IPL Transfer Window – As It Happened. Who Went Where & Current Squads – All You Need To Know

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Punjab Kings

Released – Well, they have released their Captain Mayank Agarwal and also appointed Shikhar Dhawan as the captain for IPL 2023. Moreover, West Indies’ all rounder Odean Smith has also been released by the franchise. They have also changed their entire coaching staff.

Retained: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar

Rajasthan Royals

Released – None!

Rajasthan Royals have shown a lot of confidence in the side they already have. They have decided not to release any player in the trading window. Where do you see them finishing up in IPL 2023?

Retained: Sanju Samson (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa.

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Lucknow Super Giants –

Traded: After how well they played in their first ever season under KL Rahul, the franchise has decided not to trade any players and play with the same squad in IPL 2023.

Retained: KL Rahul (C), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Traded: After two back to back two very bad seasons, Sunrisers Hyderabad have made some big calls. They have not traded any players but have released Kane Williamson and Nicholas Pooran from their squad. 

Retained Players: Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik.

Gujarat Titans

Traded: The Champions of IPL 2022 have traded Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz to KKR. They have also released Jason Roy from their squad.

Retained Players: Hardik Pandya (capt), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad

Kolkata Knight Riders 

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Traded: KKR have done a lot of activity in the transfer window this time. They have traded in Shardul Thakur for uncapped player Aman Khan. They have also traded Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans. With Pat Cummins, Sam Billings & Alex Hales opting out of the IPL, KKR will need to find some replacements for these players. 

 Retained Players: Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore 

Traded: RCB have traded Jason Beherendorff to the Mumbai Indians. Sherfane Rutherford has been released by the franchise. All other overseas players have been retained.

RCB Players Retained: Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep.

Delhi Capitals 

Traded – Delhi have traded Shardul Thakur to KKR and have roped in uncapped player Aman Khan as his replacement. 

Retained Players: Rishabh Pant (C), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal.

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Chennai Super Kings

Traded: CSK have released Dwayne Bravo from their squad. The veteran player who was at the dawn of his amazing career had to part ways with the franchise. Robin Uthappa has also announced his retirement so he won’t be available either. Moreover, Adam Milne & Chris Jordan have also been released by the franchise. 

Retained Players: MS Dhoni (C), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana.

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Mumbai Indians 

Traded-in: Jason Behrendorff was traded in from RCB. Mumbai Indians’ legendary all-rounder Keiron Pollard was released by the franchise. He will now be working as a batting coach with the Mumbai Indians. 

Players retained: Rohit Sharma (capt), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal.