IPL Retention 2021 | The mega auction for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League is now set to get enforced as the current franchises have officially announced their IPL retention for the 2022 season. As expected, the top players have been paid highly to continue with their contract, and surprisingly, few announcements shocked every analyst and the fans.
IPL Retention Rules
The current eight franchises of the Indian Premier League were allowed to retain a maximum number of four players on each side. The bid price for each retained player was predetermined by the IPL governing council and was subjected to change after negotiations with the players. As per the rules set by the governing council, the following were the fixed prices mentioned:
- Player 1- Capped Indian/Overseas: Rs. 16 Crore
- Player 2- Capped Indian/Overseas: Rs. 12 Crore
- Player 3- Capped Indian/Overseas: Rs. 8 Crore
Uncapped Indian/Overseas: Rs. 4 crore
- Player 4- Capped Indian/Overseas: Rs. 6 Crore
Uncapped Indian/Overseas: Rs. 4 crore
IPL Player Retention Rules
Each IPL franchise had an available purse of Rs. 100 crore to spend for the retention and the auctions. After spending for retention, the remaining purse can be used at the auctions where the franchises are insisted to form a squad that will have a combination of India and overseas capped along with uncapped professional players.
As per the following criteria, the IPL franchises held a deep round of negotiations and meetings to give a nod for the final IPL players retention.
Full List of IPL Retention 2021
Here is a detailed analysis and information about each franchise of the IPL Retention 2021:
- Rohit Sharma- Rs. 16 Crore
- Jasprit Bumrah- Rs. 12 Crore
- Suryakumar Yadav- Rs. 8 Crore
- Kieron Pollard- Rs. 6 Crore
Remaining Purse- Rs. 48 Crore
The most successful franchise at the Indian Premier League has announced the IPL retention of the most predicted players. Captain Rohit Sharma was going to lead the franchise in the future and the core of the team includes the most talented paceman Jasprit Bumrah, versatile batsman Suryakumar Yadav and the Caribbean powerhouse Kieron Pollard who has been the most valuable counterpart of the team since 2010.
Chennai Super Kings
- Ravindra Jadeja- Rs. 16 Crore
- MS Dhoni- Rs. 12 Crore
- Moeen Ali- Rs. 8 Crore
- Ruturaj Gaikwad- Rs. 6 crore
Remaining Purse: 48 Crore
The former Indian Captain MS Dhoni is yet again set to play for the Men in Yellow as the franchise has shown their faith and belief in their most result-producing skipper. Ravindra Jadeja is a key all-rounder and is the highest-paid retention. Also, Moeen Ali has paved his way back into the side and the young talented opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has also been retained.
Key Left outs: Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazelwood
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Andre Russel: Rs.16 Crore
- Sunil Narine: Rs. 12 Crore
- Venkatesh Iyer: Rs. 8 Crore
- Varun Chakravarty- Rs. 6 Crore
Kolkata Knight Riders have retained their two heavyweight overseas all-rounders Andre Russel and Sunil Narine who would have been costly at the auctions. The core of another successful IPL franchise includes the star performer of the last season Venkatesh Iyer and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarty. Kolkata Knight Riders will deeply anticipate the entry of some riveting batsmen in their side as they are left with a gruntled batting order.
Key left-outs: Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Southee, Lockey Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Virat Kohli- Rs. 16 Crore
- Glenn Maxwell- Rs. 12 Crore
- Mohammad Siraj- Rs. 8 Crore
Remaining Purse- Rs. 64 Crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore are aiming towards a complete reshuffle of their squad as they have decided to retain former captain Virat Kohli along with star Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and the latest sensation of the Indian bowling Mohammad Siraj. RCB has surprised everyone with the exclusion of key contributing players for the side.
- Kane Williamson- Rs. 16 Crore
- Abdul Samad- Rs. 4 Crore
- Umran Malik- Rs. 4 Crore
The retention policy of Sunrisers Hyderabad has shocked everyone as it has retained two uncapped Indians and the current skipper Kane Williamson who is not a specialist T-20 batsman. Sunrisers have a big pocket for the auctions and will truly be aiming to buy some star international performers. The spat between the franchise and Warner has finally rested as the Australian opener is set to join a new IPL franchise.
Remaining Purse: 76 Crore
Key left-outs: Jason Roy, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey
- Sanju Samson- Rs. 16 Crore
- Jos Buttler- Rs. 12 Crore
- Yashasvi Jaiswal- Rs. 4 Crore
The retention for Rajasthan Royals would have been difficult as they have let go of the most crucial picks from the auctions. As expected, captain Sanju Samson has made it to lead the team again whereas English powerhouse Jos Buttler will likely be his deputy. Fine Indian domestic talent Yashasvi Jaiswal has been also retained by the Royals in an unprecedented move.
Remaining Purse: 68 Crore
Key left-outs: Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
- Rishabh Pant- Rs. 16 Crore
- Axar Patel- Rs. 9 crore
- Prithvi Shaw- Rs. 7.5 crore
- Anrich Nortje- Rs. 6.5 crore
Remaining Purse: 61 crore
The Delhi Capitals franchise has reached a consensus with its players who have agreed to get retained at an eccentric price. Captain Rishabh Pant has been successfully paid the highest bid and will likely lead the team in 2022. Other key retentions include all-rounder Axar Patel, opening batsman Prithvi Shaw and South African paceman Anrich Nortje.
Key Left outs: Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Shreyash Iyer, Steve Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan
- Mayank Agarwal- Rs. 14 Crore
- Arshdeep Singh- Rs. 4 Crore
Remaining Purse: 82 crore
Punjab Kings franchise is likely to go big in the auctions after retaining only a couple of players including star opening batsman Mayank Agarwal and uncapped paceman Arshdeep Singh. Captain KL Rahul was insisted to retain by the franchise but he has decided to head right into the auctions. The Punjab squad formation will be the talk of the auctions.
Key left-outs: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Jhye Richardson, Aiden Markram, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi
The Lucknow and Ahmedabad Franchises
The two newly added franchises at the Vivo IPL 2022 will have four right to retention cards where they can pick the early birds for their squad at a predetermined price before the start of the auctions. The available purse for both the franchises is Rs. 100 crore.
Mega IPL Auction 2022
The dates of the Mega IPL auction 2022 are not officially announced by the IPL governing council or the BCCI. However, the auction is likely scheduled to take place in the first week of January in the city of Bangalore. It will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network and Hotstar.