IPL 8 will be coming closer, here is the final list of released and retained players for IPL 2015. Released players will go under the hammer in IPL 8 auction. IPL auction 2015 will be conducted on February 16. