IPL 2022 Retention Highlights: Dhoni, Kohli, Rohit, Pant retained; Hardik, Dhawan, Iyer released

IPL 2022 Retention: Check all highlights of Indian Premier League (IPL) Player Retention here, with the deadline for eight franchises (CSK, MI, KKR, MI, RCB, SRH, PBKS, RR, DC) to submit their list being Tuesday (November 30).

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 23:13
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IPL 2022 Retention Highlights: All the existing Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises on Tuesday (November 30) revealed the list of their retained players ahead of the mega auction of the upcoming season.

MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Glenn Maxwell are among some of the big names that the existing franchises have decided to retain for IPL 2022.

The players retained by eight IPL teams are:

Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer

SunRisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh

Meanwhile, the two new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises -- Lucknow and Ahmedabad have a budget of Rs 33 crore to pick three players who go back into the pool before the mega auction begins.

The rules for the existing franchises who decided to retain players were, they will be debited Rs 16 crore for the first player, Rs 12 crore for the second player, Rs 8 crore for the third player, and Rs 6 crore for the fourth player and the total deduction will be 42 crore.

For the eight franchises, rules were that they cannot retain more than three Indians (capped/uncapped). They cannot retain more than two overseas players and not more than two uncapped Indian players.

For the two new franchises -- Lucknow and Ahmedabad -- they cannot pick more than two Indian players (capped/uncapped). They cannot pick more than one overseas player and more than one Indian uncapped player.

In the mail sent by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to all the franchises the rules were formally conveyed and the salary purse for all the teams was set at Rs 90 crore.

The amount is an increase from the IPL 2021 auction as then the purse was Rs 85 crore. The eight existing franchises (CSK, KKR, RCB, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, and SunRisers Hyderabad) were allowed to retain up to four players.

The BCCI had set the retention window for the eight older franchises from November 1-30, and the window for Lucknow and Ahmedabad is from December 1-25.

30 November 2021, 22:23 PM

That's it from the IPL 2022 retention. Thank you for joining us.

30 November 2021, 22:18 PM

RR announce their three retentions

Rajasthan Royals retain three players but release big names like Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer.

Player 1: Sanju Samson - Rs. 14 crore

Player 2: Jos Buttler - Rs. 10 crore

Player 3: Yashasvi Jaiswal - Rs 4 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 62 crore

30 November 2021, 22:14 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders retain two Indians and two foreigners

KKR retain 4 players but release big players like Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Pat Cummins.

Player 1: Andre Russell - Rs. 16 crore

Player 2: Varun Chakaravarthy - Rs. 12 crore

Player 3: Venkatesh Iyer - Rs 8 crore

Player 4: Sunil Narine  - Rs 6 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 48 crore

30 November 2021, 22:11 PM

DC confirms their four retentions

Delhi Capitals have announced their list of retained players as Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada miss out.

Player 1: Rishabh Pant - Rs. 16 crore

Player 2: Axar Patel - Rs. 12 crore

Player 3: Prithvi Shaw - Rs 8 crore

Player 4: Anrich Nortje - Rs 6 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 48 crore

30 November 2021, 21:58 PM

CSK announce their four retentions

CSK make Ravindra Jadeja their first retention for Rs 16 crores. The franchise also retained skipper MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad for Rs 12 crores, Rs 8 crore and Rs 6 crore respectively. 

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 48 crore

30 November 2021, 21:55 PM

SRH confirms three retentions

Sunrisers Hyderabad has released David Warner and Rashid Khan. Here are SRH’s retained players:

1 Kane Williamson – INR 14 Crore

2 Abdul Samad – INR 4 Crore

3 Umran Malik – INR 4 Crore

30 November 2021, 21:48 PM

PBKS confirm retention of Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh

Mayank Agarwal has been retained for Rs 14 crore, while uncapped Arshdeep Singh will remain in Punjab Kings for Rs. 4 crore

PBKS Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 72 crore

30 November 2021, 21:44 PM

Mumbai Indians confirm four retentions

Mumbai Indians have retained Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard.

Mumbai Indians are forced to release Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya due to the IPL retention policy. However, the team owner Aakash Ambani said that they will try to re-group the old players through auction ceremony.


30 November 2021, 20:57 PM

RCB confirms their 3 retentions

RCB retain Virat Kohli for Rs 15 crores, Glenn Maxwell for Rs 11 crores, and Mohammad Siraj for Rs 7 crores.

