Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Punjab Kings Retained Players: Mayank & Arshdeep Singh get bumper deals from PBKS, KL Rahul released

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PBKS Retained Players: Mayank & Arshdeep only two retentions – In a last moment change of heart, Punjab Kings have gone ahead and retained Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh after releasing skipper KL Rahul. While earlier PBKS management informed InsideSport that ‘team is unlikely to retain any player’ for the new season, they decided to have some continuity and offer a bumper deal to the duo. Follow all IPL 2022 Retention LIVE Updates on InsideSport.in

PBKS was interested in retaining captain KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi & Arshdeep Singh for the forthcoming season – but Rahul’s decision to quit the franchise has completely derailed PBKS plans. 

Mayank Agarwal is expected to lead Punjab Kings in the upcoming IPL 2022. He received a major boost in salary. From Rs 1 crore, he will now be getting Rs 12 crore. However, Rs 12 crore will be deducted from Punjab Kings’ purse, leaving them with Rs 72 crore.

Punjab Kings Retained Players: Mayank & Arshdeep Singh get bumper deals from PBKS, KL Rahul released

Punjab Kings retentions: 

  1. Mayank Agarwal – Rs 12 Cr
  2. Arshdeep Singh – Rs 4 Crore

“Mayank is a potential leader and we wanted to have his experience in the team. Arshdeep has come through the ranks in my time. He is a local boy and we wanted to ensure that he remains with the team,” PBKS coach Anil Kumble said. 

Punjab Kings Retained Players: Mayank & Arshdeep Singh get bumper deals from PBKS, KL Rahul released 

Also Read: IPL 2022 Retentions Updates: 27 Players retained, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja gets highest pay cheque of 16 Crore: Check full retained players list

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Punjab Kings Retained Players: Mayank & Arshdeep Singh get bumper deals from PBKS, KL Rahul released

What went wrong for PBKS? As KL Rahul won’t be there. Head coach Anil Kumble revealed, the franchise wanted to retain Rahul and build the team around him, he refused and wanted to go to the auction pool instead. 

“Rahul was a challenge. We wanted to retain him and we chose him as the captain. But Rahul wanted to go to the auction,” Anil Kumble said. 

KL Rahul to lead Lucknow franchise? – As reported earlier, India’s T20 vice-captain KL Rahul has decided to part ways with Punjab Kings & is all set to lead the Lucknow franchise in the next edition of IPL. According to sources, yet to be named Lucknow IPL team has already finalized a deal with Rahul for the next 3 seasons.

The Lucknow IPL team was purchased by RP Sanjiv Goenka Group (RPSG) for record breaking price of 7090 Crores outbidding others in October.

Punjab Kings Retained Players: Mayank & Arshdeep Singh get bumper deals from PBKS, KL Rahul released

The source informed InsideSport that promoters & the senior management of the team have already met Rahul multiple times and the flamboyant Indian opener has agreed to lead the franchise.

As per the norms released by BCCI for the new franchises, the new IPL teams will be allowed to sign 3 players before the IPL 2022 MEGA-AUCTION.

The new teams can sign & unveil these players only after the existing franchises have announced the list of their retained players. The deadline for the finalization of the retained players by the old franchise is 30th November.

Why Rahul will be a huge asset for the Lucknow franchise?

  • KL Rahul has been a contender for the Orange Cap in each of the last four seasons.
  • Rahul has scored more than 550 runs in each of the past 4 seasons
  • His strike rate is also on the upswing.
  • Rahul also bring all-round skills to the table as he also keeps wickets
  • Above all, he has proved himself to be an able leader & was recently appointed as VICE-CAPTAIN of India’s T20 team

Punjab Kings Retained Players: Mayank & Arshdeep Singh get bumper deals from PBKS, KL Rahul released

IPL 2022 Retention LIVE Updates

  • Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali or Faf Du Plessis
  • Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje
  • Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan (likely)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer (likely)
  • Rajasthan Royals: RR has decided to retain Sanju Samson at 14 Cr salary

TOTAL Players Purse – 90 Crore: How the retentions will work? 

 
Deductions for 4 Players INR 42 Cr
   
Player 1 INR 16 Cr
Player 2 INR 12 Cr
Player 3 INR 8 Cr
Player 4 INR 6 Cr
Deduction for 3 Players INR 33 Cr
   
Player 1 INR 15 Cr
Player 2 INR 11 Cr
Player 3 INR 7 Cr
Deductions for 2 Players INR 24 Cr
   
Player 1 INR 14 Cr
Player 2 INR 10 Cr
Deduction for 1 Player INR 14 Cr

 

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