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IPL 2022 Auction: Shreyas Iyer set to be most sought after catch at auction, MI, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, RCB, PBKS to vie for former DC captain

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IPL 2022 Auction: Shreyas Iyer in demand- As former Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer decided to part ways with his franchise, he is set to be one of the biggest names in the IPL 2022 Auctions. Apart from the two new franchises — Ahmedabad and Lucknow — Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are targeting the Mumbaikar. For IPL 2022 Mega Auction live updates on InsideSport.IN.

One primary reason why he is in demand is his prospect as the captain. Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals to their maiden IPL final in 2021 and was commended for his efforts. With Virat Kohli’s resignation as captain and AB de Villiers retirement, stakes are high that Shreyas Iyer would be a leadership option for RCB. Similarly, PBKS need a replacement for KL Rahul to lead the team in the upcoming few years. Mumbai Indians could also bet on the stylish right-handed batsman to strengthen their batting department and groom future captain. 

IPL 2022 Auction: Shreyas Iyer set to be most sought after catch at auction, MI, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, RCB, PBKS to vie for former DC captain

Shreyas Iyer plays down the ground, Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2021 Qualifier 2, Sharjah, October 13, 2021

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  • The newly-bought IPL franchises would not worry about any funds when it comes to finalising their skipper for the upcoming 2-3 seasons.
  • Shreyas Iyer will add to the batting superpower and he can lead a team which he has proved by taking Delhi Capitals to IPL 2021 final.
  • Iyer has also expressed that he loves leading a team and it brings the best out of him. His finger injury forced him to miss the India leg of IPL 2021 and was subsequently replaced by Rishabh Pant.
  • His salary could be more than doubled than what he used to receive at DC- Rs 7 crore.
  • He has experience of leading the Delhi Capitals in 41 matches which will add to his armoury during IPL 2022 mega auctions.

IPL 2022 Auction: Shreyas Iyer set to be most sought after catch at auction, MI, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, RCB, PBKS to vie for former DC captain

RCB & PBKS

  • Both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings are currently dealing with a leadership crisis.
  • Shreyas Iyer could be a perfect replacement for Virat Kohli or KL Rahul. He can assist Glenn Maxwell and Mayank Agarwal at both franchises.
  • However, Punjab Kings are likely to put on more weight on a financial front as Shreyas Iyer could become the costliest player of the franchise. On the other hand, RCB are unlikely to pay Iyer a higher price than Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell.

Shreyas Iyer bats during a training session, Dubai, August 28, 2021

Mumbai Indians

  • Five-time champions MI will look to buy Shreyas Iyer to increase their batting solidity.
  • Under Rohit’s captaincy, Iyer could be groomed as a future captaincy.
  • With SuryaKumar Yadav doubtful for retention as his price could skyrocket to multiple folds, in-form Shreyas Iyer could fill the void at No.4.

IPL 2022 Auction: Shreyas Iyer set to be most sought after catch at auction, MI, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, RCB, PBKS to vie for former DC captain

KKR Retained Players Latest: Kolkata Knight Riders set to let go their captain, Eoin Morgan unlikely to be retained

Latest Updates – Players retained:

  • Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad (Confirmed), Moeen Ali or Sam Curran as 4th retained player.
  • Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje
  • Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard (Confirmed). Ishan Kishan (Likely as 4th pick)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer (likely)
  • Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson getting retained as captain at 14 Cr salary
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson confirmed / Rashid Khan – negotiations still on.

IPL 2022 Auction: Shreyas Iyer set to be most sought after catch at auction, MI, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, RCB, PBKS to vie for former DC captain

Shreyas Iyer year-wise breakdown of IPL salary

Year Team Salary
2021 Delhi Capitals ₹ 70,000,000
2020   (Retain) Delhi Capitals ₹ 70,000,000
2019   (Retain) Delhi Capitals ₹ 70,000,000
2018 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 70,000,000
2017 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 26,000,000
2016 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 26,000,000
2015 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 26,000,000
Total ₹ 358,000,000

 

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