However, After the ICC T20 World Cup, the next big event in the world of mega white-ball cricket auctions for IPL 2022, the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. The auction will take place in December this year and teams can retain a maximum of four players (3 Indian + 1 overseas or 2 Indian + 2 overseas players).
There will be two new franchises, Ahmedabad and Lucknow No Right to Match (RTM) cards for this mega auction 2022. Two new teams can select up to three players from the player pool before the auction.
The last date for submission of details of retained players is November 30. Teams will make sure to do all kinds of permutations and combinations for retaining players.
We will list four players that we believe every franchise should retain before the mega auction. Let’s start with the current four-time champion Chennai Super Kings.
These 4 players CSK should retain for IPL 2022 before the mega auction
CSK is probably the most consistent team in IPL history. They have won the title four times, been runner-up five times, and have qualified for the playoffs in 11 of the 12 seasons they have played. He won the title in 2020 this year after a very poor performance.
CSK has a very organized team and it will be a bit difficult for them to pick their four dams, as most of their players are above 35 years of age and the teams form a center for the future in mega auctions.
Harsha Bhogle once said: “Dhoni is CSK and CSK is Dhoni” and this statement is very true, as everything about CSK revolves around his “Thala”. Dhoni is the face and heart of CSK. He has led CSK to four titles and has a stellar record as captain and batsman in the IPL.
Though he is not what he used to be with the bat a few years back, his leadership skills are unmatched and CSK’s win in the 2021 IPL is the best example of this. Also, in Ranking 1 against DC this year, he showed that he has not lost his bat completely.
It is still unknown whether he will play next season. However, if he decides to continue playing (which we believe will happen), he will be CSK’s first retained player for IPL 2022.
Ravindra Jadeja should be CSK’s second retention. Jadeja has been a very important part of CSK over the years and has been in excellent form for the last two seasons. He scored 227 runs in 12 innings in the 2021 IPL with an impressive average of 75.66 and a hit rate of 145.5.
He has been amazing with the bat and is doing what Dhoni used to do earlier, which is finishing the game for CSK. In CSK’s successful campaign, Jadeja took 13 wickets in 16 matches with the ball at an economy of 7.06.
Jadeja is experienced and delivers extensive value with his world-class field of view. The CSK leadership should not hesitate to retain him.
Ruturaj Gaikwad made a terrible start to his IPL career in 2020. First, he got infected with the coronavirus and then scored a series of low scores to boost his career.
Despite this, he was backed by CSK’s leadership, eventually showing a “spark” by scoring straight half-centuries in the last three matches of CSK’s 2020 IPL.
That was not all. After this, he scored the most runs in IPL 2021 and won the Orange Cap. Ruturaj scored 635 runs in 16 matches at an average of 45.35 with a hit rate of 136.26, which included a scintillating century and four fifties.
Between Moeen Ali and Faf du Plessis, there is a lot of discussion about who should retain CSK. Faf had an exceptional IPL in 2021. He was the second-highest run-scorer of IPL 2021 with 633 runs at an average of 45.21 and a hit rate of 138.20 with six 50+ scores.
However, there are a few reasons why I think CSK should retain Moeen Ali.
The first is the value that Moeen Ali brings to CSK 11. He reached number three in the first half of IPL live 2021 and performed brilliantly. Moeen attacked with a word and got a decent average in the middle and a very high strike rate, which CSK lacked in the 2020 IPL. He also bowls and CSK can replace Suresh Raina with the bat as he is poor. Moin in the three.
Another reason it will be easier for CSK to buy Faf back from the auction is that Moeen has been hot lately and will probably go for a higher price than Faf.
And if CSK can’t buy Faf back, they may turn to someone like Robin Uthappa, who played a key role in the 2021 IPL crisis games. Or, CSK can see a young man like C Hari Nishant coming. in one. Much cheaper price than Faf.
Being a die-hard CSK fan, I understand that CSK fans tend to associate with players who do well for the franchise and it is difficult to see them play for any other team, but given the situation, Faf But retaining Moeen Ali seems like a decision.
Additionally, CSK can retain both Faf and Moeen along with Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad if MS Dhoni also decides to hang up his IPL shoes. When the time comes, we will know which four players CSK will retain and whether Dhoni will continue to play or not.