Great representatives from their Nations

The 2022 IPL Mega Auction is only a few days away, and the anticipation is already building. Since its inception on February 20, 2008, the Great Indian Summer Fest has always been an action-packed build-up to the debut edition of the IPL.

Over the years, players from a variety of cricketing nations have shown a strong desire to participate in the IPL auction.

They’ve also elevated the league with their on-field performances following the signing of lucrative million-dollar contracts.

This year, a total of 590 players will be auctioned off, with 370 from the United States and the remaining 220 from other nations. The two-day event, which will take place in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13, will include players from 14 different countries.

On that topic, let’s take a look at the three players that will be their countries’ only representatives at the future IPL auction in 2022.

Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe)

Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe) autction player.

Zimbabwe’s solitary representative in the 2022 IPL auction will be the right-arm fast-medium bowler. So far, the exceptional bowler has served his country in six Tests, 30 One-Day Internationals, and 21 Twenty-20 Internationals, taking 19, 39, and 25 wickets, respectively. Muzarabani, who presently plays for the Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), took 10 wickets in six games for Multan last year when they won the title.

Muzarabani, who has demonstrated his credentials at the top level with his international and PSL experience, will be aiming for his first IPL contract this season, with a base price of 50 lakhs.

Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)

Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal) auction player.

Sandeep Lamichhane has become a household name in the Indian Premier League after appearing in nine games for the Delhi Capitals in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The 21-year-old was retained by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 IPL, where he was forced to warm the bench for the whole season after being purchased for 20 lakhs at the 2018 auction.

The spinner, who was born in Syangja, was ultimately released by Delhi before last year’s auction, where he went unsold at a base price of 40 lakhs. Lamichhane, who has 152 T20 wickets at an economy of 6.98 and has played for multiple teams in various T20 competitions, will undoubtedly be an excellent buy for any squad.

Ali Khan

After finding no buyers at last year’s auction, Lamichhane, one of Nepal’s brightest prospects, will hopefully be eyeing a return to the IPL.

During the 2020 season, the Pakistan-born right-arm fast-medium bowler, who represents the United States of America, was a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Despite being brought in as a substitute for the injured Harry Gurney, Ali Khan was unable to play in any of the team’s games owing to a side strain.

Since joining the Trinibago Knight Riders in 2018, the 31-year-old has taken 42 wickets as a key component of the team.

After going unsold last year, the feisty pacer, who has put his base price at 40 lakhs, would be hoping for a change of fortune at the forthcoming auction. Khan has previously proven his quality in a variety of competitions, and he might land a well-deserved deal in Bengaluru this time.