All released players in IPL 2023: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is known for its brutal but justified nature when it comes to franchises releasing players.
This was once again on display as 10 of them released a combined total of 90 cricketers ahead of the 16th season’s mini-auction. The IPL is the biggest T20 tournament in the world and is highly competitive, so it’s no surprise that franchises are always looking to improve their squads.
There are a few factors at play here. First, the IPL is a very competitive and demanding tournament, so even high-profile players can sometimes struggle to perform up to their potential. Second, teams are always looking to improve their squads and may feel that releasing these players will give them more flexibility in the auction. Finally, with the 2022 IPL season still some way off, teams may feel that they can get these players at a cheaper price later on.
The IPL is a highly competitive cricket tournament, and teams are always looking for ways to improve their squad. Sometimes this means releasing players who are no longer performing at their best, or who are not a good fit for the team’s strategy.
Some of the biggest names who have been released from their IPL teams after the 15th season include Kane Williamson, Mayank Agarwal, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Ajinkya Rahane, Shardul Thakur and Jason Holder. These players will now need to find new teams if they want to continue playing in the IPL.
While Williamson and Agarwal were the respective captains of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings last season, Pollard announced his IPL retirement earlier in the day to reiterate his loyalty for Mumbai Indians by throwing light on “Once an MI always an MI”.
Kolkata Knight Riders-trio of Pat Cummins, Sam Billings and Alex Hales, meanwhile, have withdrawn from IPL 2023 due to various reasons.
The likes of Jason Behrendorff, Lockie Ferguson, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shardul Thakur and Aman Khan were all part of three pre-season trades between five franchises.
All released players in IPL 2023
Lucknow Super Giants
Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson, Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Aman Khan, Shivam Mavi, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Salam, Sheldon Jackson.
Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee.
Chennai Super Kings
Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Adam Milne, Hari Nishaanth, Chris Jordan, Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, Narayan Jagadeesan.
The DJ’s dance tracks shall always be our favourite! Champion Forever! #WhistlePoduForever #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/z3JK0douhr
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 15, 2022
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford.
Shardul Thakur, Tim Seifert, Ashwin Hebbar, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh.
Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka.
Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Jagadeesha Suchith, Priyam Garg, Ravikumar Samarth, Romario Shepherd, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod.
Always our Kane Mama! 🧡#SunRisersHyderabad #OrangeArmy pic.twitter.com/UkieccM3yP
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 15, 2022
Kieron Pollard, Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav, Tymal Mills.