Indian T20 League 2022 mega auction, Day 1: As it happened
Day 1 of Indian T20 League 2022 mega auction will be one to remember, as uncapped players fetched lucrative bids and some surprise players went unsold.
The biggest activity of the auction was Team Mumbai breaking the bank to re-sign Ishan Kishan for a whopping INR 15.25 crore. The other notable capped purchases included Deepak Chahar returning to Chennai for INR 14 crore and Kolkata roping in former Team Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer for INR 10.75 crore.
Avesh Khan became the most expensive uncapped player in Indian T20 League history as newcomers Lucknow put a winning bid of INR 10 crore for his signature, while Under-19 World Cup 2022 star Dewald Brevis joined Mumbai.
Team Bangalore were the most active team as they signed 10 players out of the auctioned players on Day 1, while Team Lucknow will go into the accelerated bidding on Day 2 with the least purse (INR 6.90 crore).