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Franchises release 81 players ahead of IPL 2024 Auction; RCB has highest purse of INR 40.75 Cr

IPL 2024: Player's Released Full list, Retailed Players List and IPL team remained purse ahead of IPL 2024 Auction. Hardik Pandya's move to Mumbai Indians making waves in cricket fraternity.

IPL 2023 Auction_ Mini-auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is going to take place on December 23 in Kochi Walking Wicket (Source_ ©BCCI_IPL)
IPL 2024 Auction is set to start from Decemeber 19 (Source: ©BCC/IPL)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) teams have unveiled their lists of retained and released players in anticipation of the auction scheduled for December 19 for IPL 2024. With 174 players retained and 81 released, teams are gearing up for a strategic reshuffling of their squads. Kolkata Knight Riders led in player releases, while Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Chennai Super Kings opted to retain the maximum number of players for the forthcoming tournament.

As the teams fine-tune their rosters, let's delve into how the purse looks and examine key releases from each franchise:

Gujarat Titans: ₹13.85 crore 

Released players: Yash Dayal, KS Bharat, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Pradeep Sangwan, and Dasun Shanaka.

Notably, Alzarri Joseph, a vital part of Gujarat Titans for the past two years, significantly contributed to the team's success in reaching the finals and clinching the title in the maiden season. His impressive IPL career includes 20 wickets in 19 matches, with a best individual figure of 6/12.

Chennai Super Kings: ₹31.4 crore 

Released players: Ben Stokes, Bhagath Varma, Subhranshu Senapati, Dwaine Pretorius, Ambati Rayudu, Kyle Jamieson, Akash Singh, and Sisanda Magala.

The release of Ben Stokes, acquired for a substantial ₹16.25 crore just a year ago, reflects the player's decision to skip IPL 2024 to manage his workload. Chennai Super Kings aim to balance their squad dynamics ahead of the auction.

Lucknow Super Giants: ₹13.9 crore 

Released players: Jaydev Unadkat, Arpit Guleria, Suryansh Shedge, Karun Nair, Daniel Sams, Manan Vohra, Swapnil Singh, and Karan Sharma. Traded players: Devdutt Padikkal (from Rajasthan Royals)

Despite a strong outing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, experienced Indian pacer Jaydev Unadkat was released by Lucknow Super Giants. Unadkat's IPL career includes 91 wickets in 94 matches.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: ₹40.75 

Released players: Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Wayne Parnell, Sonu Yadav, Avinash Singh, Siddarth Kaul, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, David Willey, and Kedar Jadhav. Traded players: Mayank Dagar (from Sunrisers Hyderabad)

Royal Challengers Bangalore's decision to part ways with eleven players, including Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood, underscores the team's emphasis on performance and adaptability. Hazlewood's dip in form contributed to his release.

Mumbai Indians: ₹15.25 crore 

Released players: Mohd. Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh, Duan Jansen, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Hrithik Shokeen, Raghav Goyal, Jofra Archer, Tristan Stubbs, Chris Jordan, and Sandeep Warrier. Traded players: Romario Shepherd (traded in from Lucknow Super Giants)

Mumbai Indians released big players like Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan due to Archer's injury-affected season and Jordan's limited impact in the previous edition.

Kolkata Knight Riders: ₹32.7 crore 

Released players: Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Aarya Desai, David Wiese, Narayan Jagadeesan, Mandeep Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, and Johnson Charles.

Kolkata Knight Riders' release of Shardul Thakur, acquired as the most expensive trade buy in IPL history, reflects the team's quest for squad optimization. Thakur had a challenging season in 2023.

Rajasthan Royals ₹14.5 crore

Released players: Joe Root, Abdul Basith, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Murugan Ashwin, KC Cariappa, KM Asif, Akash Vashisht, and Kuldip Yadav. Traded: Avesh Khan

Rajasthan Royals didn't retain Joe Root, who played only three matches in his debut IPL season. Kumar Sangakkara, Royals’ Director of Cricket, acknowledged Root’s impact during his brief stint.

Delhi Capitals: ₹28.95 crore 

Released Players: Rilee Rossouw, Ripal Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Aman Khan, Chetan Sakariya, Rovman Powell, Manish Pandey, Phil Salt, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Priyam Garg.

The decision to release Sarfaraz Khan and Manish Pandey offers potential opportunities for the players in the upcoming season. Manish Pandey will play for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023 after being selected in the auction for ₹2.4 crore.

Punjab Kings: ₹29.1 crore 

Released players: Mohit Rathee, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Baltej Singh, Raj Bawa, and Shahrukh Khan.

The release of Shahrukh Khan comes as a significant surprise, given the Indian batsman's prowess. Especially CSK would be expected to bag the 28-year-old player from Tamil Nadu as they went upto last bid in IPL 2023 auction before Punjab Kings snacheted him.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: ₹34 crore 

Released players: Harry Brook, Adil Rashid, Vivrant Sharma, Akeal Hosein, Samarth Vyas, and Kartik Tyagi. Traded players: Shahbaz Ahmed (from Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Sunrisers Hyderabad's release of England’s batter Harry Brook highlights the team's readiness for strategic changes. Brook, purchased for a whopping ₹13.25 crore last year, aims to bounce back from a season with limited impact.

As teams recalibrate their strategies, the stage is set for an exciting auction on December 19 in Dubai, where franchises will aim to bolster their squads with strategic acquisitions.


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