Which players will KKR retain in IPL 2022 Mega Auction?

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Which players will KKR retain in IPL 2022 Mega Auction?
Which players will KKR retain in IPL 2022 Mega Auction?

The next season of the IPL will be more thrilling than the past ones and the reason behind increased thrill is IPL 2022 mega auction KKR. Fans are happy to know that two news teams will be added to the existing tally of eight franchises. Although, BCCI has not issued any official clarification regarding the IPL 2022 Mega Auction but there has been some news from internal sources about Retention and RTM Card. Fans are excited to know the IPL 2022 retained players list.

According to the new rules, a team will be allowed to retain only three players and they can be – two Indian players and one overseas or one Indian player and two overseas players. Apart from these 3 retained players, all the remaining ones will be sold from the Auction table. Although we cannot confirm the above criteria till any official announcement by BCCI. If the above speculations are true and the teams are allowed to retain only three players, then it would be a very difficult call for management to select the best three players to retain. As soon as the auction will take place, we will provide you the IPL 2022 retained players list. Let’s talk about IPL 2022 auction KKR.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction Retention Rules

A maximum of four players can be retained by each of the existing eight franchises.

This can be either three Indians and one overseas, or two of each.

The two new franchise will then be able to pick three players ahead of the 2022 auction.

There will be not right-to-match (RTM) cards at the auction.

The purse for the 2022 auction is likely to be INR 90 crore.

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2022 Mega Auction

ipl 2022 mega auction KKR target players
ipl 2022 mega auction KKR target players

The Shahrukh Khan owned franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time IPL champions completely turned the tables in the second phase of IPL 2021. They had managed only two wins out of the 7 games they played in the month of April but went on to win 5 out of 7 in the league stage and were runner ups of this season. Although they managed to grab a spot in qualifiers the team still needs quality players who can win matches in the long run. Their captain Eoin Morgan failed to perform as a batsman, that means KKR would probably head into the new season in search of a new skipper. Fans are excited to know about KKR retained players 2022.

Who will be the three players that KKR plan on retaining? In this article we have mentioned three players KKR might retain in the upcoming mega auction in 2022.

Andre Russell

IPL 2022 mega auction KKR - Andre Russell
IPL 2022 mega auction KKR – Andre Russell

The West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been an x-factor for KKR for a while. Russell has won the game for franchise single-handedly in the past and has a huge ability to destroy the opponent’s bowling attack. No target looks big in front of him. Not only this but he is a great fielder too, with his added bowling abilities, KKR will surely want to take the services of the all-rounder in the future. He remained economical and picked up crucial wickets there for KKR.

He contains the power to not only smash a ton in last 10 overs, but can get crucial wickets by bowling at the death. He is regarded as one of the most ruthless finishers in the shortest format. With a great strike rate of 178.57 and 72 wickets in his IPL career Russel has been a reliable player for the team and KKR would surely like to continue with him.

Shubman Gill

KKR retained players 2022 - Shubman Gill
KKR retained players 2022 – Shubman Gill

The young Indian opener has performed exceptionally well for the country in overseas conditions. But he has not managed to live up to his hype in the first leg of IPL 2021. More often than not, Shubman Gill manages to get to a good start yet his problem of failing to convert it into big ones is something that would be concerning him and the team management.

Having said that, his caliber cannot be questioned as he stands as one of the most talented youngsters in international cricket. The KKR management won’t be keen on losing the future star and are likely to groom Shubman for the future.

Why Shubman Gill is not included in India’s T20 World Cup 2021 Squad?

20-year old opener Shubman Gill has drawn immense praise from all quarters after important contributions in India U19 side’s world cup win in 2018. He was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018 and turned in useful contributions for them in his debut season and 2019 season.

Pat Cummins

ipl 2022 auction KKR
ipl 2022 auction KKR

The Australian fast bowler picked seven wickets on his Test debut and topped the wicket-takers’ chart in his maiden Big Bash League, with 11 wickets at 14.09. The bowler who was earlier part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad was bought by the Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2017. He was the most expensive buy in the 2020 IPL auction, by KKR for a massive amount of 15.50 crores. The pacer picked 12 wickets in 14 games that included a 4-wicket haul in the 2020 IPL season. He has had two good seasons and even scored runs with his bat as a lower order batsman for the team. He could be a third retention for the team.

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