IPL 2022 Retention full updates: Dhoni leads CSK; Rohit, Pant, Jadeja become most expensive players

IPL 2022 Retention: Get the Indian Premier League 2022 player retention live updates for all the 8 teams from Sportstar.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Coverage of IPL retention ahead of 2022 player auction.

IPL 2022 Retention: Full list of retained players, auction purse available  

10:30PM IST: The action will now shift to the table of the new franchises - Ahmedabad and Lucknow. Their time runs from tomorrow - December 1 to December 25 - to make a maximum of three picks (two Indians, one overseas) from a special draft involving all the players that have been released tonight. It wouldn't come as a surprise if the likes of KL Rahul, Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya and Yuzi Chahal find a new home before the full-fledged IPL 2022 action. That's all for tonight, folks! See you soon with more updates.


TeamPurse RemainingPlayers Retained
Punjab Kings72 crore2
Sunrisers Hyderabad68 crore3
Rajasthan Royals62 crore3
Royal Challengers Bangalore57 crore3
Chennai Super Kings48 crore4
Kolkata Knight Riders48 crore4
Mumbai Indians48 crore4
Delhi Capitals47.5 crore4

Rajasthan Royals

Player 1: Sanju Samson - Rs. 14 crore

Player 2: Jos Buttler - Rs. 10 crore

Player 3: Yashasvi Jaiswal - Rs 4 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 62 crore

Kolkata Knight Riders

Player 1: Andre Russell - Rs. 12 crore (16 crore deducted from purse)

Player 2: Varun Chakaravarthy - Rs. 8 crore (12 crore deducted from purse)

Player 3: Venkatesh Iyer - Rs 8 crore

Player 4: Sunil Narine  - Rs 6 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 48 crore

Delhi Capitals

Parth Jindal, DC owner: It's not fair that you build a team, you groom them, and they play for their countries and you lose them in the end. IPL needs to have a look at it, but it is what it is. I wish our outgoing players the best. With the money we have, we're going to try and bring as many of them back as possible.

Player 1: Rishabh Pant - Rs. 16 crore

Player 2: Axar Patel - (Rs 9 crore, 12 crore deducted from purse)

Player 3: Prithvi Shaw - (7.5 crore, 8 crore deducted from purse)

Player 4: Anrich Nortje - (6.5 crore)

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 47.5 crore

Chennai Super Kings, up next..


Player 1: Ravindra Jadeja - Rs. 16 crore

Player 2: MS Dhoni - Rs. 12 crore

Player 3: Moeen Ali - Rs 8 crore

Player 4: Ruturaj Gaikwad - Rs 6 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 48 crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Player 1: Kane Williamson - Rs. 14 crore

Player 2: Abdul Samad - Rs. 4 crore

Player 3: Umran Malik - Rs 4 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 68 crore

Punjab Kings

Anil Kumble: We wanted to retain KL Rahul, but he decided to go into the auction. We respect that, we honour that decision. It's the player's prerogative.

Player 1: Mayank Agarwal - Rs. 12 crore (14 crore deducted from purse)

Player 2: Arshdeep Singh - Rs. 4 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 72 crore


Mumbai Indians

Player 1: Rohit Sharma - Rs. 16 crore

Player 2: Jasprit Bumrah - Rs. 12 crore

Player 3: Suryakumar Yadav - Rs. 8 crore

Player 4: Kieron Pollard - Rs 6 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 48 crore


First Up: Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli: The journey continues. Three more years with this franchise means so much to me. I believe the best is yet to come and I have a good feeling with what's to come from the next season onwards. We hope we make all of you proud, our fan base is amazing and we love all of you. I'll be there with my heart and soul, as always.


Player 1: Virat Kohli - Rs. 15 crore

Player 2: Glenn Maxwell - Rs. 11 crore

Player 3: Mohammed Siraj - Rs. 7 crore

Auction Purse remaining: Rs. 57 crore

9:28PM IST: We are minutes away from the official announcement!

As things stand, here are the players retained by each franchise:

CSK: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali

KKR: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer

SRH: Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik

MI: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav

RCB: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj

DC: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje

RR: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal

PBKS: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh

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7:42PM IST: KKR update! Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy have been retained by the franchise - our correspondent Shayan confirms. Shubman Gill is through to the auctions.

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7:35PM IST: Kolkata Knight Riders - All eyes will be on Eoin Morgan. While there is a buzz that Knights could eventually not retain him, his success in IPL 2021 could force the side to change its mind. Among Indians, the franchise could opt for Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, or Varun Chakravarthy. Among the overseas players, Sunil Narine along with Andre Russell is set to continue.

7:23PM IST: Delhi Capitals - The Capitals look certain to retain current skipper Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, and Axar Patel. Among overseas players, the franchise is expected to opt for Anrich Nortje over Kagiso Rabada.

7:15PM IST: Mumbai Indians are set to retain skipper Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Kieron Pollard in the overseas slot. Our correspondent Shayan reckons it will be a toss-up between Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan for the final spot, with the former likely to be the man in favour.

7:09PM IST: Updates from Punjab Kings: As things stand, it is understood Mayank Agarwal and young left-armer Arshdeep Singh have been retained by the franchise. Seems like skipper KL Rahul is indeed, on his way out.

7:08PM IST: Our correspondent Shayan Acharya says the initial buzz from the Sunrisers Hyderabad camp suggests that they have retained skipper Kane Williamson besides holding onto the two Kashmir wonderkids - Umran Malik and Abdul Samad.

7:05PM IST: The franchises are moving into the final laps of the initial prep work for IPL 2022! A couple of late surprises could be coming our way. Brace yourselves, folks.


The eight existing Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises will submit their player-retention list on Tuesday for the next edition of the tournament.

The existing franchises are allowed to retain a maximum of four players, while the two new franchises – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – can acquire three players from the rest of the player pool before the January auction.

The salary purse for the IPL auction has been set at Rs 90 crore per team, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has clarified that the existing teams can pick a maximum of three Indian players – capped or uncapped. A maximum of two overseas and two uncapped Indian players can be part of the four retentions.

- Shayan Acharya

The retention purse break-up

  • If a team retains four players, a total of Rs 42 crore will be deducted from the 90-crore purse. For the first player, a franchise will be debited Rs 16 crore, while Rs 12 crore will be deducted for the second. The third player would cost Rs 8 crore, and the fourth Rs 6 crore.
  • If a franchise retains three players, the slabs are – Rs 15 crore, Rs 11 crore, and Rs 7 crore. The total will be Rs 33 crore.
  • If two players are retained, the total will be Rs 24 crore –  Rs 14 crore for the first player and Rs 10 crore for the second. Single retention will cost Rs 14 crore.
  • For uncapped retained players, the amount will be Rs 4 crore.

Draft for Lucknow, Ahmedabad franchises

  • The two new teams will have a separate retention draft. They need to make their choices between December 1 and 25. However, there is a possibility that the deadline could be extended by a few days since the Board is yet to issue a letter of intent to the CVC-owned Ahmedabad outfit. An independent committee is set to be formed to investigate the allegations of investment in a UK betting firm.
  • The sides can make a maximum of three selections - two Indians and one overseas - from the pool of players that are being sent into the 2022 player auction from the last season.

When will IPL 2022 Retention take place?

The IPL retention ahead of auction will take place on November 30 at 9:30 PM IST.

How to watch IPL 2022 Retention LIVE Streaming online & TV?
The IPL retention ahead of 2022 auction will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar.