IPL auctions: Ins, outs, list of retained players

All eight franchises have released a list of the cricketers traded, retained and released; Royals and Sunrisers have held on to tainted Aussie duo Steve Smith and David Warner respectively.

The IPL auction for the 2019 season is set to be held in the month of December.   -  FILE PHOTO/K.R. DEEPAK

 

Defending champion Chennai Super Kings released its foreign pacer Mark Wood, uncapped players Kanishk Seth and Kshitiz Sharma.

Retention list: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad traded Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar and Shahbaz Nadeem. The franchise also released eight other players, worth Rs 9.8 crore. The list includes England batsman Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan and India Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who has been out with multiple injuries.

Retention list: David Warner, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB traded South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to Mumbai Indians in a cash deal of Rs 2.8 crore. It also traded batsman Mandeep Singh for Rs 1.4 crore to Kings XI Punjab in exchange of Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.

Retention list: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile

 

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai balanced out its purse — after buying de Kock — by releasing Bangladesh seamer Mustafizur Rahman and Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya. Australia speedster Pat Cummins (worth Rs 5.4 crore) was also released.

Retention list: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff

 

Delhi Daredevils

Dhawan (Rs 5.2 crore) came in from Sunrisers Hyderabad; Shankar (Rs 3.2 crore), U-19 batsman Sharma (Rs 55 lakh) and Nadeem (Rs 3.2 crore) were traded.

As the combined value of the players were more than Dhawan’s price; SRH paid DD an extra Rs 1.75 crore to maintain parity.

Retention list: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan

 

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Dinesh Karthik-led franchise released Mitchell Starc (bought for Rs 9.4 crore). It retained rookie pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who is still nursing a back injury he picked from the last IPL season, and Karnataka seamer Prasidh Krishna. England pacer Tom Curran, retired Aussie quick Mitchell Johnson, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles — all have been released.

Retention list: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna

 

Kings XI Punjab

Yuvraj Singh and Axar Patel are notable omissions from the Kings XI squad. It also released Aaron Finch, Mohit Sharma and Manoj Tiwary among the other big names.

Retention list: Chris Gayle, David Miller, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb ur Rahman

 

Rajasthan Royals

Jaydev Unadkat’s release is perhaps the biggest news from the Rajasthan franchise as the pacer was bought for a whopping Rs 11.5 crore in the 2018 auction. He couldn’t justify his price and ended the tournament with 11 wickets in 15 games at an economy of Rs 7.80 crore.

Retention list: Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Ajinkya Rahane, K Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror