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The IPL Mega Auction takes place after every 4-5 years. This year the most awaited Mega Auction is going to take place. Everyone is very excited to know the new formation of players.

Date and Venue

IPL 2022 auction is set to take place on February 12 and 13, 2022. It will be held in Bengaluru. A total of 1214 players have registered themselves for the auction. All the 10 franchises are gearing up for exciting bidding wars during the event. There are two new franchises this year Lucknow and Ahmedabad.

Lucknow Franchise

The Lucknow franchise is owned by Sanjiv Goenka’s RPSG group. The team recently revealed their name for the tournament- Lucknow Super Giants. Lucknow has picked KL Rahul, the most valuable player, for Rs. 17 crores, Marcus Stoinis, the Hulk, for Rs. 9.2 crore, and Ravi Bishnoi, the mysterious leg spinner, for Rs. 4 crores.

Ahmedabad Franchise

Ahmedabad franchise is owned by CVC Capitals. The franchise is yet to announce its name for the tournament. For the three draft players, the team picked Hardik Pandya, popularly known as Kungfu Pandya, for Rs. 15 crores, Rashid Khan for Rs. 15 crores, and Shubman Gill, the new version of Virat Kohli, for Rs. 8 crores.

Retained Players

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As per the BCCI rule, the old 8 franchises were asked to retain a maximum of 4 players in their squads.

Here is the list of retained players.

Chennai Super Kings
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • MS Dhoni
  • Moeen Ali
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
Delhi Capitals
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Axar Patel
  • Pritivi Shaw
  • Anrich Nortje
Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Andre Russell
  • Varun Chakaravarthy
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Sunil Narine
Mumbai Indians
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Kieron Pollard
Punjab Kings
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Arshdeep Singh
Rajasthan Royals
  • Sanju Samson
  • Jos Buttler
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
Royal Challengers Banglore
  • Virat Kohli
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Mohammed Siraj
Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Kane Williamson
  • Abdul Samad
  • Umran Malik

It will be very exciting to see the new teams with new players. The tournament might start in March.

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