IPL franchises announced their players retained and released ahead of the reported auction in third week of December for IPL 2019.
November 15 was the last date for IPL franchises to finalise their squad retentions for the 2019 edition of the cash-rich league. The decision making in chopping and changing prior to IPL 12 comes before the mega event in the IPL auction reported to be held in the third week of December.
Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warner who are currently serving suspensions for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test in March this year, will return to the Indian Premier League after skipping IPL 2018.
The announcement was made by their franchises, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively. It is still unclear whether they will hold any leadership responsibilities in IPL 12.
Here are all the retentions and releases by all the franchises ahead of the 2019 auction.
Retained: 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: D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena.Salary cap available: 20.95crAvailable slots: 9; Indian 6, Overseas 3
Retained: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.Released: Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya.Traded: Quinton de Kock from RCBSalary cap available: 11.15 crAvailable slots: 7; Indian 6, Overseas 1
Retained: 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 HasanReleased: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi HasanTraded: Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz NadeemSalary cap available: 9.70 crAvailable slots: 5; Indian 3, Overseas 2
Chennai Super Kings:
Retained: 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 BishnoiReleased: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz SharmaSalary cap available: 8.40 crAvailable slots: 2; Indian 2, Overseas 0
Retained: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller and Ravichandran AshwinReleased: Aaron Finch, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar and Manzoor DarTraded: Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep SinghSalary cap available: 36.20 crAvailable slots: 15; Indian 11, Overseas 4
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya,Released: Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Sarfraz KhanTraded: Mandeep Singh for Marcus StoinisSalary cap available: 18.15 cr
Available slots: 10; Indian 8, Overseas 2
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh NagarkotiReleased: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon SearlesSalary cap available: 15.20 crAvailable slots: 12; Indian 7, Overseas 5
Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent BoultReleased: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Junior Dala, Liam Plunkett, Mohammed Shami, Sayan Ghosh, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Naman OjhaTraded: Shikhar Dhawan from SRH for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz NadeemSalary cap available: 25.50 crAvailable slots: 10; Indian 7, Overseas 3