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KKR Retained and Released Players in IPL 2022 – Updated List

KKR Retained and Released Players 2022: After BCCI’s announcement of IPL 2022 Mega Auction retaining rules, fans get crazy about the probable players that every team might retain prior to the mega auction event.

BCCI plans to organize the IPL 2022 Mega Auction event in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. All updates on the IPL 2022 Mega Auction event will be updated in  IPL 2022 Mega Auction updates post where you can find all the latest IPL 2022 Mega Auction news.

BCCI plans to organize a mega auction for the IPL 2022 once after they plan to include two new teams in the IPL 2022 tournament. The auction for the two new IPL teams has been held on October 25, in Dubai.

Kolkata Knight Riders – two times IPL trophy winners who missed their third title to Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021 finals will not seek to change their core players. KKR have a strong young guns players list who outperformed the seniors of their team.

Read -> IPL 2022 KKR Squad For Kolkata Knight Riders Final Squad.

KKR Retained and Released Players 2022

Venkatesh Iyer who made his IPL debut in the IPL 2021 have scored 370 runs with 3 wickets while playing 10 matches of the season. KKR will also not dare to lose Varun Chakaravarthy who plays a vital role in KKR’s success in the past 2 seasons.

Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer

IPL 2022 KKR Auction Updates

  • RCB, PBKS, and KKR are likely to bid for Shreyas Iyer in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
  • KKR ropes Bharat Arun as their bowling coach for IPL 2022 season.
  • BCCI decides to host the IPL 2022 mega auction on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. Notably, India will play the 3rd ODI against West Indies at Kolkata on February 12.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to retain their two all-rounders Sunil Narine and Andre Russell while they want to keep Varun Chakravarty too.
  • It is learnt that KKR is still deciding on whether to retain Shubman Gill or Venkatesh Iyer.

IPL 2022 Retained Players List – KKR

Following are the details of the KKR Retained Players 2022:

Player Role
Retained Amount
Andre Russell All-rounder INR 12 Crores
Varun Chakravarty Bowler INR 8 Crores
Venkatesh Iyer All-rounder INR 8 Crores
Sunil Narine All-rounder INR 6 Crores


KKR IPL 2022 retention
KKR IPL 2022 retention

KKR Purse Value for IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Following are the details of the purse value of KKR post the IPL 2022 player’s retention:

Team Purse Reaming
Players Retained
KKR 48 CR 4

IPL 2022 Retention Rules

  • A team is set to be allowed to keep up to three Indian(capped/uncapped) and two foreign players with the total number of retentions not exceeding four.
  • It has clearly said that a team cannot keep more than two uncapped players.
  • As per the conditions, the team management can either retain three Indian players and one overseas player or two Indian players and two overseas players.
  • Two New IPL teams can pick any 2 Indian and 1 foreign player from the Mega auction pool before the start of the auction 2022.
  • Also, new teams can pick only one uncapped player before the auction.
  • There will also be no Right to Match (RTM) cards for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

KKR Released Players in IPL 2022

Apart from retaining the 4 players, KKR have to release all its remaining players ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Following are the players released by KKR ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction:

  • Shubman Gill
  • Nitish Rana
  • Tim Seifert (wk)
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Rinku Singh
  • Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  • Eoin Morgan (c)
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Pat Cummins
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Sandeep Warrier
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Sheldon Jackson
  • Vaibhav Arora
  • Karun Nair
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Ben Cutting
  • Pawan Negi
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