The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League is just few months away from its start and a lot has unfolded over the last few days regarding the 2023 IPL. Few big names have been released by their franchises, few have been traded and some players have announced their retirement. A total of 163 players have been retained out of which 50 are overseas players.
A mini-auction is going to be held next month which will reveal more things, like how the teams shape up before the start of the season, which players will break the bank and which players will be left unsold.
The 2023 IPL will be played in the same format as the last IPL, where 10 teams will be divided into two groups and a total of 74 matches will be played. This time teams will play home and away matches like they did in seasons prior to 2020.
Australia’s Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins has decided to skip the 2023 IPL citing busy international schedule, while Pollard has announced his retirement. Pollard has been appointed as the batting coach for Mumbai Indians.
Ben Stokes, Sam Curran and Cameron Green are few of the big names that are in the auction pool. There can be a bidding war between teams for these players. England’s former Test captain Joe Root has also put his name forward for the auction. Root had also entered the 2018 IPL auction but remained unsold.
These few players along with some of the released players such as Kane Williamson, Mayank Agarwal and Bravo will be the centre of attention in the auction.
KKR have released the most players, while SRH and MI have also made lot of releases. SRH and Punjab Kings have released their captains from the previous edition, while SRH will be looking for a captain in the auction, Punjab Kings has named Shikhar Dhawan as their captain for the 2023 IPL.
After Pollard was released by Mumbai Indians, the former West Indies captain decided to call time on his IPL career. Pollard released a statement stating ‘Once an MI always an MI.’
List of Players Released by IPL Franchise
Lockie Ferguson (traded), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (traded), Jason Roy, Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh, Varun Aaron.
Daryl Mitchell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, James Neesham, Corbin Bosch, Karun Nair, Anunay Singh, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka.
Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Andrew Tye, Manish Pandey, Ankit Rajpoot, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Jason Behrendorff (traded), Sherfane Rutherford, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Luvnith Sisodia.
Tim Seifert, Shardul Thakur (traded), Mandeep Singh, KS Bharat, Ashwin Hebbar.
Odean Smith, Benny Howell, Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Sharma, Ishan Porel, Vaibhav Arora, Prerak Mankad, Ansh Patel, Writtick Chatterjee.
Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Aaron Finch, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Ajinkya Rahane, Aman Khan (traded), Shivam Mavi, Abhijeet Tomar, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Salam, Sheldon Jackson.
Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott, Priyam Garg, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ravikumar Samarth, Saurabh Dubey, Shashank Singh, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod.
Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Chris Jordan, Robin Uthappa (retired), Narayan Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Hari Nishaanth, Bhagath Varma.
Kieron Pollard (retired), Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Rahul Buddhi, Sanjay Yadav.
The auction for 2023 IPL is scheduled to be held in Kochi on 23 December. Players have been asked to register their names for the auction before 15 December.
Remaining Purse of IPL Teams
Sunrisers Hyderabad has the maximum purse with Rs 42.25 Cr while KKR has the minimum amount remaining for the auction with Rs 7.05 Cr.
- Chennai Super Kings: Rs 20.45 Cr
- Delhi Capitals: Rs 19.45 Cr
- Gujarat Titans: Rs 19.25 Cr
- Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 7.05 Cr
- Lucknow Super Giants: Rs 23.35 Cr
- Mumbai Indians: Rs 20.55 Cr
- Punjab Kings: Rs 32.20 Cr
- Rajasthan Royals: Rs 13.20 Cr
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 8.75 Cr
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 42.25 Cr