With the IPL just two weeks away, most IPL teams are contemplating what the right mix of players is for the upcoming Season so that the teams consists of the right balance. Most IPL teams will be formulating the player that they need and the ones they will have to go for tooth and nail. While most of the teams have retained their captain and most of the core players, some have been rather skeptical about their current squad and have chosen to release more players than the others.
The list of players available for auction was released earlier, we at the Sportsrush try to bring to you a quick refresher ahead of IPL auction 2017. The auction will be held on 20th January 2017 in Bengaluru.
Here is a complete list of all the players that have been released and retained by the IPL teams ahead of IPL Auction 2017:
Despite lagging in the previous edition of IPL and finishing on 6th spot, Delhi Daredevils have not tinkered with their team much. The squad retains the core players who for large parts of the 2016 season performed admirably and even exceeded expectations. Not only have they retained their young players who are gelled in the team environment well but have also let go players who didn’t quite fit in.
This is why, Pawan Negi who was the hottest pick for the 2016 auction has been has been released. Imran Tahir who is considered as one of the specialist T20 bowlers has also been released to find a better balance in the squad. With a largely settled squad, they will look to plug the few holes that they have in the upcoming Auction.
Players Retained: Jean-Paul Duminy, Mohammad Shami, Quinton de Kock, Karun Nair, Sam Billings, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh.
Released players: Imran Tahir, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Joel Paris, Pawan Negi, Pawan Suyal, Akhil Herwadkar, Mahipal Lomror
Purse spent: INR 44.50 crore
Purse remaining: INR 21.50 crore