IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Check out

IPL 2022: 5 huge losses during the mega auctions – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fought till the very end to get the…

IPL 2022: From Jofra Archer to faf du Plessis five losses to IPL teams
IPL 2022: From Jofra Archer to faf du Plessis five losses to IPL teams

IPL 2022: 5 huge losses during the mega auctions – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fought till the very end to get the services of Faf du Plessis, but in the end could not get it. Rajasthan Royals also tried their best to get back Jofra Archer, but they too failed. These were just two instances of how badly the franchises wanted to keep their players. But they were not the only ones. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

Both Faf du Plessis and Jofra Archer had been two key players for CSK and RR. Unfortunately, RR and CSK could not retain the duo. The same can be said when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) could not get Devdutt Padikkal back. Delhi Capitals also failed to get Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan. Here at InsideSport, we take a look at such players who were the biggest loss for IPL franchises.

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Check out

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IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction - Check out
IPL 2022: Faf will turn out for RCB

1: Faf du Plessis

It is hard to imagine Faf du Plessis playing for some other franchise apart from CSK. In the 2022 season of IPL, the veteran player will turn out for RCB. After an intense bidding war with CSK, RCB managed to get hold of the former South African captain. In the 2021 IPL season, the right-hand batter scored 633 runs in 16 matches and helped CSK win its fourth title.

He was also instrumental in CSK winning the 2018 edition of IPL. CSK will miss the gun batter. They have managed to fill the void though by signing Devon Conway.

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Check out

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IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction - Check out
IPL 2022: Jofra Archer will play for Mumbai Indians

2: Jofra Archer

Nobody understood the logic behind Mumbai Indians being quiet at the start of day two of the mega auctions. Later, when it fought with RR to get Jofra Archer it all made sense. The England pacer won’t play IPL 2022, but MI management were happy to shell out money keeping the long-term goal in mind. RR CEO accepted that it was hard losing Archer.

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Check out

The fast bowler did well for the franchise in the two years of IPL. He also managed to win MVP of the award in the 2020 season. RR have certainly lost one of the biggest match-winners in the T20 circuit.

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction - Check out
IPL 2022: Avesh will play for LSG

3: Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan spoke about Capitals captain Rishabh Pant apologizing to him for not buying or retaining him during the mega auctions. The right-arm fast bowler had that impact during IPL 2021 season. He picked up 24 wickets in 16 matches and was Pant’s go-to-bowler. Avesh was brought by LSG for a whopping amount of 10 crores.

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Check out

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction - Check out
KL Rahul will lead Lucknow Super Giants

4: KL Rahul

KL Rahul was perhaps the biggest loss. The Indian opener has been in tremendous form in the IPL, leading the scoring chart in 2020 and finishing second in 2021. Rahul consistently scored 500 plus runs for three seasons and carried the batting ably on his shoulders. PBKS coach Anil Kumble told that they wanted to retain KL Rahul, but the latter wanted to go into auctions. This season he will turn out for LSG and will also lead the team.

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction - Check out
IPL 2022: Rabada will play for PBKS

5: Kagiso Rabada

DC could not buy back their premier bowler Kagiso Rabada during the mega auctions. The South African pacer has been the leader of the Capitals attack for the past three years. He has picked 76 wickets in 50 IPL matches for DC. He also won the purple cap in the team’s first-ever finals in the 2020 IPL season. The right-arm pacer will turn out for PBKS in this year’s IPL. The Capitals will surely miss the experienced bowler.

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Check out

Some other players like Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan, and Yuzvendra Chahal were also not retained by the respective teams. Iyer was the Capitals captain for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He led from the front by playing the anchor role to perfection. He scored 2375 runs in 87 matches for the Capitals. DC bid for him during the auctions, but eventually lost the race to KKR.

CSK also lost on all-rounder Shardul Thakur. He was their leading wicket-taker in the 2021 IPL season and contributed well with the bat also. Thakur was CSK’s middle overs enforcer in the IPL. He will now turn out for DC in this season’s IPL.

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Check out

Meanwhile, Dhawan and Chahal will play for PBKS and RR respectively. The former was instrumental in DC doing well two seasons of IPL. He formed a good partnership with Prithvi Shaw and enabled the team to get off to a good start.

On the other hand, Chahal was the lead bowler for RCB for over six years. He has taken over 100 wickets for the team and was Kohli’s go-to-bowler in the middle overs.

IPL 2022: From Faf du Plessis to Jofra Archer, 5 biggest losses of IPL franchises at IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Check out

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