The pre-season Auction of the Indian Premier League IPL 2019 was closed on November 15th (Thursday). All 8 Franchises have announced their squad players, it seems they’ve chopped and brought some changes ahead the audition knocked to take place in the mid-December. The list of the players were released by the franchises, shockingly, more than 50 players have been released overall making the audience guess that the next season audition will be much more interesting n’ exciting. So, let’s take a look at the list of players who have been retained and released by each franchise.
1) Chennai Super Kings:
Retained Players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Released Players: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
Available slots: 2 (Indian 2, Overseas 0)
2) Kolkata Knight Riders:
Retained Players: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna.
Released Players: Mitchell Starc, Tom Curran, Mitchell Johnson, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles
Available slots: 12 (Indian 7, Overseas 5)
3) Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Retained Players: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan
Released Players: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan
Available slots: 5 (Indian 3, Overseas 2)
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem
4) Mumbai Indians:
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.
Released Players: Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya.
Available slots: 7 (Indian 6, Overseas 1)
5) Rajasthan Royals:
Retained Players: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror.
Released Players: D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena.
Available slots: 9 (Indian 6, Overseas 3)
6) Delhi Daredevils:
Retained Players: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan (traded), Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan.
Released Players: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Gurkeerat Mann, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Shami, Dan Christian, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala, Naman Ojha.
Available slots: 10 (Indian 7, Overseas 3)
Traded: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Shikhar Dhawan.
7) Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Retained Players: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Marcus Stoinis (Traded), Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Released Players: Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Sarfraz Khan, Quinton de Kock.
Available slots: 10 (Indian 8, Overseas 2)
Traded: Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis
8) Kings XI Punjab:
Retained Players: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller and Ravichandran Ashwin
Released Players: Aaron Finch, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar and Manzoor Dar
Available slots: 15 (Indian 11, Overseas 4)
Traded: Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh