The Indian Premier League will be seen in a new avatar from next year. Not only is it going to become a 10-team affair but the players are all set to get shuffled up between the teams at the mega auctions ahead of IPL 2022. It is being learned that prior to sitting at the auction table, the old teams will have the option of retaining four players. Meanwhile, the additional new franchises - Lucknow and Ahmedabad - will get three early picks for new teams.
It is the process for these retentions for the old eight franchises that starts today and this is the place to be to get all updates in one place.
Welcome to SportsTiger's IPL 2022 Retention LIVE BLOG!
11:50 AM: Will Yashasvi Jaiswal be retained by RR?
It will be interesting to see whether Yashasvi Jaiswal is retained by the Men in Pink as he is a young player and the team could reap immense benefits in the future. But seems like it won't happen as the team has decided to go ahead with skipper Sanju Samson along with Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.
November 30, 2021- DEADLINE DAY is here and the official announcements will be made today
11:05 AM: Kolkata Knight Riders to retain Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer! That's the big update coming in other than the Mumbai Indians who will keep Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah with two other names set to be unveiled today.
11:10 PM: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah set to be retained by Mumbai Indians
IPL retention deadline is closing at 12pm IST on Tuesday and many franchises are still figuring out which player to retain. Ahead of the big day, it has been reported that Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been retained by Mumbai Indians. The remaining two players are likely to be named tomorrow.
05:10 PM: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell retention picks for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli was a no-brainer for Royal Challengers Bangalore and now it seems like Glenn Maxwell is also set to be retained by the franchise. Devdutt Padikkal could be the other name on their radar but let's wait for a confirmation on that with the senior players- the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal already in the team
02:30 PM: Lucknow and Ahmedabad allotted a budget of 33 crores to pick three players each
The two new franchises will get an allotted budget of INR 33 crores to pick three players before the auctions. The time frame given to them is from December 1 to December 25.
01:05 PM: Boult, Bumrah or both? Bumrah seems to be leading the race
A post from the official broadcaster asked Mumbai Indians fans to choose between Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult for retention. Bumrah being a local Indian player has the advantage and is almost certain of being retained by the five-time champions.
11:10 AM: BCCI consults Solicitor General of India on CVC Sports matter
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly consulted the Solicitor General of India on the CVC Sports Matter. Notably, despite bidding the highest amount of INR 5625 crores, it is being claimed in a Cricbuzz report that they have not received a Letter of Intent from the BCCI. The matter is regarding the betting business which they are involved in and its legality under the Indian jurisdiction.
November 29, 10:40 AM: Retention Deadline for existing eight teams could be extended: Reports
The retention deadline for the existing eight IPL teams which is currently on November 30 could be extended to allow both new franchises, Ahmedabad and Lucknow equal number of days to choose their retention picks. The same was claimed in a Cricbuzz report. No confirmation as yet.
10:00 PM: Good Night!
A lot of predictions, so many speculations but no official confirmations - This is what Sunday was all about! However, things are expected to get interesting as we move one day closer to IPL 2022 retention event.
9:50 PM: Faf du Plessis will take over from Dhoni during next season: Doull
"When MS Dhoni decides to play his final game, Faf du Plessis will take over the captaincy in April-May next year. That's my thinking and I don't think MS Dhoni will play the full season. Faf du Plessis will take over from him. But there will be a home game where they will announce it will be MSD's last game and Faf will take over from there," Simon Doull told Star Sports.
It is actually quite an interesting claim by the former Kiwi pacer as reports suggest that du Plessis might actually be released by the franchise with Moeen Ali likely to be the preferred choice.
9:35 PM: Timings of IPL 2022 retention event
The IPL 2022 retention event is scheduled to be broadcast live on Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar on 30th November. The show, where the list of retained players of all the franchises will be officially announced, will begin from IST 5 PM onwards.
9:00 PM: Will SRH retain any uncapped player?
There have been reports that SRH are only looking at options of retaining Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan only. However, they do have a few exciting young talents like Abdul Samad, Umran Malik etc. who can be retained for INR 4 crores each as they are uncapped domestic players.
