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IPL 2022 Retention: From KL Rahul to Hardik Pandya, top players who might not be retained by their previous franchise

The Indian Premier League 2022 is going to be the biggest cricketing event in India as the there will be an addition of two new teams in IPL 2022 and with the mega auction, it is only going to get bigger. Before the IPL 2022 mega auction which is supposed to take place in January 2022, teams have been given an option to retain a maximum of four best players of their team, and rest of the players will go directly to the mega auction.

IPL 2022 retention deadline

The deadline for the retention of players is November 30, before that, all teams have an uphill task to retain their best players to continue for the next season of the IPL. With only four players available to retain, the franchises have to make some tough decisions, meaning some of the big names and IPL legends from every team will be back in the auction pool.

List of top players who might not be retained by their previous franchise

Every team has to go with this dilemma to select only four players for their team, teams like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will have to say goodbye to some of their top players.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has been the X-factor of Mumbai Indians over the years (except 2021 season). If Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the IPL history, then Hardik was one of the very few players who played a crucial role in making them an unbeatable team. But after watching his recent performance in T20 World Cup 2021 and IPL 2021, Paltans might prefer another player over him.

David Warner

David Warner had quite a wonderful year as the cricketer won the T20 World Cup with Australia and was also named player of the tournament. But his time in IPL 2021 was not as good as he imagined, the former Sun Risers Hyderabad captain was first

Suresh Raina

A special player of this format and an icon for Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina might not play for CSK this season, the franchise’s main focus will be on youngsters and Raina himself didn’t have a good season with his bat.

Shreyas Iyer

Former Delhi Capitals captain is reportedly leaving the franchise to enter into the mega auction, as Iyer wants a leadership role in whichever team he plays, given that Rishabh Pant is captaining DC from this season.

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Shikhar Dhawan

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan might also not be retained by his franchise Delhi Capitals, despite of having a wonderful season with his team in the 2021 season of IPL. The management wants to focus on young players and considering the player’s age they might not retain him.

KL Rahul

As per reports, Rahul has already informed his current IPL franchise that he wants to play for a new team and reportedly Rahul is likely to lead one of the two new teams.

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