Players retained in the IPL 2022: who and how many players retained the various IPL franchises before the mega-auctions of January 2022.
With the highly anticipated mega-auctions set to take place by January of next year, in all likelihood, the various IPL franchises have started their brainstorming activities on who and how many players they should retain before completing. their respective teams at the auction tables.
While the final day for withholding and submitting player names by franchise has been announced, owners and other decision makers should also keep an eye on their purses, which have been set at Rs. 90 crores this time around. . With a maximum of 4 players allowed by franchises to keep before the auction, it would cost them a total of Rs. 42 Crores, if and when they keep the maximum number allowed.
So the dilemma between keeping their star players while keeping an eye on the amount available in the purse to form a new team, is what adds spice to the already existing exotic flavor.
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A few franchises have opened their cards by providing their fans with a provisional list of players they have decided to keep.
The biggest news regarding retentions came from the Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) with the franchise deciding to keep their most decorated captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for up to three years.
Young sensation Ruturaj Gaikwad and versatile Ravindra Jadeja, who played crucial roles when CSK won the IPL 2021 title, are the other two confirmed players selected for CSK.
As for their fourth retention, they are in talks with England star Moeen Ali. If Ali does not agree to stay, CSK will have left-arm middle point guard Sam Curran as their fourth player.
Bombay Indians (MID) – As for the Mumbai Indins (MI), their historic skipper Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Kieron Pollard are the three confirmed names to be retained by the franchise.
The Indian think tank is keen to buy its mid-order star hitter Suryakumar Yadav at the auction table while Ishan Kishan is another name that could sit in fourth place.
Calcutta Knight Riders (KKR)– KKR entered with their two giants Windies T20 to Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, with the mysterious Indian spinner Varun Chakravarthy as the third player likely to be selected. As for their fourth player, the franchise has yet to decide between Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer.
Delhi capitals (DC)– For the Delhi Capitals, we learned that Rishabh Pant will continue to lead the team, with Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw and Proteas speedster Anrich Nortje likely to be also selected.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)– With AB de Villiers deciding to retire from all forms of cricket, Virat Kohli and Australian hitting sensation Glenn Maxwell – who had a strong season for RCB in the 14th season are the only two confirmed players retained so far .
Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Jos Buttler is sure of it. Yashasvi Jaiswal is also likely to be retained by RR. Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes are also in contention as the preferred picks for the franchise.
Sunrise Hyderabad (SRH)– The SRH camp could end up with a simple retention in its historic skipper Kane Williamson. Their Afghan spinning champion Rashid Khan could well represent a new franchise with a few other teams willing to pay more than he would receive as a second retention in SRH.
Kings of Punjab (PBKS) – A few uncapped players like Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh could be selected. Shahrukh Khan, who recently smashed a sixth ball in the SMAT final, is also on this radar.
Also, depending on the media Indian express, KL Rahul has parted ways with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and is expected to join and possibly lead as captain of the new IPL franchise owned by the RPSG group of Sanjiv Goenka – Lucknow.
Additionally, the two new teams – Sanjiv Goenka’s RPSG group and CVC Capitals (although they have yet to receive the green signal from the board) have also started approaching some top Indian players.