8 players who need to perform to get retained in IPL 2022
The IPL 2021 remaining phase will start in 3 weeks time. With a big mega auction coming before IPL 2022 most players will try to create an impact in the coming weeks to get retained by their franchises. Here we look a8 players who need to perform to get retained in IPL 2022 but to perform very well so that their franchises are under pressure to retain them for the next edition.
Pooran has been considered as one of the best future talents. However, he has not been able to live up to his billing at all this season with back to back ducks for Punjab Kings. In the past couple of seasons, he has been inconsistent with few brilliant knocks at sporadic intervals. However, in order to be expected to be retained Pooran has to come up with few sensational performances in the remainder of IPL 2021
Nortje proved to be a potent bowling combo with Rabada as Delhi Capitals reached the finals of IPL 2020. So far he had limited opportunities in the current edition and needs to get wickets. Whenever he plays to challenge strongly for retention as Delhi will almost surely retain Pant, Iyer and Rabada. Nortje has taken 22 wickets in 16 IPL games and has made a difference with his speed.
Fresh from his successful commentary stint with skysports, DK is back with KKR and training. His 3 years with the team has been a mixed journey. As a captain cum player, he was successful in 2018, with himself scoring over 400 runs that season and finishing many games. However, his performance has dipped since then and is restricted to sporadic heroics. He has also lost his captaincy to Morgan. KKR does not have definite players for retention yet. Hence Karthik can be an option if he manages to play superbly in phase two of IPL 2021
With 48 wickets in 47 games, Gopal has played well for Rajasthan in the last 3 years. He has been somewhat inconsistent lately but needs to get back his mojo to make a strong case for retention. The only leg spinner for Rajasthan, Gopal has a big part to play in phase 2 of IPL 2021 to lift his team.
Krunal has done very well for Mumbai Indians in the last 3 -4 years. He was superb in 2017 but has been slightly inconsistent lately. However, still, a major resource for MI, some strong shows in the remainder of the current season should make him a strong contender for retention.
Pandey since his joining of SRH in 2018 at 10 crores has had a mixed 3-4 seasons so far. Even after 3461 runs in 151 IPL matches, he still struggles to force the pace in scoring rate. A big turnaround is required in his performances if he wants to hope for retention in the SRH squad.
After many ordinary seasons, Maxwell finally realized his potential with RCB this year with some impact performances in the top order. Thus making it easier for the finishers. If he can continue his rich form, he will be very close to retention for RCB who are surely getting Kohli, de Villiers and an Indian bowler to be retained.
Ruturaj Gaekwad is a massive find for CSK in 2020. He is giving them exciting starts with sublime and risk-free strokeplay. If he can continue with his good momentum in the remainder of IPL 2021. He can pose strong questions at the retention table.