Surrey & England men Chris Jordan & Jason Roy have been picked up in the 2022 Indian Premier League mega auction.
Jordan was signed by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 3.6 crore (£350,000) and Jason Roy to Gujarat Titans for Rs 2 crore (£195,000).
While the fixtures are still to be released, this year’s Indian Premier League is scheduled to be played between the 2nd April & 3rd June 2022.
Their Surrey teammates Laurie Evans & Reece Topley went unsold during the auction. Sam & Tom Curran did not take part in the auction as they focus on their recovery from lower back injuries.
You can see Jordan, Roy, Evans, Topley, the Currans and more at the Vitality Blast this summer. Members & previous purchasers are currently enjoying a priority window, before tickets go on general sale next month.
Chris Jordan – Chennai Super Kings
Our T20 captain was picked up on Sunday of the two-day auction and will join Moeen Ali, West Indies veteran Dwayne Bravo, South African Dwaine Pretorius and New Zealanders Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner & Adam Milne as their overseas options. Ravi Jadeja & MS Dhoni are the biggest names amongst their Indian players.
Chennai will be Jordan’s fourth team in the IPL, having previously played for Punjab Kings (and their previous iteration Kings XI Punjab), Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers. He has taken a total of 25 wickets in 24 matches, with standout figures of 4/11.
Jason Roy – Gujarat Titans
Roy teams up with Vikram Solanki, with the former Surrey Head Coach now Director of Cricket for the Gujarat Titans. Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, David Miller & Matthew Wade are their other overseas players while Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill & Mohammad Shami stand out from a domestic perspective.
Roy returns to Gujarat, where he had his first taste of IPL action in 2017. However, that side was based in Rajkot and the new team play out of the enormous 132,000 seater Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. He returned for the Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers in 2018 and 2021 respectively. He has 329 runs from 13 matches with a high score of 91 not out against Mumbai Indians in 2018.