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IPL Retention Live Update: List of Players retained and reasons for retaining them

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All the announcements have been done regarding team retention. The IPL Retention 2022 has ended. Punjab Team will enter the auctions with the most money to spare. K l Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer will be the top Indian choices for the franchises in the coming mega auction whereas Hardik Pandya, Yazuvendra Chahal, and R. Ashwin will be top Indian bowler choices for the franchises.

22.37 p.m.:- Didn’t have to think a lot about retaining Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.: Zaheer Khan

22.32 p.m.: – Massively thank you, very excited about the auction and next season: Jos Butler

Rajasthan Royals will enter the auctions with Rs 62 crore

22.27 p.m.: – Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal will be retained by RR. Sanju has shown huge improvement as captain, Jos was an obvious choice and a fantastic opener and a hunger to do well. Difficult to leave out Benstokes, the best all-rounder in the world. Player availability (Jofra Archer) was a concern: Kumar Sangakkara

22.25 p.m.: – Shubhman Gill should have been retained by KKR: Irfan Pathan

22.21 p.m.: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and Venkatesh Iyer will be retained: Venky, KKR Co-owner

22.17 p.m.: – Excited to be retained at Delhi Capitals. Its been an unbelievable experience so far: Anrich Nortje

22.17 p.m.: – Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje will be retained. Very good group to build the rest of the group around. Sad to lose R. Ashwin, Dhawan, and Rabada. Will try to bring as many as Delhi capital’s players in the mega auction. IPL retention process needs to be looked at. Not fair to groom players and then have to let them go because of the retention: Parth Jindal, Co-owner of Delhi Capitals

22.16 p.m.: – Grateful and blessed to be retained and to showcase my skills again: Moeen Ali

22.16 p.m. : – Happy and excited to be retained by the franchise: Ravindra Jadeja

22.12 p.m.: – Dhoni would have agreed to be even CSK’s fourth retention: Aakash Chopra

22.08 p.m.: – Hard to replace Jadeja. Proven CSK performer he has been. Moeen balances the team as he is an off-spinner and left-hander. Dhoni is the heart and soul of CSK, will always be my captain and CSK’s. It is emotional and heartwrenching to leave out players like Raina, du Plessis, and Bravo: Lakshmipathy Balaji. Dhoni has been picked up as the second retention.

22.06 p.m.: – Ravindra Jadeja (16 crores), MS Dhoni (12 crores), Moeen Ali (8 crores), and Ruturaj Gaikwad (8 crores) will be retained: Lakshmipathi Balaji

22.05 p.m.: – Will be hard for SRH to find a replacement for Rashid Khan: Aakash Chopra

22.02 p.m: – Did David Warner and Rashid Khan demand too much from the franchise for their retention? Seems like so. The team owners respect the player’s decision to fetch a higher price in the auction. Jason holder and Johnny Bairstow were also left out.

22.02 p.m.: – Kane Williamson is one of the finest captains. Want to retain the captain first: Muralitharan

9.59 p.m.: – Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik will be retained: Tom Moody.
David Warner and Rashid Khan will head into the mega auctions. It’s official now.

9.57 P.m: – Punjab Kings team don’t provide stability to the player like Mumbai Indians and Kolkatta Knight Riders, which is why even captain like R. Ashwin and K L Rahul have parted ways with the franchise: Irfan Pathan

9.53 p.m.: – K L Rahul probably wanted to join another franchise: – Irfan Pathan. R. Ashwin and K L Rahul, both captains parted ways with Punjab Franchise. Something is wrong with the franchise: Akash Chopra

9.53 p.m.: – Happy to retain Mayank Agarwal and uncapped player Arshdeep singh: Satish Menon, Team owner. K L Rahul left out

9.52 p.m.: – The journey continues. There was no second-guessing about continuing with RCB. Renewed energy, Virat Kohli

9.52 p.m. : – Looking forward to see all next year : Glenn Maxwell

9.47 p.m.: – Virat Kohli may not be the captain but will always be the leader of RCB: Mike Hesson

9.47 p.m.: – Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj confirmed retention for RCB. RCB did not go for the fourth retention. Kohli retained for 15 crores.

