Last Update on: December 28th, 2021 at 02:52 pm
The much-anticipated IPL Mega-Auctions 2022 is scheduled to take place on 12 and 13th February 2022 in Bangalore. If reports are to be believed the next edition of the Indian Premier League will commence in April. Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to square up against each other in the opening encounter in CSK’s home ground.
Ahead of the mega-auctions, all the teams have announced their list of retained and released players. The eight existing franchises have retained a total of 27 players. Of those, 19 are Indians, while 8 players are overseas. The rest of the players will find themselves back into the auction pool.
Some of the retentions by the franchise were pretty much on the expected lines. Though, fans were surprised to see a few teams letting go of some of the veteran cricketers. In this article, we will talk about the players retained and released by the franchises and rate them accordingly.
IPL 2022: Rating The Franchises On The Basis Of Their Releases And Retentions
Punjab Kings: 5/10
Punjab Kings sits at the bottom of our list and for obvious reasons. The IPL franchise has been one of the most underperforming teams in the history of the IPL. KL Rahul making his way back into the auctions is a heavy blow for them. For the next edition of the tournament, the franchise has retained only two players i.e., Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. Both the players have done exceedingly well for the franchise in the last couple of years.
Both are excellent retentions, however, they could have retained the likes of Mohammed Shami and Shahrukh Khan. Both fared well in the last edition of the tournament and it won’t be a bad decision to have them in the team.