Prior to the mega auction, the eight existing IPL franchises have more or less announced the list of 2022 IPL Retention list and released players on Tuesday.
The eight teams, who have been given up till Tuesday afternoon to submit the names of the players they want to keep ahead of the IPL 2022 big auction. A maximum of four players from each team’s current lineup can be kept. The limit is one higher than the limit set during the 2018 auction.
Following is a list of names that ESPNcricinfo has confirmed as of Monday evening. The order they appear in is not as per IPL retention list.
- Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali.
- Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson
- Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell
- Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje
- Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson
The teams can keep a maximum of three Indian cricketers and two overseas cricketers out of the four players. Notably, out of their overall budget of RNS 90 crore, the team that keeps four players will have to spend a hefty INR 42 crore.
The club that decides to keep three players would lose INR 33 crore, while the team that decides to keep only two players will lose INR 24 crore.
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Dhoni announced his desire to play his final T20I in Chennai earlier this month. By retaining him ahead of the major auction in 2022, the Super Kings have taken him one step closer to that goal. Ruturaj Gaikwad, who helped the franchise win the title last year, has been retained by the franchise.
With 635 runs, the 24-year-old opener led the team in 2021, and his connection with Faf du Plessis established the foundation for their unique hit-from-ball-one batting strategy. While the South African would have been considered as well, the management preferred Moeen Ali’s all-around abilities.
2022 IPL Retention list streamed live today at 9:30 PM
Virat Kohli will remain with Royal Challengers Bangalore, as he stated when relinquishing the captaincy.
The franchises will see INR 14 crore deducted if they retain just one player while a single uncapped player will set a team down by INR 4 crore.
Also, this time around, the teams won’t be able to make use of the Right to Match (RTM) card during the auction.
When will the IPL 2022 retention list be announced?
The IPL 2022 retention list will be announced on November 30, Tuesday.
What time will the IPL 2022 retention announcement begin?
The announcement is scheduled to start at 9:30 PM IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the IPL 2022 Retention?
Star Sports Network holds the rights for broadcasting the tournament. Fans can tune in to Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD to watch the event live.
Rookie sensation Venkatesh Iyer will stay at Kolkata Knight Riders after a stellar season that also fast-tracked him into the Indian T20I side. As a hard-hitting batter and bowler capable of withstanding even the pressure of the death overs, he was expected to fetch a huge price in the auction but it turns out he didn’t even need the auction for that.
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