The Indian T20 League 2022 mega auction will take place on February 12 and 13 at the Hotel ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru, with a whopping 590 players (370 Indian. 220 overseas) going under the hammer.

The auction, which is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM IST, will be conducted by Britain’s Hugh Edmeades, who has been an auctioneer in more than 2,500 auctions in his career. Watch the auction live!

The eight original teams were allowed to retain a maximum of four players with a cap set on two overseas and one uncapped player. After the teams had declared their retention lists, the new teams, Lucknow and Gujarat, were allowed to pick three players from the pool of unretained players.

Team Punjab will enter the Indian T20 League 2022 mega auction with the highest purse (INR 72 crore). Following them are Team Hyderabad (INR 68 crore), Team Rajasthan (INR 62 crore), Team Lucknow (INR 59 crore), and Team Bangalore (INR 57 crore).

As far as overseas players are concerned, a whopping 47 players from Australia will go under the hammer. West Indies (34), South Africa (33), New Zealand and England (24 each) follow suit.

List of Indian T20 League 2022 retained players

Chennai: Ravindra Jadeja (INR 16 crore), MS Dhoni (INR 12 crore), Moeen Ali (INR 8 crore), Ruturaj Gaikwad (INR 6 crore)

Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (INR 16 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (INR 12 crore), Suryakumar Yadav (INR 8 crore), Kieron Pollard (INR 6 crore)

Bangalore: Virat Kohli (INR 15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (INR 11 crore), Mohammed Siraj (INR 7 crore)

Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (INR 14 crore), Abdul Samad (INR 4 crore), Umran Malik (INR 4 crore)

Rajasthan: Sanju Samson (INR 14 crore), Jos Buttler (INR 10 crore), Yashasvi Jaiswal (INR 4 crore)

Kolkata: Andre Russell (INR 12 crore), Varun Chakravarthy (INR 8 crore), Venkatesh Iyer (INR 8 crore), Sunil Narine (INR 6 crore)

Delhi: Rishabh Pant (INR 16 crore), Axar Patel (INR 9 crore), Prithvi Shaw (INR 7.5 crore), Anrich Nortje (INR 6.5 crore)

Punjab: Mayank Agarwal (Rs 12 crore), Arshdeep Singh (Rs 4 crore)

Gujarat draft pick: Hardik Pandya (INR 15 crores), Rashid Khan (INR 15 crores), Shubman Gill (INR 8 crores)

Lucknow draft pick: KL Rahul (INR 17 crore), Marcus Stoinis (INR 9.2 crore), Ravi Bishnoi (INR 4 crore)

Purse remaining with each Indian T20 League team

Punjab – INR 72 crore

Hyderabad – INR 68 crore

Rajasthan – INR 62 crore

Lucknow – INR 58 crore

Bangalore – INR 57 crore

Ahmedabad – INR 52 crore

Mumbai – INR 48 crore

Chennai – INR 48 crore

Kolkata – INR 48 crore

Delhi – INR 47.5 crore

Where to watch the Indian T20 League 2022 mega auction live in India?

The live telecast of the Indian T20 League 2022 mega auction will be available on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports First TV channels in India.

For regional coverage, cricket fans can tune in to Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports and 1 Kannada.

The live streaming of the Indian T20 League 2022 mega auction can be viewed on the  Disney+ Hotstar app and the website. 

Featured photo: AFP / Dibyangshu Sarkar