The Indian Premier league 2022 auction will take place on the 12th and 13th of February in Bengaluru.
The 8 IPL teams have already announced their retention list for the season.
The IPL 2022 will have 2 new sides in the tournament in addition to the current 8 teams.
The 2 new teams will be Lucknow and Ahmedabad who can also retain players released by the other 8 sides.
In this IPL season, some big names were released by their franchises because it will be a mega auction this year and the teams were allowed to retain only a maximum of 4 players.
These players can either be retained by new 2 teams or they might jump into the auction of IPL 2022.
Many big names not retained
Some big players including David Warner, KL Rahul, Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, and many others were not retained by their franchises and now, these big names might jump into the IPL 2022 auction.
According to some reports, KL Rahul will be the captain of the Lucknow franchise while the middle-order batter, Shreyas Iyer will lead the Ahmedabad franchise.
The Former Zimbabwean player, Andy Flower has also been appointed as the head coach of Lucknow for IPL 2022.
The Lucknow franchise has also appointed the former Indian opener and the former skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders, Gautam Gambhir as their mentor for the IPL season 2022.
The SunRisers Hyderabad has appointed a very experienced support staff that includes many big names like Brian Lara, Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Simon Katich.
The Auction’s Date And Time
The IPL 2022 auction will take place on 12 and 13 February in Bengaluru.
Many overseas and domestic players will be a part of this mega auction. This mega auction will take 2 days to complete.
The salary purse for this year’s auctions has been raised to Rs. 90 crore per team.
The salary purse for each team was Rs. 85 crores earlier.
The current 8 franchises can retain either 4, 3, 2, or 1 player or they might not even retain any player in their squad.
However, they will have the respective deductions from their salary purse when they will go forward with these options.
IPL 2022 Two New Teams
Two new teams have been included in the Indian Premier League in this edition and so there will be a total of 10 teams on the IPL now.
The two new teams are Lucknow and Ahmedabad.
The RPSG Group has bought the Lucknow franchise in an auction for over more than INR 7000 Crores.
The franchise has been bought by a private CVC Capital company for about INR 6000 Crores.
IPL 2022 Retained Players List
Rohit Sharma (16 cr), Jasprit Bumrah (12 cr), Suryakumar Yadav (8 cr), and Kieron Pollard (6 cr)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Ravindra Jadeja (16 cr), MS Dhoni (12 cr), Moeen Ali (8 cr), and Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 cr)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Andre Russell (12 cr), Venkatesh Iyer (8 cr), Varun Chakravarthy (8 cr), and Sunil Narine (6 cr)
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Rishabh Pant (16 cr), Axar Patel (9 cr), Prithvi Shaw (7.5 cr), and Anrich Nortje (6.5 cr)
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
Mayank Agarwal (14 cr), and Arshdeep Singh (4 cr)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Virat Kohli (15 cr), Glenn Maxwell (11 cr), and Mohammed Siraj (7 cr)
Rajasthan Royals Ahmedabad
Sanju Samson (14 cr), Jos Buttler (10 car), and Yashasvi Jaiswal (4 cr)
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Kane Williamson (14 cr), Umran Malik (4 cr), and Abdul Samad (4 cr)