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The entire cricket fraternity along with the fans have started to whisper the strategies for the impending Tata IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The cricket fans, especially IPL supporters, have been proactive in making assumptions about the fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Keeping the assumptions aside, today we have brought to you the complete details on the IPL 2022 Mega Auction – IPL 2022 Mega Auction today’s Updates: Full Player List, Retained Players, IPL Teams Captains, Purse Value, Registered Player, Dates, Telecast and Live Stream, Capped and Uncapped Players.

It is important to note that the Indian Premier League (IPL) recently got expanded to 10 teams affair after Lucknow and Ahmedabad won the bids to operate the franchises. RPSG Group shelled out a colossal sum of INR 7090 Crores to bag the rights of Lucknow based IPL team while CVC Capitals Partners paid INR 5625 Crores for the Ahmedabad based IPL franchise.

Today Update on 11 February 2022: 1 day to go for the Mega Auction event in Bangaluru on the date 12 February and 13 February 2022. Dhoni reached Chennai to discuss team strategy.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction:

When and Where to Watch IPL 2022 Player Retentions: Complete Details
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), earlier, confirmed that the Tata IPL 2022 Mega Auction will be held in Bangalore in a two days affair. February 12th and 13th are finalised as the two dates to host the mega auction.

The ten functional IPL franchises will take part in the mega auction to acquire highly talented cricketers and form a formidable squad for at least the next three years. 

Ahead of the auction, the Indian cricket board informed that as many as 1,214 cricketers from the world have enrolled to be a part of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, of which, 896 are Indian cricketers and 318 are overseas.

It was also learnt that, of 1,214 players who signed up for the mega auction, 903 are uncapped cricketers while 270 are capped and 40 players are from associate nations.

Countrywise Breakdown of total players who enrolled for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction:
Country NamePlayers enrolled for IPL 2022 Mega Auction
India 896 
South Africa48
West Indies 41
Sri Lanka36
England 30
New Zealand 29

Player List for IPL 2022 Mega Auction:

The BCCI formed three price brackets for the cricketers to enlist their names for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The highest price slab was INR 2 Crores, followed by 1.5 Crores and finally 1 Crore.

It must be noted that all the players who don’t fall in the above mentioned three categories, will automatically fall in the lowest price slab, which is INR 20 Lakhs.

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Players List in INR 2 Crores Base Price:

David Warner, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mark Wood, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Imran Tahir, Ishan Kishan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Krunal Pandya, Harshal Patel, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Steve Smith, Jason Roy, Shardul Thakur, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter Nile, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sam Billings, Saqib Mahmood, Chris Jordan, Craig Overton, Adil Rashid, James Vince, David Willey, Trent Boult, Quinton De Kock, Marchant de Lange, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Mohammed Shami, Evin Lewis, Odean Smith.

Players List in INR 1.5 Crores Base Price:

Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Washington Sundar, Chris Lynn, Nathan Lyon, Kane Richardson, Alex Hales, Ishant Sharma, Dawid Malan, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Aaron Finch, Glenn Phillips, Jason Holder, Tim Southee, Colin Ingram, Amit Mishra, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran.

Players List in INR 1 Crores Base Price:

Marnus Labuschagne, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Santner, Prasidh Krishna, T Natarajan, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Rilee Rossouw, Nitish Rana, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, James Faulkner, Moises Henriques, Josh Philippe, D’Arcy Short, Dan Lawrence, Tymal Mills, Ollie Pope, Devon Conway, Andrew Tye, Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Wanindu Hasaranga, Roston Chase, Colin de Grandhomme,  Liam Livingstone, Riley Meredith, Sherfane Rutherford.

IPL 2022 Player Retention Details:

As per the rules, each franchisee was entitled to retain a maximum of four players from their previous squad. The breakdown of four players can be either 3 Indian and one overseas player or 2 Indian and two foreign players.

