Updated: 13 October
IPL 2022 mega auction is expected to be held during Jan-Feb 2022. This auction being a mega event that happens once in 3 years, every team can retain a maximum of 4 players including the Right to Match (RTM) card. Due to this, every team will have to part ways with few players.
Here, we list the team-wise 2 players who can be released ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Team Wise 2 Players Who Can Be Released Ahead Of Mega Auction
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Chennai Super Kings
Ambati Rayudu– Chennai Super Kings middle-order batsmen Ambati Rayudu has been an integral member of the squad for a few years. His batting in the middle order has been instrumental in guiding the team to good scores. However, 35 years old Rayudu, who scored 256 runs in 14 matches in the IPL 2021 may be released by the team management.
Chennai is called Daddy Army due to the glut of aged players. In the next year’s auction, Chennai will look for a young spirit.
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Mitchell Santner– New Zealand spin bowler Mitchell Santner is part of the CSK squad. His spin bowling option provides the team with much-needed variety. But there is a strong possibility that Chennai will release Santner, who did not play a single match this season.
Mitchell may not feature in the retained players list ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction.
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Chris Lynn – Lean played only one match This season, in which 49 runs came off his bat But the 31-year-old player is likely to be released this time.
Dhawal Kulkarni – This player has a record in the IPL that no one can break. From 2008 to this season, Kulkarni has played at least one match on behalf of some team in every IPL. But this may be the last IPL for this 32-year-old player. There is no doubt that Mumbai will release Kulkarni.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore
Joshua Phillipe – Philip, who scored 78 runs in 5 matches in IPL 2020, has not got a chance to play a single match this time. Bangalore will release this player and buy another foreign player in the auction.
Daniel Sams – Sams, who played only two matches for Bangalore in this IPL, had a few days ago requested Cricket Australia not to be selected for any overseas tour or domestic matches due to his personal and mental troubles. Sams Most likely to be released by RCB
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Steve Smith– Delhi Capitals purchased Steve Smith for IPL 2021. He could get to play only in a few games this season. The team management will have to part ways with him for the IPL 2022 mega auction. The likes of Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, and Avesh Khan are expected to be retained via normal process along with the Right to Match (RTM) card.
Marcus Stoinis– The Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is most likely to be released by Delhi Capitals. Stoinis has performed average for the side.
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Nicholas Pooran – Puran was given a full chance by Punjab, but this player was able to score only 85 runs in 12 matches. There is no doubt that Punjab Kings will release him.
Mohammed Shami– Shami was once considered to be the most important bowler for Punjab Kings. But his injury has made his performance deteriorate in VIVO IPL 2021. Also, with Arshdeep Singh performing better for the side, the team management might part ways with Mohammad Shami.
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David Warner– The Australian opener David Warner has been the main pillar of batting for SRH. He has also been one of the highest run-scorers in the history of IPL. But it seems Sunrisers Hyderabad would part ways with Warner. He was removed from the captaincy mid-way during the IPL 2021. With reports coming in about a possible internal dispute between Warner and SRH team management, it seems we might never see David Warner playing for SRH.
Wriddhiman Saha, who is 36 years old, scored just 131 runs in 9 matches for his team this time. But things might be different for Jonny Bairstow ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
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Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik– He was the captain of KKR till last season. Dinesh Kartik stepped down from the captaincy in 2020 midway of the IPL. The reason was that he wanted to focus more on his batting. Due to IPL 2022 mega auction 5 player retention rule, it would be difficult for Dinesh Kartik to retain his place in the side.
Eoin Morgan – It seems a bit strange to hear how a team can release their captain, but Morgan could neither not show any brilliance in with the bat. Eoin, who scored 134 runs in 15 matches this season could be hardly kept by Kolkata in his team.
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David Miller- The South African batter has been an established player in the Rajasthan Royals team. The team management has given him a lot of opportunities. But he has failed to impress. His performance has been average.
With the likes of Stokes and Jofra Archer in the team, he might be released by the RR.
Manan Vohra – RR will release vohara before the mega auction.