IPL 2022 Retention List: Ahead of the blockbuster IPL 2022 mega auctions all the eight franchisees who will feature in the IPL 2022 are set to reveal their retention list today. Let’s have a look at the Players who could be retained by their respective franchises.
IPL Probable Players Retention List:
Chennai Super Kings:
CSK is all set to retain the ‘backbone’ of their squad, MS Dhoni. Along with MS Dhoni CSK are likely to retain Ravindra Jadeja & Ruturaj Gaikwad as well. Either Moeen Ali, Sam Curran & FAF Du Plessis will be their choice for the foreign player retention. However, the Captain of CSK MS Dhoni will have the final say on the matter of foreign player retention. A CSK official said that the franchise will try their best to get back the players in the auction they failed to retain in this process.
Mumbai Indians will retain their cpatain Rohit Sharma in the retention process, However, along with Rohit, they could also opt to retain Jasprit Bumrah & Ishan Kishan. The franchise is also keen to retain their star all-rounder Kieron Pollard who has helped the side to win some crucial clashes. According to reports the franchise is in negotiations with Kieron Pollard & is unlikely to let him go.
Just like the other franchisees, Delhi Capitals will retain their captain Rishabh Pant in the retention process. Apart from Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, and Anrich Nortje/Kagiso Rabada are said to be on DC’s retention list. According to reports, Delhi Capitals has released Shreyas Iyer because he wanted to lead the franchise. The franchise might look ahead to retain Avehs Khan who has done well for them in the second leg of the IPL 2021. Having still not played for India, he could come for just Rs 4 crore, the price tag for an uncapped player.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
RCB will not let their captain Virat Kohli go away & he will be the first on their retention list. Along with Kohli, they could retain Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal/Mohammed Siraj, and Glenn Maxwell. The major concern for them is that who will lead the team as Virat Kohli has stepped down from captaincy after teh second leg of the IPL 2021.
As far as SRH is concerned the franchise will retain only their captain Kane Williamson who will continue to lead the franchise. The franchise could think of retaining Rashid Khan as their secodn retention however bargaining is going on between the two teams.
Rajasthan Royals is all set to retain their cpatain Sanju Samson for the IPL 2022. Sanju was also the best former for the franchise in the IPL 2021. Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jofra Archer & Ben Stokes are the other players who are likely to be retained by the franchise.
PBKS captain KL Rahul has already parted ways with Punjab Kings & is not present on the franchisee’s retention list. According to reports KL Rahul has accepted Sanjeev Goenka’s offer & will lead the new Lucknow team in the IPL 2022. As far as the Punjab Kings retention is concerned they might retain a number of uncapped players like Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh. Shahrukh Khan, who recently smashed a last-ball six in the SMAT final is present on their retention list.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
The Kolkata-based franchise is likely to retain their top two all-rounders Sunil Narine & Andre Russell while they are willing to retain Varun Chakravarthy also. The franchise is looking ahead to retain either Shubman Gill or Venkatesh Iyer in the retention process.
For existing teams, the deadline for retentions is until November 30. For the two new teams, the timeline to pick their players is from December 1-25.
The eight existing franchisees will get an opportunity to retain a maximum of four players – not more than three Indians and not more than two foreigners. Thereafter the two new teams will be able to select a maximum of three players- not more than two Indians and not more than one foreigner-before the mega auctions.
An amount of 90 crores will be there with the 10 franchisees & the deductions will apply based on the number of retentions. In case of four retentions, Rs 42 crore will be cut from the funds, Rs 33 crore in case of three retentions, Rs 24 crore if there are two retentions, and only Rs 14 crore if a team keeps only one player. However, if a franchisee pays any player(s) more than the suggested slab (they are permitted to), then the difference is deductible from the franchise’s purse.