The IPL 2022 is gonna be a blast as all the franchises have to reconstruct their team. On 3rd December, every team had to announce their list of retained players prior to the mega auction in 2022. Each side was supposed to retain 4 cricketers maximum. The salary structure of the conserved players is 16 Cr (max) for the 1st retained player, 12 Cr (max) for the 2nd player, 8 Cr is entitled to 3rd player, and the final retained player will get INR 6 Cr. So, it has cost the owners INR 258 Cr to retain all 27 players.
Stylish all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, young Rishabh Pant, and aggressive opener Rohit Sharma have bagged INR 16 Cr as their respective franchise Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have chosen them as the first retention. While Virat Kohli will get a sum of INR 15 Cr as the first choice reserve for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Amid the rumors of CSK will not retain the previous edition of the IPL winning skipper MS Dhoni, the yellow brigade is ready to pay him INR 12 Cr. The most surprising trait in retention is KL Rahul has made himself is available for the mega auction with mutual agreement with Punjab Kings.
IPL 2022 Retention List of players of each team
|Team||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Player 4|
|CSK||Ravindra Jadeja (16 Cr)||MS Dhoni (12 Cr)||Moeen Ali (8 Cr)||Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 Cr)|
|MI||Rohit Sharma (16 Cr)||Jasprit Bumrah (12 Cr)||Suryakumar Yadav (8 Cr)||Kieron Pollard (6 Cr)|
|RCB||Virat Kohli (15 Cr)||Glenn Maxwell (11 Cr)||Mohammad Siraj (7 Cr)|
|KKR||Andre Russell (12 Cr)||Venkatesh Iyer (8 Cr)||Varun Chakravarthy (8 cr)||Sunil Narine (6 Cr)|
|SRH||Kane Williamson (14 Cr)||Umran Malik (4 Cr)||Abdul Samad (4 Cr)|
|DC||Rishabh Pant (16 cr)||Axar Patel (9)||Prithvi Shaw (7.5 Cr)||Anrich Nortje (6.5 Cr)|
|PBKS||Mayank Agarwal (14 Cr)||Atshdeep Singh (4 Cr)|
|RR||Sanju Samson (14 Cr)||Jos Buttler (10 Cr)||Yashsasvi Jaiswal (4 Cr)|
Next year it will be interesting to see which team makes the best combination in their squad. Big names like Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan, David Warner have been released by their franchises. Every team has a limited amount left in the pursue to buy players in the auction. The remaining amount of the IPL team;s is written below:
|Team||Remaining amount (INR)|