Today, we discuss the KKR Players retained in 2022. The Indian Premier League 2022 would see 10 franchise teams competing for the ultimate prize during April-June 2022 in India. This, the second attempt to have a 10 Franchise based cricket tournament edition would, like all previous editions, see the all key cricketers from teams across the globe playing for these teams and shining with their performances, one too many.
An year of mega auction, the existing franchise teams would have to restrict their player retention to a maximum of four while all other players would be picked during the mega auction. We talk here about the Kolkata Knight Riders squad and the KKR Players retained in 2022.
List of KKR Players retained in 2022
The explosive allrounder would be one of the key members of the West Indies Cricket team and Kolkata Knight Riders. In the 2021 season, that the Eden Gardens Stadium based franchise finished fourth in, Russell would score 183 runs at an average of 26 and strike rate of 152 as a middle order batsman while he would pick 11 wickets from the season in addition at an average of 17.09 and strike rate of 10.36. Andre Dwayne Russell would feature among the squad members kept with the team before the auction of IPL 2022. His retention would cost Kolkata INR 12 Cr. from their Salary purse, the highest among the retained ones.
The Indian Cricketer would be one of the important finds of the season 2021, as he would also get Indian Cricket team call based on his IPL performances. In the previous season (2021), Iyer would score 370 runs at an average of 41.11 and strike rate of 128.47. His successful stint with the franchise and four crucial innings in the season would land him among the KKR players retained in 2022. Venkatesh Iyer’s retention would cost the City of Joy based side an INR 8 Cr. from their Salary purse.
The Indian mystery spinner would be one of the key contributors for the Kolkata Knight Riders and would get to Indian Cricket team based on his IPL performances, Chakaravarthy would pick 18 wickets at an average of 24.88 and strike rate of 22.66 as their premier spin bowler. Varun Chakaravarthy would feature among the KKR players retained in 2022 before the mega auction at the cost of INR 8 cr. on the Eden Gardens based franchise’s salary purse.
The Kolkata Knight Riders mystery spinner and a makeshift top order batsman, Narine would be among the KKR players retained in 2022. Sunil Narine would pick 16 wickets in 2021 at an average of 22.56 and strike rate of 21 from the season for the Shah Rukh Khan owned team. Sunil Narine would cost INR 6 cr. on the franchise’s salary purse.
These were the KKR Players retained in 2022 from their squad of 2021. While majority of Indian Premier League players would go through the mega auction to get to their IPL 2022 teams, these were the few cricketers who were picked by their franchises to start ahead of the season. This is it for today guys. Hope you liked the content, don’t forget to put in your thoughts and questions in the comment boxes. Stay healthy and keep reading us.
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