30th November was the deadline date given by BCCI to all the franchises to release the final list of retained players. And, all the franchises released the much-awaited list of all their players. Delhi Capitals, the runner-up of the previous edition hogged the spotlight for taking some surprising decisions by releasing some prolific players into the mega-auction.
Delhi Capitals on Tuesday announced that they have retained Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, and Axar Patel going ahead in IPL 2022 mega-auction. They mentioned that the Indian wicketkeeper is their first pick, who has retained a salary of INR 16 Crores followed by Axar Patel at 9 Crores, Prithvi Shaw at INR 7.5 Crores, and Anrich Nortje at 6.5 Crores.
Delhi Capitals leaves star players like Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, & Kagiso Rabada out
Delhi Capitals had to make some difficult decisions as they had players like Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, and Kagiso Rabada in their line-up. All these aforementioned players played a key role in taking Delhi Capitals to the finals of IPL 2021. But, DC ad to follow the BCCI rules due to which they ended up preferring Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, and Rishabh Pant as their topmost players.
List of Players Released by Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2022 Mega-Auction
Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Ripal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Vishnu Vinod, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Lukman Meriwala, Praveen Dubey, Umesh Yadav, Ben Dwarshius, Kulwant Khejroliya
List of Delhi Capitals Retained Players for IPL 2022:
Rishabh Pant- INR 16 Crores
Axar Patel- 9 Crores
Prithvi Shaw- INR 7.5 Crores
Anrich Nortje- 6.5 Crores.
INR 47.5 Crores