IPL 2019: Team-wise purse remaining after the player retention

Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils are left with the highest purse after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) player retention process, on Thursday. A total of 130 players — including 44 overseas stars — were retained by the eight IPL franchises.

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings and 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad were the two teams who retained the most number of players – 23 and 20 respectively. Three-time champions Mumbai Indians were a close third in the list having retained 18 players.


Preity Zinta co-owned Kings XI Punjab have retained the least number of players and therefore have the biggest salary cap available at Rs 36.20 Cr.

Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained the same number of players but DD have more money left in their kitty to spend in the auction.

Here we have a look at the team-wise purse and a maximum number of players they will be able to buy in the auction:


Chennai Super Kings

  • Total Players in the squad: 23; Indian 15, Overseas 8
  • Available Slots: 2; Indian 2, Overseas 0
  • Purse Remaining: Rs 8.40 Crores

Delhi Daredevils

  • Total Players in the squad: 15; Indian 10, Overseas 5
  • Available Slots: 10; Indian 7, Overseas 3
  • Purse Remaining: Rs 25.50 Crores

Kings XI Punjab

  • Total Players in the squad: 10; Indian 5, Overseas 5
  • Available Slots: 15; Indian 12, Overseas 3
  • Purse Remaining: Rs 36.20 Crores

Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Total Players in the squad: 13; Indian 10, Overseas 3
  • Available Slots: 12; Indian 7, Overseas 5
  • Purse Remaining: Rs 15.20 Crores

Mumbai Indians

  • Total Players in the squad: 18; Indian 11, Overseas 7
  • Available Slots: 7; Indian 6, Overseas 1
  • Purse Remaining: Rs 11.15 Crores

Rajasthan Royals

  • Total Players in the squad: 16; Indian 11, Overseas 5
  • Available Slots: 9; Indian 6, Overseas 3
  • Purse Remaining: Rs 20.95 Crores

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Total Players in the squad: 15; Indian 9, Overseas 6
  • Available Slots: 10; Indian 8, Overseas 2
  • Purse Remaining: Rs 18.15 Crores

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Total Players in the squad: 20; Indian 14, Overseas 6
  • Available Slots: 5; Indian 3, Overseas 2
  • Purse Remaining: Rs 9.70 Crores

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