IPL 2019 list of players released and retained

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Like every year, team buildup of IPL 2019 is also interesting. Teams released many top players and retained many players. Below is the team wise list of all changes in IPL 2019.

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Team – Kings IX Punjab

Priety Zinta owned franchisee had many maximum changes in their existing squad. One of the biggest players released by them is Yuvraj Singh.

Players released for IPL 2019-

Yuvraj Singh, Axar Patel, Aaron Finch, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar

Players retained for IPL 2019-

Chris Gayle, David Miller, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb ur Rahman


Team- Royal Challenges Banglore

Banglore still believed their current team and only released four players. They also retained their top players like Kohli, De Villiers, Umesh Yadav etc.

Players released for IPL 2019-

Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Chris Woakes, Sarfraz Khan

Players retained for IPL 2019-

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav.


Team- Delhi Daredevils

Delhi franchisee maintained an equal balance between released and retained players. Most notable release from their side is Gautam Gambhir and Glenn Maxwell.

Players released for IPL 2019-

Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Roy, Gurkeerat Mann, Mohammad Shami, Dan Christian, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala, Naman Ojha.

Players retained for IPL 2019-

Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan


Team – Kolkata Knight Riders

Knight Riders had not released any top notable player from their squad.

Players released for IPL 2019-

Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade

Players retained for IPL 2019-

Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh,  Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna


Team- Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings retained their almost team. They won 2018 edition of Indian Premier League and keep faith in the same team to retain 22 players.

Players released for IPL 2019-

Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma

Players retained for IPL 2019-

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi.


Team- Sunrisers Hyderabad

Hyderabad team retained their top players and released some underperforming players.

Players released for IPL 2019-

Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan

Players retained for IPL 2019-

David Warner, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda.


Team- Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan retained 16 players including Steve Smith and Jos Buttler.

Players released for IPL 2019-

D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, and Jatin Saxena.

Players retained for IPL 2019-

Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jofra Archer, and Ish Sodhi


Team- Mumbai Indians

The Ambani owned franchisee is arguably one of the best performing teams in every IPL season. They retained their top players and released 10 players including JP Duminy.

Players released for IPL 2019-

Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya

Players retained for IPL 2019-

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.