IPL Auction 2022 live streaming, channels list: How to watch IPL Auction live online and on TV in India

IPL 2022 mega auction is just around the corner and so is the auction. Mega because this year franchises will be going all-in to acquire players and build teams from scratch, apart from the retained key players. Moreover, the addition of two new teams – Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans will make the league more competitive than ever. IPL enthusiasts and cricket fans will definitely be looking forward to seeing which players their favourite teams pick for the upcoming season. So if you’re wondering how to watch IPL mega auction, then worry not as we’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick look at the IPL auction 2022 date, time, and how to watch it live online and on TV in India.

IPL Auction 2022 date and time

Considered as one of the biggest auctions in recent years, the IPL Auction 2022 for the 15th season will be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. The event on both dates will begin from 12 pm onwards and will last for three to fours hours.

IPL Auction 2022 live streaming

Star Sports Network holds the exclusive rights to air the IPL Auction as well as all the league matches. On the other hand, Disney+ Hotstar which is owned by Star Sports Network will live stream the upcoming auction on the above-mentioned dates and time. That said, Disney Plus Hotstar requires a paid subscription to watch its content, here are the prices of its various plans.

Watch IPL Auction 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar

  • Rs 149 – Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile for 3 months
  • Rs 499 – Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile for 1 year
  • Rs 899 – Disney Plus Hotstar Super for 1 year
  • Rs 299 – Disney Plus Hotstar Premium for 1 month
  • Rs 1,499 – Disney Plus Hotstar Premium for 1 year

If you wish to watch the auction as well as the IPL 2022 matches, it is advisable to get the Rs 499 plan as both of these events will last at least for 4 months combined.

How to watch IPL Auction online for free

You can get the Disney+ Hotstar for free with certain recharge plans offered by telecom operators such as Airtel, Jio and Vi. Along with that, JioFiber also offered a broadband plan which comes with several subscriptions to OTT apps including Disney Plus Hotstar.

Airtel Prepaid plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan

Below mentioned are the prepaid plans that come with a complimentary Disney+ Hotstar subscription for 1-year. 

  • Rs 599 – 3GB data/day and 28 days validity
  • Rs 838 – 2GB per day and 56 days validity
  • Rs 3,359 – 2GB data per day and 365 days validity

Along with Hotstar, these Airtel prepaid plans come with unlimited voice calling, 100 SMSes per day and a free 30-days Amazon Prime Video mobile trial as well. But do note that the subscription is restricted to a single mobile phone.

Jio Prepaid plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan

Jio users can also watch IPL Auction 2022 online for free with the telcos’ Disney Plus Hotstar plans. That said, you can only stream the matches on a mobile phone.

  • Rs 499 – 2GB data/ day and 28 days validity
  • Rs 601 – 3GB data/ day + 6GB and 28 days validity
  • Rs 799 – 2GB data/ day and 56 days validity
  • Rs 1066 – 2GB data/ day + 5GB and 85 days validity
  • Rs 3119 – 2GB data/ day + 10GB and 1 year validity
  • Rs 659 – 1.5GB data/ day and 56 days validity

All the above-mentioned plans (except for the last one) come with unlimited voice calling and 100 SMSes per day and complimentary access to Jio services.

VI Prepaid Plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan

These are the Vi prepaid plans offering Disney+ Hotstar Mobile plan for 1 year.

  • Rs 501 – 3GB/day and 28 days validity
  • Rs 901 – 3GB data/day and 70 days validity
  • Rs 3,099 – 1.5GB/ data and 365 days validity

Along with the mentioned benefits, these Vi plans offer unlimited free calls, 100 SMSes per day, premium access to Vi Movies & TV VIP, Binge All Night and 2GB backup data per month without additional cost.

Jio Postpaid Plus and Jio Fiber plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan

Jio postpaid SIM card users can avail Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan by opting for the basic Postpaid Plus plan which costs Rs 399 and also includes complimentary access to Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions. As for Jio Fiber broadband users, they can get Disney+ Hotstar with the monthly Rs 999 plan.

How to watch IPL Auction on TV

With the Star Sports Network holding the exclusive rights to IPL, these are the channels where the auction will be live telecasted.

  • Star Sports 1/HD
  • Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD
  • Star Sports 1 Tamil
  • Star Sports 1 Telugu
  • Star Sports 1 Kannada
  • DD Sports exclusively on DD Free Dish and DTT platforms

You’ll need to manually add the preferred channels to your DTH plan or simply get a plan combo that includes either of the above-mentioned channels.

List of players retained by IPL teams

The following players have been retained by their respective IPL teams.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj

Delhi Capitals (DC): Rishabh Pant, Axar Pate, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal

Punjab Kings (PBKS): Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh

As for the two latest IPL teams, the following players have already been acquired by them.

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Bishnoi

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan