The IPL auction for this 2022 season has ended. And now we can do our analysis to find out how this season will go. To do so, today we will make an analysis of the players who have been retained, telling you a little of the reason behind each decision. Let’s get started!
Chennai Super Kings retained four players
Chennai Super Kings was one of the teams that opted to have an experienced squad. Even if it meant players over 30. And even if it meant investing a good sum of money.
He was the first player to be retained by CSK. At 33 years old and one of the stars of the all-rounder department, it was no wonder CSK wanted to keep him for one more season.
His base price was Rs. 2.0 crore, but being such a complete player who can bat, bowl, and field, his price was raised to Rs. 16.0 crore.
At the age of forty, he is one of the oldest players in CSK. Despite this, he is an incredibly lucky player who has literally won everything in every team he has played for.
This has made it easy for CSK to push Ms Dhoni’s Rs. 2.0 crore base price to Rs. 12.0 crore to keep him in their ranks.
The 34-year-old English cricketer has been one of the retained Chennai Super Kings for this year.
He plays in the all-rounder’s department. His final price of Rs. 8.0 crore. And this price has been because since the age of 15 he is proving to be a prodigy cricketer, beating professionals and veterans on the field. The best thing about Moeen is that his performance remains consistent.
At 25, he is one of the youngest bets Chennai Super Kings are making for the 2022 IPL season to strengthen their batting department. He was signed for a total price of Rs. 6.0 crore.
Kolkata Knight Riders retained 4 players
They kept 4 players for a total of Rs. 34.0 crore. Their aim with this move is to keep all departments balanced. The retained players are:
Its final contract price was Rs. 12.0 crore. Andre Russel is a 33-year-old Jamaican cricketer who has been playing as an all-rounder since 2014 for KKR.
Playing for KKR since last year, Venkatesh Iyer fetched a final price for this season of Rs. 8.0 crore. He belongs to the all-rounder’s department with a left-handed batting style and a right-arm medium-fast bowling style.
He has played for KKR since 2014, and while his price in previous years was Rs. 12.50 crore, this year, they have paid Rs. 6.0 crore to keep him in the squad. And despite being a bowler with an economy of 6.74, his age (33 years) may be the reason for the drop in his price compared to previous years.
The 30-year-old bowler was once again contracted by KKR for the 2022 edition of the IPL. His final price was Rs. 8.0 crore.
Mumbai Indians retained 4 players
Mumbai Indians have also tried to keep four of their most prominent players in their ranks, spending just Rs. 42.0 crores between them. They are briefly mentioned below:
At 34, he is one of the best batsmen in the game today. So no wonder MI bid up to Rs. 16.0 crore in order to keep him in their ranks for another edition of the IPL 2022.
At 28 years old, and having belonged to MI since 2014, Jasprit has achieved the highest salary this season. His final cost was Rs. 12.0 crore.
He is 30 years old, has played as a batsman in MI since 2018 and this has been the year where he has earned a better salary. Managing to reach the bidding up to Rs. 8.0 crore.
The right-arm medium-fast bowling all-rounder originally from Trinidad and Tobago has signed another year’s contract with MI. Although he has participated in the CPL and other events, he has played for MI since 2014. The final price was Rs. 6.0 crore.
Delhi Capitals retained 4 players
DC also decided to retain 4 players from past editions in its squad, though this decision came at a cost of Rs. 39.0 crore. The players retained were:
Rishabh is a cricketing prodigy, at the age of 24 he has captained the Under-19 Indian team. So it is not surprising that DC bid up to Rs. 16.0 crore to keep him in their ranks as a middle-order wicket-keeper batsman.
He plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket but belongs to DC in the IPL. The cost of keeping him in their ranks was Rs. 7.5 crore.
At 28, Axar Patel is a complete player. His roles are as an all-rounder who plays as a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox slow bowler. His final cost at auction was Rs. 9 crore.
The South African player has played for the Dc since 2020 and has proven to be a key player in the bowling department. His final price was Rs. 6.50 crore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad retained 3 players
Sunrisers hyderabad was one of the teams that invested the least in retaining players in its squad. It only retained these three:
It was their costliest investment of Rs. 14.0 crore. And it is through his primary role is as a batsman, he can occasionally play as a bowler. The New Zealander has a batting average of 40.11 and a batting strike rate of 131.27, which is exceptional.
Since his IPL debut, he has belonged to SRH. He is barely 20 years old and has already earned a salary of Rs. 4.0 crore. He plays mainly as a batsman.
At the age of 22, and has featured in only 3 IPL matches, Umran has been one of the players retained by SRH for a total of Rs. 4.0 crore. His role has been as a batsman, with an economy of 8.0.
Royal Challengers Bangalore retained 3 players
Having invested Rs. 33.0 crore, RCB has been careful to keep only star players in its squad. Picking the players:
He is the current king of cricket, so it’s no wonder they’ve gone out of their way to keep him. The final contracting cost went up to Rs. 15.0 crore. Not the highest in this auction, but the highest RCB paid this season.
This Australian cricketer is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and pitches on breaks. He has been with RCB since 2020 and his contract price for this year closed at Rs. 11.0 crore.
The Indian bowler has made it to another edition of the IPL for RCB. His contract closed at Rs. 7 crores.
Rajasthan Royals retained 3 players
The investment to keep 3 players in their team was Rs. 28 crore. The players are:
- Sanju Samson. Signed for Rs. 14.0 crore to play as a catcher.
- Jos Buttler. He has signed for Rs. 10 crores. He is one of the best white-ball hitters in the world.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal. At the age of 20, he has been playing as a batsman for the RR since 2020. This year he has contracted for Rs. 4 crores.
Punjab Kings retained 2 players
- Arshdeep Singh. It is used as a special weapon of the PKs, so it is not surprising that they have bid up to Rs. 4 crore to retain it in their ranks.
- Mayank Agarwal. He has been with the PKs since 2018. He is an excellent all-rounder and thanks to that, his final price reached Rs. 12 crore.