Which IPL 2022 Team is the Strongest After the Auction?
The IPL auction has thrown up some very interesting buys, as always, from the different franchises. The heat of the auction and the thrill of the chase does not always add up to the most rational purchases but now we have a
clear idea of the completed squads for IPL 2022.
So, which teams came out tops after the IPL auction 2022? Here are two teams that we think are in prime position to fight for the IPL championship when the season rolls around.
The defending champions made some very good moves and possibly the steal of the IPL auction by picking up Chris Lynn for just 2 crores, his base price. The Mumbai Indians needed an aggressive opening batsman and now have a
potentially lethal partner for Quinton de Kock.
The already strong batting line-up with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Ishant Kishan has just got stronger.
Oh, and there is also the tantalizing possibility of Jasprit Bumrah bowling in tandem with Trent Boult and Nathan Coulter-Nile. Easy to see why the Mumbai Indians are the bookmakers’ favorites.
Mumbai Indians - Odds to Win IPL 2022
5.00 (10CRIC) - 5.00 (Bet365) - 5.50 (Betway)
Every team that has won the IPL title has had a very strong base of Indian players to work with. The three most successful teams in IPL history Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, and Sunrisers Hyderabad, have all followed
Through some future looking purchases and some sharp pre-auction trades, the Delhi Capitals have ended up with a very strong squad this time around.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Rishab Pant, Ravi Ashwin, and Ishant Sharma are all international current Indian players. To have so many in one squad is not a small feat and ensures that Delhi Capitals
are going to be a side to be taken seriously.
The overseas players are also very wisely chosen. Jason Roy, Alex Carey, Chris Woakes, and Marcus Stoinis will all add depth to the squad and cover in case of injuries while players like Sandeep Lamichhane, Shimron Hetmyer,
and Kagiso Rabada could play vital roles from the start.
This is a well-rounded side with youngsters hungry for success and a very astute coach, Ricky Ponting, to help lead them towards the title.
We believe the Delhi Capitals are an excellent choice to place your money on at this early stage.
Delhi Capitals - Odds to Win IPL 2022
7.00 (10CRIC) - 7.00 (Bet365) - 7.00 (Betway)
The IPL is played using a double round-robin format. This means that each team plays against each other twice, once home and once away. The teams receives points based on winning or losing where the winner receives 2 points
and the loser gets 0 points.
After all the games have been played, the top 4 teams are determined according to the amount of points that they have received. The winner plays against the team that came in 4th, and the 2nd place and 3rd place finishers play
the second playoff game.
In the event of a tie in the standings, the Net Run Rate (NRR) will determine who has the highest ranking.
After the first playoff games have been played, the highest ranked team that won its playoff game advances directly to the finals, the lowest ranked team that loses is eliminated and the final two teams left standing are playing
another game to determine who reaches the final game.