David Warner and Jonny Bairstow
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow (Image Credit: Twitter)
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The IPL 2022 player retention wound up yesterday. The franchise can only retain four players. Given the fact that they had to release a lot of players, several franchises weren’t too happy with the prospect of Mega Auction. Mumbai Indians are one of the franchises who had a lot of big names in the team, while Delhi Capitals too were one of the most balanced teams.

The eight IPL teams retained 27 players ahead of the much-anticipated Mega Auctions. Notably, the franchises spent INR 269 crores to buy the services of all these players. Out of 27 players, only 8 players are overseas. The overseas players which are retained by the franchises are Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Kane Williamson, Moeen Ali, Anrich Nortje, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, and Glenn Maxwell.

The rest of the overseas players will find themselves back in the Auction Pool. There are a number of notable overseas players who the franchises would be looking to buy in the auctions. On that note, here’s a look at five overseas batsmen who might cause a bidding war in the auctions.

IPL 2022 Retention: 5 Overseas Batters Who Might Cause A Bidding War

  1. David Warner

David Warner, IPL
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

It’s confirmed! David Warner would no longer play for Sunrisers Hyderabad from next year. The franchise didn’t include him in the retention list announced on Tuesday. David Warner played the biggest role in making Sunrisers Hyderabad one of the most consistent outfits in IPL. He is their highest run-scorer in IPL and led the team to win its first-ever IPL title in 2016.

Warner had a poor outing in IPL 2021 for Hyderabad but the other franchises wouldn’t be too worried about that. David Warner was the standout performer for Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He showed one and all that he is still one of the most bankable players in the shortest format of the game. Perhaps, all the franchises would be eying to buy his services and he could cause a bidding war in the auctions.

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