After a blockbuster season in IPL 2023, the franchises are gearing up for the next season in 2024. Ahead of IPL 2024, all ten franchises will look to retain their best players who showed great form in the previous season and add more impactful players to their squad during the IPL 2024 auction. Currently, most players are busy in the ongoing ODI World Cup in India, where 10 nations are competing against each other for the ultimate glory. However, after the competition of the marquee event with a final in Ahmedabad on 19th November, the focus will be shifted to the T20 format and most of the players will go under the hammer during the IPL 2024 auction that is likely to be held in December 2023. This time, the performance in the ongoing World Cup could also be an important factor for the players to get a bid in the auction.
CSK will be coming to retain the title, a large number of players to get retained by franchises
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lifted their 5th IPL title by defeating the previous year’s champions Gujarat Titans (GT) by 5 wickets in a thrilling rain-affected final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 30th May. With this CSK joined Mumbai Indians (MI) in the most number of IPL titles, and both teams now have 5-5 titles each. Now, the defending champions will be coming to lift their 6th title in IPL 2024 and become the most successful franchise of the tournament.
As Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans eagerly wait, there’s still no clear answer about whether MS Dhoni will play in IPL 2024. Everyone agrees, though, that if Dhoni decides to play, CSK will definitely keep him on the team.
While CSK is dealing with this big question, other teams are busy planning their strategies. Many teams want to keep their star players for stability and strength. However, teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) didn’t do well in IPL 2023, finishing at the bottom. So, they’re likely to make a lot of changes to their teams, hoping to do better next season.
On the other side, teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) started great in IPL 2023 but couldn’t keep up the momentum. They missed getting into the top-4. These teams will probably look for some strong new players who can help them win in tough matches and improve their chances next season.
Let’s have a look at the players who are likely to get retained and released by teams ahead of the IPL 2024 auction.
IPL 2024 Retained and Released Players List All Team (Tentative)
1. Gujarat Titans (GT)
|Retained||Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Joshua Little, Alzarri Joseph, Sai Sudharsan, Jayant Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel, Noor Ahmad, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Abhinav Manohar, Matthew Wade|
|Released||Yash Dayal, Kane Williamson, Pradeep Sangwan, Dashun Shanaka, Odean Smith|
2. Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
|Retained Players||Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Nishant Sindhu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Tushar Deshpande, Prashant Solanki, Dwaine Pretorius, Akash Singh, Bhagath Varma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Subhranshu Senapati, Ajinkya Rahane, Deepak Chahar, Ajay Jadav Manda|
|Released Players||Sisanda Magala, Ben Stokes, Kyle Jamieson, Simarjeet Singh, Shaikh Rasheed|
3. Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG)
|Retained||Kyle Mayers, Yash Thakur, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Manan Vohra, Mark Wood, Romario Shepherd, Arpit Guleria, Suryansh Shedge, Swapnil Singh, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan, Karan Sharma, Amit Mishra, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya (c), Ayush Badoni, Prerak Mankad|
|Released||Jaydev Unadkat, Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Quinton de Kock, Daniel Sams|
4. Mumbai Indians (MI)
|Retained||Ramandeep Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Raghav Goyal, Piyush Chawla, Arjun Tendulkar, Riley Meredith, Shams Mulani, Vishnu Vinod, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Dewald Brevis, Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Ishan Kishan, Jason Behrendorff|
|Released||Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Duan Jansen, Arshad Khan, Tristan Stubbs|
5. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
|Retained||Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, W Hasaranga, Akash Deep, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Md Siraj, Wayne Parnell, Himanshu Sharma, Michael Bracewell, Siddarth Kaul, Wanindu Hasaranga, Vyshak Vijay Kumar|
|Released||Anuj Rawat, Harshal Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Finn Allen|
6. Rajasthan Royals (RR)
|Retained||Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Abdul Basith, Kuldip Yadav, Obed McCoy, Akash Vasisht, Murugan Ashwin, KM Asif, Donavon Ferreira, Kuldeep Sen, Adam Zampa, Kunal Singh Rathore, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult|
|Released||Joe Root, Jason Holder, Navdeep Saini, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa|
7. Punjab Kings (PBKS)
|Retained||Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Sikandar Raza, Atharva Taide, Gurnoor Brar, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh, Baltej Singh, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Liam Livingstone, Rahul Chahar, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar|
|Released||Harpreet Bhatia, Rishi Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Matthew Short, Raj Angad Bawa|
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
|Retained||Rahul Tripathi, Vivrant Sharma, Nitish Reddy, Glenn Phillips, Mayank Dagar, Adil Rashid, Sanvir Singh, Akeal Hosein, Samarth Vyas, Anmolpreet Singh, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Upendra Yadav, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Aiden Markram (c), Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, B Kumar, T Natarajan|
|Released||Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Umran Malik, Kartik Tyagi, Washington Sundar|
9. Delhi Capitals (DC)
|Retained||Mukesh Kumar, Aman Hakim Khan, Lalit Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Abhishek Porel, Chetan Sakariya, Yash Dhull, Rilee Rossouw, Priyam Garg, Lungi Ngidi, Khaleel Ahmed, Rovman Powell, Ishant Sharma, Vicky Ostwal, Mitchell Marsh, Kuldeep Yadav, Phil Salt (wk), Anrich Nortje, Sarfaraz Khan, Axar Patel|
|Released||David Warner, Manish Pandey, Ripal Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Mustafizur Rahman|
10. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
|Retained||Tim Southee, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Aarya Desai, Kulwant Khejroliya, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Harshit Rana, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz|
|Released||Andre Russell, N Jagdeesan, Lockie Ferguson, David Wiese, Mandeep Singh|
The data provided for the IPL teams—Gujarat Titans (GT), Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG), Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), and Delhi Capitals (DC)—reveals a mix of strategic retention and release of players. Key players like Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan continue to be retained, indicating the teams’ reliance on their established stars.
The release of players like Andre Russell, David Warner, and Jason Holder suggests a shift in strategy and possibly an aim to bring in fresh talent or address balance issues within the squads. These changes underscore the dynamic nature of team compositions in the IPL, reflecting continuous adaptation and strategic planning ahead of the upcoming season.