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IPL 2020: Final squads of all the teams ahead of the auction

RCB released the most number of players from their squad.

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Mumbai Indians’ pose with the trophy. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The preparations for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) have begun. All the eight teams, on Friday, announced their list of released and retained players and look set to take part into the auction which is scheduled to take place on December 19. 

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) released the most number of players (12) from their squad which featured in the IPL 2019. They are expected to bid for overseas players during the auction as they have six slots to fill in that aspect. The franchise is left with Rs 27.90 crore for the same and along with the foreign players, they can also pick six more Indian players in the squad to form a complete squad of maximum 25 players.

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The other team which will be in the limelight during the event in Kolkata is the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) who have released only seven players but are left with the maximum purse among all the sides. Anil Kumble is looking after the proceedings in the franchise as the Director of Cricket Operations and expect KXIP to make some smart picks in the auction.

MI, CSK and SRH retained core players again

The most consistent teams in the IPL over the last few seasons, Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), have retained their core as usual and are already looking a settled squad. Not surprisingly, these three teams have purse less than Rs 20 crore with the four-time champions MI left with the least (Rs 13.05 crore).

As far as the Rajasthan Royals are concerned, they have backed Steve Smith to lead the side for the next season and have released as many as 11 players from their squad. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has also let go of 11 players including the likes of Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn.

On the other hand, the Delhi Capitals (DC) have continued to show faith in their Indian players and were also active when the trading window. They secured the services of Ravi Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane through trade-offs and have released three overseas players while Trent Boult was traded to MI.

Here’s how the final squads of all the teams stack up ahead of the auction:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Monu Singh, MS Dhoni, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina.

Delhi Capitals (DC): Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Ravi Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine.

Mumbai Indians (MI): Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Ankit Rajpoot, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Steve Smith, Varun Aaron.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha.

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