IPL 2023: List of all teams Retained Players, Released Players, & Purse Remaining ahead of mini auction

There were some surprising releases and retentions ahead of the mini-auction.

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The whole cricketing universe was under the influence of international T20 fever for the last one month because of the T20 World Cup happening down under. Although the T20 World Cup culminated with the Three Lions clinching the silverware for the second time in history, the T20 fever is far from over as the eagerly anticipated list of retained and released players ahead of the IPL mini-auction was announced on Tuesday, November 15 and has the fans buzzing.

Some of the top retentions include the likes of Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Hardik Pandya (Gujarat Titans), Rashid Khan (Gujarat Titans), MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings), Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals), Shikhar Dhawan (Punjab Kings), Kl Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals), Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians), Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders), Glenn Phillips (Sunrisers Hyderabad) among others.

Franchises were forced to release a few players to free up some valuable bucks and some of the big ones that got released included Nicholas Pooran (SRH), and Mayank Agarwal (PBKS) among others.

Ahead of the announcement some of the players were also traded by the IPL franchises. Lockie Ferguson was traded by Gujarat Titans to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Shardul Thakur was traded by Delhi Capitals to Kolkata Knight Riders, Rahmanullah Gurbaz was traded by GT to KKR, Jason Behrendorff was traded by Royal Challengers Bangalore to Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2023 Retained Players List ahead of mini-auction (Team-wise)

KKR Retained Players List:

Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh

RCB Retained Players List:

Faf du Plessis (c), 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

CSK Retained Players List:

MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana

PBKS Retained Players List:

Shikhar Dhawan (c), 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

LSG Retained Players List:

KL Rahul (c), 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

GT Retained Players List:

Hardik Pandya (c), 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

MI Retained Players List:

Rohit Sharma (c), 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

RR Retained Players List:

Sanju Samson (c), 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

DC Retained Players List:

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, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal

SRH Retained Players List:

Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik

IPL 2023 Released Players List ahead of mini-auction (Team-wise)

KKR Released Player List:

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

Acquired via trades: Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson

RCB Released Player List:

Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford

Acquired via trades: N/A

CSK Released Player List:

Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Adam Milne, Hari Nishaanth, Chris Jordan, Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, Narayan Jagadeesan

Acquired via trades: N/A

PBKS Released Player List:

Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee

Acquired via trades: N/A

LSG Released Player List:

Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem

Acquired via Trades: N/A

GT Released Player List:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson, Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron

Acquired via trades: N/A

MI Released Player List:

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

Acquired via trades: Jason Behrendorff

RR Released Player List:

Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka

Acquired via trades: N/A

DC Released Player List:

Shardul Thakur, Tim Seifert, Ashwin Hebbar, Srikar Bharat, Mandeep Singh

Acquired via trades: Aman Khan

SRH Released Player List:

Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Jagadeesha Suchith, Priyam Garg, Ravikumar Samarth, Romario Shepherd, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod

Acquired via trades: N/A

Purse Remaining and Overseas Slots ahead of mini-auction (team-wise):

Teams Purse Remaining  Overseas Slots Remaining
KKR INR 7.05 CR 3
RCB INR 8.75 CR 2
CSK INR 20.45 CR 2
PBKS INR 32.2 CR 3
LSG INR 23.35 CR 4
GT INR 19.25 CR 3
MI INR 20.55 CR 3
RR INR 13.2 CR 4
DC INR 19.45 CR 2
SRH INR 42.25 CR 4