Ahead of the players' auction for IPL 2022, big news has come to the fore regarding retention. According to the report, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Glenn Maxwell, and Rohit Sharma have been retained. On the other hand, Kieron Pollard has not been retained by Mumbai Indians. All the franchises will have to release the list of retained players today i.e. on 30th November but as per reports, there are few names that have been finalized. However, how accurate are the reports coming out, it will be known today.
These teams retained all four retention cards
Each franchise has been asked to retain four players, which could be two domestic and two foreigners or three domestic and one foreigner. Any franchise can also retain one player. Each franchise can spend a maximum of Rs 42 crore out of its Rs 90 crore to retain players. Meanwhile, reports have surfaced that several franchises have finalized the list of their retained players. While Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals have retained all their four retention cards, Sunrisers Hyderabad has retained only one player in Kane Williamson.
KKR retained Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy
Meanwhile, the reported list of retentions was compiled by ESPN.cricinfo. According to the media house, CSK has retained Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali along with Dhoni. KKR have gone in with Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakraborty and Venkatesh Iyer while Shubman Gill and Pat Cummins have been left out. Delhi Capitals have also confirmed their retention list. Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel and Enrique Nortje are all set to be retained. This means that Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan will either enter the auction or be picked by one of the two new franchises. Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have confirmed two players each so far. Mumbai have retained Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, while RCB have retained Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell. As far as Rajasthan Royals is concerned, Sanju Samson has been their only sure retention so far.