IPL 2022 will observe the addition of 2 new franchises which will be based in Lucknow and Ahmedabad. A mega auction will take place ahead of the next year’s tournament. Hence, the old 8 teams were asked to retain a maximum of 4 players ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction. All 8 teams have announced their IPL 2022 retentions.
The 8 teams have retained a total of 27 players in their squads. Out of these 27 players, there are 19 domestic players and 8 overseas players. Among 19 domestic players, there are also 4 uncapped players. While many players deserved the amount they received during retentions, there were also a few players who got a very expensive amount. Here we take a glance at the 5 most expensive buys of IPL 2022 retentions.
IPL 2022 Retention: 5 Most Expensive Buys
5. Axar Patel- Rs. 9 Crore
Delhi Capitals retained Axar Patel for Rs. 9 crores. The left-arm pacer was earlier bought by the franchise in IPL 2019 auctions for Rs. 5 crores. Hence this time, the left-arm pacer is paid Rs. 4 crores more than his last year’s salary. In IPL 2021, the 27-years-old spinner picked 15 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 20.40 and an economy of 6.65.