After a busy build-up to the Indian Premier League (IPL) player retention deadline day ahead of the 2022 mega auction, the eight existing teams revealed their respective picks on Tuesday. As expected, there were surprises. Some of the 'moves' were already known, like KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer going for the auction. But the biggest surprise was Sunrisers Hyderabad's failure to retain Rashid Khan and Kolkata Knight Riders picking Venkatesh Iyer ahead of Shubman Gill. KKR also gave the top-billing to Andre Russell. Then Chennai Super Kings decided to elevate 'irreplaceable' Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder was the first pick ahead of MS Dhoni. Mumbai Indians and CSK spent INR 42 crore to retain four players each, the most. Punjab Kings spent only INR 16 crore to retain two players, and they will enter the mega auction with the biggest purse - a whopping INR 72 crore. Follow live updates of IPL 2022 retention here: (Cricket News)
10:20 PM IST: Kumar Sangakkara with the names of the players retained by Rajasthan Royals - Sanju Samson (INR 14 crore), Jos Buttler (INR 10 crore) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (INR 4 crore). They can spend INR 57 crore at the mega auction.
Players not retained: Ben Stokes, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
10:15 PM IST: Venky Mysore with KKR's retained players: Andre Russell (INR 12 crore), Varun Chakravarthy (INR 8 crore), Venkatesh Iyer (INR 8 crore), Sunil Narine (INR 6 crore). Iyer getting picked ahead of Shubman Gill is the story of this 'retention'. And they will also look for a new captain. Many believed that Gill was a captaincy material. Massive call. They will have INR 48 crore at the auction.
Players not retained: Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.
10:10 PM IST: Parth Jindal reveals the players retained by Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (INR 16 crore), Prithvi Shaw (INR 9 crore), Axar Patel (INR 6.5 crore), Anrich Nortje (INR 6.5 crore). He says it's heartbreaking to lose players like Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, etc. And their focus is to bring back those players. They will have INR 47.5 crore.
Players not retained: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings.
10:02 PM IST: L Balaji shares the names of the retained CSK players - Ravindra Jadeja (16 crore), MS Dhoni (12 crore), Moeen Ali (8 crore), Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 crore). He says, "it's almost impossible to replace" Jadeja and Moeen does the balancing act in the team. And Dhoni remains the captain. Balaji also shares special words for Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu. CSK still have INR 48 crore.
Players not retained: Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishanth.
9:56 PM IST: Tom Moody reveals Sunrisers Hyderabad's players - Kane Williamson (INR 14 crore), Abdul Samad (INR 4 crore) and Umran Malik (INR 4 crore). They still have INR 68 crore. It's also revealed that star Afghan Rashid Khan wants to be in the auction, and SRH respected that.
Players not retained: David Warner, Virat Singh, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Sreevats Goswami, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Kedar Jadhav, J Suchit, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mujeeb ur Rahman.
9:51 PM IST: Anil Kumble reveals the names of players retained for Kings Punjab: Mayank Agarwal for INR 12 crore and Arshdeep Singh for INR 4 crore. They have INR 72 crore to spend in the auction.
Players not retained: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
9:41 PM IST: MI, the most successful team in IPL, confirm the retention of Rohit Sharma (16 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (12 crore), Suryakumar Yadav (8 crore), Kieron Pollard (6 crore). They have INR 48 crore remaining. Akash Ambani, co-owner, sounds emotional revealing the names.
Players not retained: Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jayant Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh.
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9:34 PM IST: RCB's confirmed players - Virat Kohli for INR 15 crore, Glenn Maxwell for INR 11 crore and Mohammed Siraj for INR 7 crore. They have INR 57 crore remaining.
RCB chairman Prathmesh Mishra says, the team will be rebuilt around the three. And there are many notable omissions, including the last season's MVP - Harshal Patel. And also the young opener Devdutt Padikkal.
Players available now: Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Finn Allen, Shahbaz Ahamad, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Kyle Jamieson, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Daniel Christian, KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel.
