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The IPL 2022 Mega Auction is nearing by the day. The Auction will see 650+ Indian players going under the hammer. Over the years, many Indian players have earned big bucks in this mega event. One can never forget Ishant Sharma going for a million dollars in the first IPL Auction. The bidding war for MS Dhoni is one to cherish. An uncapped Krunal Pandya going for 2 Crore Indian Rupees, Jaydev Unadkat getting 7 Crore+ Indian Rupees for 3 consecutive seasons, and Yuvraj Singh earning the most twice! IPL Mega Auction is always eventful. Here is a look at the top 10 Indian Players in TATA IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 

10) Harshal Patel/ Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 

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Harshal Patel has been playing in the IPL since 2014! IMG SRC: RCB Official Website

Harshal Patel has become a different player ever since shifting to the north of India in the domestic circuit. His slower ones are difficult to pick. His off-cutters too are well-disguised. Back in the day, Harshal played for RCB. He has batting skills as well. Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the other hand is a veteran who has a point to prove. His game has been waning and this IPL is crucial for him to maintain his place in the national team. Both the players are certainly one of the top 10 Indian Players in the IPL Mega Auction and fall in the 2 Crore Category. 

9) Avesh Khan/ Prasidh Krishna is one of the top 10 Indian Players: 

A younger duo of pacers is tied at number 9. Avesh Khan and Prasidh Krishna have been banging the door of the national team for quite some time. Prasidh is now an integral part of India’s One Day International team as well. Avesh on the other hand belongs to an elite group of players. He belongs to the batch of Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan. Avesh has improved his games by leaps and bounds in the past two seasons. If Prasidh has express pace, Avesh has a good yorker. Prasidh bowls in the powerplay while Avesh does the job in the death overs.  

8) Shikhar Dhawan: 

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Shikhar Dhawan is one player who keeps the mood of the dressing room light! IMG SRC: MyKhel

Shikhar Dhawan is one of the senior-most players in the TATA IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Dhawan has been a part of the league since its inception. Playing for Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Delhi Capitals, Shikhar has been there and done that! His ability to play the short ball was in question but the veteran has worked on it. One can never forget that Shikhar is the only batsman to score two consecutive hundreds in the IPL! Dhawan is certainly on the list of the top 10 Indian Players in the mega auction. 

7) Rahul Chahar: 

It is a general trend that bowlers tend to earn more money in the auction. Based on these lines the toppers in this list are bowlers. Rahul Chahar, the leg-spin maestro from Rajasthan has impressed all of us. He has a height that compliments his action very well. The height also gives him added bounce and drift. Chahar beats the batsmen in the air. With Chahar falling out of favor in the national team, this IPL will mean a lot to him as he has to make a mark.  

6) Mohammed Shami is one of the top 10 Indian Players: 

Mohammed Shami has become a different breed after fighting personal demons back in 2018. He is one of the most improved bowlers in the last 5 years. Shami and his fitness levels too are praiseworthy as he is India’s strike bowler in two of the three formats. When Mohammad Shami is in rhythm, there is nothing more delightful than the seam of his ball! Shami has worked on getting his yorkers right and has added express pace. This makes him an optimum choice for the franchises. His experience improves his portfolio. 

5) Shardul Thakur is one of the top 10 Indian Players: 

Shardul Thakur, the crisis man of Indian Cricket for the last year will earn a bag full of cash at the auction! Thakur has to be one of the top 10 Indian Players. With the bat in hand, Thakur has become a reliable number 7 for the Indian National team. The man also has a knack for picking wickets. Whenever a partnership is building, Virat just threw the ball to Shardul and he delivered! The “Man with the Golden Arm”, Thakur is worth every penny spent. He is often criticized for his fitness but the champion player has been working on it. 

4) Yuzvendra Chahal: 

Yuzvendra Chahal, the spin wizard will earn his own share of money at the TATA IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The Haryana prodigy is India’s most successful T20I bowler. More than that Yuzvendra is a daring bowler who isn’t afraid of going for runs. Chahal is a spinner who attacks the batsmen. He has the ability to beat the batsmen in the air and with flight.  

3) Deepak Chahar: 

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Deepak is one of the top pacers in the pool! IMG SRC: News18.

Deepak Chahar can bowl 3 excellent overs in the powerplay and 1 in the death. He can also tonk the ball for a few blows in the death overs. Deepak Chahar is a complete package. Hailing from humble backgrounds in Rajasthan, the player has exquisite talent and control over the ball. He is someone like a young Bhuvi but with more pace. His line and length are always on the mark. Under the mentorship of MSD, the pacer has become an artist.  

2) Ishan Kishan is one of the top 10 Indian Players: 

Ishan Kishan provides 3 good points for his selection. Kishan is young and can take up leadership roles in the future. He opens the batting and trashes the bowlers in his Jayasuriya-like style of play. Kishan also keeps wickets and is reliable behind the stumps. All of this makes him a certain pick in the top 10 Indian Players in the IPL Mega Auction. He has played for Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians. Kishan has also taken up leadership roles in his domestic team Jharkhand and this improves his case. Franchises can also look at him as a possible investment for captaincy. 

Honorable Mention: 

1) Shreyas Iyer: 

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Shreyas Iyer will be one of the top earners. IMG SRC: Cricfit

Shreyas Iyer, the Mumbai batsman is in the correct age and base price bracket. Ever since making his debut as an opener for the Delhi Daredevils, Shreyas has improved his game. After taking the captaincy mid-season in 2018 from Gautam Gambhir, Iyer has had the back of the Delhi Capitals. Of the two seasons that Iyer had taken captaincy, Delhi qualified for the playoffs in both and played the final in 1. Iyer is a gun-fielder and can float in the batting order. From opening to number 5, Iyer can bat anywhere as we have seen in the past. Several teams looking for a captaincy candidate with go guns-blazing for him. RCB, KKR, and Punjab Kings are the likely franchises.  

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