IPL 2024 Auction: Exciting players list and reasons for release

Before the auction for IPL 2024, the IPL teams shared a list of players they chose to keep or let go. Making a total of 173 players retained. Additionally, here are some more interesting details to note.
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Teams (franchises) list out before the IPL 2024 auction.

Ahead of the IPL 2024 auction, Indian Premier League Teams (franchises) list out before the IPL 2024 auction. IPL Media Advisory released the official list of players retained by all the teams. Ten franchises are participating in IPL 2024. The 10 franchises have retained a total of 173 players. An average of 17 players in each franchise.

Are you curious about what happened to some of your favorite players? Look no further than the official players list from the IPL 2024 auction! Find out who made the cut and who didn’t, and discover the reasons behind their dismissal. It’s all here, waiting for you to explore.

IPL 2024 Team (Franchise) List that participated in the tournament.

  1. Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
  2. Delhi Capitals (DC)
  3. Gujarat Titans (GT)
  4. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
  5. Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
  6. Mumbai Indians (MI)
  7. Punjab Kings (PBKS)
  8. Rajasthan Royals (RR)
  9. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
  10. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

IPL 2024 Franchise List

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players list

Retained Players

  1. Ajay Mandal
  2. Ajinkya Rahane
  3. Deepak Chahar
  4. Devon Conway
  5. Devon Conway
  6. Mahesh Theekshana
  7. Mitchell Santner
  8. Moeen Ali
  9. MS Dhoni
  10. Mukesh Choudhary
  11. Nishant Sindhu
  12. Prashant Solanki
  13. Rajvardhan Hangargekar
  14. Ravindra Jadeja
  15. Ruturaj Gaikwad
  16. Shaik Rasheed
  17. Shivam Dube
  18. Simarjeet Singh
  19. Tushar Deshpande

Released Players:- Akash Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, Bhagath Varma, Dwaine Pretorius, Kyle Jamieson, Sisanda Magala, Subhranshu Senapati.

Why did CSK release these players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction?

Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful franchises in the IPL tournament. CSK released eight players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. Earlier speculations were quickly put to rest as MS Dhoni has confirmed his participation in IPL 2024. His inclusion in the team will undoubtedly bring his exceptional skills to the game and raise the team’s chances of success. CSK has retained him in the team.

Akash Singh: Mukesh Chaudhary replaced Akash Singh because of an injury.

Ambati Rayudu: Last year, in 2023, Ambati Rayudu retired from all forms of cricket, due to which he is on the list of released players.

Ben Stokes: He was not ready to play IPL 2024 after knee surgery, so he was out of the team.

Bhagat Verma: CSK bought him for Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2022 auction but released him without playing.

Dwaine Pretorius: Bowling all-rounder played 7 matches for CSK and took 6 wickets total in IPL. Now he is out of the CSK team and available for the IPL 2024 auction.

Kyle Jamieson: New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson was bought for Rs 1 crore but due to injury, he was ruled out of the IPL 2023 season.

Sisanda Magala: He also has fitness problems.

Subhranshu Senapati:  He is out without playing any match for CSK.

  • The Delhi Capitals (DC) players list 

Retained Players

  1. Abhishek Porel
  2. Anrich Nortje
  3. Axar Patel
  4. David Warner
  5.  Ishant Sharma
  6. Kuldeep Yadav
  7. Lalit Yadav
  8. Lungisani Ngidi
  9. Mitchell Marsh
  10. Mukesh Kumar
  11. Pravin Dubey
  12. Prithvi Shaw
  13. Rishabh Pant
  14. Syed Khaleel Ahmed
  15.  Vicky Ostwal
  16. Yash Dhull

Released Players:- Aman Khan, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Manish Pandey, Mustafizur Rahman, Phil Salt, Priyam Garg, Rilee Rossouw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan

Why did the Delhi Capitals release these players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction?

JSW and GMR jointly own Delhi Capitals. The IPL’s best batsmen and bowlers, Manish Pandey and Mustafizur Rahman, are now available for the auction.

Aman Khan: He Played only 11 matches and scored only 115 runs in the IPL till now his debut. He did not score well in his IPL career that’s why the team ignored him.

Chetan Sakariya:  Chetan took three wickets in three matches for Delhi Capitals, after which he was ignored by the franchise.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti: He hardly got a chance to play in his entire IPL career. He was dropped from Delhi Capitals for not performing in the match.

Manish Pandey: Due to his poor performance in recent years, he was dropped by Delhi Capitals.

Mustafizur Rahman: The Bangladesh fast bowler was released by Delhi Capitals because he is not fit to play.

Phil Salt: England T20 player picked by DC in 2023 auction for two crores. He played nine matches and scored 218 runs. He did not perform as per his worth and probably did not fit in the team.

Priyam Garg:  He was dropped by Delhi Capitals for not performing to expectations.

Rilee Rossouw: He did not play IPL continuously and played only three seasons 2014, 2015, and 2023. In which he scored 262 runs in a total of 14 matches. So maybe that’s why the franchise didn’t retain him.

Ripal Patel: Due to his performance, DC dropped him.

Rovman Powell: He has played for Delhi before but not much and has not performed that well.

Sarfaraz Khan: Due to not meeting expectations or Delhi Capital wanting a substitute.

  • The Gujarat Titans (GT) players list

Retained Players

  1. Abhinav Sadarangani
  2. B. Sai Sudharsan
  3. Darshan Nalkande
  4. David Miller
  5. Jayant Yadav
  6. Joshua Little
  7. Kane Williamson
  8. Matthew Wade
  9. Mohammad Shami
  10. Mohit Sharma
  11. Noor Ahmad
  12. R. Sai Kishore
  13. Rahul Tewatia
  14. Rashid Khan
  15. Shubman Gill
  16. Vijay Shankar
  17. Wriddhiman  Saha

Released Players:- Alzarri Joseph, Dasun Shanaka, K.S. Bharat, Odean Smith, Pradeep Sangwan, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Yash Dayal

Why did the Gujarat Titans release these players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction?

Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans captain, has been traded to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 15 crore. Shubman Gill has taken over as the new captain of Gujarat Titans after Pandya led them to IPL victory in 2022.

Alzarri Joseph: West Indies fast bowler released by GT due to injury.

Dasun Shanaka: Due to a Knee injury and fracture, he is out of the team of GT.

K.S. Bharat: The India wicketkeeper-batsman was released by GT.

Odean Smith: Gujarat bought him in 2022 and he played six matches in which he scored 51 runs and took six wickets.

Pradeep Sangwan: The left-arm fast bowler from Delhi made his IPL debut in 2008 and his best record was in 2009 in which he took 15 wickets. He has taken 38 wickets in 42 matches in his IPL career.

Shivam Mavi: He is suffering from a back injury.

Urvil Patel: He was performing well at this time but still, he was dropped.

Yash Dayal: He was bought by GT in 2022 for Rs 3.2 crore. The amount is huge and perhaps Gujarat needs an alternative.

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players list

Retained Players

  1. Andre Russell
  2. Anukul Roy
  3. Harshit Rana
  4. Jason Roy
  5. Nitish Rana
  6. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  7. Rinku Singh
  8. Shreyas Iyer
  9. Sunil Narine
  10. Suyash Sharma
  11. Vaibhav Arora
  12. Varun Chakaravarthy
  13. Venkatesh Iyer

Released Players:- Aarya Desai, David Wiese, Johnson Charles, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Lockie Ferguson, Mandeep Singh, N. Jagadeesan, Shakib Al Hasan, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav

Why did the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) release these players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction?

Kolkata Knight Riders’ latest roster moves were strategic and aimed at strengthening the team. KKR is taking proactive steps towards success by releasing injured players and bringing in new talent.

Aarya Desai:  Joined KKR for 20 lakhs later, released without playing any match.

David Wiese: Namibia all-rounder made his IPL debut in 2015 but did not give the reason for his release from KKR.

Johnson Charles: KKR selected him as the replacement player in 2023, and he has now dropped.

