IPL 2022: The Indian Premier League (IPL) will expand to ten teams in 2022 with the inclusion of two more franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad. Following rumours, the 15th edition of the prestigious competition would be conducted solely in India, behind closed doors, for a period of two months, from the last week of March to the last week of May.
When it comes to the IPL 2022 mega auction, which is scheduled to take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru, many rising and experienced players from India and around the world have expressed interest in registering their names for the event. A veteran pacer, however, has expressed his desire to be a part of the auction. S Sreesanth is the name of this individual.
After failing to reach the final cut in the previous year’s mini-auction, Kerala pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has chosen to try his luck once again by registering his name for IPL 2022 mega auction. Following a report published by ESPNcricinfo, his starting price is INR 50 lakhs.
So far, Sreesanth has had a successful IPL career
S Sreesanth last appeared in the cash-rich event in the 2013 edition, before being banned from the game for his alleged involvement in the infamous spot-fixing scandal, which also involved his then-Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila. S Sreesanth’s last appearance in the cash-rich event was in the 2013 edition before he was banned from the game.
Two-time World Cup winner Sreesanth played for three teams in the six seasons of the tournament that he was a part of between 2009 and 2013: Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab), the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala, and the first-ever winners Rajasthan Royals. In as many games as he has played in the tournament, he has managed to take down 44 opponents.
IPL 2022: What will be Sreesanth’s impact?
Sreesanth has taken 13 wickets in six innings for Kerala at the Vijay Hazare Trophy competition in 2020/21, with an average of 24.38.
As the 38-year-old tries to revive his cricketing career in the hope of proving his doubters wrong at the tail end of what could have been a promising on-field career, it remains to be seen whether he will be successful at this year’s auctions after failing to make an impression at the previous year’s auctions.
Returning to the IPL 2022 mega auction, all eight of the current clubs have announced their required retentions barely months before the event’s mega auction takes place. Even the two new franchises have finalized their three draft selections.