There were a lot of changes in the IPL teams on the deadline day of transfers. Nearly 50 players were transferred from one team to other in this season. The auction is expected to take place next month and hence there are major changes in the big names in each of the teams. There were major changes like shifting of Quinton De Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore to Mumbai Indians, Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad to Delhi Daredevils on the exchange of three crucial players and Mandeep Singh was called by RCB in exchange of Marcus Stoinis. Sunrisers Hyderabad released Shikhar Dhawan in exchange to three star players.
Here is an account of retentions and releases of players from all the eight teams.
The three-time champions called Quinton De Kock and released 10 players including 6 foreign players. They retained players like Rohit Sharma, Mayank Markande and released JP Duminy, Akila Dananjaya, Pat Cummins, and Mustafizur Rahman. Rohit Sharma will be the captain for the team in this season also.
Akila Dananjaya, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Saurabh Tiwari, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, Sharad Lamba, Tajinder singh Dhillon, and MD Nidheesh.
Rohit Sharma(captain), Ishan Kishan, Mayank Markand, Siddhesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Jason Behrendoff, and Adam Milne.
Newcomer: Quinton De Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore
Available slots: 7, Indians:6, Overseas: 1.
Gautam Gambhir was released from the auction due to poor performance and he stepped down as the captain after consequential defeats in IPL 2018 making way to Shreyas Iyer. Naman Ojha, Mohammed Shami, and Glenn Maxwell were also released from the franchise for this season.
Gautam Gambhir, Liam Plunkett, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Jason Roy, Dan Christian, Gurkeerat Mann, Sayan Ghosh, Naman Ojha, and Junior Dala.
Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra, Rishabh Pant, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamicchane, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, and Trent Boult.
Accommodated Shikhar Dhawan in exchange of Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, and Shahbaz Nadeem.
Available slots: 10, Indians 7, Overseas 3.
Chennai Super Kings
The defending champions did not make many changes this year and released only three players. They released Kshitiz Sharma, Kanishk Seth, and uncapped player Mark Wood from the squad this year.
MS Dhoni(captain), Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur, Sam Billings, Deepak Chahar, Faf Du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Singh, David Willey, Mitchell Santner, and Chaitanya Bishnoi.
Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma, and Mark Wood.
Available slots: Indians 2, overseas 0.
Kings XI Punjab
There were major changes in the squad and veteran player Yuvraj Singh was out of the team due to poor performance along with Aron Finch and Akshar Patel. Mandeep Singh was released and Marcus Stoinis was included in the team.
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Ankit Rajput, and David Miller.
Aaron Finch, Axar Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Mohit Sharma, Barindra Saran, Manoj Tiwary, Ben Dwarshius, Pradeep Sahu, Manjoor Dar, and Mayank Dagar.
Traded Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh
Available slots: 15, Indians 11, overseas 4.
There were many big names released this year from this team including D Arcy Short and Jayadev Unadkat, the costliest Indian player. They stood fourth in the previous season despite accommodating a lot of costliest players in the team.
D Arcy Short, Jayadev Unadkat, Heinrich Klassen, Ben Laughlin, Dushmantha Chameera, Dane Petersen, Zahir Khan, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, and Jatin Saxena.
Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Ben Stokes, Ish Sodhi, Aryaman Birla, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gautam, Shreyas Gopal, Sudheshan Midhun, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Jofra Archer and Steven Smith.
Available slots:9, Indians 6, Overseas 3.
There were no considerable changes in the team. The franchise retained three all-rounders Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Chris Lynn before the auctions. They released all the other foreigners from their side. They finished third next to Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018.
Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa, Shubhman Gill, Shivam Mawi, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, and Rinku Singh.
Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Jonathan Searles, Ishank Jaggi, Jonathan Searles, Vinay Kumar, and Apoorv Wankhede.
Available Slots: 12, Indians:7, Overseas players:5
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Despite poor performances, there were no remarkable changes in the team except the release of Quinton De Kock, Sarfaraz Khan, and Brendon Mc Cullum.
Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Yuzwendra Chahal, Colin De Grandhomme, Nathan Coulter Niel, Parthiv Patel, Tim Southee, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Kejroliya, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj.
Brendon Mc Cullum, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Mandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Manan Vohra, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Aniket Chaudhary, and Quinton De Kock.
Available slots: 10, Indians 8, Overseas 2.
Traded Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis and released Quinton De Kock to Mumbai Indians.
They stood at the second place last year and exchanged Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils before the auctions this year in exchange of Shahbaz Nadeem, Abhishek Sharma, and Vijay Shankar. They released Wriddhiman Saha, Carlos Braithwaite, and Alex Hales and are looking to retain David Warner who was out of the team due to the ball-tampering scandal.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Manish Pandey, Natarajan, Deepak Hooda, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Kaul, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Binny Stanlake, Yusuf Pathan, Kane Williamson, David Warner, Mohammed Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Shakib-Al-Hasan.
Carlos Braithwaite, Wriddhiman Saha, Alex Hales, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Tanmay Agarwal, Bipul Sharma, and Syed Mehdi Hasan.
Traded Shikhar Dhawan for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, and Shahbaz Nadeem.
Available Slots: 5 Indians 3, Overseas 2.