M S Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja of Chennai Super Kings
M S Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja of Chennai Super KingsIANS (File photo)

CSK retain Jadeja, release Bravo; SRH shunt Williamson, Pooran; Punjab let go of Mayank Agarwal

New Delhi, November 15, 2022

Chennai Super Kings retained all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja but released long-serving player Dwayne Bravo while Sunrisers Hyderabad let go of their captain Kane Williamson as all ten Indian Premier League franchises on Tuesday announced their full list of retained and released players ahead of the mini-auction next month.

Jadeja had stepped down as CSK skipper mid-way during last year's IPL and there were reports of an acrimonious relationship between him and the franchise. However, it seems that all is well now between the two parties and the star all-rounder will continue to "Whistle Podu" for the Chennai franchise.

However, the four-time champions have released West Indies great Dwayne Bravo, the 39-year-old T20 itinerant who now seems to be struggling toward the end of a chequered career. Bravo has been with CSK since 2011 and has won the Purple Cap twice (2013 and 2015). He was bought by CSK for Rs 4.40 crore in the 2022 IPL Auction.

Apart from Bravo, CSK also released New Zealand's Adam Milne, Englishman Chris Jordan and Indians N Jagadeesan, C Hari Nishaanth, K Bhagat Varma, K M Asif, and Robin Uthappa, who had retired from all forms of cricket in September.

On the other hand, Williamson, who captained the Sunrisers in the 2022 edition, had recently recovered from an injury and has been struggling for form in recent times. Thus the Sunrisers expectedly decided to release him from the contract.

"Always our Kane Mama!," the franchisee wrote in a post on its social media handle with a thank you note to Williamson, who has played 76 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad, scoring 2101 runs at an average of 36.22 and a strike rate of 126.03.

The franchise has also released West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran, who couldn't perform as per expectations last season.

In other big movements, Punjab Kings have released their last edition's captain Mayank Agarwal along with eight other players -- Benny Howell, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee.

Meanwhile, five-time champions Mumbai Indians released as many as 13 players, including West Indies giant Kieron Pollard, who announced retirement earlier in the day. On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants released the Caribbean duo of Evin Lewis and Jason Holder, Sri Lanka's Dushmantha Chameera and IPL's first Indian centurion Manish Pandey.

Defending champions Gujarat Titans released Gurkeerat Singh, Varun Aaron and Dominic Drakes. They have already traded Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz to KKR.

After revealing the list of retained and released players, the Sunrisers had the largest purse (Rs 42.25 crore) for the auction on December 23, followed by Punjab (Rs 32.20 crore), Lucknow (Rs 23.35 crore), Mumbai (Rs 20.55 crore), Chennai (Rs 20.45 crore), Delhi (Rs 19.45 crore), Gujarat (Rs 19.25 crore), Rajasthan Royals (Rs 13.2 crore), RCB (Rs 8.75 crore) and KKR (Rs 7.05 crore).

List of released and retained players:

Chennai Super Kings

Players released: Dwayne Bravo (Rs 4.4 crore), Robin Uthappa (Rs 2 crore), Adam Milne (Rs 1.9 crore), Hari Nishaanth (Rs 20 lakh), Chris Jordan (Rs 3.6 crore), Bhagath Varma (Rs 20 lakh), KM Asif (Rs 20 lakh), Narayan Jagadeesan (Rs 20 lakh)

Players acquired via trades: NA

Purse remaining: Rs 20.45 crore

Overseas slots remaining: 2

Current squad: MS Dhoni (capt), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana

Gujarat Titans

Players released: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Rs 50 lakh), Lockie Ferguson (Rs 10 crore), Dominic Drakes (Rs 1.1 crore), Gurkeerat Singh (Rs 50 lakh), Jason Roy (Rs 2 crore), Varun Aaron (Rs 50 lakh)

Players acquired via trades: NA

Purse remaining: Rs 19.25 crore

Overseas slots remaining - 3

Current squad: Hardik Pandya (capt), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Players released: Kane Williamson (Rs 14 crore), Nicholas Pooran (Rs 10.75 crore), Jagadeesha Suchith (Rs 20 lakh), Priyam Garg (Rs 20 lakh), Ravikumar Samarth (Rs 20 lakh), Romario Shepherd (Rs 7.75 crore), Saurabh Dubey (Rs 20 lakh), Sean Abbott (Rs 2.4 crore), Shashank Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Shreyas Gopal (Rs 75 lakh), Sushant Mishra (Rs 20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (Rs 50 lakh)

