One of the biggest names in the league and a legend of T20s, the Universe Boss Chris Gayle might have played his final game in the cash-rich league last season
Another big name to opt out of the IPL 2022 mega auction is England all-rounder Ben Stokes. He played just one match for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 before being ruled out
Starc has stated he wants to spend time with his cricketer-wife Alyssa Healy and family, while also stressing on the fact that the extended bio-bubble might be strenuous.
New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson was the second-most expensive player at the IPL 2021. He cited quarantine, and bio-bubble life as reasons for not taking part in IPL auctions this year.
In January 2022, England Test skipper Joe Root had hinted an interest in returning to the IPL 2022 auctions, four years after going unsold.