Kulwant Khejroliya: He did not get a chance to showcase his talent and was out.

Litton Das: He played only one match in the 2023 IPL and did not get much chance.

Lockie Ferguson: He was an excellent bowler, bought by Gujarat Titans in 2022 for Rs 10 crore. He was dismissed by KKR in 2023 because of his high salary.

Mandeep Singh: Good player in IPL who debuted in 2010 and played 110 matches. Due to his performance, KKR wants an alternative.

Jagadeesan: His performance was not that good. Therefore, KKR dropped him.

Shakib Al Hasan: He was not available to play the entire IPL 2023 season and was out of the team this time due to fitness issues.

Shardul Thakur: He was dropped because there were enough all-rounders in the KKR team.

Tim Southee: He was dropped due to his expensive performance.

Umesh Yadav: Umesh is struggling with a hamstring injury.

  • The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) players list

Retained Players

  1. Amit Mishra
  2. Ayush Badoni
  3. Deepak Hooda
  4. Devdutt Padikkal (Traded)
  5. K. Gowtham
  6. KL Rahul
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Kyle Mayers
  9. Marcus Stoinis
  10. Mark Wood
  11. Mayank Yadav
  12. Mohsin Khan
  13. Naveen Ul Haq
  14. Nicholas Pooran
  15. Prerak Mankad
  16. Quinton De Kock
  17.  Ravi Bishnoi
  18. Yash Thakur
  19. Yudhvir Charak

Released Players:- Arpit Guleria, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Karan Sharma, Karun Nair, Manan Vohra, Suryansh Shegde, Swapnil Singh

Why did the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) release these players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction?

Lucknow Super Giants has made some strategic changes to improve the team’s performance. As a new franchise, they are constantly evaluating and refining their roster. It is important to note that most of the players who were dropped were simply replacements. These changes will help the team to be more competitive and achieve their goals.

Arpit Guleria: Mayank Yadav has replaced Arpit Guleria in the team.

Daniel Sams: In his 3-year  IPL career, he has played in three franchises. And this time, Lucknow Super Giants dropped him from the team also.

Jaydev Unadkat:  Unadkat is out of the team because of a shoulder injury.

 Karan Sharma: He did not get many opportunities. Whatever opportunities he got, he could not show any performance.

Karun Nair: This is India’s second triple-century in Test cricket. KL Rahul has been kept in his place in the team.

Manan Vohra: Because of his performance in the last few IPL matches, LSG dropped him from the team.

 Suryansh Shegde: He had joined LSG for Rs 20 lakh in place of Jaydev Unadkat, but now he too is out of the team.

 Swapnil Singh: Not playing many matches in the IPL shows he was not retained.

  • The Mumbai Indians (MI) players list

Retained Players

  1. Akash Madhwal
  2. Arjun  Tendulkar
  3. Cameron Green
  4. Dewald Brevis
  5. Ishan Kishan
  6. Jason Behrendorff
  7. Jasprit Bumrah
  8. Kumar Kartikeya Singh
  9. N. Tilak Varma
  10. Nehal Wadhera
  11. Piyush Chawla 
  12. Rohit Sharma
  13.  Romario Shepherd (Traded)
  14. Shams Mulani
  15. Surya Kumar Yadav
  16. Tim David
  17. Vishnu Vinod

Released Players:- Chris Jordan, Duan Jansen, Hrithik Shokeen, Jhye Richardson, Jofra Archer, Mohd. Arshad Khan, Raghav Goyal, Ramandeep Singh, Roley Meredit, Sandeep Warrier, Tristan Stubbs

Why did the Mumbai Indians (MI) release these players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction?

You won’t believe the transformation that occurred in the team after Mumbai Indians made some strategic decisions. Three players were substituted and the remainder were released due to their poor performance. These changes were tough but necessary to ensure the team reached its full potential. Mumbai Indians are confident that the new lineup will lead us to victory.

Chris Jordan: He was signed as a replacement player for Joffra Archer.

Duan Jansen: MI had to choose Dasan Jensen in the last game because the former was not in good condition.

