The IPL 2022 auction is all set to take place later this month or earlier in the month of January 2022 as the 8 IPL teams have locked their retention list. Apart from them, IPL 2022 will have 2 new teams in the form of Lucknow and Ahmedabad which will also be retaining players released by the other 8 teams.
Some big names in the IPL 2022 retention were released by the franchises. These players might either be retained by the other 2 teams or they might jump into the IPL 2022 auction. Some big names including the likes of KL Rahul, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, and many others weren’t retained by the franchises and now, these players might go under the hammer in IPL 2022 auction.
As per reports, KL Rahul is all set to captain the Lucknow franchise while Shreyas Iyer will be seen leading the Ahmedabad franchise. Apart from that, Andy Flower has also been appointed as the head coach of the Lucknow franchise for IPL 2022. If reports are to be believed, Ahmedabad might go after David Warner and Hardik Pandya while Lucknow is all set to bid for Rashid Khan.
IPL 2022 Auction Date And Time
The IPL 2022 auction dates are not revealed yet. However, it is expected to take place in the first week of February 2022. The IPL 2022 auction date is all likely to be February 12 and February 13 in Bengaluru. Many overseas and domestic players will go under the hammer during IPL 2022 mega auction.
IPL 2022 New Teams
The two new teams that have been added to the IPL setup are the Lucknow and the Ahmedabad teams. While the Lucknow franchise was bought by the RPSG Group in an auction for more than INR 7000 Crores, the Ahmedabad franchise has been bought by a private CVC Capital company for almost about INR 6000 Crores.
IPL 2022 Retained Players List
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)– Ravindra Jadeja (16 cr), MS Dhoni (12 cr), Moeen Ali (8cr), and Ruturaj Gaikwad (6cr)
Delhi Capitals (DC)– Rishabh Pant (16cr), Axar Patel (9cr), Prithvi Shaw (7.5cr), and Anrich Nortje (6.5cr)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)– Andre Russell (12cr), Venkatesh Iyer (8cr), Varun Chakravarthy (8cr), and Sunil Narine (6cr)
Mumbai Indians (MI)– Rohit Sharma (16cr), Jasprit Bumrah (12cr), Suryakumar Yadav (8cr), and Kieron Pollard (6cr)
Punjab Kings (PBKS)– Mayank Agarwal (14cr), and Arshdeep Singh (4cr)
Rajasthan Royals (RR)– Sanju Samson (14cr), Jos Buttler (10cr), and Yashasvi Jaiswal (4cr)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)– Virat Kohli (15cr), Glenn Maxwell (11cr), and Mohammed Siraj (7cr)
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)– Kane Williamson (14cr), Umran Malik (4cr) and Abdul Samad (4cr)
IPL 2022 Retention Rules
The IPL 2022 retentions list have been announced by the 8 teams on November 30, 2021. The two new franchises can target 3 players- 2 domestic and 1 overseas- from December 1 to December 25. These 3 players can be picked from the pool of released players by the 8 franchises.
IPL 2022 Auction Purse Value Of All Teams
Punjab Kings (PBKS) – 72 Cr
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – 68 Cr
Rajasthan Royals (RR) – 62 Cr
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 57 Cr
Mumbai Indians (MI) – 48 Cr
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 48 Cr
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 48 Cr
Delhi Capitals (DC) – 47.5 Cr
Lucknow- 90 Cr
Ahmedabad– 90 Cr