According to a report in Cricbuzz, the franchise is set to retain Kane Williamson as the skipper and wants to slot the Kiwi as their first retention.
Rashid Khan, however, isn’t happy with the decision and wants himself to be picked first by the franchise. The difference in salary of the first and second retention is INR 4 crore.
Rashid Khan is one of the best T20 bowlers in world cricket. Even in SRH’s disappointing IPL 2021, the leg-spinner returned with 18 wickets.
Williamson, meanwhile, took over the captaincy mid-season from David Warner. He had led SRH to the final in 2018.
The 8 existing teams will first get the opportunity to retain a maximum of 4 Players – a maximum of 2 overseas – and thereafter the 2 new teams will be able to retain a maximum of 3 players before the auction.
The deadline for the 8 teams to announce the retentions is November 30.
Shreyas Iyer part ways with Delhi Capitals
Cricbuzz confirmed that Rishabh Pant is set to stay on as captain of the Delhi Capitals. Shreyas Iyer then has asked to be released and “will prefer to be in the auction pool rather than being retained”. Along with Pant, the Capitals are reported to retain Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje.
Iyer had led the Capitals to their first-ever IPL final in 2020 but lost to Mumbai Indians.
As far as champions CSK are concerned, MS Dhoni himself had confirmed that he will play the next season. Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad are all but certain to be retained. One of Moeen Ali, Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis will be their choice for the foreign player retention.
5-time winners Mumbai Indians are set to retain Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah and Kieron Pollard is their likely overseas retention. They are pondering over their fourth player, which could well be young Ishan Kishan. This would mean that Suryakumar Yadav, and the Pandya brothers, Hardik and Krunal, will be available for the two new franchises.
Virat Kohli will be RCB’s first retention while the others on the retention list could be Devdutt Paiddikal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj and Glenn Maxwell.