The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League will be played in 2023 and the last date to announce the full list of players retained and released by teams ahead of the mini auction in Kochi on December 23 is today. The day started with the big development of Mumbai Indians great Kieron Pollard announcing his retirement from the IPL. It is a well thought out decision by the player and the franchise. The West Indies will stay with the franchise as batting coach.
Here are some of the developments as we approach the deadline.
5:58 PM IST: IPL 2022 champions Gujarat Titans, according to reports, have released England opener Jason Roy. Roy has been battling poor form and was also not part of the T20 World Cup spot.
5:56 PM IST:According to reports, Rajasthan Royals have released South Africa batter Rassie van der Dussen and New Zealand allrounder Daryl Mitchell.
5:54 PM IST: According to reports, Punjab Kings have released Mayank Agarwal but have retained Shahrukh Khan. Odean Smith has also been released.
5:47 PM IST: According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo Kane Williamson, who led Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022, has been released. Windies middle-order batter Nicholas Pooran has also not been retained.
5:39 PM IST:“We respect @patcummins30, @sambillings and @AlexHales1’s decision of skipping next year’s IPL due to personal reasons and national team commitments. All the best, guys!” KKR tweets.
We respect @patcummins30, @sambillings and @AlexHales1‘s decision of skipping next year’s IPL due to personal reasons and national team commitments. All the best, guys! #KnightRidersFamily #AmiKKR pic.twitter.com/AXh3YRphzr
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) November 15, 2022
5:15 PM IST: Indian left-handed batter Devdutt Padikkal will be retained by Rajasthan Royals for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, according to ANI quoting a report by ESPNCricinfo. The southpaw has received full backing from the side led by head coach Kumar Sangakkara. RR shelled out INR 7.75 crore (a shade over 1 million USD approx) to purchase him after he was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
5:10 PM IST:According to an ANI report, Kolkata Knight Riders released Australia opener Aaron Finch and Indian pacer Shivam Mavi on November 15, ahead of the IPL mini-auction scheduled to take place on December 23. Finch was roped in as a replacement for Alex Hales in the Knight Riders squad last year. The batter played in 92 matches and scored 2091 runs, averaging 25.19 with the best score of 88*.
5:05 PM IST: Australia’s Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins has decided to pull out of IPL 2023. The star all-rounder announced about his decision on Twitter on Tuesday. Cummins cited the packed international calendar as the reason behind him skipping the Indian T20 event. Meanwhile, the player also thanked his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders for understanding his decision.
5:00 PM IST: Another major question is whether Ravindra Jadeja will stay with the Chennai Super Kings. He was made the skipper last season but after CSK’s poor display, MS Dhoni returned as the skipper.
4:57 PM IST: According to reports, Punjab Kings might release Mayank Agarwal. However, he has served them for long. But his form in domestic cricket is not that great. PBKS might also release power-hitter Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith
4:52 PM IST: Kolkata Knight Riders have also traded Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans.
4:50 PM IST:New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has been traded from Gujarat Titans to Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming TATA IPL 2023. He played 13 matches for Gujarat Titans and picked 12 wickets that included a 4-wicket haul.
4:45 PM IST:Australia pacer Jason Behrendorff on Saturday was traded from Royal Challengers Bangalore to Mumbai Indians for the upcoming season. The left-arm pacer was acquired by RCB during the 2022 IPL mega auction for his base price of INR 75 lakh. Behrendorff represented MI during the 2018 IPL edition, playing five games during the season, and taking as many wickets. He has played 9 T20Is picking 7 wickets with a best bowling performance of 4/21.
4:43 IPM IST: On Monday, India fast bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur is set to turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders in the next edition of the Indian Premier League as his former franchise Delhi Capitals traded him for uncapped Mumbai all-rounder Aman Khan.
4:39 PM IST: Earlier, in the day, MI great Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from the league. He has been appointed their batting coach!
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