Delhi Capitals have retained three domestic players and one overseas player ahead of the mega auctions. The four players take a total salary of INR 39 crores but INR 42 crore will be deducted from their salary purse.
The 2022 edition of IPL will be a 10-team tournament as two new teams-Lucknow and Ahmedabad have been added. Therefore, a mega auction will take place ahead of the season.
Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auctions, the eight original franchises will retain a maximum of four players. A maximum of three Indian players can be selected (capped or uncapped) and two overseas players can be retained. The franchises will name their players in order of 1,2,3,4. A franchise can also opt to not retain any player.
If a franchise retains four players, INR 42 crore will be deducted from its total salary purse of INR 90 crore. If a franchise retains three players, INR 33 crore will be deducted. While for two retentions it would reduce by INR 24 crore and in case of one retention INR 14 crore would be deducted from the purse.
Skipper Rishabh Pant is DC’s first retention out of the four. They have retained him for INR 16 crore. Pant took over the captaincy in the first leg of IPL after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out due to injury. Iyer enjoyed a decent run of form scoring 419 runs at a strike rate of 130.
Left arm spinner Axar Patel was the second one to be retained by the Delhi based franchise. He has been retained for INR 9 crores. Axar Patel picked up 15 wickets in 12 games for DC.
The third player to be retained by DC is opener Prithvi Shaw. Shaw has been retained for INR 7.5 crore. Shaw has scored 479 runs in the previous season at a strike rate of 160.
The fourth and the final player retained by DC is Anrich Nortje. Nortje is the only overseas player to be retained by DC. He has scalped 12 wickets in 8 matches at an excellent average of 15.58. He has been retained for INR 6.5 crores.