The IPL 2022 season will be a 10-team event instead of 8, as two new franchises are going to join the T20 tournament. A mega auction will also be conducted ahead of the tournament, which will witness the transfer of many players from their current teams. However, franchises will also be given an option to keep some of their favorite players.
Some reports suggest that each franchise will be allowed to retain 4 players in the squad during IPL 2022 mega auction. These 4 players can a combination of 2 overseas and 2 domestic players or 1 overseas of 3 domestic players.
Sunrisers Hyderabad was the team that went through the least changes in IPL 2021 auction. The IPL 2016 champions SRH only bought 3 players during the auction and retained almost all the players in the squad. However, this turned out to be a bad decision as the team lost 6 matches out of 7 and held the last 8th spot in the points table.
With such a poor show in the current season, the franchise will definitely opt to pick new players in IPL 2022 mega auction. However, there are few crucial players that the franchise might retain. Here we talk about 4 players that Sunrisers Hyderabad might retain in IPL 2022 mega auction.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 4 Players That Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Might Retain
After Sunrisers Hyderabad lost 5 games out of 6 under the leadership of David Warner in IPL 2021, Kane Williamson was promoted as the new skipper of the team. The New Zealand player has successfully led the team in the 2018 edition in the absence of David Warner. The New Zealand skipper is one of the top batsmen in international cricket currently. Since the 2018 edition, the right-handed batsman has executed a consistent batting performance for the team.
He was the highest run-scorer in IPL 2018 with 735 runs in 17 matches. In IPL 2019, he scored 156 runs in 9 matches. In the 2019 season, the 30-year-old mustered 317 runs in 12 matches.
In IPL 2021, Williamson scored 128 runs in 4 matches along with an unbeaten half-century in one match. After New Zealand winning ICC World Test Championship 2019-21, Kane Williamson has proved himself to be a powerful skipper and Sunrisers Hyderabad will surely want him to led the franchise in the next season.