IPL 2020 player contract extensions were announced on Friday (November 15). A total of 127 players were retained by the eight franchises. These included 35 overseas players. November 15 was the deadline for players’ extension contracts as the IPL 2020 auction is set to take place on December 19 in Kolkata. Royal Challengers have released the most number of players 12 while Sunrisers Hyderabad have released the least number of five players from their squad. Below we will look at the full list of players released and retained by teams for IPL 2020. We will also look at the complete squad composition of eight IPL teams after the player contract extensions.
Talking about franchises' squad post extensions, CSK have 20 players in their squad which is the highest number of players in any team. RCB have 13 players in their squad which is the least number of players for any team. Some notable players released by franchises were David Miller by Kings XI Punjab. Robin Uthappa and Carlos Brathwaite were released by Kolkata Knight Riders. Dale Steyn, Tim Southee and Shimron Hetmyer were released from RCB along with 12 other players. Below is the full list of players retained and released ahead of IPL 2020 auction. Rajasthan Royals' Players List in IPL 2020: RR Retain Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes & Others, Shares Interesting Video on Twitter.
IPL 2020: Full list of players released, retained and traded
Chennai Super Kings
Released: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings, Scott Kuggeleijn
Retained: Ambati Rayudu, Asif K M, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Jagadeesan Narayan, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Lungisani Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Monu Singh, MS Dhoni, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur and Suresh Raina.
Released: Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra and Nathu Singh.
Retained: Ajinkya Rahane (Traded), Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin (Traded), Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer.
Kings XI Punjab
Released: Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Varun Chakaravarthy
Retained: Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Gowtham Krishnappa (Traded), Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith (Traded), Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Mujeeb Zadran, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran and Sarfaraz Khan.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Released: Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa and Shrikant Mundhe.
Retained: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad (Traded) and Sunil Narine.
Released: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar and Yuvraj Singh.
Retained: Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni (Traded), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McCleneghan, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford (Traded), Surya Kumar Yadav and Trent Boult (Traded).
Released: Aryaman Vikram Birla, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Oshane Thomas, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny and Sudhesan Midhun.
Retained: Ankit Singh Rajpoot (Traded), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande (Traded), Rahul Tewatia (Traded), Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson. Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Steve Smith and Varun Aaron.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Released: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer and Tim Southee.
Retained: AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed, Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Released: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan.
Retained: Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar and Wriddhiman Saha.