Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, and Chris Morris dominate the released players' list announced by the IPL franchises ahead of the IPL Auction 2020. The Auction is all set for December 19 in Kolkata. Royal Challengers Bangalore released 12 names off their roster, ahead of the auction. While Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders released 11 players. Defending champions Mumbai Indians released some big names like Ben Cutting, Evin Lewis, and Alzarri Joseph, while the Kings XI Punjab released heavyweights David Miller, Sam Curran, and Andrew Tye.
IPL 2020: Players released and retained
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Retained Players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar, Dwayne Bravo, KM Asif.
- Released Players: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings, Scott Kuggeleijn
- Purse Left: ₹ 14.60 Cr
- Slots Left: 5 (2 overseas)
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Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Sherfane Rutherford, Jayant Yadav
- Released Players: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singh
- Purse Left: ₹ 13.05 Cr
- Slots Left: 7 (2 overseas)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
- Retained Players: Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney, Siddhesh Lad, Sandeep Warrier.
- Released Players: Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Anrich Nortje, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Mundhe
- Purse Left:₹ 35.65 Cr
- Slots Left: 11 (4 overseas)
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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
- Retained Players: Kane Williamson, David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Billy Stanlake, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan.
- Released Players: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan.
- Purse Left: ₹ 17 Cr
- Slots Left: 7 ( 2 overseas)
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- Players Retained: Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Joffra Archer, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Shashank Singh, Manan Vohra, Varun Aaron
- Released Players: Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Shubham Ranjane, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Aryaman Birla, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Liam Livingstone, Sudhesan Midhun.
- Slots Left: 11 (4 Overseas)
- Purse Left: ₹28.90 Cr
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
- Players Retained: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, K Gowtham, Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesha Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande
- Released Players: Andrew Tye, David Miller, Sam Curran, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthy, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi.
- Slots Left: 9 (4 overseas)
- Purse Left: ₹42.70 Cr
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Delhi Capitals (DC)
- Players Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichanne, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul.
- Released Players: Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, B Ayyappa, Nathu Singh, Colin Ingram
- Slots Left: 11 (5 overseas)
- Purse Left: ₹27.85 Cr
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- Players Retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini.
- Released Players: Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Akshdeep Nath, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dale Steyn, Prayas Barman, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Heinrich Klassen.
- Slots Left: 12 (6 overseas)
- Purse Left: ₹27.90 Cr
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