We have a few more days left for the much-awaited IPL 2022 auction. The event will be live-streamed on the 12th and 13th of February on Disney+ Hotstar. Here are a few Malayali players to watch out for during the IPL 2022 auction:
Known for his pace, aggressiveness and passion, Sreesanth is one of the best fast bowlers India has ever seen. His performances in both the World Cups are proof of it. He had registered in the IPL last year but unfortunately, no one called. Despite that, he hadn’t given up yet. He started playing for the Kerala Ranji team. At 38, he is back again to participate in the IPL and has been selected for the 2022 auction list. He has experience in playing in the IPL and for clubs like Rajasthan Royals, Kochi Tuskers and Kings XI Punjab aka Punjab Kings. The base price for Sreesanth for IPL 2022 Auction is 50 lakhs.
Mohammed Azharuddeen is a wicketkeeper-batsman who represents Kerala in the domestic leagues. He recently impressed people with his 37-ball century at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament. Due to his brilliance in that tournament, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is mainly recognised as a Power Hitter. Now that he is part of the IPL 2022 auction, let’s see what happens. The base price for Azharudeen is 20 lakhs.
Vishnu Vinod is another wicketkeeper-batsman and a batting allrounder who has represented Kerala in various domestic leagues. He has also been a part of franchises like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals. His recent 25 ball-65 runs was one of his standout innings during the Syed Musthaq Ali Trophy tournament against Tamil Nadu, although Kerala ended up being on the losing side. He is known as an explosive middle-order batsman, who also finishes off innings as a finisher. His base price for the auction is 20 lakh.
Rohan Kunnummal is a right-handed opening batsman who represents Kerala in the domestic circuit. He was the second top scorer for Kerala in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and also the top scorer of the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy. Roshan has a base price of 20 lakh.
M D Nidheesh
The right-hand medium-pace bowler was the top wicket-taker in the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy. During the tournament, he picked up 11 wickets from six matches. Although he hasn’t been debuted in the IPL, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians during the 2018 season for a whopping 20 lakhs. He has a base price of 20 lakhs for this auction.
Basil Thampi is a right-hand fast bowler who is one of the many players representing Kerala in the Domestic Circuit. Although he hasn’t played for India, he had been selected in a T20I squad against Srilanka. Not only was he a net bowler for the Indian team, but Basil was also part of the Gujarat Lions for the 2017 season. He even won the Emerging Player Award for that season for his incredible performance of 11 wickets in 12 matches. He has also played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. His base price for this IPL 2022 auction is 30 lakhs.
He is a left-handed middle-order batsman who mainly plays in the domestic circuit. Apart from that, he has been a part of the Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He used to captain the Kerala Team. Under his captaincy, Kerala entered the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy, which was historic. His base price for this IPL auction is 20 lakh.
S Midhun (Sudhesan Midhun)
S Midhun is a leg spinner. He was the joint highest wicket-taker for Kerala in the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and a part of the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Did you know that he is one of the reserve players for the series against West Indies happening right now? He has a base price of 20 lakh.