9.45 p.m: – Its an honor to represent this franchise, looking forward to many more years with MI. Had solid success with MI and wish to continue with lot of commitment and pride: Rohit Sharma

9.43 p.m.: – Mumbai Indians should have gone for Ishan Kishan instead of SKY. SKY could have been bought in the mega auction: Irfan Pathan

9.42 p.m.: – Mumbai Indians confirmed final Retention list: – Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Surya Kumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard. Hardik Pandya Left out! Mumbai Indians went for SKY to stabilize their middle order.

9.39 p.m.: – Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard and Surya Kumar Yadav retained by MI. Very clear in our thought process of how we want to go. This is the hardest part of IPL, the most heartwrenching and emotional moments for fans. The last few weeks have been tough. Thank you to all MI Paltan for their support, cant wait to start this year’s IPL: Aakash Ambani, MI Team owner

9.37 p.m. : – Seeing the way KL Rahul has evolved as a cricketer, previous franchises would have been feeling disappointed by letting him go : Irfan Pathan

9.33 p.m. : – Punjab would probably want many players to go in the auction, whereas Mumbai, Chennai, and RCB will look to retain their main players: Irfan Pathan

9.30 p.m.: – The announcement has started

9.28 p.m.: – Five more minutes for the official announcement of IPL Retention 2022. The event will be telecasted on the Star Sports network and also on the Hotstar App.

9.22 p.m.: – RR has disclosed their first retention. See below

9.17 p.m. : – Irfan Pathan likely four for RCB’s retainers are Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj.

9.04 p.m. : – Irfan Pathan backs Ishan Kishan to be Mumbai’s fourth retention. The other three according to him are likely to be Rohit Sharma,  Jasprit Bumrah, and Kieron Pillard

9.00 p.m. : – Half an hour to go before the official announcement

The big announcement is only 30 minutes away. The IPL retention 2022 will start at about 9.30 p.m. IST. It will be telecasted on the Star Sports network and also on the streaming app Hotstar.

8.49 p.m. : – Hardik Pandya to be released by Mumbai Indians?

Rumors are swirling around that Mumbai Indians are not keen to retain Hardik Pandya. If they do release him, then he will fetch a high bid in the auctions. Dip in form, being unable to bowl and fitness problems could be the likely factors which may compel the franchise to move on without the all-rounder.

8.31 p.m : – Bairstow replies “”Thank you all for your support! Hopefully at some point our paths cross again in the future!””

8.30 p.m : – Rashid Khan and David Warner not retained by Sunrishers Hyderabad

It has now come to attention that Sunrisers Hyderabad will not retain Rashid Khan and David Warner. While Warner hinted that he is unlikely to be retained by the franchise, the decision to let go of Rashid Khan has come off as a surprise. In my opinion, the players may not have been happy with the amount that the franchise offered to them and therefore they are back in the mega auction. The duo tweeted officially and have thanked the franchise for their support.

The IPL is venturing into a new era with its Retention 2021 before the mega auction will be held in 2022. Many sites have already begun claiming the name of the players who are going to be retained. The last deadline for finalizing the player retention list is 12 p.m IST 30th November 2021. The current IPL teams are allowed to retain a total of 4 players (2 players abroad). The newly formed IPL teams based in Lucknow and Ahmedabad will be allowed to procure three players after the current teams have made their retention decision. In this post, we will be posting live updates from the retention.

Chennai Superkings likely to retain MS Dhoni, Rituraj Gaikwad, Mooen Ali, and Ravindra Jadeja

For the die-hard Chennai fans, it is no surprise that MSD will continue with the Chennai Super Kings. The calm-headed captain is the second leading winner of the IPL in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. While his late-hitting prowess may have dwindled in recent years, his captaincy and decision-making skills have done all the talking since the inception of the IPL. N. Srinivasan, the India Cements Ltd (ICL) vice-chairman and managing director had already hinted back in October that ‘There is no CSK without MS Dhoni’ while Dhoni expressed interest in playing the last game of his IPL career in front of Chennai fans.

Riuraj Gaiekwad was the highest run-getter of the IPL 2021 with 635 runs and is only 24 years of age, which is why the CSK franchise is looking to retain him. Ravindra Jadeja has been a consistent performer for the CSK and his last three seasons have been fruitful for the franchise with total runs amassed as 227, 232, and 106 in the last three IPL seasons. Known to be in the good books of MSD, Jadeja’s left-arm spin is tricky for the batsman after the power plays and his rocket arm has always been a plus point.