Also, a salary structure was also formed for the retained players. Down below is the salary structure of the retained players, in the case of the team’s four retentions:

1st retention – INR 16 Crores

2nd retention – INR 12 Crores

3rd retention – INR 8 Crores

4th retention – INR 6 Crores

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IPL 2022 Teams and Retained Players:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Retained PlayerPrice (Salary) INR
Ravindra Jadeja16 Crores
MS Dhoni12 Crores
Moeen Ali8 Crores
Ruturaj Gaikwad6 Crores
Mumbai Indians
Retained PlayerPrice (Salary) INR
Rohit Sharma16 Crores
Jasprit Bumrah12 Crores
Suryakumar Yadav8 Crores
Kieron Pollard6 Crores
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Retained PlayerPrice (Salary) INR
Andre Russell12 Crores
Venkatesh Iyer8 Crores
Varun Chakravarthy8 Crores
Sunil Narine6 Crores
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Retained PlayerPrice (Salary) INR
Rishabh Pant16 Crores
Axar Patel9 Crores
Prithvi Shaw7.5 Crores
Anrich Nortje6.5 Crores
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Retained PlayerPrice (Salary) INR
Sanju Samson14 Crores
Jos Buttler10 Crores
Yashasvi Jaiswal4 Crores
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Retained PlayerPrice (Salary) INR
Virat Kohli14 Crores
Glenn Maxwell11 Crores
Mohd Siraj7 Crores
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Retained PlayerPrice (Salary) INR
Kane Williamson14 Crores
Umran Malik4 Crores
Abdul Samad4 Crores
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
Retained PlayerPrice (Salary) INR
Mayank Agarwal12 Crores
Arshdeep Singh4 Crores
Lucknow Supergiants
Retained Player (Draft Picks)Price (Salary) INR
KL Rahul17 Crores
Marcus Stoinis 9.2 Crores
Ravi Bishnoi4 Crores
Ahmedabad IPL team
Retained Player (Draft Picks)Price (Salary) INR
Hardik Pandya15 Crores
Rashid Khan15 Crores
Shubman Gill8 Crores

Purse Value of IPL Teams:

The BCCI allocated INR 90 Crores to each Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise for the purchase of players in the IPL 2022 mega auction. The funds were deducted from the total purse value of each IPL franchise after the players were retained. 

Down below is the list of remaining purse value of each IPL franchise after player retentions:

IPL FranchisePlayers RetainedRetention DeductionPurse Value Remaining
Delhi Capitals 442.5 Crores47.5 Crores
Mumbai Indians442 crores48 Crores
Kolkata Knight Riders 442 Crores48 Crores
Chennai Super Kings442 crores48 Crores
Ahmedabad338 Crores52 Crores
Royal Challengers Bangalore333 Crores57 Crores
Lucknow Supergiants330.2 Crores59.8 Crores
Rajasthan Royals328 Crores62 Crores
Sunrisers Hyderabad 322 Crores68 Crores
Punjab Kings218 Crores72 Crores

IPL 2022 Teams/Franchises and their Captains:

A few Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have their well-settled skippers in place, while a few will be in the skipper hunt in the upcoming mega auction. 

IPL 2022: CSK to use its first retention card on MS Dhoni in IPL 2022: Officials

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Mahendra Singh Dhoni is going to be Chennai’s skipper for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Despite uncertainty over MS Dhoni’s form, CSK will keep the cricketer as the leader of the group owing to his sharp reader mind and canny abilities. If somehow, Dhoni plans to step down from the captaincy, midway through the tournament, premier all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will replace him as the skipper.

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma will be the captain of Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL 2021 if untimely injuries don’t give a super unpleasant surprise to the cricketer. Sharma is fit and a strong leader who can provide his services for around four more years.

Delhi Capitals (DC): Flamboyant Rishabh Pant will remain as the skipper of Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL 2022. DC replaced Shreyas Iyer with wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and the latter fetched fruitful results for the team in the IPL 2021.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): The 2016 IPL champion side, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) retained Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson, who is apparently going to be the leader of the franchise in the fifteenth edition of the IPL.

