IPL Retention Day : Big Names Depart As IPL Teams Announce The List of Retained Players For Next Season

Yesterday, was the day when all the ten IPL teams had to decide their retained players for the next season and that meant some big name players will be at next month’s auction

Prior to the IPL 2023 mini auction on December 23 in Kochi, the 10 Indian Premier League (IPL) teams had to submit their Retention List to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) within a few days after the conclusion of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. By relinquishing certain members before the Retention Day date or by moving players between teams during the transfer season, the ten teams can increase this budget. Before the retention day, three players were formally traded: Jason Behrendorff from Royal Challengers Bangalore went to the Mumbai Indians; Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from the IPL 2022 champion Gujarat Titans  went to the Kolkata Knight Riders. 


This year the IPL Auction will take place in Kochi on December 23

The biggest news came from the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings as they both released their captains and have generated a whole lot of money going into the auction. Kane Williamson, former captain of the SRH franchise was retained last year at ten crores while Mayank Agarwal was retained at a whopping fourteen crores. Sunrisers Hyderabad had a dismal IPL 2022 season, losing seven of their thirteen games. The Orange Army concluded the season on the eighth slot because nothing worked out for them. Kane Williamson was let go by SRH since he only scored 216 runs the previous year. Umran Malik, the explosive pacer, will also be retained. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Washington Sundar, are anticipated to keep their respective positions on the roster. 

 Sunrisers Hyderabad Retained Players : Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Kartik Tyagi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen


There is no doubt that Kane Williamson will attract a lot of buyers in the IPL Auction 

Shikhar Dhawan was named Shikhar Kings’ (PBKS) new IPL 2023 captain recently.  Agarwal’s tenure with the PBKS was ended due to poor performance. Prior to submitting its list of remaining players on November 16, PBKS made some significant decisions. Both the teams have one of the highest purses going into the auction next month. 

Punjab Kings Retained Players : Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh,  Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh


Mayank Aggarwal, the former captain was relieved of his duties and will be one of the marquee players in this IPL Auction

Last year, Delhi Capitals would have felt they were unfortunate. They played fourteen games, winning seven of them, and finished in fifth place, just missing out on a playoff slot. DC will want to put in a much stronger effort and strive to win the title in the upcoming season with Rishabh Pant serving as captain. Shardul Thakur was the most prominent name on the release list. DC wanted to swap him for Jadeja in a deal with CSK but that didn’t go as planned. In an all-cash deal, they were able to trade Shardul Thakur to Kolkata Knight Riders. Aside from their captain Rishabh Pant, the Capitals were confident in keeping players like David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Rovman Powell, and Mitchell Marsh. 

Delhi Capitals Retained Players : Rishabh Pant (C), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya


Shardul Thakur was an interesting choice to be traded as he has the knack of taking wickets at key intervals

Prior to the IPL Auction, KKR made some difficult decisions and chose to let go of several players who did not match their future ideologies. The likes of Varun Chakravarthy, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine, and others will undoubtedly remain with KKR. Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson, Rinku Singh, and Umesh Yadav were also retained by the two-time champions. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and the star pacer Lockie Ferguson were acquired by KKR in an all-cash agreement with Gujarat Titans.

Kolkata Knight Riders Retained Players : Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana,  Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine


Lockie Ferguson returns to Kolkata Knight Riders after spending a season with title winners Gujarat Titans

Having performed well in the IPL 2022, Lucknow Super Giants kept the majority of their current roster intact. Veteran players who were integral parts of their team last year, like KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Marcus Stoinis, and Krunal Pandya, were retained. Due to their unsuitability for their strategy, LSG removed Kyle Mayers, Dushmantha Chameera, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Ankit Rajpoot from their squad.

Lucknow Super Giants Retained Players: KL Rahul (capt), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi


Marcus stoinis was a doubt for retention but LSG went ahead and retained him on deadline day

After winning their first IPL championship in the most recent season, Gujarat Titans wrote IPL history. With players like Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, David Miller, and Shubman Gill expected to be the heartbeat of the side yet again, Gujarat also has a solid core group. Matthew Wade, an Australian wicketkeeper-batter, had a miserable IPL 2022 season, therefore the opposite cannot be said about him but his performances on the international stages might have been enough to earn his place on the roster. Varun Aaron was released by the reigning champions along with Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz who was traded with Kolkata Knight Riders

Gujrat Titan Retained Players : Shubman Gill, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, Hardik Pandya (c), R Sai Kishore, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad, Darshan Nalkande, Pradeep Sangwan, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar 



Rahmanullah Gurbaz is one of the two players that were traded to Kolkata Knight Riders

Before submitting their list of retained players for the IPL 2023 Auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) needed to make some choices. Despite Du Plessis’ presence, opening continues to be a concern, although players like Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, and Shahbaz Ahmed are deserving retainers, they need more options in all departments. Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Siraj, and Harshal Patel were among the bowlers who remained on the team. In an all-cash transaction, Jason Behrendorff was traded to the Mumbai Indians.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Retained Players : Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik,David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel


Jason Behrendorff was traded to the Mumbai Indians this past week by Royals Challengers Bangalore

The top performers for RR last season included Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, and Yuzvendra Chahal. It was obvious that they should remain on the team. Some players, including Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, and Corbin Bosch, could be let go by the Jaipur-based team.

Rajasthan Royals Retained Players : Sanju Samson (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult


Daryl Mitchell is an interesting choice that was left out and others teams might have an eye on him now

Prior to the auction, the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings intended to release Ravindra Jadeja. The team made every effort to keep Jadeja, though, with captain MS Dhoni serving as a bridge. The same was not done for those like Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, and Dwayne Bravo, who were released because they were unable to provide their best for the Yellow Army.

Chennai Super Kings Retained Players : MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, S Senapati, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Shivam Dube, R Hangargekar, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Pathirana, Prashant Solanki 



Robin Uthappa was a surprising decision as he produced some magnificent performances in the last edition

Similar to CSK, Mumbai Indians struggled during the previous IPL season. When the team’s senior player, Kieron Pollard, had to make a decision, he announced his retirement from the IPL. However, the Men in Blue and Gold made sure to keep their squad’s top players, including Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Rohit Sharma. Jason Behrendorff was acquired by the five-time champions from RCB in an all-cash deal.

Mumbai Indians Retained Players :Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Verma, Tristan Stubbs,Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer, Hrithik Shokeen, Kartiyeka Singh, Jason Behrendroff, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Akash Madwal


Keiron Pollard showed his loyalty towards the franchise as he retired from IPL and said that he can only play for MI and not anyone else

It was a tiring week for the IPL teams as they had to release some players and had to retain the best from what was available to them in order to generate funds for the all-important mini-auction next month in Kochi. Who do you think is the best placed before the start of the mini-auction? 



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