Cheapest and Best XI of the TATA IPL 2022

IPL 2022: The Indian Premier League is arguably one of the biggest sports leagues in the world. The kind of competition, brand value, brand engagement, promotional activities, and money we see in one season of the IPL is almost three times more than the ODI or T20I World Cup in cricket.

So it will not be a wrong statement to say that the IPL also gives stability to the cricketers who participate in it.

This 2022 season was also enormous in terms of numbers and money. Thousands of millions were spent on teams, players, and support staff. Ishan Kishan became the most expensive player, paying INR 15.25 crore. And a number of players were paid more than 10 crore for one season.

And some players were bought for a huge amount but did nothing in the tournament. On the other hand, some players who were bought cheaply played a big role in their teams’ success. So in this article we will discuss the best XI of the IPL 2022 with the cheapest players in terms of money.

Devon Conway (CSK) : 1 crore

The New Zealand opener was bought by CSK at his base price of Rs 1 crore, and he was one of their best batsmen. Conway scored 252 runs in just 7 matches at an average and strike rate of 42 and 145.66, respectively. He also scored three half-centuries.

Rajat Patidar (RCB) : 20 lakh

The main reason that RCB finished in third place in the tournament was Rajat Patidar. He came in as a replacement but made a significant impact. He scored a century against LSG in the first qualifier and fifty against RR in the second qualifier.

Overall, he scored 333 runs at an average of 55.50 and a strike rate of 152.75. RCB bought the right-hander for just 20 lakh.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa (PBKS) : 50 lakhs

The Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman was a really good buy for Punjab Kings at a cheap price of 50 lakhs. The left-hander was unstoppable for the bowlers to restrict. Whatever the time he spent on the crease, it was a treat to watch. Rajapaksa scored 206 runs in 9 innings at an incredible strike rate of 159.69.

Rinku Singh (KKR) : 55 lakh

If you follow the IPL, then you might know about this underrated left-hander from KKR. Rinku Singh didn’t get much game in the first half, but once he got the chance, he just exploded.

The left-hander also overshadowed the power of Andre Russell in the lineup. He has scored 174 runs in seven innings at an average of 34.80 and a strike rate of 148.72. Notably, KKR only invested 55 lakh on him at the auction.

Ayush Badoni (LSG) : 20 lakh

This local boy from Lucknow did an amazing job in the first half of the tournament. He was considered the find of the season in the first few matches because of the way he finished games for LSG. But in the second half, he didn’t get many opportunities to play.

Ayush scored 161 runs at an average of 20.13 and won a few games for Lucknow Super Giants in the chase. He also took two wickets with the ball. LSG bought him for just 20 lakh at the auction.

Jitesh Sharma (PBKS) : 20 lakh

The young wicket-keeper batsman had an amazing IPL season for Punjab Kings. He was the season’s find for them. His role was to come in down the order and score runs.

Jitesh scored 234 runs at an average of 29.25 and an incredible strike rate of 163.64. PBKS bought him for Rs 20 lakh at the auction. 

Dwaine Pretorius (CSK) : 50 lakh

The South African all-rounder made his debut for CSK this season and impressed everyone with his bowling ability. Dwaine Pretorius played six matches for them, bowled some difficult overs for them, and also took six wickets.

The all-rounder also played a crucial role in a partnership with MS Dhoni against MI to win that game for CSK. Chennai bought him for his base price of INR 50 lakh.

Mohsin Khan (LSG) : 20 lakh

This season, fans saw a number of Indian fast bowlers come through the ranks. But only a few have made the mark. Mohsin Khan was one such bowler who just impressed everyone with his speed and accuracy.

Being a tall left-armer is always difficult for batters. Mohsin has picked up 14 wickets in just nine games with one of the best economy rates this season at 5.97. LSG bought him for just Rs 20 lakh.

Obed McCoy (RR) : 75 lakh

Another tall left-armer impressed everyone this season. The West Indian pacer, Obed McCoy, certainly did the job for RR. That is the reason they made it to the final. He took three wickets against RCB in the second qualifier to help RR win.

Obed took 11 wickets in 7 games at an average of 21.55. RR bought him for just Rs 75 lakh.

Mukesh Choudhary (CSK) : 20 lakh

Another left-armer who impressed everyone in his debut season was Mukesh Choudhary of CSK. He became MS Dhoni’s go-through bowler in the season. In the absence of Deepak Chahar, he was taking regular wickets in the power-play.

Mukesh took 16 wickets in 13 games at an average of 26.50. CSK bought him for just Rs 20 lakh.

Kuldeep Sen (RR) : 20 lakh

Another young uncapped Indian bowler who had a decent season is RR pacer Kuldeep Sen. He was bought for his base price of Rs 20 lakh and did a good job for the Rajasthan Royals. He picked up eight wickets in just seven matches and bowled some tough overs in the middle.

Cheapest XI of the IPL: Total Budget : 4.5 Crore

Devon Conway, Rajat Patidar, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rinku Singh, Ayush Badoni, Jitesh Sharma (Wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Mohsin Khan, Obed McCoy, Mukesh Choudhary, Kuldeep Sen

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