More details on the IPL Mega Auction 2022
The story goes like this… After the inaugural auction of the Indian Premier League in 2008, the then owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Vijay Mallya, received a phone call from a friend, who “congratulated” him on building “a very good test equipment”. RCB had a rude awakening in the opening match, when Brendon McCullum shot 158 not out of 73 balls, while RCB’s top order, which included raul dravidWasim Jaffer and Jacques Kallis – failed.
Fourteen seasons later, as the stage is set for another mega auction before the tournament’s 15th edition, the franchises have gotten smarter. They have an understanding of the T20 format and its requirements. Franchises now focus on current form and potential. They want value for money. (READ FULL PREVIEW)