The IPL is one of the most famous T20 leagues in the world, and every year, the excitement level of the fans goes up as the auction for the new season approaches. However, before the auction, each team releases a list of players they will retain for the upcoming season.
The tournament, scheduled to start on March 31, has already produced a lot of buzz among cricket fans. One of the most highly anticipated announcements leading up to the IPL 2023 Retained Players list is the list of players each franchise has chosen to keep on their team for the upcoming season.
Each team was allowed to retain a maximum of five players, with three Indian and two overseas players. Some groups kept fewer players to have more funds to purchase new players at the auction.
Every year, teams battle it out for the championship title, and each section has a list of players they retain for the next season. IPL 2023 is set to be another thrilling season, and the IPL 2023 Retained Players list for each team has recently been announced.
On November 15, 2022, the opportunity for the ten franchises to sign players for the TATA Indian Premier League 2023 season has been closed. While 85 players were removed from the franchises' current squads, 163 players were retained by the teams.
Here is a rundown of the IPL 2023 Retained Players for each team:
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: has included Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway*, Dwaine Pretorius*, Maheesh Theekshana*, Matheesha Pathirana*, Mitchell Santner*, Moeen Ali*, MS Dhoni, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, and Tushar Deshpande.
DELHI CAPITALS: Aman Khan (T), Anrich Nortje*, Axar Patel, Chetan Sakariya, David Warner*, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Lungisani Ngidi*, Mitchell Marsh*, Mustafizur Rahman*, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell*, Sarfaraz Khan, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull have been retained.
GUJARAT TITANS: Abhinav Sadarangani, Alzarri Joseph*, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller*, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Matthew Wade*, Mohammad Shami, Noor Ahmad*, Pradeep Sangwan, R. Sai Kishore, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan*, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Yash Dayal have been retained.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: Andre Russell*, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Lockie Ferguson (T)*, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (T)*, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur (T), Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine*, Tim Southee*, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer have been retained.
LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS: Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, K. Gowtham, Karan Sharma, KL Rahul, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers*, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis*, Mark Wood*, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Quinton De Kock*, Ravi Bishnoi have been retained.
MUMBAI INDIANS: Mumbai Indians have retained their core players Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Dewald Brevis*, Hrithik Shokeen, Ishan Kishan, Jason Behrendorff (T)*, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer*, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Mohd. Arshad Khan, N. Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David*, and Tristan Stubbs*.
PUNJAB KINGS: Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Raj Angad Bawa, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Baltej Singh Dhanda, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone*, Kagiso Rabada*, Jonny Bairstow*, Nathan Ellis*, Bhanuka Rajapakse*have been retained.
RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Jos Buttler*, K.C Cariappa, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Obed Mccoy*, Prasidh Krishna, R. Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer*, Trent Boult*, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal have been retained.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat, David Willey*, Dinesh Karthik, Faf Du Plessis*, Finn Allen*, Glenn Maxwell*, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood*, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahamad, Siddharth Kaul, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli, Wanindu Hasaranga* have been retained.
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram*, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi*, Glenn Phillips*, Kartik Tyagi, Marco Jansen*, Rahul Tripathi, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar have been retained.
Heads up: * Specifies overseas player, and (T) specifies that player traded.
After the release of IPL 2023 Retained Players lists for each franchise in TATA IPL 2023, there were seven slots left for Chennai Super Kings, five places left for Delhi Capitals, seven slots left for Gujarat Titans, 11 spaces left for Kolkata Knight Riders, ten slots left for Lucknow Super Giants, nine slots left for Mumbai Indians, nine places left for Punjab Kings, seven slots left for Royal Challengers Bangalore, nine slots left for Rajasthan Royals, and 13 spaces left for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
All of the newly signed players and released players will be put up for auction by different teams who have slot openings.
In conclusion, the retained players list for IPL 2023 features some of the biggest names in cricket. Fans will eagerly anticipate the season's start, which is set to begin on March 31, 2023. Overall, the IPL 2023 Retained Players list for TATA looks promising, with each team having its core players and young talents. It will be interesting to see how these teams perform in the upcoming season and who will emerge as the champions of TATA IPL 2023.
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