A total of 27 cricketers, which includes eight overseas and four uncapped players, were retained by the existing eight teams during the IPL retentions which happend on Tuesday. But a number of top names have not been retained by their respective teams.
This can be both advantageous and disadvantageous for the players as they can either get picked by the two new teams ahead of the auction, or go back to the auction pool where they can be sold for a higher or lower price.
Take a look at the big names missing from the retention list:
Mumbai Indians: MI had the most difficult decisions to take, IPL retention always takes place ahead of the auction and this year was no exception. MI have retained Rohit Sharma (Rs 16 Crore), Jasprit Bumrah (Rs 12 Crore), Suryakumar Yadav (Rs 8 Crore) and Kieron Pollard (Rs 6 Crore) however players like Ishan Kishan, Trent Boult, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya have been released.
Mumbai Indians big players released: Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult.
Chennai Super Kings: Four-time champions held onto their all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 16 Crore), MS Dhoni (Rs 12 Crore), Moeen Ali (Rs 8 Crore), and Ruturaj Gaikwad (Rs 6 Crore) but there was no slot for players like Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo.
All three players, especially Bravo and Raina, have been a key factor in the CSK se-up for a long time but the franchise, has decided to look ahead into the future.
CSK big names released: Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: They did not have much difficult choices to make after AB de Villiers announced that he would not be a part of the IPL. But their decision to retain only Mohammed Siraj and not last edition's purple cap holder Harshal Patel came as a shocker to many. There was no place for spinner Yuzvendra Chahal too.
RCB big names released: Harshal Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders: The two-time champs held on to their trusted firepower of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. There was a lot of faith shown on youngsters Varun Chakaravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer which meant there was no spot for Shubman Gill.
KKR big names released: Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi.
Delhi Capitals: If there was any team that could match the problems faced by MI on retention day, it was DC. The Delhi based franchise had a host of stars to choose from but with only four retentions permitted, could only hold on to Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw and Anrich Nortje.
Rajasthan Royals: The franchise heavily relied on their foreign players, which meant it was always going to be hard to keep hold of the core as IPL retention rules allowed only two foreign recruits. RR went with Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler while uncapped Yashasvi Jaiswal was also pick.
RR big names released: Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Mustafizur Rahman
SunRisers Hyderabad: The orange army have not been having the best of times in the IPL, which pointed at their retention policy. But even then, letting Rashid Khan walk into the auction pool was a surprising call. SRH retained Kane Williamson, uncapped cricketers Abdul Samad and Umran Malik.
SRH big names released: David Warner, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Punjab Kings: Many reports had emerged suggesting that KL Rahul won't be retained by franchise anymore and unfortunately for the PBKS fans, all of them came true. The Punjab Kings decided to retain Mayank Agarwal and uncapped pacer Arshdeep Singh.
PBKS big names released: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami.
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