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Indian Premier League 2022 Retention: Who Stays and Who Goes

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Indian Premier League 2022 Retention: Who Stays and Who Goes

December 13
21:16 2021

Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction happening in the first week of January 2022, wherein participating franchises will have the chance to rebuild their team offense and defense, the 8 Indian squads vying for the cup have already announced the players that will stay with the team come the new season.

Following the IPL rules regarding retention, the teams are allowed to retain up to four players from their current pool, either three Indian players and one overseas player or two Indian and two overseas players. See the list of the 27 players who were retained by their respective franchises below:

  1. Chennai Super Kings

The defending champions retained all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (16 crore), Dhoni (12 crore), all-rounder Moeen Ali (8 crore), and Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 crore). The remaining purse value of CSK is ₹48 crore. 

  1. Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders have heavily relied on their all-around strength and have backed Russell (12 crore), Iyer (8 crore), and Narine (6 crore). Apart from the trio, the team also didn’t let go of the mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy (8 crore). The remaining purse value of KKR stands at ₹48 crore.    

  1. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad made some big moves by releasing their star campaigner Rashid Khan. Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Jason Holder, and Jason Roy were also not part of the SRH retained list. The team, however, backed Kane Williamson (14 crore) to lead the franchise. Apart from him the team also retained two uncapped Indian players in the form of Abdul Samad and Umran Malik at ₹4 crore each. The remaining purse value of SRH is ₹68 crore.  

  1. Mumbai Indians 

The most successful franchise of the IPL, Mumbai Indians has kept Rohit Sharma (16 crore). Apart from the skipper, the team backed big man from West Indies Kieron Pollard (6 crore), star batter Suryakumar Yadav (8 crore), and premier seamer Jasprit Bumrah (12 crore). The remaining purse value of MI is ₹48 crore.   

  1. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Bangalore franchise has retained former captain Virat Kohli (15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (11 crore), and Mohammed Siraj (7 crore). The notable omissions from the RCB camp are the previous edition’s purple cap winner Harshal Patel and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Their remaining purse value stands at ₹57 crore. 

  1. Delhi Capitals

While Delhi Capitals have let go of Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan, wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant will continue to lead the side. He has been retained for ₹16 crore and apart from him, the franchise has kept Prithvi Shaw (7.5 crore), Axar Patel (9 crore), and Anrich Nortje (6.5 crore). The DC remaining purse value is ₹47.5 crore. 

  1. Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals have backed their skipper Sanju Samson (14 crore), England star batter Jos Buttler (10 crore), and young Yashasvi Jaiswal (4 crore). The franchise has released England stars Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. Their remaining purse value stands at ₹62 crore. 

  1. Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings will see a new skipper as coach Anil Kumble confirmed that KL Rahul was keen to be a part of the auctions. Meanwhile, the franchise has retained opener Mayank Agarwal (12 crore) and rookie seamer Arshdeep Singh (4 crore). Their remaining purse value is ₹72 crore. 

Those unlisted will have the chance to prove their skills to other franchises that will participate in the mega auction. The actual date of the auction is yet to be confirmed, follow the IPL official website for news and updates.

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