Recently, all the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams announced their retained and released players ahead of the upcoming players’ auction. A total of 71 players were released at the end of the pre-auction trade window. Out of them, 34 were foreigners.
At the end of the pre-auction trade window, all the IPL teams announced their final pre-auction team on last Friday (15th November). According to their planning and strength, every team announced their retained and released players.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) released the most number of players (12) ahead of the auction.
A total of 71 players were released at the end of the pre-auction trade window. Out of them, 37 players were Indians and other 34 cricketers were foreigners.
Nine Australian players were released at the end of the pre-auction IPL trade window
Among the released foreigners, Australians were the maximum as nine Aussie players missed out the retention. Meanwhile, the lowest number in this list was from Bangladesh as SRH released the presently suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
In the meantime, seven players from New Zealand & South Africa, and five players from the West Indies & England faced the release.
Brief details of the released foreigners before the 2020 IPL auction
|Nationality||Number of players released||Player(s)|
|Australia||9||Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Chris Lynn, Ashton Turner, Ben Cutting, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Marcus Stoinis, Matt Kelly|
|New Zealand||7||Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee|
|South Africa||7||David Miller, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen|
|West Indies||5||Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer|
|England||5||Sam Billings, David Willey, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Liam Livingstone|
|Bangladesh||1||Shakib Al Hasan|
Kolkata is ready to host the 2020 IPL players’ auction on 19th December 2019. The 13th edition of IPL is likely to be held between early April and late May 2020.