Players released ahead of auction | IPL retention

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Nov 26, 2023

Players let go

From Josh Hazlewood to Shahrukh Khan, here are some unexpected names released ahead of IPL mini-auction

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Chennai Super Kings

An unavailable Ben Stokes was released by Chennai Super Kings. The defending champs also released Sisanda Magala, Kyle Jamieson. CSK purse: ₹32.2 cr

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Delhi Capitals

WI T20I captain Rovman Powell, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan were among high-profile players let go. DC purse: ₹28.95 crore

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Kolkata Knight Riders

All-rounders Shakib Al Hasan and Shardul Thakur along with Lockie Ferguson found no spot among the retained. KKR purse: ₹32.7 crore

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Royal Challengers Bangalore

The franchise with the biggest purse (₹40.75) also had some shock releases including Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel

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Mumbai Indians

Prized England pacer Jofra Archer was released by Mumbai after two seasons. MI purse: ₹15.25 crore

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Gujarat Titans

West Indian Alzarri Joseph and Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka were among the released GT players. GT purse: ₹4.45 crore

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Lucknow Super Giants

With the smallest purse (₹3.55 crore) ahead of the auction, Lucknow released senior left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat as well

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Sunrisers Hyderabad

In a shocking revelation, SRH let go of Englishmen Harry Brook and Adil Rashid among others. SRH purse: ₹34 crore

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Punjab Kings

Probably most shocking release was that of explosive batter Shahrukh Khan who was let go by Punjab ahead of the mini-auction. PBKS purse: ₹29.1 crore

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Rajasthan Royals

The most high-profile player to be released by Rajasthan was Joe Root who is not available for the 2024 season. RR purse: ₹14.5 crore

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