Wicketkeepers are a crucial part of any team in the game of cricket. Since wicketkeepers do not bowl during matches, they have to be powerful batters. Many wicketkeepers will be part of the IPL 2022 auction and franchises will be aiming to pick the best ones. Here we talk about 5 Indian wicketkeepers who can attract the highest bid during IPL 2022 auction.
Ishan Kishan is the first wicketkeeper who will be in the spotlight during IPL 2022 auction and can bag the highest bid. The left-handed batsman played for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021, scoring 241 runs in 10 games. Towards the end, he played a few incredible knocks. Many franchises will definitely target Ishan Kishan in their squad during the auction.
KL Rahul is another player in this list. The right-handed batsman has parted ways with Punjab Kings and will be available in the auction. In IPL 2021, he smacked 626 runs in 16 games and finished as 3rd highest run-scorer. Being a wicketkeeper, KL Rahul will be in the limelight during the IPL 2022 auction and can invite the highest bid for himself.
Dinesh Karthik is another wicketkeeper-batsman who can attract a big deal during IPL 2022 auction. The right-handed batsman was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. In 17 games, he scored 223 runs at an average of 22.30. Karthik is an experienced wicketkeeper-batsman who has a lot of experience in IPL and international cricket.
Wriddhiman Saha is another player in this list. Saha plays as a wicketkeeper for India in the Test format. He was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021. In 9 games, he scored 131 runs at an average of 14.55. Saha is a very good option for a wicketkeeper for any team. He might also attract a heavy bid from a franchise during IPL 2022 auction.
Srikar Bharat impressed everyone with his batting during IPL 2021, where he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 191 runs in 7 innings at an average of 38.20, and also slammed a match-winning knock of 78 runs in one game. KS Bharat has grabbed enough limelight during IPL 2021 with his performance and will be a favourite option of wicketkeeper for many franchises during the IPL 2022 auction.