Indian Premier League will enter into its 12th season next year and the auctions for the same will be held on December 18 in Jaipur.
With the national elections to be held in the country next year, the dates of IPL 12 are yet to be finalized. There are also rumours that the IPL may be held outside India with South Africa most likely to be selected as the venue.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction around the corner, the franchises have announced the names of their retained
While a few big names have been released by the teams, there were a few expected ones as well.
A few trades took place as well over the past couple of weeks. Quinton de Kock moved from the Royal Challengers Bangalore to the Mumbai Indians while Shikhar Dhawan was traded to the Delhi Daredevils in exchange for three Indian stars. Marcus Stoinis was traded to RCB for Mandeep Singh.
With each team having announced its squad going into the auction, let’s take a look at the complete list of players who have been released and retained by each franchise.
1. Chennai Super Kings
The defending champions decided not to tinker much with their winning combination, releasing just three players in total.
Englishman Mark Wood and Indian uncapped players Kshitiz Sharma and Kanishk Seth were released from the squad.
Retained players: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif KM, N Jagadeesan, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Mitchell Santner
Released players: Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Kanish Seth
Available slots: 2; Indian 2, Overseas 0
2. Mumbai Indians
The three-time champions bought Quinton de Kock from the Royal Challengers Bangalore a week ago in order to strengthen their batting line-up.
They decided to release 10 players including four foreigners, namely JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, and Akila Dananjaya.
The rest of the squad was retained and Rohit Sharma will continue to captain the side.
Released players: Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya.
Retained players: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.
Traded: Quinton de Kock from RCB.
Available slots: 7; Indian 6, Overseas 1
3. Delhi Daredevils
The biggest exclusion from the Daredevils squad prior to the auction is Gautam Gambhir. The veteran Indian cricketer was bought by the Daredevils last season and was made the captain as well. However, Gambhir himself stepped down after a string of poor performances.
Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Shammi, too, have been released from the squad.
Retained players: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, 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.
Traded: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem for Shikhar Dhawan.
Available slots: 10; Indian 7, Overseas 3
4. Sunrisers Hyderabad
The 2016 champions have decided to retain David Warner, who missed the entire season last time around due to his involvement in the ball tampering incident at the beginning of the year.
The biggest name missing is Shikhar Dhawan, who was traded to the Delhi Daredevils for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Abhishek Sharma.
The player released include Wriddhiman Saha, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite
Retained Players: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Shakib Al-Hasan.
Released players: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan.
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Abhishek Sharma.
Available slots: 5; Indian 3, Overseas 2
5. Royal Challengers Bangalore
Apart from losing Quinton de Kock to the Mumbai Indians, the Royal Challengers Bangalore decided to release Brendon McCullum as well. This was an expected move as the veteran star has not been playing much cricket and is not in the best of forms as well.
Apart from McCullum, Sarfaraz Khan, who was one of the players retained last year, has been released as well.
Retained players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tim Southee, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini.
Released players: Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Sarfraz Khan, Pavan Deshpande, Manan Vohra, Murugan Ashwin, Anirudhha Joshi, Aniket Choudhary.
Traded: Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis. Quinton de Kock to MI.
Available slots: 10; Indian 8, Overseas 2
6. Rajasthan Royals
A few big names have been left out of the squad, namely D’Arcy Short, Heinrich Klaasen, and Jaydev Unadkat.
However, the core players, who performed well in the previous season, have been retained by the team management.
They finished fourth on the table last year.
Retained players: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jos, Buttler, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi
Released players: D’Arcy Short, Heinrich Klaasen, Ben Laughlin, Dane Peterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, and Jatin Saxena.
Available slots: 9; Indian 6, Overseas 3
7. Kolkata Knight Riders
The three top-performing foreigners of the Kolkata Knight Riders have been retained by the side, namely Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine.
They have let go of all the other foreigners in their side.
They finished third on the table last season and lost out to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second playoff, prior to the final.
Retained players: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla.
Released players: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Jonathan Searles, Ishank Jaggi, Apoorv Wankhede, Vinay Kumar
Available slots: 12; Indian 7, Overseas 5
8. Kings XI Punjab
A few big names have been left out of the KXIP squad prior to the auction. Yuvraj Singh, who failed to perform last time around, has been released. Aaron Finch and Axar Patel, too, have been released.
KXIP finished 7th on the table last year despite getting off to a great start.
Retained: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, and Ravichandran Ashwin
Released: Aaron Finch, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, and Manzoor Dar
Traded: Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh
Available slots: 15; Indian 11, Overseas 4