8:25 PM: Aakash Chopra reveals his choice between SKY or Kishan
“It’s a tough one. I feel Suryakumar Yadav is a more versatile player who can bat lower down the order as well. He is a little more experienced player. Ishan Kishan is more explosive. My personal vote will be for Suryakumar Yadav," Aakash told Star Sports.
7:45 PM: Pathan gives his opinion on CSK's dilemma
"The fourth one? Sometime back I was thinking about Faf du Plessis, he is 37-year-old. You don’t wanna let go of an all-rounder, either it’s Sam Curran or Moeen Ali. I would go with Moeen Ali for the fourth spot,” said Pathan while speaking to Star Sports.
7:00 PM: Pathan wants KKR to retain both Gill and Iyer
According to Irfan Pathan, Kolkata Knight Riders should retain Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer.
6:10 PM: Will RR retain Liam Livingstone?
Liam Livingstone is one of the most talked about players in world right now due to his consistent all-round performances across various leagues. With RR concerned about the fitness of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, would they be looking at the option of retaining Livingstone alongside Buttler?
The Englishman has certainly pushed his case with his all-round performances in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 League, as he registered another brilliant spell of bowling (3/17 in 2 overs) on Sunday.
5:55 PM: McClenaghan wants MI to retain Hardik Pandya
Former MI player Mitchell McClenaghan is of the opinion that the franchise must retain the services of Hardik Pandya because of his rare skill-set. In reply to the question of who should Mumbai pick among Kishan, SKY and Pandya brothers, he tweeted, "Clearly Hardik. It’s not even a question - there is a severe lack of Indian all-rounders and finishers. No one on that level as of yet."
5:25 PM: What about Punjab Kings?
One of the franchises that find themselves in a very tricky situation ahead of mega auctions is Punjab Kings. With their captain KL Rahul likely to depart, it seems like the team will have to re-build themselves from scratch once again.
There have been a lot of uncertainties around the franchise's retentions while some reports also claim that they might not retain any player. However, there is a possibility that they might go for uncapped players like Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi or Shahrukh Khan. Notably, a franchise can retain a maximum of two uncapped players.
4:45 PM: Moeen Ali likely to be CSK's 4th retention
As per reports, CSK have been pondering about their overseas retention with the available options of Moeen Ali, Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis. However, it looks likely that Moeen Ali is going to be their 4th retention apart from the trio of Dhoni, Jadeja and Gaikwad.
3:50 PM: Hardik and Dhawan on radar of new franchises
Hardik Pandya, who looks likely to be released by Mumbai Indians, is reportedly on radar of new Ahmedabad franchise. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan is also one of the players who is being looked upon by the two new sides for special picks.
3:10 PM: For what amount will MS Dhoni be retained?
While it is almost confirmed that Chennai Super Kings are set to retain MS Dhoni for next season, there have been reports that Thala does not wish to be franchise's first retention. The 40-year-old reportedly wants other players like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja to get mega contracts ahead of him. It will hence be quite interesting to see the amount that CSK actually decides to retain MSD for.
Notably, the retention amounts for 4 players are as follows:
Player 1 - INR 16 crores
Player 2 - INR 12 crores
Player 3 - INR 8 crores
Player 4 - INR 6 crores
02:40 PM: Badrinath announces his choice of retentions for KKR
- Andre Russell
- Shubman Gill
- Sunil Narine
- Varun Chakaravarthy
The former CSK player has left out all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer from his list of 4 players.
02:10 PM: Rajasthan Royals' retentions expected to be announced today
Although the deadline for all the franchises to announce their retentions is November 30, it has been reported that Rajasthan Royals will announce their list of retained players today itself.
Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler are expected to be retained, alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal. There is also a possibility that one out of Ben Stokes or Jofra Archer could also continue with the franchise. RR have a few more options and it will be quite interesting to see what they decide to do going ahead.
01:10 PM: Getting tough for SRH to retain Rashid Khan
Fresh reports suggest that it is getting tougher for SunRisers Hyderabad to retain star leg-spinner Rashid Khan. Kane Williamson seems more or less confirmed a retention place in the Orange Army. Nothing official before November 30 though.
