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Indian T20 League 2022 Mega Auction – Date, Teams, Players, Latest News

Indian T20 League 2022 Mega Auction – Date, Teams, Players, Latest News

With the Indian T20 League 2022 mega auction almost upon us, the excitement is unparalleled among fans, be it to watch the action live or fantasy cricket . This will be the 4th time a mega auction is taking place in the league’s history. The biggest question now is what is the auction date, which are the new teams and how much money does each team have? 

Indian T20 League Auction Date

The league now consists of 10 teams (first time after 2011), with the introduction of two new franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad. While the schedule is yet to be finalized, the 15th edition of this glittering tournament is reported to begin on 27th March 2022. It has been officially confirmed that the mega auction will take place on 12th and 13th February. There will be a total of 74 matches to be played in this edition. So mark your calendars everyone!

Indian T20 League 2022 Mega Auction Rules

  • The existing eight teams are allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players. The players can be either two Indians and two overseas or three Indians and one overseas player. However, the franchises have the freedom to retain one, two, three or four players, depending upon their requirements (maximum of two uncapped players).
  • Both Lucknow and Ahmedabad teams had the opportunity to draft 3 players from the list of players who were not retained by the existing franchises. They have a specified combination of two Indians and one overseas player.
  • The purse for the 2022 mega auction is set at ₹90 crore, an increase from the ₹85 crore budget of the previous auction.

Indian T20 League 2022 Mega Auction Retention and Drafted Players’ List

Team Chennai Retention List

Chennai Team decided to retain their talisman leader MS Dhoni. Ravindra Jadeja and the likes of Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad are the other 3 retentions around which the rest of the squad will be built for the upcoming season.

Ravindra Jadeja₹16 Crores
MS Dhoni ₹12 Crores
Moeen Ali₹8 Crores
Ruturaj Gaikwad₹6 Crores

Team Mumbai Retention List

The 5-time champions Mumbai team had some tough choices to make for their 4 retentions. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah continue to stay with the team. Kieron Pollard, the team’s longest serving player, and Suryakumar Yadav also stay with the franchise for the 2022 edition.

Rohit Sharma₹16 Crores
Jasprit Bumrah₹12 Crores
Suryakumar Yadav₹8 Crores
Kieron Pollard₹6 Crores

Team Delhi Retention List

Captain Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Anrich Nortje were the expected picks for the Delhi Team moving into the 2022 edition. Axar Patel was the surprise second-choice retention ahead of highly praised ex-skipper Shreyas Iyer.

Rishabh Pant₹16 Crores
Axar Patel₹9 Crores
Prithvi Shaw₹7.5 Crores
Anrich Nortje₹7.5 Crores

Team Kolkata Retention List

Sunil Narine and Andre Russell continue with the Purple and Gold Kolkata team and once again will form the core. Besides them, the franchise has kept their faith in Varun Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer, two fairly young Indian cricketers, for this season.

Andre Russell₹12 Crores
Varun Chakravarthy₹8 Crores
Venkatesh Iyer₹8 Crores
Sunil Narine₹6 Crores
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Team Bangalore Retention List

Along with Virat Kohli and pacer Mohammed Siraj, Glenn Maxwell has been retained as the only overseas pick for Team Bangalore. The retirement of AB de Villiers from professional cricket made it easy for the team to decide its retentions. 

Virat KohliRs. 15 Crore
Glenn MaxwellRs. 11 Crore
Mohammed SirajRs. 7 Crore

Team Hyderabad Retention List

In a surprising decision, Team Hyderabad let go of two of their best players in David Warner and Rashid Khan ahead of the mega auction. Kane Williamson and the uncapped duo of Abdul Samad and Umran Malik were the other surprise retention picks for the team.

Kane Williamson₹14 Crores
Abdul Samad₹4 Crores
Umran Malik₹4 Crores

Team Rajasthan Retention List

Team Rajasthan made pretty obvious decisions with their retention. Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler will feature together for the team again next season. Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal is the only uncapped player to be retained by the team ahead of the 2022 season.

Sanju Samson₹14 Crores
Jos Buttler₹10 Crores
Yashasvi Jaiswal₹4 Crores

Team Punjab Retention List

With KL Rahul parting ways with the franchise, the Punjab team decided to back Mayank Agarwal for this new start. Uncapped pacer Arshdeep Singh, who has been impressive for the franchise is the only other retention.

Mayank AgarwalRs. 12 Crore
Arshdeep SinghRs. 4 Crore

Team Lucknow Drafted List 

One of the two newly made teams, Lucknow drafted Test opener KL Rahul for a massive price of ₹17 crores. Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinins and uncapped leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi are the remaining two drafted players ahead of the 2022 season.

KL Rahul₹17 Crore
Marcus Stoinis₹9.2 Crore
Ravi Bishnoi₹4 Crore

Team Ahmedabad Retention List

The Ahmedabad team drafted local boy and ex Mumbai player Hardik Pandya for an amount of ₹15 crores. Afghanistan’s spin wizard Rashid Khan is also drafted for the same price. The 3rd player to be drafted in the team is opener Shubman Gill. 

Hardik Pandya₹15 Crore
Rashid Khan₹15 Crore
Shubman Gill₹8 Crore

Indian T20 League 2022 Mega Auction Remaining Purse Amount

Out of the allocated ₹90 Crores, the teams have spent on the retention and the drafts. They are now left with the below-mentioned purse amount ahead of the mega auction: 

TeamsPurse Amount Left
Chennai₹48 crore
Mumbai₹48 crore
Delhi₹47.5 crore
Kolkata₹48 crore
Bangalore₹57 crore
Hyderabad₹68 crore
Rajasthan₹62 crore
Punjab₹72 crore
Lucknow₹59 crore
Ahmedabad₹52 crore

Indian T20 League 2022 Start Date

The 15th edition of the Indian T20 League is expected to start on 27th March 2022. The matches will most likely be played behind closed doors and fewer close proximity venues – potentially Mumbai and Pune.

Indian T20 League 2022 Mega Auction Registered Players’ List

A total of 1214 players, including 312 uncapped players, have registered their names for the 2022 mega auction. Out of these, 41 players are from the associate nations. Mitchell Starc, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Jofra Archer, Joe Root and Chris Woakes are among the big names missing from the upcoming auction.

Players registered under ₹2-crore bracket

49 players have listed their names at the maximum base price of Rs. 2 Crores.

Ravi Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Krunal Pandya, Harshal Patel, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter Nile, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sam Billings, Saqib Mahmood, Chris Jordan, Craig Overton, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Quinton De Kock, Marchant de Lange, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Odean Smith

Players registered under ₹1.5-crore bracket

Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Washington Sundar, Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Nathan Lyon, Kane Richardson, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Tim Southee, Colin Ingram, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran.

Players registered under ₹1-crore bracket

Piyush Chawla, Kedar Jadhav, Prasidh Krishna, T Natarajan, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, James Faulkner, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, D’Arcy Short, Andrew Tye, Dan Lawrence, Liam Livingstone, Tymal Mills, Ollie Pope, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Aiden Markram, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Wanindu Hasaranga, Roston Chase, Sherfane Rutherford

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