IPL 2020 released players list: The SportsRush present before you names of cricketers released by each franchise ahead of IPL 2020 auction.
With the trade window for the next season of the Indian Premier League getting closed yesterday, all the eight franchises had to put forward their list of the released players.
It is worth mentioning that the IPL 2020 auction is slated to happen next month. In a bid to put their best foot forward on a day which pretty much decides the fate of the upcoming season, franchise have seemed to do their best to procure a certain amount of budget.
Before the auction, each franchise will get an additional INR 3 crore to make the best moves in the auction.
Three-time IPL-winning franchise Chennai Super Kings became the first team to announce their list of released players. Having announced yesterday that they would release as many as five players, CSK took to their Twitter handle to reveal the five names.
IPL 2020 released players list
Chennai Super Kings
Super Kings have released domestic batsmen Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, domestic pacer Mohit Sharma and the English pair of wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings and all-rounder David Willey and New Zealand fast bowler Scott Kuggeljein.
While Willey missed IPL 2019 due to an injury, Bishnoi and billings didn’t get to play a match throughout the season. As far as Shorey and Sharma are concerned, both of them played a lone match for minimal returns.
Also releasing five players, SunRisers Hyderabad have bid adieu to domestic batsman Ricky Bhui, domestic all-rounders Yusuf Pathan and Deepak Hooda, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill.
🚨 Attention #OrangeArmy 🚨
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 15, 2019
While Bhui didn’t get to play a match, the likes of Pathan (40 runs in 10 matches) and Hooda (64 runs in 11 matches) had returned with below par numbers in IPL 2019. Both Shakib and Guptill played three matches in which they failed to impress last season.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians have released seven players including Yuvraj Singh, Evin Lewis, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Barinder Singh Sran, Ben Cutting, Alzarri Joseph, Beuran Hendricks and Pankaj Jaiswal.
Legendary Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who had retired from international cricket earlier this year, had mentioned previously about not taking part in IPL 2020. 29-year old Behrendorff and 27-year old Milne had missed IPL 2019 on the back of an injury.
In the two and three matches which Sran and Cutting played in IPL 2019 respectively, they didn’t put up any praiseworthy performance. Despite registering the best-ever bowling figures in the IPL, Joseph has been released by MI.
Making wholesome changes to their squad, Rajasthan Royals have released 11 players including domestic all-rounders Shubman Ranjane and Stuart Binny, batsmen Prashant Chopra, Aryaman Birla and Rahul Tripathi, pacer Jaydev Unadkat and spinner Sudheshan Midhun.
Their list of released overseas played include Australia batsman Ashton Turner, West Indies fast bowler Oshane Thomas, New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi and England all-rounder Liam Livingstone.
The nine players which Delhi Capitals have released are domestic batsmen Hanuma Vihari, Manjot Kalra and Ankush Bains, pacers Nathu Singh and B Ayappa and all-rounder Jalaj Saxena, South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris South Africa batsman Colin Ingram and New Zealand batsman Colin Munro.
While Vihari and Bains didn’t get the much-needed opportunities, Morris (9), Ingram (12) and Munro (4) failed to stand tall on their potential in IPL 2019.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders have ended their long associations with batsman Robin Uthappa and spinner Piyush Chawla. Their released domestic players include spinners KC Cariappa and Shrikant Mundhe and wicket-keeper batsman Nikhil Naik.
Among the overseas players, they have surprisingly released Australia opening batsman Chris Lynn, England all-rounder Joe Denly, South Africa fast bowler Anrich Nortje, Australia pacer Matt Kelly and West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) November 15, 2019
In what was a mediocre season for Uthappa, he received flak after scoring 40 (47) in a must-win league match against Mumbai Indians. Having scored 405 runs in 13 matches at an average of 31.15 and a strike rate of 139.65, it is astonishing that KKR have released Lynn. Perhaps, they are eyeing to buy him back at a cheaper price in the auction.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab have ended a seven-year association with South Africa batsman David Miller. Apart from Miller, Punjab have also released domestic spinner Varun Chakravarthy, Agnivech Ayachi, Prabh Simran Singh, England all-rounder Sam Curran, and Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye and all-rounder Moises Henriques.
Miller, who has scored 1,850 runs at an average of 34.25 and a strike rate of 138.78 in 79 matches for Punjab, was below par with the bat in IPL 2019. Having released the other three players, KXIP appears to have enhanced their budget for IPL 2020 auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore is another franchise which has made plentiful changes to their squad. The 12 players released by them include domestic batsmen Akshdeep Nath, Himmat Singh and Milind Kumar, spinner Prayas Ray Barman and fast bowler Kulwant Khejroliya.
Among the overseas players, RCB have released Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile, New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and pacer Tim Southee, South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn and wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen and West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer.