David Warner
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The IPL 2022 player retention got completed on Tuesday with all eight franchises announcing their list of retentions. The 8 IPL teams have retained as many as 27 players ahead of the big Mega Auction 2022. The franchises have spent a total of INR 269 crores for these 27 players. Notably, out of 27 players, 19 are Indians while 8 are overseas players.

The franchises have retained mostly the veteran players, the ones who have been a part of them for very long. However, the franchises also have to let go of some of the prominent names which they didn’t want to.

All those players who have been released will go back into the auction pool. Prior to the auction, the two new teams will also have a chance to buy three players each. It will be interesting to see which franchise ends up buying whom. In this article, we take a look at 5 released players who can become the costliest IPL Player.

IPL 2022 Retention: 5 Released Players Who Can Become The Costliest IPL Player

David Warner

David Warner, IPL 2021, SRH
David Warner. Image Source: Twitter

Sunrisers Hyderabad announced their retention list, which includes Kane Williamson along with two uncapped Indian players. The biggest exclusion was David Warner, though it was on the expected lines. David Warner would no longer play for Sunrisers Hyderabad from next season.

Under his leadership, Hyderabad won a title in 2016. But Warner will find himself back in the auction pool ahead of the mega auctions or either one of the two new franchises could buy his services. Either way, he can become the costlier player in the history of the Indian Premier League. Warner is one of the most destructive batsmen in the current era of the game and one could witness a bidding war for him in the auctions next year.

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