Let’s take a closer look at this situation since the most prestigious franchise league in cricket ‘Indian Premier League” released its retention list for IPL 2023 a few weeks ago. We saw many surprises, including the release of many big players and the withdrawal of some of them.

Foreign cricketers left out of IPL 2023

Big names make themselves unavailable for the coming edition of the IPL.

Alex Hales, Sam Billings & Pat Cummins part of the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders withdrew themselves from the IPL due to international commitments.

Players Released from IPL 2023

After the retention list was announced, many prominent players who had been integral members of their teams were let go.

Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR


Kolkata Knight Riders released opening batsman and Australian T20i captain Aaron Finch, as well as pacer Shivam Mahi, who was kept by KKR despite his frequent injury struggles. But that is no longer the case. The right-arm seamer, who can also bat, will follow Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Mohammad Nabi, and allrounder Chamika Karunaratne in departing.

Players released: 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

Sunrisers Hyderabad  – SRH

Two captains of the national team have been released by the men in orange. Kane Williamson, the franchise captain, was one of them, and Nicholas Pooran was the other.

Williamson, who cost them INR 14 crore ($1.86 million approximately) and played for them for eight years, was their most expensive player. He had a strike rate of 126.03 and 2101 runs scored at an average of 36.22. He participated in 76 games and 46 times as the Sunrisers’ captain.

Williamson’s release will result in considerable financial gains for Sunrisers. Pooran’s 10.75 crore INR is added in, bringing the total from only two players to 24.75 crore INR.

Pooran’s bad performance has coincided with that of the West Indies, they were eliminated from the T20 World Cup in the first round. In the competition, Pooran himself only managed 25 runs across three innings, and his strikeout rate stayed at a pitiful 86.

Players released: Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Jagadeesha Suchith, Priyam Garg, Ravikumar Samarth, Romario Shepherd, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod

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Punjab Kings – PK

IPL captain for the 2022 season has been released. Mayank Agarwal, about whom Kings held a lengthy discussion, has ultimately been removed. Shikhar Dhawan has been selected captain.

Players released: Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee

Mumbai Indians – MI


Mumbai releases English bowler Tymal Mills along with west indian Fabian Allen and with that Pollard also retires from the IPL. Pollard is one of a select group of players who have spent their entire IPL careers playing for just one side. The other players in this group who have participated in at least 100 games are Virat Kohli, Sunil Narine, Jasprit Bumrah, and Lasith Malinga.

With five IPL titles—the most of any foreign player in the competition—and two Champions League T20 victories, Pollard finishes his playing career with Mumbai. When Rohit Sharma wasn’t in the starting XI for the past two years, he also served as Mumbai’s captain.

Players released: 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.

Chennai Super Kings – CSK


Bravo Released, After 11 long years with Chennai Super Kings, the all-arounder, champion, and DJ are no longer a part of the team.

The 39-year-old former CSK player Dwayne Bravo has been released.

In 2013 and 2015, he was the IPL purple cap winner. His 32 wickets for CSK during the 2013 season still stand as the most taken in a single season.

Players released: Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Adam Milne, Hari Nishaanth, Chris Jordan, Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, Narayan Jagadeesan.

Rajasthan Royals – RR

The team has released South African hitter Rassie van der Dussen and New Zealand batting all-arounder Daryl Mitchell.

Players released: Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka.

Lucknow Super Giants – LSG

Players released: Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem.

Delhi Capitals – DC

Capitals release two back-up keepers in Seifert and Bharat.

Players released: Shardul Thakur, Tim Seifert, Ashwin Hebbar, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB

Rutherford was the lone notable player that RCB let go.

Players released: Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford.

Gujarat Titans – GT

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, an Afghan wicketkeeper and the opening batsman for Gujarat Titans, as well as English opener Jason Roy and Kiwi star Lockie Ferguson, are among the notable players released by the defending champions.

Players released: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson, Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron.

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