The IPL 2022 season will be a ten-team event instead of 8, as two new franchises will take part in the T20 tournament. A mega-auction will also be offered before the tournament, which will involve the transfer of many players from their current teams. However, franchises will also get the option to like their favorite players.
Some reports suggest that each franchise will be allowed to retain 4 players in the group during the IPL 2022 mega auction. These 4 players can have a combination of 2 overseas and 2 domestic players or 1 overseas of 3 domestic players.
Sunrisers Hyderabad was the team that made the fewest changes in the IPL 2021 auction. The IPL 2016 champions SRH bought only 3 players during the auction and retained almost all the players in the group. However, it turned out to be a bad decision as the team lost 6 games out of 7 and kept the last 8de place in the points table.
With such a poor performance in the current season, the franchise will definitely choose to select new players at the mega auction of IPL 2022. However, there are few key players who can retain the franchise. Here we are talking about 4 players that Sunrisers Hyderabad can retain in the mega auction of IPL 2022.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 4 players who can retain Sunderers Hyderabad (SRH)
After Sunrisers Hyderabad lost 5 games out of 6 led by David Warner in IPL 2021, Kane Williamson was promoted as the new skipper of the team. The New Zealand player successfully led the team in the 2018 edition in the absence of David Warner. The New Zealand captain is currently one of the leading batsmen in international cricket. Since the 2018 edition, the right-handed batsman has performed a consistent batting performance for the team.
He was the highest scorer in IPL 2018 with 735 runs in 17 matches. In IPL 2019, he scored 156 runs in 9 matches. In the 2019 season, the 30-year-old collected 317 runs in 12 games.
In IPL 2021, Williamson scored 128 runs in 4 games, along with an unbeaten half-century in one game. After New Zealand won the 2019-21 ICC World Cup, Kane Williamson has proven himself as a powerful captain and Sunrisers Hyderabad will surely want him to lead the franchise next season.