IPL 2018 saw the comeback of two of the biggest teams – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. But Chennai went on to impress everyone once again and became the 3 times IPL champions whereas Rajasthan Royals couldn’t stand up to the expectations.

Only a few months have passed since IPL 2018 concluded and already the hype for the upcoming edition – the IPL 2019 is picking pace. The IPL 2019 schedule, fixtures, and venues have been released.

Last Monday all the eight franchises of the Indian Premier League has announced their respective lists of retained and released players.

According to the list, David Warner and Steven Smith who didn’t play in the last edition of the IPL following their 1-year ban from any type of international cricket for ball tempering will also be making a comeback to their franchises Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals respectively.

But there are some heartbreaks as well as some big seasoned campaigners like Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami were released from their respective franchises and now their future in the IPL is uncertain.

Some big international names like Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Aaron Finch, JP Duminy, Chris Woakes were also released from their respective teams and now the player retention deadline has also been passed.

Some trades were also made via transfer window for the IPL 2019. Sunrisers star batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been traded to Delhi Daredevils for Shahbaz Nadeem, Abhishek Sharma, and Vijay Shankar.

Kings XI Punjab also swapped the Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis with RCB’s Mandeep Singh.

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Down Below is the full list of players retained and released by IPL teams

Mumbai Indians

Traded: Quinton de Kock

Released: Mustafizur Rahman, Pat Cummins, Akila Dananjaya, JP Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Singh, Mohsin Khan, Pradeep Sangwan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba

Retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff

Salary cap available: 11.15 cr

Available slots: 7; Indian 6, Overseas 1

Delhi Daredevils

Traded: Shikhar Dhawan

Released: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Gurkeerat Mann, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Shami, Dan Christian, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala, Naman Ojha

Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan

Salary cap available: 25.50 cr

Available slots: 10; Indian 7, Overseas 3

Related: Check out why Shikhar Dhawan left Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders

Traded: None

Released: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Ishank Jaggi, Apoorv Wankhade, Vinay Kumar

Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna

Salary cap available: 15.20 cr

Available slots: 12; Indian 7, Overseas 5

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Traded: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem

Released: Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan

Retained: David Warner, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda

Salary cap available: 9.70 cr

Available slots: 5; Indian 3, Overseas 2

Chennai Super Kings

Traded: None

Released: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma

Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi

Salary cap available: 8.40 cr

Available slots: 2; Indian 2, Overseas 0

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Traded: Marcus Stoinis

Released: Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Sarfraz Khan

Retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Salary cap available: 63.85 cr

Available slots: 10; Indian 8, Overseas 2

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Kings XI Punjab

Traded: Mandeep Singh

Released: Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Aaron Finch, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar

Retained: Chris Gayle, David Miller, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb ur Rahman

Salary cap available: 36.20 cr

Available slots: 15; Indian 11, Overseas 4

Rajasthan Royals

Traded: None

Released: Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena, D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin

Retained: Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Ajinkya Rahane, K Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror

Salary cap available: 20.95cr

Available slots: 9; Indian 6, Overseas 3

Wrapping Up

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