IPL teams announce 2023 retentions and releases

IPL teams announce 2023 retentions and releases

The ten IPL teams have announced their retention list ahead of the 2023 auction on the 23rd of December, and here is a run-down of all the players released and retained by the franchises for next season.

Chennai Super Kings

The Chennai Super Kings haven’t made many wholesale changes to their squad from last season, but have released three overseas fast-bowlers, including franchise legend Dwayne Bravo.

Notable players released: Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Chris Jordan

Purse remaining: INR 20.45 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 7 (2)

Delhi Capitals

Delhi have retained 19 players from the previous season, keeping most of their core, with the only major move being the decision to trade Shardul Thakur to KKR.

Notable players released: Shardul Thakur (traded to KKR), Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh

Purse remaining: INR 19.45 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 5 (2)

Gujarat Titans

The defending champions released just six players from their title-winning squad in 2022 and have a significant purse amount to fill the gaps in the squad at the auction.

Notable players released: Lockie Ferguson (traded to KKR), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (traded to KKR), Jason Roy, Varun Aaron, Dominic Drakes

Purse remaining: INR 19.25 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 7 (3)

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow released plenty of their underperforming stars from last season, including Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, and Andrew Tye.

Notable players released: Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Dushmantha Chameera, Andrew Tye, Manish Pandey

Purse remaining: INR 23.35 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 10 (4)

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata have been the most active team on the trade market, with the Knight Riders acquiring Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, and Rahmnullah Gurbaz ahead of the auction. KKR also released 16 players from last year’s squad and have the smallest purse at the auction to plug the holes in their team.

Notable players released: Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Mavi, Chamika Karunaratne

Purse remaining: INR 7.05 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 11 (3)

Mumbai Indians

After finishing last in IPL 2022, Mumbai released 13 members of their squad, including all-rounder and franchise icon Kieron Pollard, who will join the team as a batting coach for next season after deciding to retire from the IPL as a player.

Notable players released: Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Riley Meredith, Fabian Allen, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat

Purse remaining: INR 20.55 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 9 (3)

Punjab Kings

The Punjab Kings have made some major changes to their squad after another underwhelming season. They have released their captain Mayank Agarwal, with Shikhar Dhawan leading the side in his stead, and have the second-largest purse heading into the auction.

Notable players released: Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Ishan Porel

Purse remaining: INR 32.2 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 9 (3)

Rajasthan Royals 

The Rajasthan Royals have retained the core of the squad that took them to the final of the IPL last season but have opened up four overseas slots ahead of the auction.

Notable players released: Daryl Mitchell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Karun Nair

Purse remaining: INR 13.2 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 9 (4)

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB’s core from last season remains intact, with only five players released from the squad that took them to third place in 2022.

Notable players released: Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff (traded to MI)

Purse remaining: INR 8.75 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 7 (2)

Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Sunrisers Hyderabad let go of 12 players from their IPL 2022 squad – including their captain Kane Williamson – and have the heftiest purse heading into the auction.

Notable players released: Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott, Priyam Garg

Purse remaining: INR 42.25 Crore

Slots remaining (overseas): 13 (4)