Delhi Capitals retain the most number of players as we look at the official final retained squad, players list and Purse left for all 10 teams for IPL 2023.
November 15! Remember the date as IPL 2023 officially kicks off with the Player retentions for the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League. All 10 teams combined have retained a total of 163 players for IPL 2023. This includes 113 Indian players and 50 overseas players.
Delhi Capitals have retained the most number of players, 20. They are followed by CSK, Gujarat Titans, and RCB, who have retained 18 each. Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, and Rajasthan Royals have retained 16 players each. Whereas LSG have retained 15, KKR have retained 14, and SRH have retained 12 players.
From the purse value point of view, out of a total of INR 950 crores given to the 10 teams, INR 731.5 crores have been utilized to retain 163 players; that’s roughly INR 4.5 crores per player. Whereas INR 12.3 crores are additional purse deducted for improper salary bifurcation of 2022 retained players.
The teams now have a combined availability of 87 players with a maximum of 30 overseas that can be purchased. 10 teams combined can spend a total of INR 206.5 crores on these 87 players. LSG, RR, and SRH have the maximum availability of 4 overseas players for the Auction.
The IPL 2023 Auction is set to take place on December 23 in Kochi. Before that, the teams have more than a month to think about the players that they would like to purchase. So, as we wait for the Auction, let’s look at the final official retained squad and players list, and purse remaining for all 10 teams for IPL 2023.
#1: Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings have retained their core as expected, but in the process, they let go of one of their most valuable players Dwayne Bravo. Along with Bravo, CSK released the likes of Adam Milne, C. Hari Nishaanth, Chris Jordan, Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, N. Jagadeesan, and Robin Uthappa.
Overall, Chennai Super Kings retained a total of 18 players including 6 overseas players. They now have INR 20.45 crores in their purse with space available for 7 players including a maximum of 2 overseas players.
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Batters: Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad & Subhranshu Senapati
WKs: Devon Conway (o) & MS Dhoni (C)
All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius (o), Mitchell Santner (o), Moeen Ali (o), Ravindra Jadeja & Shivam Dube
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Chaudhary, Maheesh Theekshana (o), Matheesha Pathirana (o), Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh & Tushar Deshpande
#2: Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals have retained the maximum number of players, 20 including 6 overseas players. They let go of the likes of Ashwin Hebbar, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, and Tim Seifert. Whereas they traded Shardul Thakur to KKR for Aman Khan. DC now have INR 19.45 crores in their purse with space available for 5 players including a maximum of 2 overseas players.
Traded In Players: Aman Khan (From KKR)
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Delhi Capitals
Batters: David Warner (o), Prithvi Shaw & Sarfaraz Khan
WKs: Rishabh Pant
All-rounders: Aman Khan, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh (o), Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell (o) & Yash Dhull
Bowlers: Anrich Nortje (o), Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi (o), Mustafizur Rahman (o), Pravin Dubey & Vicky Ostwal
Total Players Retained: 20 // Purse Remaining: INR 19.45 Crores
#3: Gujarat Titans
Gujarat Titans have retained a total of 18 players including 5 overseas players. They let go of the likes of Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh, Jason Roy, and Varun Aaron. Whereas they traded Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz to KKR. Gujarat Titans now have INR 19.25 crores in their purse with space available for 7 players including a maximum of 3 overseas players.
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Gujarat Titans (GT)
Batters: Abhinav Manohar, David Miller (o) & Shubman Gill
WKs: Matthew Wade (o) & Wriddhiman Saha
All-rounders: B Sai Sudharshan, Darshan Nalkande, Hardik Pandya (C), Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia & Vijay Shankar
Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph (o), Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad (o), Pradeep Sangwan, R Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan (o) & Yash Dayal
Total Players Retained: 18 // Purse Remaining: INR 19.25 Crores
#4: Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders’ performance with their retentions remains a mystery. They could retain only 14 players, but they have the least purse left; that’s INR 7.05 crores. They have retained only 4 overseas players, and they would have a hard time filling the remaining spots. Meanwhile, KKR traded in Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Overall, KKR released the most number of players in the pool. This includes the likes of Aaron Finch, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Hales, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammad Nabi, Pat Cummins, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Salam Dar, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson, and Shivam Mavi.
Traded In Players: Lockie Fersgon (From GT), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (From GT), and Shardul Thakur (From DC)
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Batters: Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh & Shreyas Iyer
WKs: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (o)
All-rounders: Andre Russell (o), Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine (o) & Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers: Harshit Rana, Lockie Ferguson (o), Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee (o), Umesh Yadav & Varun Chakravarthy
Total Players: 14 // Purse Remaining: INR 7.05 Crores
#5: Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants have retained a total of 15 players including 4 overseas players. They let go of the likes of Andrew Tye, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Dushmanta Chameera, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, and Shahbaz Nadeem. LSG now have INR 23.35 crores in their purse with space available for 10 players including a maximum of 4 overseas players.
