Ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction, all the old 8 franchises have announced their retentions list for the next season. Each team was allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players. Out of these, there can a maximum of 3 domestic players, 2 overseas players, and 2 uncapped players. A total of 27 players were retained by the 8 teams.
Out of these 27 retained players, 8 were overseas players while 19 were Indian players. Moreover, there were also 4 uncapped players. While some of these retentions were quite obvious to predict, there were also some names that surprised many fans. In this article, we take a glance at 5 most surprising retentions of IPL 2022.
IPL 2022 Retention: 5 Most Surprising Retentions
5. Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh was retained by Punjab Kings for Rs. 4 crore. Although Arshdeep Singh was quite impressive in IPL 2021 hunting 18 wickets in 12 games, he was selected over players like Mohammed Shami and KL Rahul.
Moreover, Shahrukh Khan, who has gained a lot of limelight with his hardcore batting in domestic cricket, was overseen by Punjab Kings for retentions.