Mr. Mayank Tater 26, Jul 2022

IPL 2022 was a massive hit. Two new franchises were introduced, and one (Gujarat Titans)  even went on to win the title. Many players who were written off last year as “not good enough” proved their worth this year and will form a part of the IPL 2023 retained players list. With 10 teams, many rookies also got their chances to become stars, and some grabbed their opportunities with both hands.

Some star players who are retained every year by their franchises for big amounts did not perform as expected and drained the auction money spent on them. While players like Rahul Tewatia, who were termed as too expensive to buy, returned the worth of every penny spent on them through their spectacular performances.

After every season, there is this question with the franchises about which players to retain and which ones to let go. To make these decisions, respective franchises keep a lot of things in mind, which, of course, include performance along with the amount spent for the player, auction economics, brand value of the player, and the franchises’ backing for a certain player.

Let us analyze and predict the IPL 2023 retained players list and the IPL 2023 released players list for all teams.

1. Mumbai Indians- (MI)

The 5-time champions Mumbai Indians did not have a great season in IPL 2022 as they finished last on the points table with just 4 wins in 14 matches. The owners will have their task cut out in the IPL 2023 auction to find new players and combinations to improve their performance next time. Mumbai will need to sign new bowlers to give support to their main bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer.

MI Retained Players 2023 List (expected)

Rohit Sharma
Ishan Kishan
Jasprit Bumrah
Suryakumar Yadav
Tim David
Tilak Verma
Dewald Brewis
Daniel Sams
Tymal Mills
Murugan Ashwin
Mayank Markande
Kumar Kartikeya
Ramandeep Singh
Arjun Tendulkar
Hrithik Shokeen
Jofra Archer
Riley Meredith
Sanjay Yadav
Aryan Juyal

MI Released Players 2023 list (expected)

Kieron Pollard
Jaydev Unadkat
Basil Thampi
Rahul Buddhi
Tristan Stubbs
Anmolpreet Singh
Arshad Khan
Akash Madhwal
Fabian Allen

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2. Gujarat Titans- (GT)

The CVC Capital owned franchise are the defending champions of IPL 2023 season and are not expected to make many changes in their IPL 2023 team players list. Hardik Pandya has adopted the leadership responsibilities really well and will be their IPL 2023 team captain.

GT Retained Players 2023 List (expected)

Hardik Pandya
Shubman Gill
Rahul Tewatia
Rashid Khan
David Miller
Mohammad Shami
Lockie Ferguson
Yash Dayal
Abhinav Manohar
R Gurbaz
Matthew Wade
Wriddhiman Saha
Sai Sudharsan
Jayant Yadav
Alzarri Joseph
Noor Ahmad
Sai Kishore

GT Released Players 2023 list (expected)

Darshan Nalkande
Dominic Drakes
Gurkeerat Mann
Pradeep Sangwan
Vijay Shankar
Varun Aaron

3. Royal Challengers Bangalore- (RCB)

RCB is the most famous team in the Indian Premier League and has not won a single title yet. Every year the RCB fans dream of the trophy and then end up losing hope. In IPL 2022, RCB qualified for the play-offs for the 3rd consecutive time but lost in the Qualifier 2 to end their campaign. The current RCB squad has some really good all-rounders and bowlers and their names will definitely be included in their IPL 2023 retained players list. They lack in the batting department and should be looking to go for quality middle-order batsmen in the upcoming auction.

RCB Retained Players 2023 list (expected)

Faf Du Plessis
Virat Kohli
Rajat Patidar
Dinesh Karthik
Wanindu Hasaranga
Josh Hazlewood
Anuj Rawat
Harshal Patel
Shahbaz Ahamad
Suyash S Prabhudessai
Akash Deep
Aneeshwar Gautam
Mohammed Siraj

RCB Released Players 2023 list (expected)

Finn Allen
Luvnith Sisodia
David Willey
Glenn Maxwell
Mahipal Lomror
Sherfane Rutherford
Chama Milind
Jason Behrendorff
Karn Sharma
Siddharth Kaul

4. Delhi Capitals- (DC)

Delhi Capitals are a team on the rise and have been consistently performing from the last 3-4 years. In IPL 2022, DC missed the playoffs by a whisker but fared well in the season overall. Led by Rishabh Pant, Delhi is a formidable unit, however they would like to add strength to their middle order and also a couple of fast bowlers to improve their bowling.     

DC Retained Players 2023 list (expected)

Rishabh Pant
David Warner
Prithvi Shaw
Rovman Powell
Axar Patel
Lalit Yadav
Mitchell Marsh
Sarfaraz Khan
Yash Dhull
Anrich Nortje
Chetan Sakariya
Kuldeep Yadav
Shardul Thakur
Khaleel Ahmed
Mustafizur Rahman
Lungi Ngidi

DC Released Players 2023 list (expected)

Ashwin Hebbar
Mandeep Singh
KS Bharat
Tim Seifert
Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Pravin Dubey
Ripal Patel
Vicky Ostwal

5. Punjab Kings- (PBKS)

The Punjab team is known for restructuring their whole team after almost every season. Punjab does not retain many players and is the team that has the most money coming into auction and they make some really expensive buys. However, the team they built in IPL 2022 auction is quite strong to be precise and they might not want to change and release a lot of players in their current squad.

PBKS Retained Players 2023 List (expected)

Mayank Agarwal,
Shikhar Dhawan,
Liam Livingstone,
Arshdeep Singh,
Shahrukh Khan,
Jitesh Sharma,
Rahul Chahar,
Jonny Bairstow,
Bhanuka Rajapaksa,
Kagiso Rabada,
Harpreet Brar,
Prerak Mankad,
Rishi Dhawan,
Nathan Ellis,
Vaibhav Arora

PBKS Released Players 2023 list (expected)

Prabhsimran Singh,
Ansh Patel,
Atharva Taide,
Benny Howell,
Odean Smith,
Raj Angad Bawa,
Writtick Chatterjee,
Baltej Dhanda,
Ishan Porel,
Sandeep Sharma

6. Rajasthan Royals- (RR)

The Royals have quite simply the strongest squad on paper and it reflected in the IPL 2022 when they reached the finals after 14 long years. Led by Sanju Samson, they had the best openers- Jos Buttler and Jaiswal at the top of the order while their bowling comprised of 5 good proper bowlers including the purple cap winner Yuzi Chahal.

RR Retained Players 2023 List (expected)

Sanju Samson,
Jos Buttler,
Yuzvendra Chahal,
Trent Boult,
R Ashwin,
Yashasvi Jaiswal,
Prasidh Krishna,
Devdutt Paddikal,
Shimron Hetmyer,
Rassie Van Der Dussen,
Jimmy Neesham,
Dhruv Jurel,
Shubham Garhwal,
Kuldeep Sen,
Obed Mccoy

RR Released Players 2023 list (expected)

Riyan Parag
Karun Nair
Navdeep Saini
Nathan Coulter Nile
KC Cariappa
Daryl Mitchell
Anunay Singh
Kuldip Yadav
Tejas Baroka
Corbin Bosch

7. Kolkata Knight Riders- (KKR)

KKR finished 7th with just 6 wins in 14 games in IPL 2022. They did not have a great season and would have to work to do in the next auction. They will need proper opening batsmen and some changes in the bowling department as well.

KKR Retained Players 2023 List (expected)

Shreyas Iyer
Nitish Rana
Andre Russell
Pat Cummins
Sunil Narine
Sam Billings
Rinku Singh
Abhijeet Tomar
Anukul Roy
Chamika Karunaratne
Venkatesh Iyer
Umesh Yadav
Tim Southee
Varun Chakaravarthy
Rasikh Dar

KKR Released Players 2023 list (expected)

Sheldon Jackson,
Ajinkya Rahane,
Baba Indrajith,
Aaron Finch,
Ramesh Kumar,
Pratham Singh,
Mohammad Nabi,
Shivam Mavi,
Aman Khan,
Harshit Rana,
Ashok Sharma

8. Chennai Super Kings- (CSK)

Chennai Super Kings saw Ravindra Jadeja leading halfway till the tournament and then stepping down and MS Dhoni taking  over again. Overall, it was a season to forget for the Chennai Super Kings as they finished 9th with just 4 wins in 14 matches. For a team like CSK who has done so well in the IPL and are the big daddies of the tournament, their current team is really not that great. Most of their players are aging and there are only a few promising youngsters. CSK might want to change their core group before IPL 2023 and some big names from the international circuit for example Ben Stokes and Mitchell Starc.

