Indian Premier League (IPL) teams have retained big-shots Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Glenn Maxwell for 2022.
Following is a list of names confirmed as of this week:
Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja, Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali
Kolkata Knight Riders: Narine, Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Kohli, Maxwell
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson
Franchises were still in the process of finalising their retention list with the IPL deadline closing at noon Tuesday. Recently the IPL, which will be a 10-team league 2022 onwards, had enhanced the auction purse to ₹90 crore while setting various retention slabs. The existing franchises can retain a total of four players while the two new unnamed franchise – to be based in Lucknow and Ahmedabad – can buy up to three players each from the pool after the original eight teams have made their retentions.
In case a franchise retains four players, ₹42 crore will be deducted from the total purse. For three retentions the purse will shrink by ₹33 crore, while for two retentions it will reduce by ₹24 crore and in case of one retention ₹14 crore would be deducted from the purse.