Hrithik Shokeen: He made his IPL debut in 2022 and performed well but was still dropped by MI.

Jhye Richardson: Jhye was ruled out for the season with a hamstring injury.

Jofra Archer: Despite buying him for Rs 8 crore, he was not available to play. Therefore, he was dropped from the team.

Mohd. Arshad Khan: Last year, he was sidelined mid-season due to injury.

Raghav Goyal: He could not take a single wicket in his first IPL match. This may have caused them to be thrown out.

 Ramandeep Singh: He played only five matches in one season of IPL 2022 and did not get a chance to play further. He was bought for 20 lakhs base price.

Roley Meredith: He last played as a replacement for Jhye Richardson.

Sandeep Warrier: He came as a replacement for star bowler of India Jasprit Bumrah.

Tristan Stubbs: He was struggling to score big.

  • The Punjab Kings (PBKS) players list

Retained Players 

  • Arshdeep Singh
  1. Atharva Taide
  2. Harpreet  Brar
  3. Harpreet Bhatia
  4. Jitesh Sharma
  5. Jonny Bairstow
  6. Kagiso Rabada
  7. Liam Livingstone
  8. Nathan Ellis
  9. Prabhsimran Singh
  10. Rahul Chahar
  11. Rishi Dhawan
  12. Sam Curran
  13. Shikhar Dhawan
  14. Shivam  Singh
  15. Sikandar Raza
  16. Vidwath Kaverappa

Released Players:- Baltej Dhanda, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Gurnoor Singh Brar, Matthew Short,  Mohit Rathee, Raj Angad Bawa, Shahrukh Khan

Why did the Punjab Kings (PBKS) release these players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction?

Punjab Kings have released most of their new players or those who have played a few matches in the IPL.

Baltej Dhanda: The U19 star player missed playing with PBKS. He was released without playing a single match for PBKS.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa: Bhanuka could not perform well in whatever match he was kept in the team to play, so the team dropped him.

Gurnoor Singh Brar:  The team dropped him from the squad without giving him any chance. He has not played a single match in the IPL.

Matthew Short: Joined the Punjab Kings team as a replacement for injured Jonny Bairstow. But now the franchise has released him.

Mohit Rathee: He Played only one match for PBKS, after which he was released. Perhaps the franchise needed an option.

Raj Angad Bawa: He was out of the team due to a left shoulder injury.

Shahrukh Khan: His performance in his entire IPL career was neither good nor bad.

  • The Rajasthan Royals (RR) players list

Retained Players

  1. Adam Zampa
  2. Avesh Khan (Traded)
  3. Dhruv Jurel
  4. Donovan Ferreira
  5. Jos Buttler
  6. Kuldeep  Sen
  7. Kunal Rathore
  8. Navdeep Saini
  9. Prasidh Krishna
  10. R. Ashwin
  11. Riyan Parag
  12. Sandeep Sharma
  13. Sanju Samson
  14. Shimron Hetmyer
  15. Trent Boult
  16. Yashaswi Jaiswal
  17. Yuzvendra Chahal

Released Players:-  Abdul P A, Akash Vashisht, Jason Holder, Joe Root, K.C Cariappa, K.M. Asif, Kuldip Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Obed Mccoy

Why did the Rajasthan Royals (RR) release these players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction?

Rajasthan Royals is experimenting with new players. The 2024 IPL team had to make some tough decisions and drop some of its top players due to their poor performance. IPL is a highly competitive league and it is important to have a strong and reliable team to achieve victory. Parting ways with underperforming players is a necessary step toward building a championship-winning team.

Abdul P A: He has played only one match in the IPL. He probably needs to play more matches to stay in the team.

Akash Vashisht: Talented, but never got to showcase skills in IPL resulting in removal from the team.

Jason Holder: Last year 2023, he did not perform well with bat and ball.

Joe Root:  Joe Root has withdrawn his name from IPL 2024 season.

K.C Cariappa: He made his IPL debut in 2015 and has played 11 matches so far in which he has not been able to perform well.

K.M. Asif: He joined RR in IPL 2023 for Rs 30 lakhs. But could not show any performance.

Kuldip Yadav: Rajasthan Royals wants an all-rounder in place of bowler Kuldip Yadav.

Murugan Ashwin: He was out of the team in 2023 due to back spasms.

Obed Mccoy: He may be out of the team due to injury or health-related problems of his mother.

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) players list

Retained Players:

  1. Akash  Deep
  2. Anuj Rawat
  3. Dinesh  Karthik
  4. Faf Du Plessis
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Himanshu Sharma
  7. Karn Sharma
  8. Mahipal Lomror
  9. Manoj Bhandage
  10. Mayank Dagar (Traded)
  11. Mohammed Siraj
  12. Rajan Kumar
  13. Rajat Patidar
  14. Reece Topley
  15. Suyash Prabhudessai
  16. Virat Kohli
  17. Vyshak Vijay Kumar
  18. Will Jacks

Released Players:- Avinash Singh, David Willey, Finn Allen, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Michael Bracewell, Sonu Yadav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Wayne Parnell

Why did the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) release these players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction?

Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga did not get a place in the squad because of their high salaries. David Willey suffering from injury. Avinash and Finn are new to the IPL and were brought in above the base price. Hazelwood opted out of IPL 2024 due to personal work. The remaining players are replacements.

Avinash Singh: This fast bowler from Jammu and Kashmir has joined the team for Rs 60 lakh. The franchise released him without playing any matches.

David Willey: RCB said on their social media channels that he has suffered a fracture in his toe, and Willey has also suffered an adductor strain.

Finn Allen: He was bought for 80 lakhs and released without playing any match.

Harshal Patel: Due to declining performance and high salary, RCB decided to release him.

Josh Hazlewood: Hazlewood will become a father during IPL 2024, for this reason, he is dropping out this year.

Kedar Jadhav: He was selected by RCB as the replacement player for David Willey in the 2023 IPL.

Michael Bracewell: Michael was kept in the team as a replacement for Will Jack in the last season of IPL 2023.

Sonu Yadav: RCB bought him for Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2023 auction. Royal Challengers Bangalore released him without a place in the playing eleven.

Wanindu Hasaranga:  Released due to High salaries.

Wayne Parnell: Wayne Rees was Topley’s replacement, so he was ruled out.

  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Players list

Retained Players:

  1. Abdul Samad
  2. Abhishek Sharma
  3. Aiden Markram
  4. Anmolpreet Singh
  5. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  6. Fazalhaq Farooqi
  7. Glenn Phillips
  8. Heinrich Klaasen
  9. Marco Jansen
  10. Mayank Agarwal
  11. Mayank Markande
  12. Nitish Kumar Reddy
  13. Rahul Tripathi
  14. Sanvir  Singh
  15. Shahbaz Ahamad (Traded)
  16. T. Natarajan
  17. Umran Malik
  18. Upendra Singh Yadav
  19. Washington Sundar
  20. Washington Sundar

Released Players:- Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein, Harry Brook, Kartik Tyagi, Samarth Vyas, Vivrant Sharma

Why did the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) ahead with the IPL 2024 auction?

SRH included Sahabaz Ahmed in the team of Adil Rashid and Akal Hussain. Harry Brook was released because of his high salary. Kartik Tyagi, Samarth Vyas, and Vivrant Sharma released SRH want better substitute.

Adil Rashid: After a successful stint in the IPL, he was released by SRH for giving away too many runs and was later traded to RCB for Shahbaz Ahmed.

Akeal Hosein: Traded Akeal in place of Shahbaz Ahmed.

Harry Brook: He was released because of his high salary. SRH bought him for nine times his base price of Rs 13.25 crore. He could not justify that price tag. In 11 matches, he scored only 190 runs.

Kartik Tyagi: Last year in 2023, SRH justified the selection of another influential player in place of Karthik Tyagi.

Samarth Vyas: SRH bought it for 20 lakhs but never allowed Samarth Vyas to play.

Vivrant Sharma: Even though SRH dropped him, he still played well. SRH is looking for another option.


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