Every Important Update you need to know about IPL 2023 Retentions in detail

Hello everyone, in this article we are going to talk about the IPL 2023 retentions that were announced by the franchises few days ago. There have been some noticeable releases and retentions, some retirements and some trading as well during this period. We are going to talk about each team in detail and the players retained and released by them.

Mumbai Indians

MUMBAI INDIANS – Let’s start with the most successful team of the IPL, the five-time champions, Mumbai Indians. Last season of IPL was one of MI’s worst seasons as a franchise as they were not just able to win games but also were facing humiliating defeats. This year MI decided to change their bowling line-up and released a total of five pacers and five spinners. One noticeable subtraction from their squad was of Kieron Pollard, a legend of the game, who announced his retirement from the format. He will still be in the MI dugout though, as their batting coach for the upcoming season. MI also traded Jason Behrendorff from RCB, adding some Australian flavor to their squad. He will still be a backup option for them, in case Jofra Archer isn’t available. As far as the auction is concerned, they will be going in with a purse of INR 20.55 crores with a maximum of 9 slots to be filled. They will be looking for some good Indian fast bowlers and some quality spinners. Their batting consists of a good mixture of experienced stars and some raw, young talent which will be very interesting to see in the upcoming season.


SUNRISERS HYDERABAD – This team will go into the IPL Auction as the most interested one who wants to shop the most number of players having a huge budget of INR 42.25 crores. SRH this time decided to change the whole dynamic of their squad as they released many marquee players such as their captain Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Priyam Garg, etc. As it stands, they have only 12 players in their squad and need to build the whole team, along with finding a captain. In the players they have retained, they have held back a good fast bowling unit and some young Indian talent in Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar and Rahul Tripathi. I think Abhishek Sharma is going to be a X-factor for them as an opener, who can also give 2-3 overs of quality left-arm spin when needed. They will be looking for few capped and experienced Indian batters in the auction along with some quality leg spinners. I think they also have a good captaincy candidate in their team in Aiden Markram, let’s if they give him the chance or buy someone else for that role.

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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE – Coming to the so called “chokers” of the IPL, who have played the final 3 times but didn’t manage to win even once. They did not release many players this time and honestly, if you see their team, it’s looking good. Mohammed Siraj has been in excellent form lately, Harshal Patel is a proven death bowler, we all know the capabilities of Josh Hazelwood and have good back-up options too. They have a quality wrist spinner in Wanindu Hasaranga, they have Maxwell who can pitch in a few overs in the powerplay. They did release some uncapped Indians but I feel it hasn’t made much difference to their squad. They traded Jason Behrendorff to Mumbai Indians, and also released Sherfane Rutherford, who wasn’t given much matches last season. They have a maximum of 7 slots to be filled with 2 overseas slots, which they would want to use wisely. RCB will go into the IPL Auction 2023 with a purse of just INR 8.75 crores, focusing mainly on finding back-ups for their regulars.

Punjab Kings

PUNJAB KINGS – This team follows a fixed pattern, goes into the auction with a lot of money, spends too much on one player, then compromises on the others and the team doesn’t get completed in the way they’d want. Last year, they acquired Odeon Smith for a lot of money, but released him this year. Not only him, they released their previous year’s captain, Mayank Agarwal, after the team was not able to reach the play-offs. PBKS released a total of 9 players, with leaving out some domestic fast bowlers and uncapped Indians. They have a purse of INR 32.2 crores, with 9 slots to be filled of which 3 are overseas. They announced Shikhar Dhawan as their captain for the upcoming season, so they don’t want a captain unlike SRH. They will be needing some good fast bowlers to support Kagiso Rabada, and some middle order batters which was a big problem for them last year. This year also, they have all the resources to build a solid team around their retained players, it will be interesting to see how successful will they be in doing that.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals


RAJASTHAN ROYALS – This team is looking as good as ever, where they don’t need to fill many slots but need to find good back-ups in the auction. They did release a few big overseas players in Daryl Mitchell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie Van der Dussen and James Neesham. Along with these, they released few domestic players like Karun Nair. This team always looks promising before the IPL but loses crunch matches which derails their train from the way of winning the trophy. After the first season, they haven’t been much successful even facing a 2-year ban from the IPL. Coming to this season, they have some quality and explosive batters, who can change the game from any situation for them. They also have good Indian bowlers around Trent Boult, who can bowl in all the phases of a match. RR will go into the auction with a purse of INR 13.2 crores, with 4 overseas and 5 domestic slots to be filled.

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