Moeen Ali: – It is a surprise that he debuted in IPL in 2018. His all-around performance has helped CSK, especially in their chase. The left-hander has made the middle order stable and was crucial in the stellar performance of the team in 2021. His 2021 IPL final innings of 37 runs of 20 balls helped the CSK to pose a formidable total. Faf Du Plessis is also a strong contender for the fourth retention, however, the franchise may not retain him seeing his current form.

Kolkatta Knight Riders likely to retain Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer

Sunil Narine has been a consistent performer for the KKR franchises for the last nine years. Not only he can bowl deceivingly but has also proved his talent as an opener. His bowling performances in 2012 and 2014 under Gambhir’s leadership helped KKR to turn around their fortunes and clinch the title.

Venkatesh Iyer has been in red hot form in the IPL. The Kolkatta team was nowhere in contention after the first leg of the IPL 2021. The resurgence of the team in the latter half of the tournament was mainly because of Iyer’s batting performances. The IPL performance gave him a call to the Indian T20 team against the recently conducted series against New Zealand, which India won comprehensively by 3- 0. According to Irfan Pathan. KKR cannot afford to not retain Iyer. The former pacer also believed that if not retained, it would be nearly for the franchise to buy him in the mega auction.

Andre Russell did not have a great outing with the franchise but if the reports are to be believed, he is retained by the KKR management. He has been a key player, especially for his ability to hit the ball out of the park at will and on his day can win the game single-handedly. His best performance in IPL came in 2019 when he amassed 510 runs at a strike rate of 204.81. With both Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik unlikely to be retained, the KKR team is in need of a reputed deputy who can provide insights to the captain at crucial stages of the game.

Varun Chakravarthy had a great outing with the ball in the last two seasons of IPL. The deceiving spinner bagged 18 and 17 wickets in 2021 and 2020 and made the life for the batsman to score freely after the powerplay which is why the KKR management is keen to retain him.

Royal Challengers Bangalore likely to retain Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell

Kohli has been associated with RCB ever since its inception and has been amongst the top performer for them. He played under the leadership of Dravid, Kumble, and Daniel Vettori before being appointed as the captain in 2013. Before the beginning of the IPL 2021 2nd phase, Kohli announced that he would step down as the captain from both Indian T20 and RCB teams and will continue to play as a batsman. Virat scored more than 900 runs in the 2016th edition of IPL and almost came close to winning the title for RCB.

Maxwell has played with four IPL teams till now. His notable performances came during his 2014 IPL stint with Kings XI Punjab when he scored 552 at an average of 34.50. The batsman displayed great batting performance in this year’s IPL which might compel the franchise to retain him.

Delhi Capitals to retain Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje

If there is one thing common between Dhoni, Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Rishabh Pant, it is the fact that the keeper-batsman has been associated with a single IPL team from their starting. Pant joined the Delhi Capitals in 2016 and is the current captain of the Delhi Capitals after Shreyas Iyer got injured in IPL 2021 for the rest of the tournament. He has also decided to go into the auctions and therefore will not be retained by the Delhi Capitals. Pant has amassed 419, 343, and 488 runs in the last three IPL seasons and his keeping has only improved over the years.

After an average performance in 2020, shaw came with a bang by scoring 479 runs at a strike rate of 159.13 in IPL 2021. The batsman is only 22 years of age and has shown great potential already.

Anrich Nortje and Rabada were the main contenders for the fourth retention, how excellent bowling in the death overs helped the case of Anrich Nortje. His death overs economy rate stands at 7.82.

Rajasthan Royals to retain Samson

Samson has been with Rajasthan Royals since 2013 but played for Delhi Capitals later on. He made a comeback to the Rajasthan Royals team in 2018 and has displayed decent batting performance with a total of 484, 375, and 342 in the last three IPL seasons. There were reports that Samson was considering the RR franchise and even unfollowed them on social media. It has now been confirmed that Samson will continue as the captain. He brings the advantage of being a wicket-keeper batsman and has good captaincy skills. He is likely to be paid a hefty amount of Rs 14 crores.

When and where to watch the IPL 2022 Retention

The IPL retention will be telecasted on Star Sports Network from 9.30 P.m. IST. It will also be telecasted on Disney+Hotstar app.

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