Indian Premier League is one tournament where the young, as well as senior players, play together. The energy of youngsters and the intelligence of senior players are equally important for the success of a team. Hence, senior players also manage to attract franchises during IPL auctions. Here we talk about 5 senior-most Indian players who can earn a million-dollar contract during IPL 2022 auction.
Shikhar Dhawan was not retained by Delhi Capitals during retentions and as a result, he will be part of the IPL 2022 auction. The 36-year-old managed to showcase the magic with his bat in IPL 2021. Playing 16 games, the left-handed batsman slammed 587 runs at an average of 39.13. He also slammed 3 half-centuries while batting as an opener. Dhawan is a good choice of the opener and he will definitely attract a huge amount during IPL 2022 auction.
Ravichandran Ashwin is another senior player who will attract a big deal during IPL 2022 auction. With his spin attack, the 35-year-old has made a comeback to the limited-overs format in the national team. He is already a regular member of the Test squad. In IPL 2021, the right-arm spinner picked 7 wickets in 13 games at an average of 47.28 and an economy rate of 7.41. Ashwin is a clever bowler who can disturb batsmen with his spin attack.
Dinesh Karthik was released by Kolkata Knight Riders recently. The 36-year-old is a wicketkeeper-batsman who is known for his hard-hitting batting style. Of late, he does not make it to the national team. However, he has a lot of experience in IPL as well as international cricket. On that basis, Dinesh Karthik will definitely be picked by a franchisee who will offer him a good amount during IPL 2022 auction.
Amit Mishra is a spin bowler who was released by Mumbai Indians. The 39-year-old played 4 games for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021, picking 6 wickets at an average of 18.16 and an economy of 7.78. Mishra was also impressed with a 4-wicket haul in one game. Few franchises will definitely seek to pick Mishra as a second spinner in the squad and offer him a good amount during IPL 2022 auction.
Harbhajan Singh is another senior player who can earn a million-dollar contract in IPL 2022 auction. The 41-year-old is still active in IPL. In the last season, he was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 2 crore deal. He will again be part of the auction and one of the franchises is highly expected to pick him as a secondary spin bowler in the squad. In IPL 2021, the right-arm off-spinner played 3 matches but remained wicketless.