All the eight IPL franchises came up with the list of retained and released players on November 15. While Royal Challenger Bangalore released as many as 12 players, Chennai Super Kings released five players from their roster. The franchises have more than a month left to ink on players who they want to fill the empty slots when the IPL auction takes place on December 19.
There were surprising retentions, releases and trades which left many thinking the reason behind the move. Today, we have a look at top five surprising releases which left many surprised –