All eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises announced the list of players retained and released by them ahead of the IPL auctions on Friday. There were quite a few surprises and a few obvious choices as the eight franchises confirmed the names of retained and released players for the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. November 30 was the last date for the teams to submit the list of the retained players before the mega auctions.
There were a few surprises but most picks were on the expected lines as all 8 teams announced their retentions. MS Dhoni was not Chennai Super Kings’s first pick while Punjab Kings did not retain KL Rahul. Royal Challengers Bangalore retained Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj. Meanwhile, SunRisers Hyderabad went for Kane Williamson but did not retain either David Warner or Rashid Khan.
IPL 2022 Retention: Quick Recap
Each of the eight franchises used the Player Retention option with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) opting to retain 4 players each.
Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have retained 3 players each while Punjab Kings (PBKS) have retained 2.
The PBKS thus have the highest salary purse available with INR 72 crore while Delhi Capitals have least at INR 47.50 to be used at the mega auction.
Of the 27 retained players, 8 are overseas and 4 are uncapped Indians.
BCCI has already confirmed the inclusion of the two new teams. CVC Capitals-owned Ahmedabad and RPSG Group-owned Lucknow are the two new inductees of the IPL. IPL 2022 will be preceded by a mega auction and there are going to be two new teams — one each from Lucknow and Ahmedabad — making the new season a 10-team affair.
Retaining players cost the franchises a hefty amount as if a team which used all 4 options of retention then the total purse available for the 4 players was Rs 42 Crores. The first chosen player got Rs 16 Crores, the 2nd fetched Rs 12 Crores, the 3rd got a sum of Rs 8 Crores, and the 4th received Rs6 Crores for their services.
- Rohit Sharma – Rs 16 crore
- Jasprit Bumrah – Rs 12 crore
- Suryakumar Yadav – Rs 8 crore
- Kieron Pollard – Rs 6 crore
Rishabh Pant – Rs 16 crore
Axar Patel – Rs 9 crore
- Prithvi Shaw – Rs 7.5 crore
- Anrich Nortje – Rs 6.5 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Andre Russell – Rs 12 crore
- Varun Chakravarthy – Rs 8 crore
- Venkatesh Iyer – Rs 8 crore
- Sunil Narine – Rs 6 crore
Chennai Super Kings
- Ravindra Jadeja – Rs 16 crore
- MS Dhoni – Rs 12 crore
- Moeen Ali – Rs 8 crore
- Ruturaj Gaikwad – Rs 6 crore
- Sanju Samson – Rs 14 crore
- Jos Buttler – Rs 10 crore
- Yashasvi Jaiswal. Rs 4 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Virat Kohli – Rs 15 crore
- Glenn Maxwell – Rs 11 crore
- Mohammed Siraj – Rs 7 crore
- Kane Williamson – Rs 14 crore
- Abdul Samad – Rs 4 crore
- Umran Malik – Rs 4 crore
- Mayank Agarwal Rs 12 crore
- Arshdeep Singh – Rs 4 crore
Purse left for 8 IPL franchises after retentions on November 30
- Punjab Kings – Rs 72 crore
- SunRisers Hyderabad – Rs 68 crore
- Rajasthan Royals – Rs 62 crore
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 57 crore
- Chennai Super Kings – Rs 48 crore
- Kolkata Knight Riders – Rs 48 crore
- Mumbai Indians – Rs 48 crore
- Delhi Capitals – Rs 47.5 crore
Source – India Today