Shocking IPL 2023 Complete Release and Retention List:
The auction for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to be staged in mid-December this year. Ahead of the Auction, franchises were asked to submit the list of players they want to retain and release by 15th November. All ten franchises released and retained a few and few players were traded between the franchises as well. In total the ten franchises released 163 players and 85 players were released. Pat Cummins, Sam Billings and Alex Hales withdrew from the league before the lists were made public citing workload issues.Let us see which players will stay with the franchises this year and who have been released:
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore have no IPL trophy in their cabinet at the moment. Surely, the RCB will be eyeing to bag their maiden IPL trophy this year and for that a dynamic playing XI is a must-have.The Bangalore team has released 5 players while retained 18 players from its squad of last year.
Players released: Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford.
Current squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have a total purse of 8.75 crore as of now which they can utilize on roping in players at the Auction in December as they have 2 overseas slots remaining to be filled.
The five times IPL champions, more than any other franchise, have released a lot of their players including their giant star Kieron Pollard who has been appointed as the team’s coach following his retirement news. Following is the list of players which will stay and the players who will have to bid farewell to the most successful side of IPL:
Players Released: Kieron Pollard, Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav, Tymal Mills.
Players Retained: Rohit Sharma (capt), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal.
Players Retained (via trade): Jason Behrendorff from RCB.The Rohit Sharma-led team currently has a purse of INR 20.55 crore and 3 slots remainIng for overseas players.
Lucknow Super Giants:
Led by KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants player their debut season in 2022 along the title winners Gujarat Titans and were successful to reach the playoffs of their maiden season. LSG have retained 15 players from their last edition’s squad and released 8 players. Astonishingly, they have released West Indian bowler Jason Holder as well. Rest of the released players are:
Players released: Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem.
The Super giants have retained the following players:
KL Rahul (capt), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi.
The Lucknow team has the 3rd highest purse after announcing their retained and released players list. They can have 4 overseas players to fill in the slots reserved for them.
Rajasthan Royals, the winners of the inaugural IPL season, have released 9 players while 16 will remain with the side this year as well. The Kiwi duo Daryl Mitchell and James Neesham are of those released by the Rajasthan team. The list of retained and released players is:
Payers released: Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka.
Current squad: Sanju Samson (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa.
The Royals have 4 unfilled spots for overseas players and a purse of INR 13.2 crore.
Delhi Capitals have not made a lot of changes to their team as they have released only 5 players, those too were not regular in the yester season. The Delhi team has retained 19 players and traded Aman Khan from Kolkata Knight Riders in place of Shardul Thakur. They now have INR 19.45 crore in their purse and 2 slots remaining to rope in overseas players at the Auction in December. Retained and released players of the Capitals are:
Players released: Shardul Thakur, Tim Seifert, Ashwin Hebbar, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh.
Current squad: Rishabh Pant (C), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal.
The Defending champions have retained 18 players and have let go of 6 players, from which two (Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz) were traded off to Kolkata Knight Riders. With a purse of 19.25 crore, the Titans can fill the remaining 3 slots with some quality overseas players during Auction.
Players Released: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson, Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron
Current Squad: Hardik Pandya (capt), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders have two IPL trophies in their bags currently and a third one can help them regain their momentum which was lost after last edition’s abysmal performance. The Knight Riders have released 16 players, most by any franchise this year. Besides that they have traded Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson and Shardul Thakur from other franchises as well. All the trades, retention and releases have left them with a purse of INR 7.05 crore, making them the franchise with the lowest purse to begin the auction with. It must be noted here that the Knight riders have 3 empty slots for overseas players.
Players retained and released by KKR are:
Players released: Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Aman Khan, Shivam Mavi, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Salam, Sheldon Jackson.
Current squad: Shreyas Iyer (capt), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.
The team is one of the three teams who have never won an IPL trophy. Apart from that, their performance in last season was not very promising too, which eventually saw them being knocked out of the tournament before reaching play-offs. Interestingly, the Kings have only reached the play-offs once in their IPL journey so far. The Punjab team has released 9 players including captain Mayank Agarwal. Rest of the players who have been released by the franchise are:
Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee.
This leaves the following players in their squad before Auction:
Current squad: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar.The franchise has the second highest purse of INR 32.3 crore for the Auction in December. Also, they can rope in 3 overseas players.
Chennai Super Kings:
After finishing 9th in the last edition, the franchise was expected to make big changes. However, they have only released 8 players including Dwayne Bravo, who they had released in the last edition as well but bought him again in the Auction. Robin Uthappa, who announced his retirement a few weeks ago, is one of the released players as well. 18 players have been retained while 2 overseas slots will wait till the Auction to be filled. The lists are:
CSK’s Players released: Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Adam Milne, Hari Nishaanth, Chris Jordan, Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, Narayan Jagadeesan.
Current Squad: Shocking (capt), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana.
CSK now have a purse of INR 20.45 crore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad finished at the 8th position in the last edition. This has forced them to bring forth major changes as they have released 12 players including the captain Kane Williamson. They have the highest purse of INR 42.25 crore and can buy Williamson again at the Auction as they will be in a dire need of a Skipper. 12 players have been retained by the Sunrisers and have 4 empty overseas slots in their team as well.
Players released: Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Jagadeesha Suchith, Priyam Garg, Ravikumar Samarth, Romario Shepherd, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod.
Current Squad: Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik.