The mega auction for IPL 2022 is finally confirmed by BCCI recently and two teams are likely to be added to the tournament as well which is good signs moving forward. The ten-team tournament will open up a lot more opportunities to the youngsters and would increase the duration of the tournament as well.
BCCI has also changed the number of players who can be retained by the franchise from three to four. Out of the four players, the combination could be either three Indian players and one overseas or two domestic players and two overseas players. With an eye on that, here is the team-wise list of players who might be retained.
Team-Wise List Of Players Who Might Be Retained:
Shreyas Iyer has taken the Delhi franchise to greater heights already through his captaincy and batting and was so close to winning their maiden title for the franchise last year after losing it in the finals. He is an important part of the Delhi setup and is likely to continue as the skipper of the side for the next decade or so.
Rishabh Pant has been in fine form in the last six months including the IPL 2021 where he led the Delhi franchise in absence of Shreyas Iyer and did really well to finish as the table-toppers until the tournament was suspended. He is an all-format player for India at present and will certainly be retained by the franchise.
Prithvi Shaw was in scintillating form this season for the Delhi Capitals and finished as the fourth-highest run-getter in IPL 2021. His six fours in the first over against KKR was a testimony of his potential and he will be a player for the Indian future already. His aggressive approach has been a great threat to the opposition in IPL.
Kagiso Rabada will be the only overseas player to be retained by the franchise and he has been their highest wicket-taker in the last two seasons of IPL. Rabada won the purple cap last year and he is one of the best fast bowlers in the world at the moment in all formats. He is a certainty to be retained by the franchise.