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Lucknow and Ahmedabad will have 25 days starting December 1 to pick three players. They can spend INR 33 crore each on those three players ahead of the auction. Just like in player retention, this too has a fee break-up: INR 15 crore, INR 11 crore and INR 7 crore for the first, second and third players, respectively. Also, among the three players, two have to be Indian.
FIVE Star Indians players released by the franchises.
1 KL Rahul (PBKS)
2 Shreyas Iyer (DC)
3 Shikhar Dhawan (DC)
4 Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB)
5 Hardik Pandya (MI)
FIVE Star overseas players released by the franchises.
1 David Warner (SRH)
2 Rashid Khan (SRH)
3 Jofra Archer (RR)
4 Kagiso Rabada (DC)
5 Faf du Plessis (CSK)
IPL 2022 Auction Purse Balance:
MI – Four players retained: INR 48 crore left at auction CSK – Four players retained: INR 48 crore left at auction KKR – Four players retained: INR 48 crore left at auction DC – Four players retained: INR 47.5 crore left at auction RCB -Three players retained: INR 57 crore left at auction SRH – Three players retained, Two uncapped: INR 68 crore left at auction RR – Three players retained, One uncapped: INR 62 crore left at auction PBKS – Two players retained, One uncapped: INR 72 crore left at auction
OFFICIAL! Apart from the social media admin, Rajasthan Royals have announced the list of retained players.
1 Sanju Samson – INR 14 Crore
2 Jos Buttler – INR 10 Crore
3 Yashasvi Jaiswal – INR 4 Crore
OFFICIAL! Kolkata Knight Riders have released captain Eoin Morgan. Here is the list of retained players.
1 Andre Russell – INR 12 Crore
2 Varun Chakravarthy – INR 8 Crore
3 Venkatesh Iyer – INR 8 Crore
4 Sunil Narine – INR 6 Crore
OFFICIAL! Delhi Capitals have announced their list of retained players as Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada miss out.
1 Rishabh Pant – INR 16 Crore
2 Axar Patel – INR 9 Crore
3 Prithvi Shaw – INR 7.5 Crore
4 Anrich Nortje – INR 6.5 Crore
Flamboyant all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is the first pick for CSK as he will earn INR 4 Crore more than MS Dhoni.
CSK Auction Purse Left: INR 48 Crore
OFFICIAL! Chennai Super Kings released some franchise veterans Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo. MS Dhoni stays at CSK as here is the retained list.
1 Ravindra Jadeja – INR 16 Crore
2 MS Dhoni – INR 12 Crore
3 Moeen Ali – INR 8 Crore
4 Ruturaj Gaikwad – INR 6 Crore
The two biggest match-winners for Sunrisers Hyderabad for the past 5 years has been released – David Warner and Rashid Khan.
SRH Auction Purse Left: INR 68 Crore
OFFICIAL! Sunrisers Hyderabad has released David Warner and Rashid Khan. Here are SRH’s retained players:
1 Kane Williamson – INR 14 Crore
2 Abdul Samad – INR 4 Crore
3 Umran Malik – INR 4 Crore
Head coach Anil Kumble reveals that the team tried to convince KL Rahul to stay at Punjab Kings but he was adamant to go under the hammer.
PBKS Auction Purse Left: INR 72 Crore
OFFICIAL! KL Rahul has been released from Punjab Kings as Anil Kumble announces retained players.
1 Mayank Agarwal – INR 12 Crore
2 Arshdeep Singh – INR 4 Crore
Mumbai Indians are forced to release Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya due to the IPL retention policy. However, the team owner Aakash Ambani said that they will try to re-group the old players through auction ceremony.
MI Auction Purse Left: INR 48 Crore.
Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians use all four retention spots.
1 Rohit Sharma – INR 16 Crore
2 Jasprit Bumrah – INR 12 Crore
3 Suryakumar Yadav – INR 8 Crore
4 Kieron Pollard – INR 6 Crore
Interestingly, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell take a pay cut to remain with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Earlier, Kohli earned INR 17 Crore and Maxwell – INR 14.25 Crore.
RCB snubbed Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel in the retention process as they chose only three players.
RCB Auction Purse Left: INR 57 Crore.
OFFICIAL! RCB retain three players ahead of the IPL 2022 auction.
Virat Kohli – INR 15 Crore
Glenn Maxwell – INR 11 Crore
Mohammed Siraj – INR 7 Crore
We are just a few minutes away from the mega announcement.
According to the rules, each franchise can retain a maximum of 4 players. Of these, a maximum of two can be overseas cricketers and only three Indians will be allowed to get retained ahead of the auction.
The BCCI has announced that all the franchises have to submit the list of retained players by 30th November 2021.
Cost of Retaining Players
Retaining players will cost the franchises a hefty amount as if a team decides to use all 4 options of retention then the total purse available for the 4 players will be INR 42 Crores. The first chosen player will get INR 16 Crores, the 2nd will fetch INR 12 Crores, the 3rd will get a sum of INR 8 Crores, and the 4th will receive INR 6 Crores for their services.
While if a team chose three retained players then INR 33 crores will be deducted from their total purse. then the purse will be INR 33 Crores. The first retained player will get INR 15 Crores, and while the second and third chosen players will end up with INR 11 and 7 Crores respectively.
In case of two-player retention, the franchise will pay INR 14 and 10 Crores respectively to their first and second choice player. While, if a franchise just retains a single player then he will fetch INR 14 Crores.
Probable Retention From Each Franchise
Players Chennai Super Kings Could Retain
None of the franchises has announced their official list of players yet but there are several reports regarding their choice of players. According to the Indian Express, defending champions Chennai Super Kings will retain their skipper MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad and one out of English all-rounders Moeen Ali and Sam Curran.
Players Delhi Capitals Could Retain
Delhi Capitals have decided to retain Rishabh Pant as skipper ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. Besides, they have also retained Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje according to ESPNCricinfo.
Players Mumbai Indians Could Retain
Five-time champions Mumbai Indians will retain captain Rohit Sharma, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan, while discussions are on with West Indies great Kieron Pollard, according to NDTV’s report. Meanwhile, some cricket critics have advised Mumbai to retain Suryakumar Yadav.
Players Royal Challengers Bangalore Could Retain
From the other franchises, RCB are expected to retain their former skipper Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Yuzvendra Chahal. There are high chances that they might also pick one off Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel.
Players Rajasthan Royals Could Retain
Several reports suggested that Rajasthan Royals have decided to retain Sanju Samson as their skipper for next season alongside Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.
Players Sunrisers Hyderabad Could Retain
Sunrisers Hyderabad might choose Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan as their only two retained players. While KKR will look for a new skipper in the auction and retain only Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy.
Players Punjab Kings Could Retain
For Punjab Kings, they have a tricky dilemma ahead of them as according to some reports, KL Rahul wants to play for a new franchise next season which will force PBKS to retain only Mayank Agarwal.
Players Kolkata Knight Riders Could Retain
Knight Riders are likely to retain their two all-rounders Sunil Narine and Andre Russell while they want to keep Varun Chakravarty too. The Indian Express reports that KKR is still deciding on whether to retain Shubman Gill or Venkatesh Iyer.
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