The IPL 2022 Mega Auction successfully concluded in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. In a hope to get a contract from one of the ten franchises, a total of 1,214 players registered their names for the mega auction. After the completion of auction, several big players missed out and remain unsold. Therefore, they will not be a part of IPL 2022. Apart from these unsold players, several star players took the decision to skip the IPL 2022 mega auction. Some of the popular players like Mitchell Starc, Ben Stokes, Chris Gayle and Jofra Archer among others decided not to take part in the mega auction. Among those missing IPL 2022, Sam Curran is also a popular name in the list. In this article, we will see as to why Sam Curran is not playing in IPL 2022.
Why Sam Curran is not playing in IPL 2022?
England all-rounder Sam Curran is a high quality player who can be an asset for any team in the T20 cricket. He will not play in IPL 2022 because he did not register his name for the IPL 2022 mega auction and is all set to miss out on playing in IPL 2022.
Sam Curran was expected to be picked for big amount by franchises in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Why Sam Curran did not take part in IPL 2022 Mega Auction?
Sam Curran did not take part in the IPL 2022 mega auction in order to recover from a lower-back injury. The youngster solely wanted to focus on his rehabilitation. Most of the players have opted out of IPL either due to personal reasons or bio-bubble fatigue, but the English youngster did so in order to recover.
Curran posted his clarification on his Twitter account :
It was agreed that sadly I should not enter the IPL auction this year and to focus on my rehabilitation. I’m back in the nets and feeling great so hope to be back soon, Wishing everyone all the best for the tournament. I look forward to starting the season with @surreycricket
— Sam Curran (@CurranSM) January 22, 2022
“It was agreed that sadly I should not enter the IPL auction this year and to focus on my rehabilitation. I’m back in the nets and feeling great so hope to be back soon, Wishing everyone all the best for the tournament. I look forward to starting the season with @surreycricket.”
Sam Curran was a crucial part of the Chennai Super Kings squad in IPL 2021. Due to his injury, he managed to play only nine games. In that spell, Curran scored 56 runs and picked up 9 wickets. It was an average campaign for him last season. After his injury, he was also ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2021. Further, he missed the Ashes 2021-22 in Australia due to his injury.