It was only at the end of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that there would be major changes in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. As expected, similar news is also coming just before the mega oxen for IPL 2022. The team wants to retain New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and charismatic spinner Rashid Khan, but it does not seem to be happening.
If reports are to be believed, the franchise wants to retain captain Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan. The team wants to keep Kane Williamson as the first retention, but Rashid Khan wants him to be retained as No 1. If Rashid Khan is to be believed, then both these old faces will be seen in the franchise.
Retaining two players would mean that the purse would be reduced by Rs 24 crore out of Rs 90 crore while retaining one player would cost Rs 14 crore. If the franchise retains two players, then the number one player will get 14 and the second will get 10 crores.
Rashid Khan is such a spinner, for whom all the franchises can compete. If he appears in the auction then there is no doubt that Rashid will get a huge bid for his match winning abilities . Kane Williamson , on the other hand, is a key player for the SRH team but a lesser matchwinner compared to Rashid Khan .
If SRH goes as per their plans , then Rashid Khan may not want to stay in his old franchise and would opt to go into the auction or might be roped in by one of the new franchisees .
Notably, as per BCCI rules, each team is allowed to retain a maximum of four players. The franchises have to submit their list of retained players by November 30 and the IPL mega auction will be held next month.