Uncapped IPL Retention Players: A total of 27 players were retained in the IPL 2022 retention. These 8 franchises all included their winning players on the squad. Superstars like Virat Kohli of RCB, MS Dhoni of CSK, and Rohit Sharma of MI were selected for the squad. Younger stars like Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, and Prithvi Shaw were also selected. The released players will be auctioned off at an auction that will take place early next year. While the new teams of Lucknow and Ahmedabad will have the opportunity to choose 3-3 players first.
In this retention process, with experienced and young players, four uncapped but impressive players have also managed to join their respective teams. IPL had prepared a slot of Rs 4 crore maximum for uncapped players. It seems like a wise move for franchises to include uncapped players in the Rs 90 crore purse at a lower price. This will allow them to spend more of their wallet on the next IPL auction.
The four uncapped players retained in the IPL 2022 retention are as follows:
1- Yashasvi Jaiswal (Royals of Rajasthan)
19-year-old RR opener Yashasvi Jaiswal played brilliant innings for his team last season. After an outstanding performance in 2020 at the Under-19 World Cup, the Rajasthan Royals bought him for Rs 2.4 crore at the 2020 IPL auction. He was the player of the Under-19 World Cup tournament. 19 years old. The franchise retained him in the squad for Rs 4 crore looking at his bright future.
2- Abdul Samad (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Abdul Samad, a 20-year-old all-rounder from Jammu and Kashmir, was bought and included in the squad by SRH at the 2020 IPL auction. The right-hander made a name for himself playing for the team of Jammu and Kashmir in national cricket. He may have had fewer opportunities to play in the IPL, but he has managed to make an impact in the games played over the past two seasons.
3- Arshdeep Singh (Kings of Punjab)
Arshdeep Singh, 22, from Madhya Pradesh, is a fast medium right-hander. He was included in the Indian squad for the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. After which he was auctioned off by Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) ahead of the 2019 IPL. That season, he was the second-biggest wicket-taker for his team. He toured Sri Lanka as a net pitcher with the Indian team in June 2021. However, his dream of playing for the Indian team has not yet come true.
4- Umran Malik (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Right-arm playmaker Umran Malik is Jammu and Kashmir’s second on the roster. He was included in the squad by SRH last season as a Covid-19 replacement. He made headlines for playing five boules in a row at over 150 km / h in a game against RCB. Sunrisers Hyderabad has held him back for Rs 4 crore ahead of the 2022 IPL mega auction.