T20 World Cup player of the series & former Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner has hinted that team owned by Sun Network will retain Kane Williamson. Before the IPL 2022 Mega Auction in January all old IPL teams will have to finalize their retentions by 30th November & Warner has hinted captain of New Zealand team will be retained by the franchise.
Warner was going through a lean patch before the start of the World Cup but the opener played important knocks in crunch games to help Australia lift the maiden T20 World Cup title on Sunday. However, during the IPL 2021, the Australia opener was first sacked from captaincy and then was dropped from the playing XI of SRH.
Warner has now indicated that SRH might retain New Zealand skipper Williamson for the IPL 2022.
“@yaazey6 make sure you keep supporting as my friend Kane will still be there please,” Warner said on Instagram while replying to a user.
SRH have won the IPL title just once and the win came under Warner’s leadership in 2016. The side this year failed to reach the playoffs and will end the IPL 2021 at the eighth position.
Coming to T20 World Cup 2021, Warner came into the tournament in uncharacteristically patchy form but laid those demons to rest in style with a power-packed set of performances.
The left-handed Australian opener racked up a tally of 289 runs – the second most of the tournament – at a healthy average of 48.16 to help propel his team to victory in Sunday’s Dubai final.
Warner struck 65 against Sri Lanka in the Super 12 stages, before a breath-taking 89 not out against the West Indies and then 49 against Pakistan in the semi-finals placed his team on the cusp of global glory.
The stage for Mega-Auctions of Indian Premier League Season 15 (IPL 2022) is set. According to one of the IPL Governing Council member, mega-auctions will take place by 1st Week of January. All 8 old IPL teams will be asked to finalize list of retained players before 1st December & new franchises will have to pick their 3 players by end of December.
IPL 2022 Mega-Auction Key Auctions Queries Answered, check out
- Salary Cap – 90 Crores
- Old Franchises: Will Name Retained Players by 30th November 2021, maximum of 4 players can be retained. 3 Indians & maximum two foreigners
- New Franchises: 2 New teams to finalize their 3 players outside of auction between 1st December 2021 to 30th December 2021. Not more than 2 Indians & 1 foreigner can be taken by the new franchises.
- RTM Cards: There will also be no Right to Match (RTM) cards this time around.