IPL 2022: BCCI announced the full list of players retained by eight franchises ahead of mega auction

A total of 27 players have been retained by the eight franchises, out of which 8 are overseas and 4 are uncapped Indians.

IPL 2022: BCCI announced the full list of players retained by eight franchises ahead of mega auction
IPL 2022: BCCI announced the full list of players retained by eight franchises ahead of mega auction
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the full list of players retained by eight franchises ahead of the Indian Premier League 2022 (IPL 2022) mega auction. The window for the franchises to retain players for the Indian Premier League 2022 season closed on 30th November 2021. 

With a total salary cap of Rs 90 crore available at the mega auction for each team, the eight franchises were eligible to retain up to 4 players with a maximum of 3 Indians, 2 overseas players and 2 uncapped Indians.

A total of 27 players have been retained by the eight franchises, out of which 8 are overseas and 4 are uncapped Indians.

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.

Punjab Kings have the highest salary purse available with Rs 72 crore while Delhi Capitals have least at Rs 47.50 crore to be used at the mega auction.

Full list of players retained

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Ravindra Jadeja (16 crore), MS Dhoni (12 crore), Moeen Ali (8 crore) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 crore).

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Andre Russell (12 crore, 16 crore to be deducted from purse), Varun Chakravarthy (8 crore, 12 crore to be deducted from purse), Venkatesh Iyer (8 crore) and Sunil Narine (6 crore).

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Kane Williamson (14 crore), Abdul Samad (4 crore) and Umran Malik (4 crore).

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (16 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (12 crore), Suryakumar Yadav(8 crore) and Kieron Pollard (6 crore).

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli (15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (11 crore) and Mohammed Siraj (7 crore).

Delhi Capitals (DC): Rishabh Pant (16 crore), Axar Patel (9 crore, 12 crore to be deducted from purse), Prithvi Shaw (7.5 crore, 8 crore to be deducted from purse) and Anrich Nortje (6.5 crore).

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Sanju Samson (14 crore), Jos Buttler (10 crore) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (4 crore).

Punjab Kings (PBKS): Mayank Agarwal (12 crore, 14 crore to be deducted from purse) and Arshdeep Singh (4 crore).

IPL 2022 Auction Purse Value of All Teams

Team Purse Remaining Players Retained
Punjab Kings 72 crore 2
Sunrisers Hyderabad 68 crore 3
Rajasthan Royals 62 crore 3
Royal Challengers Bangalore 57 crore 3
Chennai Super Kings 48 crore 4
Kolkata Knight Riders 48 crore 4
Mumbai Indians 48 crore 4
Delhi Capitals 47.5 crore 4

The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be a 10-team affair after two new teams, Ahmedabad and Lucknow joined them. With IPL 2022 set to be a 10-team affair, Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchise will have 25 days starting December 1 to pick three players (two Indians, one overseas) from a special draft involving all the players that have been released tonight.

They can spend Rs 33 crore each on those three players ahead of the auction. Just like in player retention, this too has a fee break-up: Rs 15 crore, Rs 11 crore and Rs 7 crore for the first, second and third players, respectively.

*If the League Fee agreed with a Retained Player exceeds the relevant prescribed amount, then an amount equal to that higher League Fee shall be deducted from the relevant Franchisee’s Salary Cap. If the League Fee agreed with a Retained Player is less than the relevant prescribed amount, then an amount equal to the relevant prescribed amount shall be deducted from the relevant Franchisee’s Salary Cap.