With the auction of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) coming up in Bengaluru on 20th February, a lot of franchises will be keeping their eyes on the released players, along with other stars.
But before that let’s have a look at the list of players retained by the IPL franchisees since they were allowed to have a maximum of 25 players in their squad.
Now, each team can only bid for a certain number of players depending on how many players they have retained for the upcoming season.
Well, this is how the squads of all 8 IPL teams look before the auction:
Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Sanju Samson (wk), Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer
All-rounder: Jayant Yadav
Spinner: Amit Mishra, Pratyush Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem
Fast Bowler: Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan, CV Milind, Syed Ahmed
Batsmen: Quinton de Kock (wk), Sam Billings (wk)
All-rounder: JP Duminy, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Morris
Delhi Daredevils have retained 18 players and can buy a maximum of 7 players in the auction.
Batsmen: Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik (wk) Ishan Kishan (wk), Jaydev Shah
All-rounder: Ravindra Jadeja
Spinners: Shadab Jakati, Shivil Kaushik
Fast bowlers: Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan
Batsmen: Brendon McCullum (wk), Aaron Finch,
Fast Bowler: Andrew Tye
All-rounder: James Faulkner, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith
Gujarat Lions have a total of 16 players so they can buy a maximum of 9 players in the upcoming auction.
Kings XI Punjab
Batsman: Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Gurkeerat Singh, Murali Vijay, Nikhil Naik(wk), Armaan Jaffer
All-rounder: Axar Patel, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh
Fast Bowler: Shardul Thakur, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma
Spinner: KC Cariappa
Batsmen: David Miller, Shaun Marsh, Hashim Amla
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Kings XI Punjab have retained a total of 19 players so they can buy a maximum of 6 players in the auction.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, Robin Uthappa (wk)
All-rounder: Kuldeep Yadav, Yusuf Pathan
Spinners: Piyush Chawla
Fast Bowlers: Ankit Singh Rajput, Umesh Yadav
Batsmen: Chris Lynn
All-rounder: Shakib Al Hasan
Spinner: Sunil Narine
Kolkata Knight Riders have retained a total of 14 players and will be able to buy 11 players in the auction.
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Jithesh Sharma (wk)
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Gopal, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, J Suchith, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia
Spinners: Harbhajan Singh
Fast Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Vinay Kumar
Batsmen: Lendl Simmons (wk) , Jos Buttler (wk)
All-rounder: Kieron Pollard
Fast Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee
Mumbai Indians have retained a total of 20 players and will be allowed to buy 5 players in the auction.
Rising Pune Supergiants
Batsmen: MS Dhoni (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Ankush Bains (wk)
All-rounder: Rajat Bhatia, Baba Aparajith
Spinners: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Sharma
Fast bowlers: Ashok Dinda, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Deepak Chahar
Batsmen: Steven Smith, Faf du Plessis, Mitchell Marsh, Usman Khawaja
Spinner: Adam Zampa
Rising Pune Supergiants have a total of 16 players so they can buy a maximum of 9 players in the auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Kedar Jadhav, Sachin Baby, Mandeep Singh
All-rounder: Stuart Binny
Spinner: Yuzvendra Chahal, Iqbal Abdulla
Batsmen: AB de Villiers (wk), Travis Head (wk)
All-rounder: Shane Watson, Chris Gayle
Spinner: Samuel Badree, Tabraiz Shamsi
Fast Bowler: Mitchell Starc, Adam Milne
Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained a total of 20 players and they will be allowed to buy a maximum of 5 players in the auction.
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha (wk), Ricky Bhui
All-rounder: Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar
Spinner: Bipul Sharma
Fast Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Siddarth Kaul, Abhimanyu Mithun, Barinder Sran
Batsmen: Kane Williamson, David Warner
All-rounder: Moises Henriques, Ben Cutting
Fast Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman
Sunrisers Hyderabad have retained a total of 17 players and they can buy a maximum of 8 players in the upcoming auction.