Another exciting season of IPL is just around the corner and fans cannot wait anymore. You will probably see everyone checking out the latest news and gossips on one of the biggest cricket tournaments in India. Usually, people cancel out all their commitments when they want to watch the match. The players are also getting a lot of limelight and some even became overnight stars after featuring in seasons back to back.
There is a lot of craze for cricket throughout the world but it’s very strong in Asian countries like India and Pakistan. There are total 8 franchises which are to become a part of this new season and their availed peruse is 207.65 crore. Chennai Super Kings have to fill a total of five slots while Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will have to fill 11 slots each which includes foreign players as well. The IPL 2020 auction will be held in Kolkata. Let’s check out how many teams are taking part in 2020.
List of Teams in IPL 2020
Here is a list of teams which are participating in IPL 2020.
- Chennai Super Kings
- Delhi Capitals
- Kings XI Punjab
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Mumbai Indians
- Rajasthan Royals
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
List of players retained and released players
Here is a list of retained and released players in IPL 2020. The wait is over and fans can check out if their favorite player is part of the team or not.
Chennai Super Kings
Released: Sam Billings, David Willey, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey and Chaitanya Bishnoi.
Released: Shakib al Hasan,Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda and Ricky Bhui.
Released: Evin Lewis, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Beuran Hendricks, Ben Cutting, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Markande (Traded out), Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Pankaj Jaswal, Siddhesh Lad (Traded out), Alzarri Joseph.
Kings XI Punjab
Released: David Miller, Sam Curran and Andrew Tye
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Shimron Hetmeyer, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee
Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Shubham Ranjane, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Aryaman Birla, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Liam Livingstone, Sudheshan Midhun.
Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayappa.
Why some players released and some are retained?
The sponsors believe that hiring some players can be an expensive buy so they are making wise moves to select those players who are able to finish off the game in style but are economical. They are looking out for players who are not overpriced yet know the strategies for winning the game quite well. This time they are looking for two-three international players while others from Indian teams. During the auction some are even planning to bid for fresh talent as they can stay within the team for at least five years to come. As a total of eight franchises are now moving towards the biggest auction we are impatient to know what’s in store.
It will be interesting to see how Kolkata night riders who have released Robin Uthappa and Piyush Chawla will make up the absence of them by filling out the team with either domestic or international players. The industry experts who have been following the auction trend for a long time believe that franchises keep a lot of things in mind before coming up with any conclusion. They hope everything goes out according to the plan but it doesn’t exceed their budget as well.