Players acquired via trades: NA

Purse remaining: Rs 42.25 crore

Overseas slots remaining: 4

Current squad: Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik

Mumbai Indians

Players released: Kieron Pollard (Rs 6 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Aryan Juyal (Rs 20 lakh), Basil Thampi (Rs 30 lakh), Daniel Sams (Rs 2.6 crore), Fabian Allen (Rs 75 lakh), Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 1.3 crore), Mayank Markande (Rs 65 lakh), Murugan Ashwin (Rs 1.6 crore), Rahul Buddhi (Rs 20 lakh), Riley Meredith (Rs 1 crore), Sanjay Yadav (Rs 50 lakh), Tymal Mills (Rs 1.5 crore)

Players acquired via trades: Jason Behrendorff

Overseas slots remaining: 3

Current squad: Rohit Sharma (capt), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal

Delhi Capitals

Players released: Shardul Thakur (Rs 10.75 crore), Tim Seifert (Rs 50 lakh), Ashwin Hebbar (Rs 20 lakh), Srikar Bharat (Rs 2 crore), Mandeep Singh (Rs 1.1 crore)

Players acquired via trades: Aman Khan

Purse remaining: Rs 19.45 crore

Overseas slots remaining - 2

Current squad: Rishabh Pant (C), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal

Lucknow Super Giants

Players released: Andrew Tye (Rs 1 crore), Ankit Rajpoot (Rs 50 lakh), Dushmantha Chameera (Rs 2 crore), Evin Lewis (Rs 2 crore), Jason Holder (Rs 8.75 crore), Manish Pandey (Rs 4.6 crore), Shahbaz Nadeem (Rs 50 lakh)

Players acquired via trades: NA

Purse remaining: Rs 23.35 crore

Overseas slots remaining: 4

Current squad: KL Rahul (capt), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi

Rajasthan Royals

Players released: Anunay Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Corbin Bosch (Rs 20 lakh), Daryl Mitchell (Rs 75 lakh), James Neesham (Rs 1.5 crore), Karun Nair (Rs 1.4 crore), Nathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 2 crore), Rassie van der Dussen (Rs 1 crore), Shubham Garhwal (Rs 20 lakh), Tejas Baroka (Rs 20 lakh)

Players acquired via trades: NA

Purse remaining: Rs 13.2 crore

Overseas slots remaining: 4

Current squad: Sanju Samson (capt), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Players released: Jason Behrendorff (Rs 75 lakh), Aneeshwar Gautam (Rs 20 lakh), Chama Milind (Rs 25 lakh), Luvnith Sisodia (Rs 20 lakh), Sherfane Rutherford (Rs 1 crore)

Players acquired via trades: NA

Purse remaining: Rs 8.75 crore

Overseas slots remaining: 2

Current squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep

Punjab Kings

Players released: Mayank Agarwal (Rs 14 crore), Odean Smith (Rs 6 crore), Vaibhav Arora (Rs 2 crore), Benny Howell (Rs 40 lakh), Ishan Porel (Rs 20 lakh), Ansh Patel (Rs 20 lakh), Prerak Mankad (Rs 20 lakh), Sandeep Sharma (Rs 50 lakh), Writtick Chatterjee (Rs 20 lakh)

Players acquired via trades: NA

Purse remaining: Rs 32.2 crore

Overseas slots remaining: 3

Current squad: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar

Kolkata Knight Riders

Players released: Pat Cummins (Rs 7.25 crore), Sam Billings (Rs 2 crore), Aman Khan (Rs 20 lakh), Shivam Mavi (Rs 7.25 crore), Mohammad Nabi (Rs 1 crore), Chamika Karunaratne (Rs 50 lakh), Aaron Finch (Rs 1.5 crore), Alex Hales (Rs 1.5 crore), Abhijeet Tomar (Rs 40 lakh), Ajinkya Rahane (Rs 1 crore), Ashok Sharma (Rs 20 lakh), Baba Indrajith (Rs 20 lakh), Pratham Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Ramesh Kumar (Rs 20 lakh), Rasikh Salam (Rs 20 lakh), Sheldon Jackson (Rs 20 lakh)

Players acquired via trades: Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson

Purse remaining: Rs 7.05 crore

Overseas slots remaining: 3

Current squad: Shreyas Iyer (capt), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh

IANS

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