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CSK Retained Players 2023 List (expected)

MS Dhoni,
Mukesh Choudhary,
Devon Conway,
Deepak Chahar,
Maheesh Theekshana,
Chris Jordan,
Dwaine Pretorius,
Simarjeet Singh
Prashant Solanki
Matheesha Pathirana
Ruturaj Gaekwad
Moeen Ali
Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Shivam Dube
Adam Milne

CSK Released Players 2023 list (expected)

C Hari Nishaanth
Robin Uthappa
Subhranshu Senapati
Ambati Rayudu
Ravindra Jadeja
Narayan Jagadeesan
Dwayne Bravo
K Bhagath Verma
KM Asif
Mitchell Santner
Tushar Deshpande

9. Lucknow Super Giants- (LSG)

The most expensive franchisee owned by the RPSG group, Lucknow Super Giants had a brilliant campaign in their maiden season until they lost to RCB in the eliminator. KL Rahul was the star with the bat while Mohsin Khan was the star with the bowl for LSG. The squad of LSG was full of quality all-rounders that’s why they made the playoffs with ease and they would want to retain the core.

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LSG Retained Players 2023 List (expected)

KL Rahul,
Quinton De Kock,
Marcus Stoinis,
Krunal Pandya,
Deepak Hooda,
Avesh Khan,
Mohsin Khan,
Ravi Bishnoi,
Ayush Badoni,
Jason Holder,
Evin Lewis,
Manan Vohra,
K Gowtham,
Karan Sharma,
Kyle Mayers,
Dushmantha Chameera,
Andrew Tye

LSG Released Players 2023 list (expected)

Manish Pandey,
Ankit Rajpoot,
Mayank Yadav,
Shahbaz Nadeem

10. Sunrisers Hyderabad- (SRH)

Sunrisers Hyderabad have always been a team whose bowling is strength and batting is average. In IPL 2022, SRH finished 8th on the points table with only 6 wins in their 14 games. Their problem was a lack of a quality spinner owing to the exit of Rashid Khan and injuries to Washington Sunder and the form of captain Kane Williamson, who really found it hard to score in the powerplay. Sunrisers might be pinning their hopes on the return of  Kane Williamson’s form or they might have to appoint or even sign a new captain for IPL 2023.

SRH Retained Players 2023 List (expected)

Kane Williamson
Aiden Markram
Nicholas Pooran
Priyam Garg
Abhishek Sharma
Rahul Tripathi
Abdul Samad
Romario Shepherd
Shashank Singh
Washington Sundar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Fazalhaq Farooqi
Kartik Tyagi
T Natarajan
Umran Malik

SRH Released Players 2023 list (expected)

R Samarth,
Glenn Phillips,
Vishnu Vinod,
Marco Jansen,
Jagadeesha Suchith,
Shreyas Gopal,
Shushant Mishra,
Sean Abbott

So, these are likely to be IPL 2023 retained players and IPL 2023 team released players list of all 10 teams.

IPL 2023 Team Captain List

Some teams struggled with leadership while some blossomed under new leaders. These are expected captains of IPL 2023.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)- Sanju Samson
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)- MS Dhoni
Delhi Capitals (DC)- Rishabh Pant
Mumbai Indians (MI)- Rohit Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)- Shreyas Iyer
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)- KL Rahul
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)- Faf Du Plessis
Gujarat Titans (GT)- Hardik Pandya
Punjab Kings (PBKS)- Mayank Agarwal
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)- Kane Williamson

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There might be a mini-auction for IPL 2023 like it happens before every season (other than a mega auction) and teams would want to buy the players they need in order to improve their performance.

We have made the expected retained and released list on the basis of individual and team performances, and the original retentions and releases will be updated as soon as they are announced by the respective franchises.