It’s been less than 6 months since the IPL 2018 concluded and the anticipation and hype for the upcoming IPL 2019 is already hardening up. Chennai Super Kings won the last edition of the IPL tying up with the 3 titles record of Mumbai Indians.
A few weeks ago the official IPL 2019 schedule, fixtures, venues were announced. And now there is a stipulation that IPL 2019 might not be played in India due to the conduction of Lok Sabha elections in March.
The IPL 2019 player retention and released list of all 8 franchises have been released by the BCCI last Monday.
This list would sure cheer up the fans of David Warner and Sam Smith as they will appear in the upcoming edition of the IPL after sustaining a ban from IPL 2018 after they were banned from all sorts of international cricket for 1 year following the ball tempering scandal.
But there are some big names that were dropped from their respective teams like Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami and now their future in the IPL is uncertain.
Not only Indian players but some big international stars like Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Aaron Finch, JP Duminy, Chris Woakes were also released from their respective teams. The player retention deadline was passed on previous Thursday.
Other than player retention, some trades and transfers were also made on the same day via IPL 2019 Transfer Window. Sunrisers star batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been traded to Delhi Daredevils for Shahbaz Nadeem, Abhishek Sharma, and Vijay Shankar.
King XI Punjab swapped the star Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis with the local boy Mandeep Singh of Royal Challenger Bangalore.
Do You Know: IPL 2019 will be played outside India, probably in South Africa
Down Below is the full list of players retained and released by IPL teams
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan
Released: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Gurkeerat Mann, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Shami, Dan Christian, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala, Naman Ojha
Retained: 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
Salary cap available: 25.50 cr
Available slots: 10; Indian 7, Overseas 3
Traded: Quinton de Kock
Released: Mustafizur Rahman, Pat Cummins, Akila Dananjaya, JP Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Singh, Mohsin Khan, Pradeep Sangwan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba
Retained: 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
Salary cap available: 11.15 cr
Available slots: 7; Indian 6, Overseas 1
Kolkata Knight Riders
Released: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Ishank Jaggi, Apoorv Wankhade, Vinay Kumar
Retained: 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
Salary cap available: 15.20 cr
Available slots: 12; Indian 7, Overseas 5
Chennai Super Kings
Released: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
Retained: 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
Salary cap available: 8.40 cr
Available slots: 2; Indian 2, Overseas 0
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Traded: Marcus Stoinis
Released: Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Sarfraz Khan
Retained: 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
Salary cap available: 63.85 cr
Available slots: 10; Indian 8, Overseas 2
Traded: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem
Released: Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan
Retained: 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
Salary cap available: 9.70 cr
Available slots: 5; Indian 3, Overseas 2
Kings XI Punjab
Traded: Mandeep Singh
Released: Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Aaron Finch, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
Retained: Chris Gayle, David Miller, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Salary cap available: 36.20 cr
Available slots: 15; Indian 11, Overseas 4
Released: Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena, D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin
Retained: 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
Salary cap available: 20.95cr
Available slots: 9; Indian 6, Overseas 3
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