royal Challengers Bangalore Team.
🐯These Player Will be retained from RCB According to me 👇👇👇
3 Indian & 1 Overseas
• Virat Kohli
• Devdutt Padikkal
• Mohammad Siraj
• Maxwell / Jamieson ✈️ (ABD If he will not retire )
Sadly but , No place for Chahal imo😢#ipl2022
— AL😷K (@CricCrazyAlok) July 5, 2021
He asked the former Australian spinner, Brad Hogg, to share his thoughts. The Leg-spinner stated that the Royal Challengers Bangalore should retain Kyle Jamieson. He replied to the post, “Jamieson for long term.”
Jamieson for long term. https://t.co/6RdeHyte96
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) July 5, 2021
Brad Hogg believes, Kyle Jamieson could be a long-time prospect for the Bangalore-based franchise.
The Kiwi pacer became the fourth-most Expensive buy in the history of IPL as RCB bought him at a whopping 15 crore in IPL 2021. Jamieson is RCB’s second-highest wicket-taker this season with 9 wickets in 7 matches. He has impressed one and all in his short international career so far. His recent performance against India in the World Test Championship Final led New Zealand to be the first-ever World Test Champions.
IPL 2022 Mega Auctions likely in December
The mega auctions for the Indian Premier League 2022 edition are likely to place in December this year.
The BCCI has prepared a blueprint to roll out the plans for the next season. The tenders for two new franchises will be out by mid-August. The bidding process will start in mid-October. The franchise salary purse will also be increased to 90 crores from 85 crores.