Sunrisers Hyderabad have announced their retention list ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auctions. SRH have retained three players from their previous squad.
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.
SRH skipper Kane Williamson is the side only player to be named among capped players. The Kiwi skipper has been retained for INR 14 crore. SRH struggled a lot last season. They finished in the bottom with three wins of 14 league games. David Warner who led SRH to their maiden IPL trophy in 2016 was sacked as the captain of the team mid-season. The southpaw was even dropped from the playing XI.
Their second retention is pacer Umran Malik. Malik’s selection clearly depicts that the side is going for a revamp. They have ignored likes of Sandeep Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Umran has been retained for INR 4 crore. Umran impressed everyone in the country by continuously bowling deliveries at 150 kmph. He played only three games in the second leg of IPL and made the most out of it.
It is reported that Rashid Khan wanted to be the side’s first retention. But SRH had made up their mind to retain Kane Williamson first. Notably, a side’s second retention would get INR 10 crore which is INR 4 crore less than the side’s first retention.
SRH named Abdul Samad as the side’s third retention. He has been retained for INR 4 crore. Abdul Samad hasn’t done much to justify his retention in the orange jersey but his power hitting skills may be SRH’s only reason to go for the 20-year-old.