As only few months left for the 13th edition of Indian Premier League, the authorities have announced the player contract extensions on Friday. A total of 127 players including 35 overseas cricketers have been retained by the eighth franchises of IPL. All the participating teams have given the deadline of November 15th to announce their retained, traded and released players before the auction ceremony. The auction for a prestigious event of IPL 2020 is scheduled to be held on December 19th in Kolkata.
As per the reports, the renowned franchise of Royal Challengers Bangalore has released the most number of players 12 for the upcoming season while Sunrisers Hyderabad have released the least number of players 5 from their squad.
In the upcoming auction, all the eight franchises will be allotted a balance of Rs 85 crore in total to build their respective teams. Notably, each franchise will also receive an additional budget of Rs 3 crore in addition to the given balance. With this given amount of auction balance, all the franchises have to select their squads for the upcoming season.
Here’s check out the complete list of players released, retained and traded for Indian Premier League 2020:
Chennai Super Kings
Released: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings, and Scott Kuggeleijn
Retained: Ambati Rayudu, Asif K M, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Jagadeesan Narayan, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Lungisani Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Monu Singh, MS Dhoni, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur and Suresh Raina
Released: Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra and Nathu Singh
Retained: Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer
Traded: Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin
Kings XI Punjab
Released: Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, and Varun Chakaravarthy
Retained: Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Mujeeb Zadran, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran and Sarfaraz Khan
Traded: Jagadeesha Suchith, and Gowtham Krishnappa
Kolkata Knight Riders
Released: Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa and Shrikant Mundhe.
Retained: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, and Sunil Narine
Traded: Siddhesh Lad
Released: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar and Yuvraj Singh.
Retained: Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni (Traded), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McCleneghan, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma, and Surya Kumar Yadav
Traded: Sherfane Rutherford and Trent Boult
Released: Aryaman Vikram Birla, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Oshane Thomas, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny and Sudhesan Midhun
Retained: Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson. Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Steve Smith, and Varun Aaron
Traded: Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Rahul Tewatia, and Mayank Markande
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Released: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer and Tim Southee
Retained: 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, and Yuzvendra Chahal
Released: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan
Retained: 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, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, and Wriddhiman Saha