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Indian Players who are getting less salary in IPL 2022 Player Retention.

IPL 2022 Player Retentions: The recent IPL 2022 Player Retentions embarked on a new era in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has expanded the cash-rich league with two new teams getting added to the mix. 

The auctions and player retentions have never been easy, neither for the franchises nor for the fans. The teams bid farewell to some of their brilliant players. The already well-settled teams will have to do excessive work to bring their players back during the IPL 2022 Auction

On 30th November, the franchises revealed their top four confirmed retentions for the coming season and their respective salaries. Some players have received a pay raise while some have seen a little dip in their annual salary in the IPL.

Here is the distribution of salaries for the retained players in IPL 2022:

In case of 4 Retentions:

Player 1 – INR 16 Crores

Player 2 – INR 12 Crores

Player 3 – INR 8 Crores

Player 4 – INR 6 Crores

In case of three retentions – 

Player 1 – INR 15 Crores

Player 2 – INR 11 Crores

Player 3 – INR 7 Crores

In case of two retentions – 

Player 1 – INR 14 Crores

Player 2 – INR 10 Crores

In case of one retention – 

Player 1 – INR 14 Crores

Here in this article, we will discuss Indian Players who are getting less salary in IPL 2022 as compared to the basic IPL 2022 Retained Players salary structure.

Indian Players who are getting less salary in IPL 2022 Player Retention:

Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals) – 0.5 Crore:

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Delhi Capitals (DC) has become a performing franchise ever since it changed its brand name. The franchise name changed from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals in 2018 and since then it has performed blazingly. The fortunes are back with the franchise as they have managed to seal a playoff berth in every IPL season since 2018.

The franchise believes in the capabilities of their young players who have made things possible for them over these last few years. One such name is Prithvi Shaw, who has been remarkable for the franchise at the top order.

Shaw has played some of the finest knocks in the past and time and again keeps reproducing them. The youngster has plundered over 1,300 runs in 53 IPL matches at an impressive strike rate of 146.30. He is well known for his brilliance during the powerplay and is capable of giving a brisk start to the Capitals.

The Delhi based franchise has retained four players in the recent player retentions. The franchise gave a pay raise of INR 0.5 Crores to South African pace gun Anrich Nortje which resulted in a pay cut of Prithvi Shaw. He has received a salary cut of INR 0.5 Crores. Delhi retained Shaw for INR 7.50 Crores.

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Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings) – 2 Crore:

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal | Image: IPL

The only capped retention of Punjab Kings (PBKS), Mayank Agarwal, has also suffered a pay cut. Agarwal is retained by PBKS for INR 12 Crores cutting down INR 2 Crores from his salary. 

The salary of first choice retention, in case of only two retentions, was INR 14 Crores, however, Mayank Agarwal is getting INR 12 Crores only. PBKS has also retained uncapped pacer Arshdeep Singh for INR 4 Crores.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) unfortunately could not end their barren run in the last season of the IPL. The franchise did everything right during the auction to bag hefty players, however, the outcomes didn’t come in their favour. They ended their last IPL campaign at a low as they couldn’t qualify for the playoffs.

Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata Knight Riders) – INR 4 Crores:

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The third player on the list is mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy who has been retained by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by shelling out INR 8 Crores. Chakravarthy had to take a massive salary cut of INR 4 Crores. 

Experts believe that Chakravarthy’s stocks went down during the recent ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He wasn’t able to pick wickets in the major tournament.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made a radical turnaround in the IPL 2021 second leg in the UAE. KKR suffered a horrible outing in the first phase of the IPL 2021, however, the forced break due to covid-scare changed their fortunes as they went on to become the runner-up of the tournament.

From winning 1 out of seven matches in IPL 2021 phase one to bag a place in the finals was nothing short of a miraculous comeback.

Axar Patel (Delhi Capitals) – INR 3 Crore:

Indian Players who are getting less salary in IPL 2022 Player Retention
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Talented Indian spin all-rounder Axar Patel is also receiving a pay cut in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Axar is Delhi’s second choice retention and is getting INR 9 Crores salary while the actual salary of second choice retention is INR 12 Crores (in case of 4 retentions).

Axar has established himself as one of the most reliable players in every format he plays. He is a crafty bowler with the canny ability to pick wickets. He is also a handy batsman at lower order.

The all-rounder has scalped 95 wickets in 108 matches he featured in the IPL. He is quite impressive with his economy (7.22). As far as his batting is considered, Axar has scored over 950 runs in 109 matches.

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