IPL 2019: Complete list of retained and released players
Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh were the two big releases by their respective franchises.
Updated - Nov 15, 2018 8:01 pm
The preparations for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have begun as the teams have finalised the list of retained and released players. While the trading window witnessed big and unexpected changes with Shikhar Dhawan and Quinton de Kock hogging the limelight, the franchises managed to surprise the fans even more as they let go off some of the star T20 players ahead of the auction next month.
Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson and Chris Woakes are the three big overseas cricketers released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In another big move, Delhi Daredevils, who acquired Dhawan’s services from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), released Gautam Gambhir who famously returned to the home franchise on the back of two titles with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). But the things didn’t go well for him and he even had to step down from the captaincy after the first few matches.
Glenn Maxwell has also paid for his poor show earlier this year while Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson are the other Australians to have faced the heat from their respective sides. Aaron Finch also has been released by the Kings XI Punjab probably due to no clarity over his availability with the World Cup scheduled to take place soon after the cash-rich tournament.
The likes of Steve Smith and David Warner have been retained by their respective franchise despite not playing the last season due to the infamous ball-tampering scandal. The million dollar pick of the auction last season Jaydev Unadkat has paid the price for his non-performance as the Rajasthan Royals (RR) decided to part ways with him and he will once again go under the hammer now.
Here’s how the teams shape up ahead of the auction:
Retained: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.
Released: Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya.
Retained: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror.
Released: D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena.
Retained: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan
Released: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem
Chennai Super Kings:
Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Released: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
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
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Retained: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Marcus Stoinis (Traded), Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Released: Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Sarfraz Khan, Quinton de Kock.
Traded: Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna.
Released: Mitchell Starc, Tom Curran, Mitchell Johnson, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles
Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan (traded), 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: 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 and Shahbaz Nadeem to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Shikhar Dhawan.