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Indian T20 League 2022 Mega Auction – Scheduled Date and Other Details

What makes a cricket team successful? There is no proven theorem to this question, but the answer might vary depending on the generation the questionee belongs to. Ask a purist, and he will through around some grandiloquent nouns like determination, mentality and character.

The nouns remain an integral component of success in cricket, and in every other sport. The modern-day version of the game, however, is no longer exclusively dictated by the willow and the leather.

A new, millennial component has been added to the game which has proven to be enormously successful time and again – technology-driven data analytics, and the Indian T20 League is perhaps the best example of how analytics can influence cricket.

Statistical analysis, strategic planning and myriad simulations take place behind the scenes before a franchise unearths a hidden gem like a Ruturaj Gaikwad or a Venkatesh Iyer. Understandably, even before the first ball of any Indian T20 League season is bowled, a significant part of the battle is fought at an auction table, with computers replacing bat and ball.

What makes a cricket team successful? There is no proven theorem to this question, but the answer might vary depending on the generation the questionee belongs to. Ask a purist, and he will through around some grandiloquent nouns like determination, mentality and character.

The nouns remain an integral component of success in cricket, and in every other sport. The modern-day version of the game, however, is no longer exclusively dictated by the willow and the leather.

A new, millennial component has been added to the game which has proven to be enormously successful time and again – technology-driven data analytics, and the Indian T20 League is perhaps the best example of how analytics can influence cricket.

Statistical analysis, strategic planning and myriad simulations take place behind the scenes before a franchise unearths a hidden gem like a Ruturaj Gaikwad or a Venkatesh Iyer. Understandably, even before the first ball of any Indian T20 League season is bowled, a significant part of the battle is fought at an auction table, with computers replacing bat and ball.

One such auction is just around the corner, and this time the auction will not determine a team’s performance only for the next season, but for many more years to come, as the franchises are unanimously advocating for the discontinuation of mega auctions.

Check out all the details you need to know about the Indian T20 League 2022 Mega Auction:

 

What is the scheduled date of the auction?

Though we are still awaiting official confirmation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it has been widely reported that the Indian T20 League 2022 auction will be taking place on 12th and 13th February, with Bengaluru being touted as the venue.

There are, however, chances of a potential rescheduling. India will play a three-match ODI series against West Indies in February, and the third match of the series will be held on 12th February, which happens to be Day 1 of the Mega Auction.

With Star Sports Network having the broadcasting rights of both events, it will not be surprising if the auction dates are changed. The pre-auction briefing, where franchise representatives are made aware of the guidelines of an auction, will take place on 11th February.

 

Retention List and Purse Details of the existing franchises

The maximum number of retentions was reduced from five to four by the competition’s governing committee, and unlike the 2018 auction, we will not see Right To Match (RTM) cards being used this time around.

Reigning champions Chennai and last season’s runners-up Kolkata are among the four teams to have opted for all four retentions and they subsequently have a low purse to work with, while owing to only two retentions, Punjab will sit at the auction with the most money to spend among the existing franchises. Listed below is the full list of retained players and available purse of all eight existing franchises:

 

 

1. Chennai:

Retained Players – Ravindra Jadeja (16 crores), MS Dhoni (12 crores), Moeen Ali (8 crores), Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 crores)

Available Purse: 48 crores

 

2. Delhi:

Retained Players – Rishabh Pant (16 crores), Axar Patel (9 crores), Prithvi Shaw (7.5 crores), Anrich Nortje (6.5 crores)

Available Purse – 47.5 crores

 

3. Punjab:

Retained Players – Mayank Agarwal (12 crores), Arshdeep Singh (4 crores)

Available Purse – 72 crores

 

4. Kolkata:

Retained Players – Andre Russell (12 crores), Varun Chakravarthy (8 crores), Venkatesh Iyer (8 crores), Sunil Narine (6 crores)

Available Purse – 48 crores

 

5. Mumbai:

Retained Players – Rohit Sharma (16 crores), Jasprit Bumrah (12 crores), Suryakumar Yadav (8 crores), Kieron Pollard (6 crores)

Available Purse – 48 crores

 

6. Rajasthan:

Retained Players – Sanju Samson (14 crores), Jos Buttler (10 crores), Yashasvi Jaiswal (4 crores)

Available Purse – 62 crores

 

7. Bangalore:

Retained Players – Virat Kohli (15 crores), Glenn Maxwell (11 crores), Mohammed Siraj (7 crores)

Available Purse – 57 crores

 

8. Hyderabad:

Retained Players – Kane Williamson (14 crores), Abdul Samad (4 crores), Umran Malik (4 crores)

Available Purse – 68 crores

 

What happens to the new teams?

The Indian T20 League will be a 10-team affair next season onwards, with Team Lucknow and Team Ahmedabad joining the annual cricketing extravaganza. According to the rules, these two teams will be allowed to pick a maximum of three players from the available pool prior to the auction, so as to provide all teams with a level playing field. 

For these three retentions, 33 crores will be deducted from the total purse, as Lucknow and Ahmedabad will then have 57 crores to spend on the auction table. Team Lucknow has already started their preparation, having already appointed Andy Flower as their head coach, while Gautam Gambhir and Vijay Dahiya have also joined their coaching setup.

If reports are to be acknowledged, they have been busy talking to non-retained players as well, with the likes of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer expected to join the team. Team Ahmedabad have also been busy in their own right – just not in the same manner as Lucknow.

Their participation in itself was jeopardized when it was disclosed that the owners, CVC Capital Partners have an association with betting websites, which contradicts the competition’s by-laws. However, as per recent reports, a three-member legal committee has given them the green light and the BCCI will issue a ‘Letter of Intent’ very soon.

*All prices are in INR

 

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