The window for the 10 franchises to retain players for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season ended on Tuesday (November 15).
As per the list announced by the BCCI, 163 players were retained by the franchises whereas 85 players were released from their existing squads.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was retained by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while Dwayne Bravo was released.
In a big move, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) let go its captain Kane Williamson.
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Meanwhile, Kieron Pollard, one of the pillars of Mumbai Indians is hanging up his boots after playing for MI for 13 seasons but will continue with the franchise in his new role as batting coach.
A one-club man, adorning the Blue and Gold, Pollard signed in 2010 for MI and has since become one of the greatest players of this generation, picking up 5 IPL and 2 champions league trophies with Mumbai.
IPL 2023 players’ auction will be held in December.
The following players from the 10 franchises were retained and released from the squads for IPL 2023 ahead of the mini-auction.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Retained players: Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway*, Dwaine Pretorius*, Maheesh Theekshana*, Matheesha Pathirana*, Mitchell Santner*, Moeen Ali*, MS Dhoni, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande.
- Released players: Adam Milne*, C. Hari Nishaanth, Chris Jordan*, Dwayne Bravo*, K.Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, N. Jagadeesan, Robin Uthappa.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
- Retained players: Aman Khan (T), Anrich Nortje*, Axar Patel, Chetan Sakariya, David Warner*, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Lungisani Ngidi*, Mitchell Marsh*, Mustafizur Rahman*, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell*, Sarfaraz Khan, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull.
- Released players: Ashwin Hebbar, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Tim Seifert*.
Gujarat Titans (GT)
- Retained players: Abhinav Sadarangani, Alzarri Joseph*, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller*, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Matthew Wade*, Mohammad Shami, Noor Ahmad*, Pradeep Sangwan, R. Sai Kishore, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan*, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Yash Dayal.
- Released players: Dominic Drakes*, Gurkeerat Singh, Jason Roy*, Varun Aaron.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
- Retained players: Andre Russell*, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Lockie Ferguson (T)*, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (T)*, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur (T), Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine*, Tim Southee*, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer.
- Released players: Aaron Finch*, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Hales*, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne*, Mohammad Nabi*, Pat Cummins*, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Dar, Sam Billings*, Sheldon Jackson, Shivam Mavi.
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
- Retained players: Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, K. Gowtham, Karan Sharma, KL Rahul, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers*, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis*, Mark Wood*, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Quinton De Kock*, Ravi Bishnoi.
- Released players: Andrew Tye*, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Dushmanta Chameera*, Evin Lewis*, Jason Holder*, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem.
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Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Retained players: Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Dewald Brevis*, Hrithik Shokeen, Ishan Kishan, Jason Behrendorff (T)*, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer*, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Mohd. Arshad Khan, N. Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David*, Tristan Stubbs*.
- Released players: Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams*, Fabian Allen*, Jaydev Unadkat, Kieron Pollard*, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith*, Sanjay Yadav, Tymal Mills*.
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
- Retained players: Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Raj Angad Bawa, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Baltej Singh Dhanda, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone*, Kagiso Rabada*, Jonny Bairstow*, Nathan Ellis*, Bhanuka Rajapakse*
- Released players: Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith*, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell*, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- Retained players: Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Jos Buttler *, K.C Cariappa, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Obed Mccoy*, Prasidh Krishna, R. Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer*, Trent Boult*, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal
- Released players: Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch*, Daryl Mitchell*, James Neesham*, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile*, Rassie Van Der Dussen*, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- Retained players: Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat, David Willey*, Dinesh Karthik, Faf Du Plessis*, Finn Allen*, Glenn Maxwell*, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood*, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahamad, Siddharth Kaul, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli, Wanindu Hasaranga*.
- Released players: Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford*.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
- Retained players: Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram*, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi*, Glenn Phillips*, Kartik Tyagi, Marco Jansen*, Rahul Tripathi, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar.
- Released players: Jagadeesha Suchith, Kane Williamson*, Nicholas Pooran*, Priyam Garg, R Samarth, Romario Shepherd*, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott*, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod.
Note: * Indicates overseas players; (T) indicates player traded.
|IPL 2023: Squad size, salary cap, available slots|
|Franchise||Total Players||Overseas Players||Total money spent||Salary cap available||Available slots||Overseas slots|
|CSK||18||6||₹74.55 crore||₹20.45 crore||7||2|
|DC||20||6||₹75.55 cr||₹19.45 cr||5||2|
|GT||18||5||₹75.75 cr||₹19.25 cr||7||3|
|KKR||14||5||₹87.95 cr||₹7.05 cr||11||3|
|LSG||15||4||₹71.65 cr||₹23.35 cr||10||4|
|MI||16||5||₹74.45 cr||₹20.55 cr||9||3|
|PBKS||16||5||₹62.8 cr||₹32.2 cr||9||3|
|RCB||18||6||₹86.25 cr||₹8.75 cr||7||2|
|RR||16||4||₹81.8 cr||₹13.2 cr||9||4|
|SRH||12||4||₹52.75 cr||₹42.25 cr||13||4|
|Total||163||50||₹743.5 cr||₹206.5 cr||87||30|