The 10 teams have made a list of the players they would keep before the Indian Premier League mini-auction, which will take place on November 23 in Kochi.
The players who have been released will be put up for auction.
On Monday, Sunrisers Hyderabad fired their skipper Kane Williamson, while Chennai Kings let go of longtime veteran Dwayne Bravo.
The day began with veteran West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard of the Mumbai Indians declaring his retirement from the IPL only to be hired as the batting coach of the five-time champion team.
Other significant changes include the release of West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran by Sunrisers Hyderabad and the release of Punjab Kings’ captain from the previous season, Mayank Agarwal.
Up to 13 players, including Kieron Pollard, who announced his retirement earlier in the day, have been freed by the Mumbai Indians.
It’s a very difficult decision. As far as player retention and release is concerned, you are aware that CSK has always had a strong relationship with the players, who have also been making contributions to the franchise.
We find it quite challenging to make decisions when releasing the players.
In the words of CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, “The contribution they have made to CSK will always be cherished and we know that if there is a possibility for any of them to come back, they will be back in CSK colours.”
Kasi made it plain that Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the star of CSK, will serve as the team’s captain.
Everyone is aware that Thalaiva (Dhoni) will captain the team, and he will give it his all so that they succeed, he said.
Here are the lists of players from each of the 10 franchises who were retained and released:
Chennai Super Kings:
The following players from the Chennai Super Kings were kept on: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C & WK), 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 Des
Released athletes include Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Chris Jordan, N Jagadeesan, C Hari Nishaanth, K Bhagat Varma, and Adam Milne (Retired)
The following players were kept in the team: Jason Behrendroff, Arjun Tendulkar, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Verma, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer, Hrithik Shokeen, Kartiyeka Singh, and Akash Madwal.
Riley Meredith, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Tymal Mills, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Anmolpreet Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, and Basil Thampi are among the players that have been released.
Players kept: Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, and Umran Malik
Released athletes include: Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sean Abbott, Jagadeesha Suchith, Priyam Garg, Ravikumar Samarth, Romario Shepherd, Nicholas Pooran, Saurabh Dubey, and Vishnu Vinod.
The following players were kept in the team: Rishabh Pant (C), 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, Kul
Players released: Tim Seifert, Ashwin Hebbar, Srikar Bharat, and Mandeep Singh in addition to Shardul Thakur.
Retaining players include Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and KC Cariappa.
Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, and Tejas Baroka are among the players who were released.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Players kept: Virat Kohli, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, and Faf du Plessis (captain).
Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, and Sherfane Rutherford were released as players.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
The following players were kept in the lineup: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, and Rinku Singh.
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, and Sheldon Jackson are among the players who were released.
Players kept: Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade,
Released athletes include Jason Roy, Varun Aaron, Gurkeerat Singh, Lockie Ferguson, and Dominic Drakes.
Lucknow Super Giants:
KL Rahul (captain), 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, and Ravi Bishnoi are among the players who were kept on.
Released athletes include: Shahbaz Nadeem, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, and Andrew Tye.
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, and Harpreet Brar are among the players who were kept on.
Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, and Writtick Chatterjee are among the players that have been released.