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IPL 2022 Mega Auction: What to expect, new franchises and Rules of Retention

, Six Sports

With the new season of IPL just a few months away, the Mega Auction is all set to happen from January through to February 2022.

For starters, this will be a power-packed season for sure because it will have two new franchises debuting, the new rules and regulations regarding retention, and the fans and team owners excited to see new players on their team sheets.

So, this season will surely be one to remember.

The Retention Rules for IPL 2022

Let’s have a look at the new retention rules for this IPL.

It has been stated by the current reports that each team has the option to retain only four players of their 2021 roster, with no right to match (RTM) available.

When this process will be completed by all of the eight existing teams, then the new franchises of Lucknow and Ahmedabad will select three new players in the Mega Auction.

The new franchises have a rule in which they can pick only one non-native Indian and two Indian players at max.

Thus, this rule is very exciting as it will give team owners the chance to retain the correct players so as to win the next season of the IPL.

There is also the introduction of a salary cap of 90 crores for the auction. This cap will ensure the deduction of each team’s salary if they retain one or all of their four chosen players. The deductions are as follows-

One Player- INR 14 crores

Two Players- INR 24 crores

Three Players- INR 33 crores

Four Players- INR 42 crores

The Proposed Player Retentions of the existing teams

The ICC Cricket Schedule has reported that the below-mentioned players have been retained by their teams:-

  1. Chennai Super Kings– MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jagdeja, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad
  2. Mumbai Indians– Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard
  3. Royal Challengers Bangalore– Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammad Siraj
  4. Kolkata Knight Riders– Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine
  5. Delhi Capitals– Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel
  6. Punjab Kings– Mayank Agrawal and Arshdeep Singh
  7. Rajasthan Royals– Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad– Abdul Samad, Kane Williamson and Umran Malik

So, these are the proposed retentions of IPL 2022. It will be exciting to see who will win the IPL next year with two new teams coming into the battle, taking the tally to 10 teams.

There will be now 74 matches instead of the usual 60-65, so local as well as international fans can expect something new and action-packed for the next season of the IPL.

However, the new rules and the salary cap can also see a change in fortunes for the new franchises and the trophy might go in the favor of either Lucknow or Ahmedabad.

So, get ready for a thrilling IPL 2022.

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