12:10 PM: KS Bharat on RCB's radar for retention
We are hearing that KS Bharat has now suddenly come up as someone on the radar for Royal Challengers Bangalore as far as the player retention is concerned. He was superb behind the stumps in the ongoing Test match between India and New Zealand after coming to join the duties as a substitute keeper. He also played a couple of match-winning innings for the team in IPL 2021.
November 28, 2021: Another day has passed by in the countdown to the IPL 2022 retention deadline
Some updates for you this morning:
- MS Dhoni's role in Chennai Super Kings like Alex Ferguson's in Manchester United, says Harsha Bhogle
- Bhogle believes Dhoni will be with CSK for one more year
- No one better in Indian cricket in constructing a team than Dhoni: Bhogle
05:20 PM: Irfan Pathan picks 4 players that MI could retain ahead of 2022 IPL auctions
Irfan Pathan believes that Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya along with Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah could be the 4 players that Mumbai Indians will retain ahead of 2022 IPL auctions.
"Among overseas players, it will be Kieron Pollard. No doubt about that; at least in my mind. I don’t know what Mumbai Indians are thinking. He is the guy that has won you games for so many years and consistently. His batting is still top-notch and is still the powerhouse when it comes to big-hitting as well as finishing the games," Pathan said on Star Sports.
"So, Pollard will definitely be on the radar. I would definitely go for Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya. I can actually name the other two guys as well. No. 1 would be Rohit Sharma and No. 2 would be Jasprit Bumrah," he added.
04:00 PM: What happens if SRH choose Kane Williamson over Rashid Khan as their first retention?
Then sit back and enjoy a mega bidding war at the auction as and when his name is pronounced at the auction ahead of IPL 2022.
03:16 PM: Aakash Chopra feels Suryakumar Yadav should be preferred over Ishan Kishan
“It’s a tough one. I feel Suryakumar Yadav is a more versatile player who can bat lower down the order as well. He is a little more experienced player. Ishan Kishan is more explosive. My personal vote will be for Suryakumar Yadav,” Aakash Chopra at Star Sports.
01:18 PM: Punjab Kings should retain Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh: Simon Doull
Former New Zealand medium-pacer Simon Doull believes that Punjab Kings should only retain Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh and look at rebuilding their team at the mega auctions. He made this remark while speaking on Star Sports.
12:20 PM: MS Dhoni does not want to be CSK's first retention: Reports
Recent reports have revealed that MS Dhoni does not want to be the franchises' first retention. This is because he does not want the team to spend INR 16 crores for himself which is what franchises will have to spend on their first one. The legendary India wicketkeeper-batter wants the CSK management to prefer another player who is worthy of being their top-earning player.
11:25 AM: Mumbai Indians interested in Shreyas Iyer
With Team India middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer heading for the player auction, it is being reported that five-time Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians are interested in picking Shreyas Iyer at the mega auction.
10:45 AM: Punjab to not retain any player?
Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper KL Rahul has already decided to move out of the franchise. It has been learnt that Punjab are highly unlikely to retain any player ahead of the mega auction IPL 2022. They were interested to retain KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh. However, Rahul’s decision to quit the franchise has forced them to change their plans completely.
10:00 AM: KKR looking forward to Deadline Day
10:15 PM: RR to announce their retentions on November 28
According to Espncricinfo, Rajasthan Royals are all set to announce their list of retentions on November 28. The franchise has reportedly retained captain Sanju Samson for INR 14 crores, with Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal also likely to be retained.
9:25 PM: Deadlines for player retentions ahead of the mega auction
- 8 Existing teams - 30th November
- 2 New teams - 1-25 December
8:25 PM: If a meme could sum up RCB's position right now!
7:25 PM: Captains for IPL 2022
Let us have a look at the list of captains, confirmed and likely, for IPL 2022 to get a glimpse of the leadership positions still up for grabs.
Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma
Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni
Delhi Capitals - Rishabh Pant
Sunrisers Hyderabad - Kane Williamson
Rajasthan Royals - Sanju Samson (likely)
Lucknow - KL Rahul (likely)
Ahmedabad - ?
Punjab Kings - ?
Royal Challengers Bangalore - ?
Kolkata Knight Riders - ?
There are 4 teams who will undoubtedly be looking for new skippers for the next season. Some of the players who might be under the radar for those positions could be: Shreyas Iyer, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal.
7:00 PM: Devdutt Padikkal also an option for RCB
As per reports, Devdutt Padikkal is also one of the players whom RCB are considering to retain. If they release him, the franchise is supposedly very keen to buy back the Karnataka opener from the auction pool.
6:30 PM: Ishan Kishan likely to get nod ahead of SKY
With the trio of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Kieron Pollard almost confirmed to be retained by Mumbai Indians, the only question for the franchise is to choose between Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. As per reports, the left-handed wicketkeeper batsman is likely to get a nod with MI notably looking to buy back SKY during the mega auctions.
6:00 PM: Here are the probable IPL 2022 retentions for Mumbai Indians
5:35 PM: Shubman Gill or Venkatesh Iyer - Dilemma for KKR!
As per reports, KKR are certain to retain the trio of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy. However, they are still unsure about their 4th retention with Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer their alternatives.
5:00 PM: Here are the probable IPL 2022 retentions for Kolkata Knight Riders
4:30 PM: Will RCB release the purple-cap holder of IPL 2021?
While Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Yuzvendra Chahal are almost assured of getting retained by RCB for next season, the only dilemma that the franchise seems to be having is regarding their final retention. However, the latest reports suggest that RCB are likely to retain Mohammed Siraj ahead of the purple-cap holder of IPL 2021, Harshal Patel.
If he is released, the right-arm pacer will be on the radar of the two new franchises and could be one of the special picks for them. If not, Harshal Patel is all set to go for a huge sum in the mega auctions.
4:00 PM: Here are the probable IPL 2022 retentions for Royal Challengers Bangalore
3:15 PM: Shreyas Iyer will captain of the franchises in IPL 2022, opines Ojha
Former Indian cricketer Pragyan Ojha believes that Shreyas Iyer, who has been released by Delhi Capitals, will be leading one of the franchises in IPL 2022. The 35-year-old added that Iyer was very impressive during his time as DC skipper and named a few franchises who could rope him in as the leader for next season.
“Keeping aside two or three teams, nearly every team is in search of a leader. There is now an opening of that role in RCB as Virat Kohli has stepped down, then there are two new teams coming in (Lucknow and Ahmedabad). We also don’t know how things will work out on the captaincy end for Kolkata Knight Riders,” Ojha told Cricbuzz.
2:40 PM: Will SRH fail to retain Rashid Khan?
Although Rashid Khan is one of the two players who SRH wants to retain, the latest reports reveal that the leg-spinner is unwilling to be the franchise's second retention. "Sunrisers Hyderabad could end up with only one retention in Williamson, who is set to continue as their captain as well. The second retention could be Rashid but it’s learnt that a hard bargain is ongoing between the two parties," reported Cricbuzz.
2:20 PM: Here are the probable IPL 2022 retentions for Sunrisers Hyderabad
1:55 PM: Delhi Capitals likely to go for Suresh Raina in mega auctions
As per sources close to SportsTiger, Delhi Capitals are likely to go for Suresh Raina in upcoming mega auctions. Interestingly, when he was asked to name a franchise he would love to play for apart from CSK few months back, the 34-year-old had expressed his desire to play for DC. “Delhi hai! Ghar bhi pass hai, Muradnagar se pass hai, aur kaafi dost hai us team mein. So, I’d prefer Delhi,” Raina said.
1:25 PM: Here are the probable IPL 2022 retentions for Punjab Kings
12:31 PM: KL Rahul to leave Punjab Kings
One of the major talking points from the report by Indian Express claims that KL Rahul, who is likely to be released by Punjab Kings, has notably accepted the offer made by Sanjiv Goenka to join the new Lucknow franchise.
