Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Raj Bawa, and squad captain Yash Dhull were all selected by an Indian Premier League club on day 2 of the mega auction in Bengaluru for the 2022 season (IPL). Before Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings joined the battle, Hangargekar, an India U-19 allrounder, entered the auction at a base price of 30 lakh, with Mumbai Indians bidding to fill the Hardik Pandya-sized vacuum. The four-time IPL champions eventually signed the teenager for INR 1.5 crore.

Another all-rounder, Bawa, was selected by Punjab Kings for INR 2 crore following a bidding battle with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. Bawa’s had a starting price of INR 20 lakhs. Meanwhile, Dhull, the squad captain, was selected by the Delhi Capitals for a fee of 50 lakhs. At the auction, Vicky Ostwal, who had a base price of INR 20 lakh, received no bids.

On the first day of the auction, the Mumbai Indians selected South Africa’s U19 World Cup standout Dewald Brevis, a.k.a. Baby AB, who had emerged as the tournament’s highest run-getter in the West Indies, for INR 3 crore. On the first day in Bengaluru, 74 players were sold, with Ishan Kishan going for INR 15.25 crore for the Mumbai Indians and Deepak Chahar going for INR 14 crore for the Chennai Super Kings. Avesh Khan, on the other hand, became the most expensive uncapped player in auction history when he was purchased for INR 10 crore by the Lucknow Super Giants.

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