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
Batters: Ayush Badoni, KL Rahul (C) & Manan Vohra
WKs: Quinton de Kock (o)
All-rounders: Deepak Hooda, Karan Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers (o) & Marcus Stoinis (o)
Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Mark Wood (o), Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav & Ravi Bishnoi
Total Players Retained: 15 // Purse Remaining: INR 23.35 Crores
#6: Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians, the team that generally gives long rope to their players released a shocking 13 players in the Auction pool. They retained a total of 16 players including 5 overseas players. They now have INR 20.55 crores in their purse with space available for 9 players including a maximum of 3 overseas players.
Mumbai Indians traded in Jason Behrendorff from RCB. Whereas Including their star performer since 2009, Kieron Pollard, they let go of the likes of Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav, and Tymal Mills.
Trader In Player: Jason Behrendorff (From RCB)
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Mumbai Indians (MI)
Batters: Dewald Brevis (o), Rohit Sharma (C) & Suryakumar Yadav
WKs: Ishan Kishan & Tristan Stubbs (o)
All-rounders: Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer (o), Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma & Tim David (o)
Bowlers: Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff (o), Jasprit Bumrah & Kumar Kartikeya
Total Players Retained: 16 // Purse Remaining: INR 20.55 Crores
#7: Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings have retained a total of 16 players including 5 overseas players. Along with their IPL 2022 captain Mayank Agarwal, they let go of the likes of Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, and Writtick Chatterjee. PBKS now have INR 32.20 crores in their purse with space available for 9 players including a maximum of 3 overseas players.
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Punjab Kings (PBKS)
Batters: Shikhar Dhawan (C)
WKs: Bhanuka Rajapaksa (o), Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow (o) & Prabsimran Singh
All-rounders: Atharva Taide, Harpreet Brar, Liam Livingstone (o), Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan & Shahrukh Khan
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Kagiso Rabada (o), Nathan Ellis (o) & Rahul Chahar
Total Players Retained: 16 // Purse Remaining: INR 32.20 Crores
#8: Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals have retained a total of 16 players including 4 overseas players. They let go of the likes of Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, and Tejas Baroka. RR now have INR 13.20 crores in their purse with space available for 9 players including a maximum of 4 overseas players.
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Batters: Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer (o) & Yashasvi Jaiswal
WKs: Dhruv Jurel, Jos Buttler (o) & Sanju Samson (C)
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin & Riyan Parag
Bowlers: KC Cariappa, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy (o), Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult (o) & Yuzvendra Chahal
Total Players Retained: 16 // Purse Remaining: INR 13.20 Crores
#9: Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB looked spot on with their retentions as they retained almost 18 players and released only 4 players. They let go of the likes of Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, and Sherfane Rutherford and traded Jason Behrendorff to Mumbai Indians. RCB now have INR 8.75 crores in their purse with space available for 7 players including a maximum of 2 overseas players.
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Batters: Faf du Plessis (o), Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai & Virat Kohli
WKs: Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik & Finn Allen (o)
All-rounders: David Willey (o), Glenn Maxwell (o), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed & Wanindu Hasaranga (o)
Bowlers: Akash Deep, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood (o), Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj & Siddharth Kaul
Total Players Retained: 18 // Purse Remaining: INR 8.75 Crores
#10: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad shocked everyone as the leader they trusted in 2022, Kane Williamson has now been released in 2023. On top of it, SRH released a total of 11 more players including the likes of J. Suchith, Nicholas Pooran, Priyam Garg, Ravi Samarth, Romario Shepherd, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra, and Vishnu Vinod.
Having retained the least number of players, 12, Sunrisers Hyderabad now have INR 42.25 crores in their purse; the most for any team going into the Auction. They can utilize this purse to purchase a total of 13 players including a maximum of 4 overseas players.
IPL 2023: Official Final Retained Squad Players List for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Batters: Aiden Markram (o) & Rahul Tripathi
All-rounders: Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Glenn Phillips (o), Marco Jansen (o) & Washington Sundar
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi (o), Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan & Umran Malik
Total Players Retained: 12 // Purse Remaining: INR 42.25 Crores
So, that’s about the details for the official final retained squad and players list for all 10 teams for IPL 2023. The IPL 2023 Auction is set to take place on December 23 in Kochi. Unlike IPL 2022, which was a 2-day event, the IPL 2023 Auction shall be a 1-day event.
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