IPL 2022 is going to be a 10-team event, with the addition of two new teams Lucknow and Ahmedabad. IPL 2022 auction is scheduled to take place next month in February when 10 franchises will engage in bidding wars to pick their favourite players. Ahead of IPL 2022, the old 8 franchises were allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players in their squad.
The 8 teams retained a total of 27 players in their squad. While 4 teams retained 4 players, the other 4 teams only went ahead with 3 or fewer retentions. There are many openers who gave fabulous performances in the last season. However, only a few of them made it to the retention list of their respective team. In this listicle, we take a look at the 5 best openers retained by teams for IPL 2022 and rate them out of 10.
IPL 2022 Auction: Rating The 5 Best Retained Openers
5. Rohit Sharma-7.0
Rohit Sharma might be one of the most powerful openers in international cricket but when it comes to IPL, he is not equally mighty. In IPL 2021, he scored 381 runs in 13 games at an average of 29.30 as his team failed to qualify for playoffs. The right-handed batsman managed to hit just 1 fifty. The MI skipper has been retained by the team for Rs. 16 crore. He gets a rating of 7.0 out of 10.