IPL 2022: Harsha Bhogle selects two players who will command high bids in the mega auction

The IPL 2022 mega auction is quickly approaching. The much-anticipated event will be held on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru, with all participating teams hoping to outbid each other at the auction table. Meanwhile, the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will feature ten teams, including two new franchises in Lucknow and Ahmedabad.

Many players from India and around the world have registered their names ahead of the auction. Meanwhile, veteran cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has identified two players who are expected to command high fees in the two-day event: young wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan and emerging Tamil Nadu batter Shahrukh Khan.

Harsha heaped praise on Shahrukh, saying that the Tamil Nadu cricketer is big and built like Yusuf Pathan and that he has the ability to make his presence felt at the crease like Yusuf did in his prime.

“I think he’ll do really well this year because he has a spark to him and a huge presence at the crease.” He has a large build, similar to Yusuf Pathan. “You know, Yusuf Pathan had that presence at the crease when he was batting in his prime, and I find a little bit of that in Shahrukh Khan,” he said.

Ishan Kishan was signed by the Mumbai Indians during the 2018 IPL mega auction and has since scored 1133 runs in 45 IPL games. The five-time champions have released him, and it will be interesting to see if they bring him back on board next month.

Shahrukh Khan was signed by the Punjab Kings for INR 5.25 crores in the 2021 IPL auction, and he averaged 21.85 and had a strike rate of 134.21 in 11 matches. Instead of being retained, he chose to enter the auction.

The promising batter has already made a name for himself ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction by finishing things off in style for Tamil Nadu in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final against southern rivals Karnataka.

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