The two-day long IPL auction in Bengaluru saw 204 players being sold to 10 franchises for a total of Rs 551.70 crore. Current India internationals were the hot-favourites for obvious reasons but big overseas names like David Warner, Jofra Archer, Pat Cummins, Trent Boult, Liam Livingstone earned the big bucks too. India wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan was the most expensive buy of IPL 2022 auction. The left-hander was picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore. All-rounder Deepak Chahar was bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Rs 14 crore. Kolkata Knight Riders, who needed a captain, went all out to bag Shreyas Iyer for Rs 12.25 crore. The most expensive among overseas cricketers was England’s Liam Livingstone, who went for Rs 11.5 crore to Punjab Kings. Harshal Patel (Rs 10.75 crore to RCB), Shardul Thakur (Rs 10.75 crore to DC) were the other big picks. Avesh Khan, who was picked up by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 10 crore, became the most expensive uncapped player in the history of IPL auction.