IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Aaron Finch, T20 World Cup 2021 winning captain, goes unsold

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, February 13, 2022, 12:50 PM IST
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Aaron Finch, T20 World Cup 2021 winning captain of Australian squad, went unsold on the day two of IPL 2022 Mega Auction being held in Bengaluru.

Notably, Finch had gone unsold in 2021 edition of Indian Premier League too before the batsman was released from Royal Challangers Bangalore.

It would have been nice to be playing again. It's a wonderful competition to be a part of but it wasn't unexpected that I wasn't picked up, to be honest. I'd prefer to be playing cricket, but a little bit of time at home won't be the worst thing," Finch had said then.

A total of 590 cricketers are up for grabs, and of those, a mind-boggling 228 are capped players, while the Australians make up the biggest overseas portion with 47 enlisted players.

The 10 teams in the league, following the addition of Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Supergiants are bidding heavily for the Indian players in a list of 590 cricketers, including 227 overseas candidates up for grabs during the two-day event.

Meanwhile, Day 1 of Indian Premier League (IPL), 2022 mega auction saw Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar among top picks. Kishan was picked by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore, while Chahar was sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 14 crore.

Kolkata Knight Riders bought Iyer for Rs 12.25 crore and on the other hand, Avesh Khan became the most expensive pick among the uncapped players after being bought for Rs 10 crore by Lucknow Super Giants.

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