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Young wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson was given the charge of the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021, but the season didn’t go well as far as his captaincy was concerned. However, experts believe that Samson will improve as the captain and make amends for his mistakes in IPL 2022. RR has retained Samson for INR 14 Crores and he will be the leader of the pack.

Punjab Kings (PBKS): The Mohali based IPL team wanted to retain KL Rahul as their skipper, however, the cricketer opted to move out of the franchise and explore new opportunities. As a result, PBKS will have to appoint a new skipper for the side. Coach Anil Kumble confirmed that Mayank Agarwal, who has been retained for INR 12 Crores, to lead the side in the IPL 2022.

Lucknow SuperGiants: KL Rahul is roped in by Lucknow SuperGiants for INR 17 Crores and the cricketer is also appointed skipper of the team, which now include Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi.

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat based new IPL franchise, to everyone’s surprise, handed over the captaincy roles to Hardik Pandya. The Baroda all-rounder bagged a contract of INR 15 Crores from Ahmedabad based team.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli is no longer the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, as he voluntarily stepped down from the leadership to manage his workload. As per the reports, Glenn Maxwell has come up as a strong candidate to take up the charge. While a few reports indicated that the franchise will target Jason Holder in IPL 2022 mega auction and will appoint him leader.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Englishmen Eoin Morgan was the skipper of two times IPL champion, KKR, however, owing to his poor performance, the franchise opted to release him ahead of the mega auction. As of now, there is no clue who will be Morgan’s successor in the team. Some reports came up, recently, indicating Shreyas Iyer’s name as KKR’s primary target in IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

IPL FranchiseCaptain
Chennai Super Kings MS Dhoni
Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma
Delhi Capitals Rishabh Pant
Sunrisers Hyderabad Kane Williamson
Rajasthan RoyalsSanju Samson
Punjab KingsMayank Agarwal
Royal Challengers BangaloreGlenn Maxwell/Jason Holder (Predicted)
Kolkata Knight RidersShreyas Iyer (Predicted)
Lucknow SupergiantsKL Rahul
AhmedabadHardik Pandya

IPL 2022 Teams and Coaches:

Franchise NameHead CoachBatting CoachBowling Coach
Rajasthan RoyalsKumar SangakkaraAmol MazumdarSairaj Bahutule/ Rob Cassell
Sunrisers HyderabadTom MoodyBrian LaraDale Steyn/Muttiah Muralitharan
Punjab KingsAnil KumbleWasim JafferDamien Wright
Kolkata Knight RidersBrendon McCullumAbhishek NayarBharat Arun
Delhi CapitalsRicky Ponting Mohammad KaifSamuel Badree, Ryan Harris
Chennai Super KingsStephen FlemingMichael HusseyL Balaji
Royal Challengers BangaloreSanjay BangarS SriramAdam Griffith
Mumbai IndiansMahela JayawardeneRobin SinghShane bond
AhmedabadAshish NehraVikram Solanki
Lucknow SupergiantsAndy FlowerVijay Dahiya

Tata IPL 2022 Start Date:

As of now, no official dates and schedule of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 has been announced by the BCCI. However, to keep the excitement running amidst the fans, BCCI secretary Jay Shah, recently, informed that the IPL 2022 will kickstart in the last week of March and the final will be held in May end.

IPL 2022 Location and Venues:

As per Jay Shah, the stakeholders and the franchise owners wants the IPL 2022 to be held in India. The BCCI is taking all the necessary steps to finalise the tournament in India itself. However, if the situation doesn’t permit, the tournament will be shifted to some other country. South Africa is a probable country to host the IPL 2022.

IPL 2022 Broadcasting and Live Telecast:

The broadcasting rights of the fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) are with Star Sports Network. A few designated channels of Star Sports will cover the live-action of the Tata IPL 2022 in different languages. Disney plus Hostar will also live stream the tournament on its platform.

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