Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - IPL 2022 Retentions and updates: All you need to know. The original eight teams shave until November 30 to retain players.
The original eight teams shave until November 30 to retain players.
Updates as of November 25:
Even as the first deadline for the retentions is approaching, the franchises are in talks with players, sometimes even out-of-turn, in a bid to get their preferred personnel. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) authorities have also been apprised of this and the BCCI is believed to have assured the franchises that they will keep a watch.
The eight original teams have November 30 to decide their retentions and already speculations are rife as to who is being retained, discarded or poached. It is a no-brainer that MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the three biggest names in the IPL, will be retained by Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. The question is, who else?
Rishabh Pant is set to stay on as captain of Delhi Capitals but Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan Royals skipper, is believed to be undecided if he wants to stick around. Negotiations are also underway between Rashid Khan and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Afghanistan leggie, one of the best T20 bowlers in the world, wants to be retained as the No. 1 player and the franchise may want to give that privilege to Kane Williamson, one of the most revered captains in world cricket. For the record, the difference between the two positions is Rs 4 crore (more than half a million dollars).
As first reported by Cricbuzz, KL Rahul is all set to leave Punjab Kings and one of the new franchises, most likely Lucknow, could rope him in. The Pandya brothers – Hardik and Kurnal – may be approached by the new Ahmedabad franchise if they don't figure in the Mumbai Indians' retention list. Shreyas Iyer, it is learnt, will prefer to be in the auction pool rather than being retained while Shikhar Dhawan, too, is one of the players hotly pursued by the two new teams.
The other big retention talk is that some players are unwilling to stay with a few franchises and the management also is not exactly fretting over it. The franchises would rather go in with a full purse and buy afresh. Others, depending on the number of their retentions, will have less funds.
Chennai Super Kings: Besides Dhoni, CSK are likely retain Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad. One of Moeen Ali, Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis will be their choice for the foreign player retention, with the franchise confirming that skipper Dhoni will have the final say on that matter. A top CSK official told Cricbuzz that the franchise will try hard to buy back the players in the auction they fail to retain.
Mumbai Indians: It could be Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan apart from Rohit but the internal debate for the five-time champions is on Kieron Pollard who is being seen as retention material. MI is unlikely let him go.
Delhi Capitals: Apart from Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje/Kagiso Rabada are said to be in DC's retention list. The big debate in their camp is around Avesh Khan, who has done well. Having still not played for India, he could come for just Rs 4 crore, the price tag for an uncapped player.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Besides, Kohli, the others in the retention list could be Devdutt Paiddikal, Yuzvendra Chahal/Mohammed Siraj and Glenn Maxwell. The point to ponder for them is who will be their skipper. With KL Rahul unlikely to be available in the auction, they need a quality player to step into the shoes of Kohli, who has given up captaincy.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: They could end up with only one retention in Williamson, who is set to continue as their captain as well. The second retention could be Rahsid but Cricbuzz understands that a hard bargain is ongoing between the two parties.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler is certain. Yashasvi Jaiswal, too, is likely to be retained by RR. Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes are also in contention as preferred choices for the franchise.
Punjab Kings: A couple of uncapped players like Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh might be retained. Shahrukh Khan, who recently smashed a last-ball six in the SMAT final, is also on that radar too.
Kolkata Knight Riders: The frontline choices seem to be Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine, whom the franchise has taken much care of. The likes of Shubman Gill and Andre Russell follow.
For existing teams, the deadline for retentions is until November 30.
For the two new teams, the timeline to pick their players is from December 1-25.
The 8 existing teams will first get the opportunity to retain a maximum of four players – not more than three Indians and not more than two foreigners. Thereafter, the two new teams will be able to pick a maximum of three players – not more than two Indians and not more than one foreigner–before the mega auctions.
Rs. 90 Crores is what the 10 teams have but deductions will apply based on the number of retentions. In case of four retentions, Rs 42 crore will be cut from the funds, Rs 33 crore in case of three retentions, Rs 24 crore if there are two retentions and only Rs 14 crore if a team keeps only one player. However, if a franchise pays any player(s) more than the suggested slab (they are permitted to), then the difference is deductible from the franchise's purse.