Ahead of the IPL mini-auction, Chennai Super Kings ended their hugely successful 11-year association with legendary all-rounder Dwayne Bravo while Sunrisers Hyderabad released star batter Kane Williamson.
As all the 10 teams have announced their list of retained and released players, the picture of what to expect from the mini-auction is clear.
SunRisers Hyderabad, who let go of Captain Williamson and big-hitter Nicholas Pooran, will have the highest purse of over Rs 40 crore (Rs 400 million) for the auction as they look to make amends for some questionable buys at the mega auction in February.
Apart from Bravo, CSK decided to let go of death-overs specialist Chris Jordan, while anmouncing that Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who will be three months short of 42, will lead the team maybe for one last time.
Four-time champions CSK will head into the auction with a purse of Rs 20.45 crore (Rs 204.5 million).
Punjab Kings will head into the IPL auction with Rs 32.20 crore (Rs 322 million) to spend.
Mumbai Indians, who finished last in IPL 2022, have released 13 players to increase their spending power at Rs 20.55 crore (Rs 205.5 milliion). MI, who hired Jofra Archer at the February auction, have retained the tearaway on their books even though he hasn’t bowled in many months.
Rajasthan Royals released nine players — four Indians and five overseas players — leaving RR with Rs 13.2 crore (Rs 132 million). The players released include James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Rassie van der Dussen among others.
Delhi Capitals released four players — Mandeep Singh, K S Bharat, Ashwin Hebbar and New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Tim Seifert. Delhi Capitals traded all-rounder Shardul Thakur to Kolkata Knight Riders and brought in all-rounder Aman Khan in his place. They have a purse of 19.45 crore (Rs 194.5 million).
IPL 2022 Champions Gujarat Titans, after releasing six players, have Rs 19.25 crore (Rs 192.5 million) for next month’s auction.
Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford were released by Royal Challengers Bangalore, leaving RCB with Rs 8.75 crore (Rs 87.5 million).
Lucknow Super Giants released Jason Holder and Dusmantha Chameera and have Rs 23.35 crore (Rs 233.5 million) for the auction.
Kolkata Knight Riders head into the auction with the lowest purse of Rs 7.05 crore (Rs 705 million). KKR were active in the trading window, securing Shardul Thakur from Delhi Capitals, Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans. KKR are left with a paltry budget to fill 11 slots, including 3 overseas slots, at the mini-auction.
All teams will receive an extra Rs 5 crore (Rs 50 million) eacch to spend at the auction, which is likely to be held on December 16 in Kochi.
PURSE REMAINING FOR TEAMS
The following players from the 10 franchises were retained & released from the squad:
Chennai Super Kings
Retained Players: Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway*, Dwaine Pretorius*, Maheesh Theekshana*, Matheesha Pathirana*, Mitchell Santner*, Moeen Ali*, MS Dhoni, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande.
Released Players: Adam Milne*, C Hari Nishaanth, Chris Jordan*, Dwayne Bravo*, K Bhagath Varma, K M Asif, N Jagadeesan, Robin Uthappa.
Retained Players: Aman Khan (Transferred from KKR), Anrich Nortje*, Axar Patel, Chetan Sakariya, David Warner*, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Lungisani Ngidi*, Mitchell Marsh*, Mustafizur Rahman*, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell*, Sarfaraz Khan, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull.
Released Players: Ashwin Hebbar, K S Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Tim Seifert*.
Retained Players: Abhinav Sadarangani, Alzarri Joseph*, B Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller*, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Matthew Wade*, Mohammad Shami, Noor Ahmad*, Pradeep Sangwan, R Sai Kishore, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan*, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Yash Dayal.
Released Players: Dominic Drakes*, Gurkeerat Singh, Jason Roy*, Varun Aaron.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Retained Players: Andre Russell*, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Lockie Ferguson (Tranferred from GT)*, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Transferred from GT)*, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur (Transferred from DC), Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine*, Tim Southee*, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer.
Released Players: Aaron Finch*, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Hales*, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne*, Mohammad Nabi*, Pat Cummins*, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Dar, Sam Billings*, Sheldon Jackson, Shivam Mavi.
Lucknow Super Giants
Retained Players: Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, K. Gowtham, Karan Sharma, KL Rahul, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers*, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis*, Mark Wood*, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Quinton De Kock*, Ravi Bishnoi
Released Players: Andrew Tye*, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Dushmanta Chameera*, Evin Lewis*, Jason Holder*, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Retained Players: Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Dewald Brevis*, Hrithik Shokeen, Ishan Kishan, Jason Behrendorff (Transfer from RCB)*, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer*, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Mohd. Arshad Khan, N. Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David*, Tristan Stubbs*.
Released Players: Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams*, Fabian Allen*, Jaydev Unadkat, Kieron Pollard*, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith*, Sanjay Yadav, Tymal Mills*.
Retained Players: Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Raj Angad Bawa, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Baltej Singh Dhanda, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone*, Kagiso Rabada*, Jonny Bairstow*, Nathan Ellis*, Bhanuka Rajapakse*.
Released Players: Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith*, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell*, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee.
Retained Players: Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Jos Buttler *, K C Cariappa, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Obed Mccoy*, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer*, Trent Boult*, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Released Players: Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch*, Daryl Mitchell*, James Neesham*, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile*, Rassie Van Der Dussen*, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained Players: Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat, David Willey*, Dinesh Karthik, Faf Du Plessis*, Finn Allen*, Glenn Maxwell*, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood*, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahamad, Siddharth Kaul, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli, Wanindu Hasaranga*.
Released Players: Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford*.
Retained Players: Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram*, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi*, Glenn Phillips*, Kartik Tyagi, Marco Jansen*, Rahul Tripathi, Thangarasu Natarajan, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar.
Released Players: Jagadeesha Suchith, Kane Williamson*, Nicholas Pooran*, Priyam Garg, R Samarth, Romario Shepherd*, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott*, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod.
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