11:53 AM: Here are the IPL 2022 Retentions for the Yellow Army
11:50 AM: MS Dhoni to continue in CSK colours
As per the latest reports, CSK have retained their legendary skipper, MS Dhoni for the next three years.
Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Orange Cap winner of IPL 2021 Ruturaj Gaikwad has also been retained by the franchise. However, there are talks on for the fourth spot, which is likely to be for another all-rounder Moeen Ali or Sam Curran.
11:35 AM: Here are some of the likely retentions
11:30 AM: BIG UPDATE
Rajasthan Royals have reportedly retained their skipper Sanju Samson. As per the reports, he has agreed to a contract worth INR 14 crores. If it is to be believed, Samson becomes the first player to be retained by RR.
Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Liam Livingstone are the other frontrunners in the RR franchise.
11:25 AM: As the final day nears, we have a lot of big names that the eight existing franchises are likely to retain. Let's have a look at the possible names who will continue to don their respective franchise colours.
02:45 PM: A quick look at a few aspects of Retention rules
Rules for existing franchises: No more than 3 Indians- capped or Uncapped can be retained. No more than 2 Overseas can be picked and no more than 2 Indians uncapped can be picked.
Rules for new teams: Not more than 2 Indians- capped or uncapped can be chosen for the early pick. Not more than 1 Overseas player and not more than 1 Indian uncapped can be retained.
01:30 PM: BCCI allowing a level playing field for two new franchises
The big stand out from the retention policy this year is that the two new franchises are given three special (early) picks each to the two new franchises - Lucknow and Ahmedabad. Notably, no such provision was given to the new teams previously- the Sahara Pune Warriors and Kochi Tuskers Kerala. This will make it more or less a level playing field once the franchises enter the auctions.
November 10, 2021
02:00 PM: Salary slab for players retained in franchises going ahead with three or less retentions
If franchises retain just three players, they will have to pay a minimum of INR 15 crore for the first player, INR 11 crore for the second player and INR 7 crore for the third player. This means a total of INR 33 crores will be deducted from the team purse. Similarly for two retentions, franchise will have to spend INR 14 crore for first player and another INR 10 crore for the second. In case of solitary retention, a capped Indian player will get INR 14 crore and an uncapped Indian cricketer will get a minimum of INR 4 crore.
November 7, 2021
01:44 PM: Salary slabs set depending upon number of players retained
Here is the slab for franchises deciding to go with four retentions
It is being learned franchises choosing to retain four players will have the following salary slab- they will have to pay a minimum of INR 16 crore for the first player and INR 12 crore for the second. For the third and fourth players, the salary is set at INR 8 crore INR 6 crore respectively. A total of 42 crores will be deducted from the team purse.
03:40 PM: Final choice of retention remains with the player
It should be noted that the final choice of whether the players want to go to the auction pool or not remain with the player themselves. In this context, a media report had suggested that Shreyas Iyer could go back to the auction table as he wants to take a leadership role in another franchise. Delhi are likely to stick with Rishabh Pant.
November 2, 12:30 PM: No right-to-match cards at the auction
From what is being learnt so far, there will be no right to match cards at the auctions this time. The old franchises are likely to get four retention choices. Earlier, teams had the option of buying back five players through a combination of retention and RTM cards.
05:30 PM: More purse available to franchises at this auction
At the auctions this year, the purse is likely to be INR 90 crore, more than the INR 85 crore that was available to the teams in the previous player auction.
03:31 PM: Two news teams to get three early picks before auction
Meanwhile, the two new IPL franchises Lucknow and Ahmebadabad are set to get three early picks from the pool of players who will otherwise go under the hammer at the auctions. There is no confirmed date for the auction yet.
01:00 PM IST: IPL retention policy for the old eight franchises starts today
The retention policy begins for the old eight franchises. Lots of things to look forward to with a decision on some big names to be taken. Will Chennai Super Kings indeed use their first retention for MS Dhoni? Will Hardik Pandya after his lack of form in recent outings still be trusted by the Mumbai Indians? We will have all these questions answered on or before November 30 which is the last date for the retentions.