Ahead of the 2020 auction to be held on 19th December, the franchises have announced it retained and release players list. Before the auction few players were traded. The deadline for retained and release list for IPL 2020 was till UP to 5 PM on Friday.
A total of 68 players have been released. Many franchises have retained their core group for 2020 IPL. Kings XI Punjab, have the highest purse among all the franchises. Royal Challengers Bangalore released players create an impact on auction.
Here we look at the list of retained and release players of all franchises for IPL 2020.
- Chennai Super Kings
The most successful team in IPL history, Chennai Super Kings have retained its core group from 2019 IPL. They returned from the ban to win the title in 2018 and lost the finals to Mumbai Indians by just 1 run.
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Dwyane Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santer, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, M Asif
Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, David Willey, Dhurv Shorey, Chaityana Bishnoi.
Purse remaining RS 14.60 Crores, Available Slots: 5, 3 Indian, 2 Overseas
- Mumbai Indians
The defending Champions of IPL 2019, Mumbai Indians have retained its core group. They have released a total of 10 players.
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Anmolpreet Singh, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Anukul Roy, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan
Evin Lewis, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendroff, Beuran Hendricks, Ben Cutting, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Pankaj Jaiswal, Alazzari Joseph
Trent Boult from Delhi Capitals, Dhawal Kulkarni from Rajasthan Royals, Sherfane Rutherford.
Purse remaining RS 13.05 Crores, Available Slots- 11, Indian-7, Overseas 4.
- Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals had a great 2019 IPL season reaching the playoffs stage for first time after long time. Under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, DC proved their worth. Ahead of 2020 auction, DC have released 9 players for this year’s IPL.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithivi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane
Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro
Mayank Markande, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin.
Purse remaining RS 27.85 Crore, Available Slots- 11, Indian-6, Overseas 5.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad had a mixed bag IPL 2019 season. They finished in the playoff stage due to better run rate to Kolkata Knight Riders. Before the 2020 auction, they have decided to release 5 players.
Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Abishek Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Billy Stanlake, Basil Thampi, T Natrajan.
Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib AL Hasan suspended from Cricket
Purse remaining: Rs 17 Crore, Available Slots 7, Indian 5, Overseas 2.
- Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders had a mixed bag season in IPL 2019. They finished on 12 points but due to poor run rate, they could not qualify for the playoffs. Before the 2020 auction, KKR have decided to release 10 players.
Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi.
Chris Lynn, Carlos Braithwaite, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Nikhil Nak, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Srikant Munde, Yarra Prithiviraj, Anrich Nortje
Purse remaining RS 35.65 Crore, Available Slots 11, Indian 7, Overseas 4.
- Kings XI Punjab
After a brilliant start to IPL 2019, Kings XI Punjab could not maintain its intensity and finished 6th place in points table. They could not qualify for the playoff stage. Before the auction 2020, they have 7 players
KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Vilijoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murgun Ashwin
Varun Chakrathvathy, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran, Simran Singh, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Agnivesh Ayachi
Traded: Jagdeesha Suchith from Delhi Capitals, Krishnappa Gowtham from Rajasthan Royals
Purse remaining RS 42.70 Crore, Available Slots: 9, Indian 5, Overseas 4.
- Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals finished 7th in the points table during 2019 IPL Season. Before the 2020 auction, RR have decided to release 11 players. Steve Smith has been appointed the captain for RR side in this year.
Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jos Buttler, Shasank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, Varun Aaron, Manan Vohra
Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Shubham Ranjane, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Ish Sodhi, Aryman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Sudeshan Mithun
Included after trading
Rahul Tewatia from Delhi Capitals, Ankit Rajpoot from Kings XI Punjab
Purse remaining RS 28.90 Crores, Available Slots 11, Indian-7, Overseas 4.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore endured another disappointing season finishing last in 2019 edition. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, RCB lost first six matches and could not recover despite performing well in the later half. Before the 2020 auction, RCB have decided to release 11 players.
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Devdutt Paddikal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini.
Shimron Hetymer, Marcus Stoinis, Colin de Grandhomme, Akashdeep Nath, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, Heinrich Klassen, Milind Kumar.
Purse remaining RS 27.90 Crore, Available slots 12, Indian 6, Overseas 6.