IPL 2022 is all set to wear a new look with the league's mega auction coming up in a month’s time. The cash-rich league is likely to witness an intense battle of bids as a host of cricket stars will be up for grabs. The introduction of two new teams in Lucknow and Ahmedabad will only add to the drama and the frenzy around the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
A total of ten IPL franchises will engage in a bidding tussle for in a two-day event at the auction table in 2022. BCCI has extended the salary cap for each team to INR 90 Crores for the 15th edition of the IPL. Even before the IPL retentions, the board had conveyed the deductions in their salary cap according to the number of players retained.
With the existing eight teams having already released their retained players list, it will be interesting to see how each IPL team shapes up at the end of the 2022 IPL auction.
So far, a total of 27 players have been retained by the eight old teams in their squads. Out of these, there are 8 overseas players and 19 Indian players. Moreover, as many as 4 uncapped players have also found their names in the retention lists.
Update: The IPL 2022 Mega Auction took place on the 12th & 13th of February 2022. Have a look at some of the highlights from the IPL Auction.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Date, Time & Venue for the IPL 2022 Auction
According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, the date for the 2022 IPL auction has already been locked in by the BCCI. The 2022 auction will be a two-day event, and would take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. Earlier, the IPL 2022 auction were slated to take place in the first half of January. However, the date was forced to be extended to February due to technical issues.
The two new teams were expected to pick three names from the pool of released players in their respective squad. December 25 was the deadline announced by the administrative body, BCCI. However, it was not possible as the owners of the Ahmedabad franchise, CVC Capitals, went under the scanner. Issues of financial complications erupted as soon as BCCI declared them owners of the prestigious Ahmedabad franchise.
It is expected that both the teams will choose three players each before the end of this month. Eventually, the mega auctions IPL 2022 will be conducted on the announced dates smoothly.
Having said this, if speculations are to be believed, there can be another change in dates if all the formalities are not completed within the stipulated time frame.
IPL 2022 Retained Players List
Here's a list of all the players who have been retained by their respective franchises ahead of the mega auction event.
Rishabh Pant- INR 16 Crores
Axar Patel- INR 9 Crores
Prithvi Shaw – INR 7.5 Crores
Anrich Nortje – INR 6.5 Crores
(Total Deduction- INR 42.50 Crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 47.50 Crores)
Chennai Super Kings
Ravindra Jadeja- INR 16 Crores
MS Dhoni- INR 12 Crores
Moeen Ali- INR 8 Crores
Ruturaj Gaikwad- INR 6 Crores
(Total Deduction- INR 42 Crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 48 Crores)
Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell- INR 12 crores
Venkatesh Iyer-INR 8 crores
Varun Chakravarthy-INR 8 crores
Sunil Narine-INR 6 crores
(Total Deduction- INR 42 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 48 crores)
Mayank Agarwal- INR 12 crores
Arshdeep Singh- INR 4 crores
(Total Deduction- INR 18 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 72 crores)
Rohit Sharma- INR 16 crores
Jasprit Bumrah- INR 12 crores
Suryakumar Yadav- INR 8 crores
Kieron Pollard- INR 6 crores
(Total Deduction- INR 42 crore, Available Salary Purse- INR 48 crores)
Kane Williamson-INR 14 crores
Umran Malik-INR 4 crores
Abdul Samad-INR 4 crores
(Total Deduction- INR 22 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 68 crores)
Sanju Samson- INR 14 crores
Jos Buttler- INR 10 crores
Yashasvi Jaiswal- INR 4 crores
(Total Deduction- INR 28 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 62 crores)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli-INR 15 crores
Glenn Maxwell-INR 11 crores
Mohammed Siraj-INR 7 crores
(Total Deduction- INR 33 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 57 crores)