IPL 2022 retention is done and dusted. All the franchises have named their retention list, which included both Indian as well as overseas players.
The eight franchises have splurged INR 269 crores in buying 27 players. Of these 27, 19 players are Indians, while eight of them are foreigners.
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.
Notably, out of all 27 players, the franchisees, have retained only two overseas bowlers i.e, Anrich Nortje and Sunil Narine. The rest of the bowlers are going to find themselves back in the auction pool. Perhaps, most of the overseas players are likely to go to a different franchise for next year.
With so many overseas bowlers at the auctions, one could see some of them causing a bidding war. And, on that note we take a look at five overseas bowlers who might cause a bidding war in the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions:
IPL 2022 Retention: 5 Overseas Bowlers Who Might Cause A Bidding War
Surprisingly, Sunrisers Hyderabad didn’t retain Rashid Khan for next year. As per reports, SRH wanted to retain him but Rashid Khan expressed his desire to be their first retention. With Kane Williamson being their first choice, SRH had to release Rashid Khan. The Afghanistan spinner will go back into the auction pool. Rashid Khan is an indispensable asset for any side in T20 cricket.
The opposition always looks to play his overs out and there are hardly a few batsmen who play him well. Besides his bowling exploits, he is a gun fielder and can also hit the lusty blows in the slog overs. There is no point denying that he will cause a bidding war at the auctions.