9:20 PM IST: For football fans, East Bengal conceded five against Odisha FC to lose second successive ISL 2021-22 match.
9:15 PM IST: Rajasthan Royals share a retention letter, for someone in the Admin. It sure reads like a job offer. Have a look:
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8:51 PM IST: In less than an hour's time, we will know who stays and who goes. Here's how the retention works, in a brief:
The eight existing teams will be allowed to retain a maximum of four players - three Indians and one overseas/two Indians and two overseas. The two new teams, to be based in Lucknow and Ahmedabad, will then pick a maximum of three players each from the released lot between December 1 and 25 before the mega auction in January. And there will be no right-to-match cards at the auction.
Teams have been given a purse of INR 90 crore to rebuild their squads. There will be deductions for each retained player, and the slab is - INR 16 crore for the first player, 12 for 2nd, 8 for 3rd and 6 for 4th. If a team opts to retain only three, it will be - 15 for 1st, 11 for 2nd and 7 for 3rd. For two retentions, it's 14 and 10.
8:24 PM IST: The list of retained players will be revealed soon, officially. Meanwhile, here's team-by-team list of rumoured retentions:
CSK: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali;
DC: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje;
KKR: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer;
MI: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav;
PBKS: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh.
RCB: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj;
RR: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal;
SRH: Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik.
7:54 PM IST: Good time to check the squads one last time, before the team sheets are wiped clean. Here's HOW the teams assembled for the 2021 edition.
7:32 PM IST: Big surprise from Sunrisers Hyderabad. They are letting Rashid Khan go. Skipper Kane Williamson, along with uncapped Abdul Samad and Umran Malik have reportedly been retained.
7:09 PM IST: Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal are certain to be retained by Rajasthan Royals. But not so sure about Ben Stokes and Chris Morris. Skipper Sanju Samson has already been retained.
7:01 PM IST: Mumbai Indians have finalised their retention. And the four are: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav. So, Hardik Pandya is now free, so thus host of other stars.
6:31 PM IST: Earlier in the day, Jonny Bairstow replied to a Sunrisers Hyderabad 'goodbye' post. He wrote: "Thank you all for your support! Hopefully at some point our paths cross again in the future!"
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6:19 PM IST: Meanwhile, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has said that India's tour of South Africa remains on schedule.
6:00 PM IST: Some big news to start with. But there will be bigger ones later, for sure.
Mohammed Siraj is all set to be retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore, alongside Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell. The team is still looking for a new captain. Kings Punjab, who are sure to miss skipper KL Rahul, have reportedly retained Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. Agarwal has been one of the most consistent players for the team.
IPL 2022 is expected to be a 10-team event but the new teams, to be based in Ahmedabad and Lucknow, will watch with keen interest the players who will be released by their respective franchises tonight.
It's just not performance that will matter in retention of players. Players like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have always been loyal to their teams, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, respectively. Dhoni, for example, wants to end his T20 career in Chennai while Kohli is a self-confessed Royal Challenger.
A combination of loyalty and performance is a heady mix and players like Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, currently with Mumbai Indians, are classic examples and then there are the superbly talented ones like Sanju Samson, Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer.
But there are strict rules to be followed. A maximum of four players can be retained by a team. So proven players like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Glenn Maxwell and South African pacer Anrish Nortje have a great chance to stay back with their old teams.
Retention does not mean that the franchise has complete rights on a particular player. The final decision to play with a franchise or not remains with the cricketer. For example, if Sunrisers Hyderabad retain David Warner, it doesn't mean the Australian will stay back with SRH. Warner will make the final decision to stay or go back to the mega auction pool.
It's going to be an interesting night and the while world will be watching because big bucks will be at stake. Every team has a purse of INR 90 Crores. A maximum four retention will reduce that purse by 44 crores. For a single retention, the purse will diminish by 14 crores.
Enjoy live updates of IPL retention.