IPL Retention Updates: Lucknow and Ahmedabad will join the Indian Premier League in the upcoming season, bringing the total number of clubs to eight. Having new teams competing against the established ones will give a new level of intensity to the competition. Before the upcoming season, a massive auction will be held to give the new franchise a better shot at fielding a strong team. The old eight franchises face a difficult challenge before the auction: retaining their players. Each team is allowed to keep a maximum of four players. Only three Indians and two overseas cricketers are allowed to be retained before the sale.
The BCCI has set a 30 November 2021 for all franchises to submit a list of retained players.
IPL Retention Updates: Player Retention Costs
Assuming all four retention options are used, the total compensation for the four players would be INR 42 Crores, which would cost the franchise a lot of money. INR 16 Crores, INR 12 Crores, INR 8 Crores, and a total of INR 6 Crores will be paid to each of the four players that are selected.
With three retained players, INR 33 crores will be subtracted from the total purse of the squad. The purse will then total INR 33 Crores. INR 15 Crores for the first player, INR 11 Crores for the second player, and INR 7 Crores for the third.
First and second-choice players will receive INR 14 and 10 Crores, respectively, if they are retained by the franchise. When only one player is retained, the franchisee will receive INR 14 Crores.
Probable IPL Retention From Each Franchise
Players Chennai Super Kings Could Retain
It’s not quite official, but there have been several reports about the players each franchise plans to bring to the table. MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and one of the English all-rounders Moeen Ali or Sam Curran will all be retained by Chennai Super Kings, according to the reports.
Players Delhi Capitals Could Retain
Rishabh Pant has been retained as Delhi Capitals captain ahead of the IPL mega auction in 2022. ESPNCricinfo reports that Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, and Anrich Nortje have all been retained.
Retainable Mumbai Indians Players
Kieron Pollard and Rohit Sharma have been retained by five-time winners Mumbai Indians, according to NDTV, while negotiations are ongoing with West Indies legend Pollard. Critics have also urged Mumbai to keep Suryakumar Yadav in the team.
Retaining Players for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retaining their captain, Glenn Maxwell and Yuzvendra Chahal is expected from the other franchises. Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammed Siraj, and Harshal Patel are all possible targets for them.
Players Rajasthan Royals may be able to keep
Rajasthan Royals are expected to keep Sanju Samson as their captain alongside Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes for the upcoming season.
Players Sunrisers Hyderabad Could Retain
Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan could be the only two players retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy will be retained by KKR at the auction, while a new skipper will be sought.
Players Punjab Kings Could Retain
If KL Rahul decides to join a new team next season, Punjab Kings will keep Mayank Agarwal as their only remaining batsman.
Kolkata Knight Riders Players to Consider Retaining
Sunil Narine and Andre Russell are likely to remain with the Knight Riders, as is Varun Chakravarty. Shubman Gill or Venkatesh Iyer remain up for grabs at KKR, according to reports.