After a two-day long process in Bengaluru, the IPL 2022 Mega Auction was done. All the teams look settled. The IPL has such a unique format that 4 overseas players are allowed to play in each team. Every team is always looking to make the most of the presence of these overseas players. From Bazz McCullum, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, and Pollard to Adam Zampa, and Wanindu Hasranga overseas players are always in-demand. Here is a look at the 4 overseas players that every franchise will select from the available team:
Gujarat Titans 4 Overseas Players in IPL 2022:
- Jason Roy: Jason Roy is the top opening option for Gujarat Titans. He will love the pace and bounce on offer at Ahmedabad.
- David Miller: Miller is an experienced player. On his day, if it is in his arc, it goes out of the park. He will add balance to the middle-order.
- Rashid Khan: Rashid Khan needs no explanation. The best spinner in the world is certain to play every game.
- Lockie Ferguson: This Kiwi paceman will be a value addition to the team. Batsmen need to protect their toes as Lockie smashes them in the death overs.
Chennai Super Kings 4 Overseas Players in IPL 2022:
- Devon Conway: Faf Du Plessis is missing and hence Devon Conway becomes an optimum choice for the Super Kings.
- Moeen Ali: “Brother Mo” has been doing an exceptional job while batting at number 3 or 4 so why to fix something that is not broken.
- Dwayne Bravo: Bravo is the face of the Chennai Super Kings since 2011. His association with the team will be forever and ever.
- Adam Milne: MSD likes to have a swing bowler in his team. Deepak Chahar is the top choice but Adam will be ideal to compliment him.
- Jonny Bairstow: Jonny makes a good choice for a number 3 batter. He is explosive and can take the charge to the bowlers in case of a collapse.
- Liam Livingstone: Punjab Kings have invested in this volatile player. Liam comes with a big name associated him after tonkng every bowler across the globe.
- Odean Smith: Odean Smith looks like Pollard but with more conviction in his bowling. Odean is an ideal powerful finisher and can complement Shahrukh very well.
- Kagiso Rabada: Kagiso Rabada, need no introduction, one of the best bowlers directly finds his way in the team.
Royal Challengers Bangalore 4 Overseas Players in IPL 2022:
- Faf Du Plessis: The possible captaincy candidate and an explosive opener, Faf Du Plessis was always in the team.
- Glenn Maxwell: Maxwell was retained and had a good outing at number 4 with RCB. He will keep giving his services to the team.
- Wanindu Hasaranga: After breaking the bank for this pretty average player, RCB are now bound to play him in the first 7 games.
- Josh Hazlewood: Josh Hazlewood would be leading the pace attack of RCB alongside, Harshal Patel and Mohammad Siraj.
Lucknow Super Giants:
- Quinton De Kock: Quinton de Kock at 6.25 Crores was an absolute steal made by Lucknow Super Giants. He will open the batting alongside KL Rahul.
- Marcus Stoinis: Picked in the draft, Marcus Stoinis will provide the much-needed finishers role. He will give at least 2 overs as well.
- Jason Holder: One of the top all-rounders in contention, Jason Holder will provide balance to this team. He can bat number 7.
- Mark Wood: Mark Wood brings the express pace. He will form a good partnership with Avesh Khan. His experience will add a lot of value to Avesh.
Mumbai Indians 4 Overseas Players in IPL 2022:
- Kieron Pollard: Polly is the face of the Mumbai Indians and hence is bound to play every game in which he is fit.
- Tim David: 8.25 Crores are given to this exquisite Singaporean. Now MI are bound to play him in at least 7 games. He is another volatile player. Tim either makes it or breaks it.
- Daniel Sams: Mumbai will be looking for someone who can bat at 7 or 8 and Daniel Sams is the ideal choice for that position. He brings the swinging left-arm option as well.
- Tymal Mills/Riley Meredith: For express pace, one of the two bowlers will be played.
- David Warner: David Waner is a hungry lion. He will be keen on making a comeback to the Delhi capitals.
- Mitchell Marsh: Mitchell Marsh has taken his game to whole another level. Marsh is exceptional with the bat.
- Rovman Powell: Rovman Powell has pulled his weight into the team. His recent exploits against India and England prove that he can be a good finisher.
- Anrich Nortje: Anrich Nortje is an unrealistically super quick bowler. He has mastered the slower ball now and this makes him more lethal.
Rajasthan Royals 4 Overseas Players in IPL 2022:
- Jos Butler: Jos Butler was retained by the Royals. His best position is at opening. No how the Royals solve the Devdutt, Butler, and Yashasvi problem is a big question.
- Rassie Van Der Dussen: Rassie Van Der Dussen was a steal made by the Rajasthan Royals. He will add spice to the game in the middle-overs.
- Shimron Hetmyer: An amazing finisher, Shimron Hetmyer will certainly win you 2 to 3 crucial games single-handedly.
- Trent Boult: Trent Boult was immaculate with Mumbai. He needs no explanation. He gives you world class 3 overs in the powerplay and 1 clean over in the death.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
- Sam Billings/Alex Hales: If Sheldon Jackson plays, he will keep wickets and Alex Hales will play. If Sheldon is not picked, Sam Billings will be picked as a keeper and opener.
- Andre Russell: Dre Russ is the heart of this franchise. He is someone who won them games out of nowhere. Andre Russell has spoken to the KKR management regarding his fitness and is working on making himself available.
- Sunil Narine: Sunil Narine showed signs of his mystery spin in UAE last year. Narine can be used as a floater too.
- Pat Cummins: Pat Cummins will lead the KKR bowling attack like every year. The Australian Skipper will add a lot of value to the team and will help young pacers.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 4 Overseas Players in IPL 2022:
- Aiden Markram: Markram is almost certain to open the batting for the Sunrisers. They do not have many established opening batters. Markram can also bowl 2 overs in the powerplay giving him an added dimension.
- Kane Willaimson: Williamson is the captain of the team. Except for his “tennis elbow” injury there is nothing that can keep Kane out of the team.
- Nicholas Pooran: Nichoals Pooran just proved in the recently concluded India series why Sunrisers spent 10.75 Lakhs for him. Pooran is an optimal choice for the number 4 position.
- Marco Jansen: Marco Jansen was a good pick by SRH. He will bat number 7 or 8 for them. He will also give the team good 2 overs in the powerplay.
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