Royal Challengers Bangalore have announced their retention list for the 2022 edition of IPL. The IPL franchise has retained three players for the upcoming season.
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.
The three-time runners up team RCB have named their first retention as Virat Kohli. Kohli has led his side since the inaugural season of the tournament. However, the 33-year-old won’t be leading his side anymore. He has retained for INR 15 crore, taking a pay cut of INR 2 crore.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was the second player to be retained by RCB. He has been retained for INR 11 crore. Maxwell had a wonderful tournament last season and the franchise will be expecting to see a similar performance from him.
Mohammad Siraj is the third player to be retained by RCB. He has been retained for INR 7 crore. The right arm pacer has been a vital player for the team since joining the franchise in 2018.
After retaining three players, RCB are left with INR 57 crore in their salary purse. RCB are eligible to use this amount in the mega auctions.