30 November 2021, 20:55 PM

MI retain four players

Mumbai Indians have retained Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard, alongside Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. This means that the five-time champions have decided to release their star all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

30 November 2021, 19:46 PM

SRH retain 3 players

Sunrisers Hyderabad retain Kane Williamson and Jammu & Kashmir's uncapped pair of Abdul Samad and Umran Malik.

30 November 2021, 19:22 PM

RR retain 3 players

Rajasthan Royals have retained Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal.

30 November 2021, 18:22 PM

PBKS retain two players

Punjab Kings retain Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh and it means that KL Rahul is all set to leave the franchise.

30 November 2021, 18:12 PM

SRH release Warner and Bairstow

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have not retained star openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.

Taking to Instagram, SRH thanked all the players ahead of the event on Tuesday.

"We thank the players for their contribution to SRH over the years. This is not a goodbye, as we hope to welcome back some Risers in the auction," SRH captioned the post on Instagram.

Commenting on the post, Warner express gratitude towards the fans and penned an emotional note confirming he won't play for SRH in the upcoming season.

Bairstow, the England opener, also thanked fans for the support during his stint with SRH.

30 November 2021, 17:32 PM

CSK retain four players

CSK have decided to retain skipper MS Dhoni, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Orange Cap holder Ruturaj Gaikwad and England all-rounder Moeen Ali.

30 November 2021, 14:54 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore retain Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell

RCB have decided to retain Kohli and Maxwell. But with Kohli giving up RCB captaincy after IPL 2021, will Maxwell be a contender to lead the Bangalore franchise?

30 November 2021, 14:52 PM

Rajasthan Royals retain Sanju Samson

The Rajasthan Royals have only retained their captain Sanju Samson so far. Will they send Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler to auction?

30 November 2021, 14:31 PM

If a franchise opts to retain only one player

Choice of retention Salary (total Rs 14 Cr)

First choice retention (Player 1) Rs 14 Crore

First choice retention (Player 1, Uncapped) Rs 4 Crore

30 November 2021, 14:30 PM

If a franchise opts to retain two players

Choice of retention Salary (total Rs 24 Cr)

First choice retention (Player 1) Rs 14 Crore

Second choice retention (Player 2) Rs 10 Crore

30 November 2021, 14:30 PM

If a franchise opts to retain three players

Choice of retention Salary (total Rs 33 Cr)

First choice retention (Player 1) Rs 15 Crore

Second choice retention (Player 2) Rs 11 Crore

Third choice retention (Player 3) Rs 7 Crore

30 November 2021, 14:28 PM

If a franchise opts to retain four players:

Choice of retention Salary (total Rs 42 Cr)

* First choice retention (Player 1) Rs 16 Crore

* Second choice retention (Player 2) Rs 12 Crore

* Third choice retention (Player 3) Rs 8 Crore

* Fourth choice retention (Player 4) Rs 6 Crore

30 November 2021, 13:36 PM

IPL 2022 mega auction rules

Salary Cap: Rs 90 crore

Old franchises: Eight old franchises will name retained players by November 30, 2021, maximum of 4 players can be retained.

New Franchises: 2 New teams to finalized their 3 players outside of auction between December 1, 2021 to December 30, 2021. Not more than 2 Indians and 1 foreigner.

30 November 2021, 13:09 PM

Hardik and Krunal Pandya not to be retained?

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians are unlikely to retain all-rounder Hardik and Krunal Pandya. Ahmedabad team might look to sign up the Pandya brothers if they become available after Retention Day.

30 November 2021, 12:49 PM

SRH in negotiations with Rashid Khan

Sunrisers Hyderabad are desperately trying to retain Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan with new teams from Lucknow and Ahmedabad believed to be in hot pursuit.

30 November 2021, 12:29 PM

Irfan Pathan believes Mumbai Indians should retain these FOUR!

Former India paceman Irfan Pathan believes Mumbai Indians should retain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan. Read all about it here.

30 November 2021, 12:05 PM

KL Rahul to be paid Rs 20 crore salary?

According to reports, Lucknow franchise is in hot pursuit of KL Rahul from Punjab Kings. The Team India opener may be paid as much as Rs 20 crore, making him the richest player in T20 league. Read all about it here.

30 November 2021, 12:03 PM

MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma already retained?

Reports suggest that Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians have already retained MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Check full list of reportedly retained players here.

30 November 2021, 12:00 PM

When and Where to watch IPL Player Retention?

IPL teams' Player Retention lists will be revealed live on Star Sports from 930pm IST. Check all details here.

30 November 2021, 11:59 AM

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