IPL 2022: Full list of retained players by 8 franchises
The final list of retained players were presented on NOvember 30
Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni were retained by RCB and CSK, respectively
The IPL mega auction is expected to be held in January next year
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 journey started on November 30, 2021, with the eight franchises releasing a list of their retained players. The management will be building their teams around the retained players for the upcoming season.
As for the franchises, they can retain a total of 3 Indian players, 2 overseas players and two uncapped players.
With the maximum salary purse set at Rs 90 crore, franchises had to decide whether they want to spend nearly half their kitty on existing players or have the upper hand with a larger purse during the mega auction, slated to be held in January.
Here’s the full list of retention picks:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (Rs 14 crore), Abdul Samad (Rs 4 crore) and Umran Malik (Rs 4 crore).
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (Rs 14 crore), Arshdeep Singh (Rs 4 crore).
The eight existing teams could choose up to a maximum of four players – not more than three Indians and not more than four foreigners – from their existing pool.
Total purse remaining for the teams going in the auction.
PBKS: Rs 72 crore
SRH: Rs 68 crore
RR: Rs 62 crore
RCB: Rs 57 crore
CSK: Rs 48 crore
KKR: Rs 48 crore
MI: Rs 48 crore
DC: Rs 47.5 crore
Key overseas players released
David Warner (SRH), Rashid Khan (SRH), Kagiso Rabada (DC), Jofra Archer (RR), Ben Stokes (RR).
Key Indian players released
KL Rahul (PBKS), Shikhar Dhawan (DC), Shreyas Iyer (DC), Ishan Kishan (MI), Hardik Pandya (MI), Shubhman Gill (KKR), Ravichandran Ashwin (DC), Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB), Harshal Patel (RCB), Deepak Chahar (CSK).