During the 2022 IPL retention on Tuesday, the existing eight clubs kept a total of 27 cricketers, including eight abroad and four uncapped players. However, a lot of elite cricketers have been released by their franchises, that surprised fans of respective clubs.
This can be beneficial or detrimental to the players, as they can be selected by one of the two new franchises prior to the auction, or they can return to the auction pool and compete for a greater or lower price.
Who’s is Missing from 2022 IPL Retention List
Mumbai Indians: Every year when 2022 IPL retention takes place before the major auction, MI has the most difficult options to make, and this year was no exception. MI, the IPL’s most successful club (with five titles), has kept Rohit Sharma (Rs 16 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (Rs 12 crore), Suryakumar Yadav (Rs 8 crore), and Kieron Pollard (Rs 6 crore), but had to let go of Ishan Kishan, Trent Boult, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya.
MI big names released:Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult.
Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 16 crore), MS Dhoni (Rs 12 crore), Moeen Ali (Rs 8 crore), and Ruturaj Gaikwad (Rs 6 crore) were all retained by CSK, however Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, and Dwayne Bravo were not. Bravo and Raina, in particular, have been a vital part of the CSK set-up for quite some time, but it looks that the franchise has decided to move to the future.
CSK big names released:Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar
Royal Challengers Bangalore: After AB de Villiers announced his departure from the IPL, RCB didn’t have many difficult decisions to make. However, the choice to keep just Mohammed Siraj and not Harshal Patel, who had the purple cap last season, raised some questions. Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinner, was also left out.
RCB big names released: Harshal Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders: The two-time IPL champions went with their tried-and-tested Caribbean duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. There was a lot of reliance placed in young guns Varun Chakaravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer, hence Shubman Gill was left out.
KKR big names released: Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi.
Delhi Capitals:On retention day, there was only one team that could equal MI’s pain: DC. The Delhi franchise had a lot of options, but they could only keep Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, and Anrich Nortje due to the four retentions allowed.
DC big names released:Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Ravichandran Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada.
Rajasthan Royals:They were largely reliant on their overseas players, which made it tough to keep the core together, as IPL retention regulations only allowed for two international newcomers. Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler were chosen by RR, while uncapped Yashasvi Jaiswal was a surprising selection.
RR big names released:Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Mustafizur Rahman
SunRisers Hyderabad: They let go Rashid Khan go into the auction pool was a tad surprising. SRH retained Kane Williamson, uncapped cricketers Abdul Samad and Umran Malik.
SRH big names released: David Warner, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul won’t be a part of the franchise anymore. The Punjab Kings decided to retain Mayank Agarwal and uncapped left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh in their side.
PBKS big names released:KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami.