An eventful last day of transfer deadline in IPL. A gripping auction on the cards next month.
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) Royal Challengers Bangalore
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
2) Rajasthan Royals
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
3) Kings XI Punjab
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
4) Kolkata Knight Riders
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
5) 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
6) Delhi Daredevils
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
7) Chennai Super Kings
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
8) Sunrisers Hyderabad
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
It has been an extremely busy day for each Indian Premier League team on the transfer deadline day. More than 50 players have been released overall and this means that the auction which is reportedly to take place next month will be an extremely exciting one.
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