Former England cricket team captain Michael Vaughan has opined that current West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith will become rich soon. The IPL 2022 Mega Auction will start tomorrow. 590 players have made it to the final list, and one of them is Odean Smith.
Not many people knew about Smith’s talent before the India vs. West Indies series. The all-rounder has been very impressive against India. He has picked up wickets with his pace and also smashed some big shots. Fans should note that Smith did not play the first ODI, but he got a place in the team for the second ODI because of Kieron Pollard’s injury.
Speaking of his performance in the previous game against India, Odean Smith took the big wickets of Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli in the first innings. After that, he came out to bat at number nine and scored 24 runs off 20 deliveries. He hit one four and two sixes in that knock. His innings gave the Indian team a scare, but West Indies lost by 44 runs eventually.
The third ODI of India vs West Indies series is currently underway in Ahmedabad. Smith continued his good form with the ball and picked up the prized wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. Soon after, Michael Vaughan tweeted:
Odean Smith is going to become very very wealthy over the weekend … So he should … #IPLAuction
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 11, 2022
What is the base price of Odean Smith in IPL 2022 Auction?
Interestingly, Smith has set his base price at the maximum INR 2 crore for the mega auction. It seems like the West Indies all-rounder was confident of his chances of earning a contract, which is why he has set such a high base price.
Smith has never played in the IPL before, but still, he has a big chance of earning a contract tomorrow at the mega auction. It will be interesting to see which team signs him at the auction.