Majority of the team compositions for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 are confirmed as the 10 teams on Tuesday announced the list of released players which had some big names.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) decided to part ways with last season's captain Kane Williamson while Gujarat Titans traded Lockie Ferguson to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Chennai Super Kings (CSK) released franchise great Dwayne Bravo while Punjab Kings offloaded last-season's skipper Mayank Agarwal. Sri Lankan pacer Dushmantha Chameera and West Indies allrounder Jason Holder will be available in the auction after being released by Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). Meanwhile, KKR released a total of 16 players, the most among all teams while five-champions Mumbai Indians released 13 players, which included Kieron Pollard who retired from IPL on Tuesday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) decided to keep most of their squad with only five released players, which was also the case with Delhi Capitals (DC).
Here's the complete list of retained players, released players and their purse ahead of the mini-auction in Kochi on November 23.
Retained - Hardik Pandya, 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.
Released - Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron.
Traded Players - OUT: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (KKR), Lockie Ferguson (KKR).
Purse remaining - INR 19.25 | Overseas slots left - 3.
Retained - Sanju Samson, 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.
Released - Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka.
Purse remaining - INR 13.2 crore | Overseas slots left - 3
Retained - KL Rahul, 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.
Released - Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Purse remaining - INR 23.35 crore | Overseas slots left - 4
Retained - Faf du Plessis, 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.
Released - Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford.
Traded Players - OUT: Jason Behrendorff (MI).
Purse remaining - INR 8.75 crore | Overseas slots left - 2
Retained - Rishabh Pant, 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.
Released - Shardul Thakur, Tim Seifert, Ashwin Hebbar, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh.
Purse remaining - INR 19.45 crore | Overseas slots left - 2
Retained - Shikhar Dhawan, 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.
Released - Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee.
Purse remaining - INR 32.2 crore | Overseas slots left - 3
Retained - Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.
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.
Traded Players - IN: Shardul Thakur (DC), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (GT), Lockie Ferguson (GT) | OUT: Aman Khan (DC).
Purse remaining - INR 7.5 crore | Overseas slots left - 3
Retained - Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik.
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.
Purse remaining - INR 42.25 crore | Overseas slots left - 4
Retained - MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Prashant Solanki, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Matheesha Pathirana, Subhranshu Senapati.
Released - Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Chris Jordan, N Jagadeesan, C Hari Nishaanth, K Bhagat Varma, KM Asif, Robin Uthappa (Retired).
Purse remaining - INR 20.45 crore | Overseas slots left - 2
Retained - Rohit Sharma, 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.
Released - Kieron Pollard (retired), Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav, Tymal Mills.
Traded Players - IN: Jason Behrendorff (RCB).
Purse remaining - INR 20.55 crore | Overseas slots left - 3