The much-awaited IPL 2022 mega auction is scheduled to be held in December and though BCCI is yet to make any official announcement about mega auction date several reports claimed that it would be held in the first week of December. The BCCI has already the franchises to submit the list of retained players before the auction.
Without any doubt, MS Dhoni will continue to be with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He is more than just a player for the franchise and is expected to stay with them even if he retires from the game. As per The Indian Express, Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad are also in the fray to be retained.
Apart from them, one of Moeen Ali and Sam Curran will be retained. All the aforementioned players played a key role in the teams success and the report doesnt surprise many.
A total of 2 reports have confirmed that Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje will be retained by Delhi Capitals (DC). The update means that Shreyas Iyer will be released. Though he isnt expected to be back in the auction as one of the two new teams might rope him as its captain. Iyer has proven credentials as DCs skipper.
The Indian Express reported that Rohit Sharm and Jasprit Bumrah will be retained by Mumbai Indians (MI). Rohit is their most-successful skipper while Bumrah is MIs homegrown player. Hence, retaining them is a no-brainer. Vice-captain Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan are two other players who are in the fray to stay with MI.
There are no confirmed reports about Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). But Sunil Narine looks set to be retained. The franchise will surely consider retaining Venkatesh Iyer as he can very well fetch more than Rs 10 crore if he is back in the auction.
Virat Kohli will be automatic retention by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). A report in NDTV recently suggested that Glenn Maxwell is another player which the franchise will retain.
Cricbuzz has reported that Kane Williamson will continue his association with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and will also lead the team. The report adds that the franchise is in talks with Rashid Khan, who has only been part of one team in the league so far.
Multiple reports have confirmed that KL Rahul will be released by Punjab Kings (PBKS). There are high chances of him joining one of the two new teams as its captain.Not Confirmed.
A report in ESPNcricinfo has confirmed that Rajasthan Royals (RR) have retained Sanju Samson, who can be called their homegrown player. Samson had hogged the limelight after joining RR in 2013 and made it to the Indian team on the basis of his performances in IPL and the Champions League. Apart from Samson, Jos Buttler also looks set to be retained. But theres no confirmation regarding him yet.
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