IPL 2022 auction: Brad Hogg has expressed his surprise at the retention selections made by his old team, the Kolkata Knight Riders. Before the super auction, the 2021 IPL finalists decided to keep Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, and Sunil Narine. Their first pick was Andre Russell. As a result, you’ll be able to get the best deal. Russell’s inconsistency, according to Hogg, could have forced KKR to re-auction him. Despite the fact that he may win a match on any given day. Hogg also noted that Varun Chakravarthy deserved more money than the eight crores. Also, Chakravarthy will receive after the franchise announced him as their second-choice retained player.
IPL 2022 auction: “I was very surprised with KKR. Given Chakravarthy only 8 Cr, I thought he was more than that. Big call to retain Iyer, he has not been with the team that long and has only played a handful of matches,” Brad Hogg said.
“Also, I think they could have put Russell back in the auction because he is such a big hit and miss. Yes, he will win you some games but the consistency does not warrant that price,” Hogg added.
Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2022 auction: Additionally, Kolkata Knight Riders have a total of 48 Cr. In their purse amount for the mega auctions. They retained the maximum limit of four players and parted ways. With the likes of Shubman Gill and captain Eoin Morgan. They can revive the duo through an auction. However, given the lack of a right-to-match card, it’s a challenging proposition. Brad Hogg also commended the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals for their retention picks. Both teams had uncapped players in their lineups. Also, several of their top performers were left out of the auction.
“I’m impressed by the Rajasthan Royals’ investment in Jaiswal, and I think having an uncapped player as a retention option is fantastic. Sunrisers Hyderabad has Abdul Samad and Umran Malik, which was a wise decision to have two uncapped players on the team. It’s encouraging to see franchises investing in the next generation. Because of his additional speed, Malik would have sold for a lot at the auction,” Brad Hogg said.