Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2019 auction reportedly expected to take place in the third week of December, a mid-season trading window was introduced in cricket’s biggest T20 league for the first time ever. Spicing up things in the IPL, the mid-season transfer window opened from September to November allowed teams to retain trade and shift players out of their squads in a bid to strengthen their teams to the fullest ahead of the tournament which will commence in April of 2020.
Moving on with Indian Premier League 2019, prior to the last date to submit their list of retained players, franchisees went through hectic chopping and changing that saw a hoard of players being transferred as teams implemented their strategies for a successful auction window. From Shikhar Dhawan joining Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab trading Marcus Stoinis with Royal Challengers Bangalore to Rajasthan Royals releasing D’Arcy Short, we bring you the full squads of all the eight teams ahead of the cash-rich auctions.
The mid-season trading window saw teams free up funds and overseas player spots along with increasing their available salary caps, which will play a vital role in the player auctions that will see team owners and management tussle it out with one another to sign the best players in the business. Chennai Super Kings are the current reigning champions of the IPL.
Retained: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, and Jason Behrendorff.
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Released: Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya.
Traded: Quinton de Kock from RCB
Salary cap available: 11.15 cr
Available slots: 7; Indian 6, Overseas 1
Retained: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror.
Released: D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena.
Salary cap available: 20.95cr
Available slots: 9; Indian 6, Overseas 3
Retained: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan
Released: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem
Salary cap available: 9.70 cr
Available slots: 5; Indian 3, Overseas 2
Chennai Super Kings
Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Released: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
Salary cap available: 8.40 cr
Available slots: 2; Indian 2, Overseas 0
Kings XI Punjab
Retained: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller and Ravichandran Ashwin
Released: Aaron Finch, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar and Manzoor Dar
Traded: Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh with RCB
Salary cap available: 36.20 cr
Available slots: 15; Indian 11, Overseas 4
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya
Released: Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Sarfraz Khan
Traded: Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis with KXIP
Salary cap available: 18.15 cr
Available slots: 10; Indian 8, Overseas 2
Kolkata Knight Riders
Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Released: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles
Salary cap available: 15.20 cr
Available slots: 12; Indian 7, Overseas 5
Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult
Released: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Junior Dala, Liam Plunkett, Mohammed Shami, Sayan Ghosh, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Naman Ojha
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan from SRH for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem with Delhi Daredevils
Salary cap available: 25.50 cr
Available slots: 10; Indian 7, Overseas 3
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