The window for pre-season trading for 2023 Indian Premier League ended on 15th November. All eight franchises taking part in the competition, made some changes to their squads ahead of the IPL auction event. The 2023 Indian Premier League auction was a one-day event held in Kochi on 23rd December.
England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player (Rs 18.5 crores) in the history of Indian Premier League. England Test captain Ben Stokes was bought by Chennai Super League for a whopping fee of Rs 16.25 crores.
Promising all-rounder Cameron Green also hogged the limelight as he was purchased by Mumbai Indians for a staggering amount of Rs 17 crores. Pat Cummins, Mayank Agarwal and Kane Williamson were not retained by their respective franchises for the coming edition of IPL.
Let’s take a look at the list of players released, retained and picked by the eight franchises for IPL Auction event that was held in Kochi on 23rd December.
Mumbai Indians have decided to retain their premier players like Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Jofra Archer and Jaspreet Bumrah. All-rounders Arjun Tendulkar and Tilak Varma also are in the squad for the coming season of Indian Premier League.
Australian all-rounder Cameron Green was the most expensive player bought by Mumbai Indians for the coming season of Indian Premier League. Duan Jansen and Jhye Richardson are the other two notable players picked by Mumbai during IPL Auction event.
Picks during IPL Auction–: Cameron Green, Duan Jansen, Jason Behrendroff, Jhye Richardson
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brewis, Tim David, Jofra Archer, Hrithik Shokeen.
Released Players: Kieron Pollard, Murugan Ashwin, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat, Anmopreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Riley Meredith, Fabian Allen, Daniel Sams, Sanjay Yadav.
Inaugural Champions Rajasthan Royals bought West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder for a fee of Rs 5.75 crores.Former England Test captain Joe Root has been signed by Royals for nest year’s Indian Premier League.
The team management decided to pick one or two players for the coming edition of Indian Premier League.
With Buttler, Samson, Padikkal and Hetymer in their squad, Rajasthan Royals have lot of experience in the batting department. Ravi Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult are key performers in the bowling department for Royals for the coming IPL season
Picks during IPL Auction– Jason Holder, Joe Root, Donovan Ferreira, Adam Zampa and KM Asif
Retained Players: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetymer, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Navdeep Saini, Ravi Ashwin, Obed McCoy, Kuldip Yadav, Dhruv Jurel, K.C. Cariappa and Kuldeep Sen.
Released Players: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Corbin Bosch, Tejas Baroka, Daryl Mitchell.
2016 IPL Champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad made noticeable changes ahead of the new Indian Premier League season. The one-time champions have released big players like Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran and Romario Shepherd.
England batsman Harry Brook was signed for a whopping fee of Rs 13.25 crores. Indian opener Mayank Agarwal was bought by Sunrisers for 8.25 crores.
Washington Sundar has been retained by Hyderabad for coming edition of Indian Premier League.
Picks during IPL Auction: Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein and Heinrich Klaasen
Retained Players: Washington Sundar, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik, Aiden Markram, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi, T Natarajan.
Released Players: Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Sean Abbott, Romario Shepherd, Jagadeesh Suchith, Shreyas Gopal, Vishu Vinod and Priyam Garg.
Chennai Super Kings
Four-time Chennai Super Kings have decided to release players like Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Robin Uthappa, and KM Asif.
CSK made a notable acquisition of Ben Stokes, who was bought for a whopping fee of Rs 16.25 crores. Former Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was bought by franchise during IPL Auction event.
New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson have been signed by CSK during IPL Auction.
Picks during IPL Auction: Ben Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane and Kyle Jamieson
Retained Players: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Prashant Solanki, Mahesh Theekshana, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, Matheesha Pathirana and Tushar Deshpande.
Released Players: Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Robin Uthappa, and KM Asif.
Delhi has decided to go with the same core of players for the coming season of Indian Premier League. England wicket-keeper Phil Salt and Indian pacer Ishant Sharma have been picked by Delhi Capitals during the 2023 IPL Auction held on 23rd December.
Picks during IPL Auction: Phil Salt, Rilee Rossouw, Manish Pandey and Tanisha Sharma
Retained Players: Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Chetan Sakariya, Rovman Powell, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lungi Ngidi, Praveen Dubey,Yash Dhull, Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Ripal Patel, Vicky Ostwal.
Released Players: KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Tim Seifert and Ashwin Hebbar.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Two-time champions Kolkata have signed N Jagadeeshan for the coming season of Indian Premier League. David Wiese and Shakib Al Hasan was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders to bolster the squad for the coming edition of IPL.
Captain Shreyas Iyer will be hoping that the side can show consistency with bat and ball in coming edition of Indian Premier League
Picks during IPL Auction: N Jagadeeshan, David Wiese, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das
Retained Players: Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav.
Released Players: Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Mavi, Mohammad Nabi, Sheldon Jackson, Ashok Sharma, Abhijeet Tomar, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Rasikh Salam Dar, Ramesh Dar And Pratham Singh.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The franchise picked up England duo of Reece Topley and Will Jacks during the IPL Auction held in Kochi. Rajat Patidar has come in as a replacement for the coming season of Indian Premier League.
Chama Milind, Sherfane Rutherford, Luvnith Sisodia and Aneeshwar Gautam are other four players released from the squad.
Picks during IPL Auction: Reece Topley, Will Jacks, Avinash Singh, Himanshu Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar
Retained Players: Virat Kohli, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey, Finn Allen, Siddharth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror. Rajat Patidar (replacement)
Released Players: Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Sherfane Rutherford and Luvnith Sisodia.
Punjab Kings signed England all-rounder Sam Curran for a staggering prize of Rs. 18.50 crores. He became the most expensive player to be sold in the history of Indian Premier League
Head Coach Trevor Bayliss will be hoping that franchise can make an impact in the coming season of Indian Premier League.
Picks during IPL Auction: Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza,Harpreet Bhatia
Retained Players: Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Rishi Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Atharva Taje, Baltei Dhanda, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh.
Released Players: Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee and Prerak Mankad.
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants have signed West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran for a staggering fee of Rs 16 crores. Afghanistan pacer Naveen Ul Haq and Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams are notable acquisitions made by LSG during IPL Auction event held in Kochi.
Picks during IPL Auction: Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Naveen Ul Haq.
Retained Players: Lokesh Rahul, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Mark Wood, Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Manan Vohra, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Karan Sharma and Ayush Badoni.
Released Players: Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis, Dushmantha Chameera, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Defending Champions have signed New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, Indian wicket-keeper KS Bharat and West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League. Ireland seamer Joshua Little was roped in by Gujarat Titans for a fee of Rs.4.4 crores.
Picks during the IPL Auction: Kane Williamson, Joshua Little, Shivam Mavi, KS Bharat and Odean Smith
Retained Players- Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal, David Miller, Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhinav Manohar, Jayant Yadav, Noor Ahmad, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Pradeep Sangwan, Sai Sudharshan, Darshan Nalkande.
Released Players: Jason Roy, Varun Aaron, Gurkeerat Singh and Dominic Drakes