For the 2019 IPL edition, 15 November was the last date for all IPL franchises to finalize their squad retentions. All eight teams retained some of the main players, exchanged a few and released the remains of under-performing players. With the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction around the corner, the IPL franchises have announced the names of their retained and released players.
Australia cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner are the two biggest retentions for the IPL 2019, both are suspended for their part in the ball-tampering scandal during the Test against South Africa prior this year.
David Warner and Steve Smith have been retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals respectively as both are set to return. They had missed out the last edition of the IPL T20 league.
Gautam Gambhir (DD) and Yuvraj Singh (KXIP) are the big names who released by their franchise. Rajasthan Royals released Jaydev Unadkat because of his poor performance in the 11th edition of the cash-rich league. He got INR 11.5 crore for his services prior this year. Among the players discharged, names like Mohammed Shami, Glenn Maxwell, Wriddhiman Saha, Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian have also been released and will go under the hammer next month.
IPL 2019 Retained, Released Players List:
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Mayank Markande, Aditya Tare, Rahul Chahar, Siddhesh Lad, Anukul Roy, Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock, Mitchell McClenaghan, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.
Released Players: Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Pradeep Sangwan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Mustafizur Rahman, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Akila Dananjaya.
Traded: Quinton de Kock from RCB
Salary cap available: 11.15 crore
Available slots: 7; Indian 6, Overseas 1
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS:-
Retained Players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.
Released Players: Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma, Mark Wood.
Salary cap available: 8.40 crore
Available slots: 2; Indian 2, Overseas 0
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS:-
Retained Players: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn.
Released Players: Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles.
Salary cap available: 15.20 crore
Available slots: 12; Indian 7, Overseas 5
Retained Players: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami (wk), David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Billy Stanlake.
Released Players: Wriddhiman Saha, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Mehdi Hasan.
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan to DD for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Salary cap available: 9.70 crore
Available slots: 5; Indian 3, Overseas 2
Retained Players: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi.
Released Players: Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena, D’Arcy Short, Heinrich Klaasen, Ben Laughlin, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera.
Salary cap available: 20.95crore
Available slots: 9; Indian 6, Overseas 3
Retained Players: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Colin Munro, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult.
Released Players: Gautam Gambhir, Mohammed Shami, Naman Ojha, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sayan Ghosh, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Roy, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala.
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem with Delhi Daredevils
Salary cap available: 25.50 crore
Available slots: 10; Indian 7, Overseas 3
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE:-
Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tim Southee.
Released Players: Sarfraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Corey Anderson, Chris Woakes.
Traded: Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis with KXIP
Salary cap available: 18.15 crore
Available slots: 10; Indian 8, Overseas 2
KINGS XI PUNJAB:-
Retained Players: Ravichandran Ashwin, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Ankit Rajpoot, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, David Miller.
Released Players: Yuvraj Singh, Axar Patel, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Aaron Finch, Ben Dwarshuis, Manzoor Dar.
Traded: Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh with RCB
Salary cap available: 36.20 crore
Available slots: 15; Indian 11, Overseas 4