Indian T20 League: Top gainers and losers in mega auction considering previous year’s salary

K Gowtham was sold for 90 lakh in comparison to 9 crores last year

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel ( Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

After two days of bidding war among 10 teams of the Indian T20 League, teams have finalized their squads for the upcoming season. At the end of the day, all teams will be happy with what they got. The good and bad thing about the auction is that it’s very unpredictable. A few players may earn a lot more than they deserve and vice versa. A few players who earned a lot of money last year didn’t get the same amount this time around and a few who were sold for a lesser price became an overnight multi-millionaire. That’s the beauty of an auction. Here in this article, we will look at players who gained most and lost most in comparison to their last season’s salary.

All-rounder Harshal Patel, who made his international debut for India last November was the highest gainer in terms of percentage. Last year, he played for Bangalore as he was traded by Delhi at a price of 20 Lakhs. He was released by Bangalore last November but was bought back by the franchise in the recently concluded auction at a price of 10.75 crores. Patel earned a 5275 per cent rise in his salary.

India pacer Prasidh Krishna earned a 4900 per cent hike in his salary. He played for Kolkata last year for 20 Lakh. This year, he has been nabbed by Rajasthan for 10 crores INR. Teams such as Gujarat and Lucknow fought alongside Rajasthan for his services in the upcoming season.

Singapore-born Aussie Tim David earned a hike of 4025 per cent as he was grabbed by Mumbai for 8.25 crores. Last year, he was signed by Bangalore for 20 Lakhs. Opening batter Devdutt Padikkal earned a hike of 3775 per cent as he was picked by Rajasthan for 7.75 crores. Last year, he played for Bangalore at 20 Lakhs.

The last player in the gainers list is Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga. He was signed by Bangalore at 50 Lakhs ahead of the UAE leg. This year, he was bought back by the team at a price of 10.75 crores and earned a hike of 2050 per cent.

In the losers list, the first name to come up is K. Gowtham, who was the costliest uncapped till last year. Last year, he was bought at 9.25 crores by Chennai but this year, he got only 90 lakh from Lucknow. Karn Sharma got 50 lakhs from Bangalore this year in comparison to 5 crores by Chennai last year. Priyam Garg was bought back by Hyderabad 20 lakhs, in comparison to 1.9 crores last year. Riley Meredith was bought back by Punjab at one crore in comparison to 8 crores last year.

Highest gainers in Indian T20 League 2022

HARSHAL PATELRCB10.750.2 (RCB 2021)5,275
PRASIDH KRISHNARR100.2 (KKR 2021)4,900
TIM DAVIDMI8.250.2 (RCB 2021)4,025
DEVDUTT PADIKKALRR7.750.2 (RCB 2021)3,775
W HASARANGARCB10.750.5 (RCB 2021)2,050

Highest pay cuts in IPL 2022

K GOWTHAMLSG0.99.25 (CSK 2021)90.27
PRIYAM GARGSRH0.21.9 (SRH 2021)89.47
TYMAL MILLSMI1.512 (RCB 2017)87.5


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