Aakash Chopra predicts most expensive bowler of IPL 2022 ahead of Mega Auction

Updated on: Jan 28, 2022 1:29 pm IST

IPL 2022

The Indian Premier League auction is approaching fast, and there is much excitement about the players going under the hammer. With only 33 players being retained by the 10 franchises, there has been interest shown by total number of 1214 players for the IPL mega auction scheduled in mid-February. But, only 217 of them will be considered for the final bidding process, with the franchise working out with the organizing team of the tournament. This will certainly bring the top players into the auction pool.

Aakash Chopra predicts most expensive bowler in IPL 2022

The former cricketer turned commentator is again in news regarding his view on the Mega auction 2022. During an interaction on his YouTube Channel, Aakash Chopra was asked to predict the most expensive bowler in the IPL Mega Auction 2022. He picked Deepak Chahar and gave the rationale behind it as well.

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There are a lot of names who are going to be available. There will be some fight for the Indian names. But I still believe that Deepak Chahar will be the most expensive; it’s just a gut feel. There will be a lot of teams who will put money on him because he is a three-over powerplay bank.” Chopra said.

“He is a wicket-taker. Even if he is expensive, he will pick up wickets. He is batting alright, and is putting his case forward again and again. Deepak Chahar bowls difficult overs in the powerplay; he is maturing as a player. So I am going with Deepak Chahar as the most expensive Indian bowler in the auction.” Chopra added.

3 Bowlers who can be a Costly buy at IPL 2022 Auction

Apart from Deepak Chahar, there are other talented bowlers who can make a bank due to their performances in the international circuit and T20 tournaments.

1. Mohammad Shami

The experienced player has been one of the standout performers in the test cricket for India and picked wickets in a consistent manner for Punjab Kings in 2021.

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2. Pat Cummins

The Ashes winning captain has the all round skills and did quite well in the IPL 2021 for Kolkata Knight Riders.

3. Tymal Mills

Mills has improved his performance for the past 1 year in T20 tournaments like T20 Blast and BBL and has been a permanent member of the England T20I team.

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