A total of 351 cricketers will go under the hammer in the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ auction that is scheduled to take place on February 6 in Bengaluru.
There are 230 Indians and 121 overseas players for the franchises to choose from. The auction will also be the first for the two new teams — Rising Pune Supergiants and the Gujarat Lions.
Out of the 350 cricketers on the auction list, 131 are capped players — India 26, Australia 28, Bangladesh 5, England 7, New Zealand 9, South Africa 18, Sri Lanka 16, West Indies 20 and 219 are uncapped players — India 204, Australia 9, New Zealand 1, South Africa 2, West Indies 3 Canada 1 and Ireland 1.
In terms of available spots, if every franchise were to have the maximum of 27 players in their squad, 116 players will be taken in the auction, of which up to 36 may be overseas players.
Because some teams chose to retain players and the others released many, the purse money varies from team to team. Here is an overview of total number of players retained, number of overseas players retained and their purse money.
Full list of players released and retained by the six franchises
Retained: Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Albie Morkel, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock
Released: Yuvraj Singh, CM Gautam, Domnic Muthuswami, Jaydev Unadkat, KK Jiyaz, Srikar Bharat, Manoj Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Gurinder Sandhu, Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head
Kings XI Punjab
Retained: Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manan Vohra, M Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh
Released: Karanveer Singh, Parvinder Awana, Shivam Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Yogesh Golwalkar, George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Beuran Hendricks
Retained: Akshay Wakhare, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, R Vinay Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt Chand, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Lendl Simmons, Marchant de Lange, Mitchell McClenaghan
Released: Aditya Tare, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Aiden Blizzard, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Ben Hilfenhaus, Colin Munro, Josh Hazlewood
Retained: Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Parvez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul, David Warner, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Trent Boult
Released: Chama Milind, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Laxmi Shukla, Praveen Kumar, Padmanabhan Prasanth, Dale Steyn, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained: Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav (transfer), Mandeep Singh, Sarfraz Khan, S Aravind, Varun Aaron, Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Adam Milne, Chris Gayle, David Wiese, Mitchell Starc
Released: Vijay Zol, Ashok Dinda, Dinesh Karthik, Iqbal Abdullah, Jalaj Saxena, Manvinder Bisla, Sandeep Warrier, Shishir Bhavane, S Badrinath, Yogesh Takawale, Nic Maddinson, Darren Sammy, Rilee Rossouw, Sean Abbott
Kolkata Knight Riders
Retained: Gautam Gambhir, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine
Released: Veer Pratap Singh, Aditya Garhwal, KC Cariappa, Sumit Narwal, Vaibhav Rawal, Pat Cummins, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Neesham, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha