IPL 2022: Team-wise players who could be retained ahead of mega auction

IPL 2022: Team-wise players who could be retained ahead of mega auction

Which players will be retained by their respective teams? 

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: Twitter/Indian Premier League)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is unarguably the biggest T20 league in the world. Thus, the best of the best players often prefer playing it. This in return ensures that the auction before every season is exciting as the fans get a chance to see their favorite players go under the hammer. 

It gets even more exciting when it is a mega auction as it ensures that all the teams have to rebuild themselves. However, it is the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auctions that have managed to grab the interest of every cricket fan.

The eight old franchises can reportedly retain four players ahead of the 2022 auction. They are allowed to retain two Indian players and two overseas players or three Indian players and one overseas player at most. So, which are those players who will be retained by their respective teams? 

Here is a look at team-wise players who could be retained ahead of the mega auction:

1) Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings' players celebrating
Chennai Super Kings’ players celebrating. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The defending champions have a relatively simple journey when it comes to choosing which players to retain ahead of the mega auction. As they have a lot of players who are on the wrong side of their 30s, the Super Kings can afford to let them go to the auction pool. This is mainly because they need to build a team for the future and most senior players are far past their peak.

However, irrespective of all this, CSK will retain MS Dhoni. He is the face of the franchise. Besides, it doesn’t look like he has any plans of retiring from the IPL.

The franchise would retain Ruturaj Gaikwad because he is young and was instrumental in their road to becoming the champions in this season. Ravindra Jadeja is a vital cog in the CSK setup and thus, he would be another sure shot retention. Last but not the least, the former Proteas captain Faf Du Plessis would mostly be the overseas player who they choose to retain

Expected Retentions: MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis