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IPL 2022 Retentions: Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya Released

IPL 2022 Retentions: Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya Released

Based on player performances in the IPL 2021, there were a few surprises in the retention lists released by the existing IPL franchises on 30 November. In what were arguably the most shocking omissions ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and KL Rahul found themselves in the wilderness after their respective franchises decided to part company with the star players.

New Franchises Can Pick Three Each

The trio will now populate the pool of players that will be the source of the first three picks of the Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchises. The new IPL teams are allowed to pick one overseas and two domestic players each.

Agarwal Benefits from Rahul’s Omissionp>The biggest beneficiary of Punjab Kings’ decision to jettison KL Rahul is arguably Mayank Agarwal who became the franchise’s first retention for the princely sum of INR 14 crores. Punjab’s second choice at a cost of INR 4 crores was Arshdeep Singh.

Some P

Some Predictable Picks

g>Meanwhile, there were some obvious choices in the retentions made by some franchises. Their respective teams predictably decided to retain Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, and Ravindra Jadeja. Incidentally, CSK made Jadeja – at a price tag of INR 16 crores – their first pick ahead of Dhoni who was retained for INR 12 crores. Overseas players Jos Buttler, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Glenn Maxwell and Anrich Nortje featured on the ‘retained’ list. While Moeen Ali found favour over the likes of Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, and Dwayne Bravo at CSK, Kieron Pollard was the first choice overseas player for Mumbai Indians.

Name of franchise No. of players retained Names of players Purse remaining (Rs. Cr)
Mumbai Indians Four Sharma, Bumrah, Yadav, Pollard 48
Chennai Super Kings Four Jadeja, Dhoni, Gaikwad, Moeen Ali 47.5
Delhi Capitals Four Pant, Axar Patel, Shaw, Nortje 48
Kolkata Knight Riders Four Russell, V Chakravarthy, V Iyer, Narine 48
Rajasthan Royals Three Samson, Buttler, Jaiswal 62
Royal Challengers Bangalore Three Kohli, Maxwell, Siraj 57
Sunrisers Hyderabad Three Williamson, Samad, Malik 68
Punjab Kings Two Agarwal, Arshdeep 72


Name of Player Cost (Rs. Cr)
Sharma 16
Jadeja 16
Pant 16
Kohli 15
Samson 14
Williamson 14
Agarwal 14
Bumrah 12
Dhoni 12
Russell 12
Maxwell 11
Buttler 10
Patel 9
Yadav 8
Gaikwad 8
Chakravarthy 8
Iyer 8
Shaw 7.5
Siraj 7
Nortje 6.5
Pollard 6
Moeen 6
Narine 6
Jaiswal 4
Samad 4
Malik 4
Arshdeep 4

Rahul, Rashid

Rahul, Rashid Opted out, Their Franchises Reveal

oach Anil Kumble told the media,

“We wanted to retain him (KL Rahul). That was the reason we chose him as the captain, as the fulcrum of the team two years ago but he decided to go into the auction. We respect that, it’s the player’s prerogative.”

K Shammi, SRH CEO, said,

“If a player wants to be in the auction because of the price, we respect his (Rashid Khan’s) decision. We will try and match him and see if we can pick him in the auction for the right price.”

Young Players Ma

Young Players Make the Cut

rs also made the cut. Nobody would be surprised to learn that KKR and CSK retained Venkatesh Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad respectively. While some eyebrows would surely be raised at RCB’s decision to pick Siraj over Chahal, RR’s choice of Yashasvi Jaiswal would surely delight followers of the IPL who were witness to the young player’s explosive knock against CSK in the second leg of the IPL 2021.

DC, MI, RR Omit Star P

DC, MI, RR Omit Star Players

as Pant, and their second Axar Patel, while their third preference was Shaw. Interestingly, their fourth pick was Nortje who was preferred over fellow South African Rabada. MI baffled cricket observers by picking Suryakumar Yadav instead of Hardik Pandya or Ishan Kishan. RR retained skipper Sanju Samson while opting to ignore the likes of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. SRH had no hesitation in naming Williamson as their first pick. Nevertheless, nobody could have predicted their second and third picks: Abdul Samad and Umran Malik.

Punjab Kings Retained

Punjab Kings Retained Fewest Players

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While each team was allowed to retain a maximum of four players, only KKR, DC, CSK and MI did so. Of the four, only KKR had two overseas players among their retentions. PBKS picked the fewest players to retain: two.

Best Eleven from Playe

Best Eleven from Players Left out by Franchises

sis at cric-life.com, the following are arguably the best ten players that have been left out in the retentions by the existing eight franchises: Warner, Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Bairstow, Rabada, Chahal, Rashid, Boult, Hazlewood, Archer.

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