The eight existing Indian Premier League teams announced the names of the players who they decided to retain before the mega-auction in 2022. As previously reported by NDTV, all the top stars have been retained by their respective franchises. In a bit of surprise, Chennai Super Kings retained the versatile Ravindra Jadeja for a prize of Rs 16 crore, which was higher than that of the current captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was retained by the four-time champions for Rs 12 crore. English all-rounder Moeen Ali (Rs 8 crore) and stylish opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad (Rs 6 crore) were the other two players retained by CSK.
The league’s most successful team, Mumbai Indians, retained their talismanic captain Rohit Sharma for Rs 16 crore, while Royal Challengers Bangalore retained former captain Virat Kohli for Rs 15 crore. Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals have decided to maintain their confidence in captains and wicketkeepers Bishab Rant (Rs 16 crore) and Sanju Samson (Rs 14 crore). SunRisers Hyderabad also retained captain Kane Williamson for Rs 14 crore but surprisingly decided to part ways with star players such as Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. They rather went for Indian youngsters Abdul Samad and Umran Malik, who were both retained for Rs 4 crore each as they are still unlimited.
Punjab Kings retained Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh, while Kolkata Knight Riders retained confidence in Andre Russell (Rs 12 crore), Sunil Narine (Rs 6 crore) and the Indian duo of Varun Chakaravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer (Rs 8 crore each).
Here is the complete list of players retained by each franchise and the price for which they were retained:
Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 16 crore), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Rs 12 crore), Moeen Ali (Rs 8 crore), Ruturaj Gaikwad (Rs 6 crore).
Kolkata Knight Riders: Andre Russell (Rs 12 crore), Varun Chakaravarthy (Rs 8 crore), Venkatesh Iyer (Rs 8 crore), Sunil Narine (Rs 6 crore).
Sunrises Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (Rs 14 crore), Abdul Samad (Rs 4 crore), Umran Malik (Rs 4 crore).
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Rs 16 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (Rs 12 crore), Suryakumar Yadav (Rs 8 crore), Kieron Pollard (Rs 6 crore).
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Rs 15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (Rs 11 crore), Mohammed Siraj (Rs 7 crore).
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (Rs 16 crore), Axar Patel (Rs 9 crore), Prithvi Shaw (Rs 7.5 crore), Anrich Nortje (Rs 6.5 crore)
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (Rs 14 crore), Jos Buttler (Rs 10 crore), Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rs 4 crore).
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh.
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