Mumbai Indians Retain SKY
Suryakumar Yadav has been retained by Mumbai Indians. Contrary to the reports which suggested SKY alongside Hardik Pandya will be heading into the mega auction, the five-time champions retained him alongside Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Kieron Pollard.
This means Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan will be released, although both may be picked up by the Mumbai Indians in the 2022 mega auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Retain Mohammed Siraj, along with Kohli and Maxwell
Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained Virat Kohli who has represented them since the league’s inception in 2008. Kohli along with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell were the only two players to be retained according to media reports an hour ago. According to the minute-by-minute, Mohammad Siraj has been retained by RCB as well.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow Say Goodbye to Sunrisers Hyderabad
It is also the end for the Sunrisers Hyderabad stars David Warner and Jonny Bairstow’s partnerships with SRH.
Warner, who has been having a purple pacth with the bat and set the T20 World Cup ablaze, expressed gratitude towards SRH fans and penned an emotional note confirming he won’t play for SRH in the upcoming season.
“Thanks to all of you for your support over the years, up and downs, my family and I can’t stress enough how much we appreciated the love and passion you showed towards us and the team. Candice and I truely wish all the fans the very best for the future and hope who ever you wish to support the best. Love the Warner’s,” he wrote.
Bairstow, the explosive English opener who has won the Orange Army several matches on his own has said his goodbye to the franchise. Replying to SRH’s post on Instagram, he wrote, ” Thank you all for your support! Hopefully at some point our paths cross again in the future!”
It is also being reported that SRH’s biggest draw Rashid Khan has expressed interest to join a different franchise and he may not be retained by them.
Punjab Kings Say Goodbye To KL Rahul, Agarwal To Be Captain?
With KL Rahul all but certain to leave Punjab Kings, his opening partner Mayank Agarwal is set to stay put and could well be named the captain of the side. According to ESPNcricnfo’s reports, Punjab Kings have decided to retain the left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, based on his performance last season. Singh is the only one uncapped player who gets retained among all franchises.
Jos Buttler Stays On At Rajasthan Royals, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer Out!
Apart from Sanju Samson, according to reports, Rajasthan Royals have retained England’s wicketkeeper and star batter Jos Buttler who has given some memorable performances for the boys in pink.
Buttler’s star England teammates, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will however go under the hammer at the auction.
IPL Teams Purse Increased
The eight existing Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises will submit their player-retention list on Tuesday for the 2022 edition of the tournament. for the mega auction the purse of each franchise have been increased to 90 crore.
The franchises are allowed to retain a maximum of four players, while the two new franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, can acquire three from the rest of the player pool before the January auction.
Many major India stars are expected to under the hammer at auction time.
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