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KKR Retained Players List: KKR go ahead with Andre Russell, Sunil Narine; Eoin Morgan fails to impress management; Check full retention list

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KKR Retained Players List – IPL 2022 Retained Players: The KKR management on Tuesday announced that they have retained Andre Russell (12 Crores), Sunil Narine (6 Crores), Varun Chakravarthy (8 Crores), and Venkatesh Iyer (8 Crores) ahead of IPL 2022 Mega auction for the next three seasons. Meanwhile, Eoin Morgan has been left out. A close source to KKR management told InsideSport that Morgan’s depleted batting form has led to this decision. Shubman Gill’s name was also being missed in KKR’s retention list. Follow IPL 2022 Retention LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

Kolkata Retentions: 

  1. Andre Russell (12 Crore)
  2. Varun Chakravarthy (8 Crore)
  3. Venkatesh Iyer (8 Crore)
  4. Sunil Narine (6 Crore)

Purse Amount Remaining: 48 Crore

Even though an amount of Rs 12 crore is being paid to Andre Russell, 16 crore will be deducted from KKR’s purse as he has been retained in the first slab.

22:10 IST: Official announcement has been made!!! Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer & Sunil Narine have been retained for the upcoming IPL season by KKR.

21:15 IST: 15 minutes to go!!

21:00 IST: 30 minutes left for the big announcement!!!! KKR management ready with their final retention list.

20:30 IST: The official announcement is just an hour away but all the franchise have almost cleared their stand. KKR are not going for Morgan while youngsters like Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer have been retained.

19:40 IST: A latest report says that KKR has finalized its four retentions. Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine have been retained by Kolkata Knight Riders.

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19:15 IST: KKR not retaining Morgan can be a debatable topic as the England captain guided the Kolkata-based franchise to IPL 2021 final and also led his national side to the semifinals of the 2021 T20 World Cup. His form with the bat has been dismal and this might be the factor for KKR not retaining him

19:07 IST: If Eoin Morgan goes out, either Andre Russell or Sunil Narine will be retained. There is also a possibility where KKR management can go for both and choose Russell as their captain.

KKR Retained Players List: KKR go ahead with Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan fails to impress management; Check full retention list

18:50 IST: Eoin Morgan is all set to be released, Venkatesh Iyer’s name is certain for one of the slots.

“Morgan’s batting form has been an area of huge concern in IPL 2021. Despite of his good show on the leadership front, slump in his batting form is the reason that Morgan will not be retained by the franchise”, declared the source close to KKR Management.

It is worth noting that Morgan could only score 117 Runs @ poor average of 11 in 17 matches during the last season. The source informed InsideSport that franchise is not ready to shell out big bucks for England’s white-ball captain due to his struggle for runs which even continued during the T20 World Cup.

KKR Retained Players List: KKR go ahead with Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan fails to impress management; Check full retention list

KKR Retained Players Latest – IPL 2022 Retained Players: With Eoin Morgan gone, KKR will be hunting for a captain who can lead the team as Morgan did in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Andre Russell has once again been retained and the KKR management might seek a captain in the West Indian but his fitness has always been a worry for the team management.

Meanwhile, retaining two youngsters is undoubtedly a brave move by the Kolkata-based franchise.

  1. Andre Russell
  2. Varun Chakravarthy 
  3. Venkatesh Iyer
  4. Sunil Narine
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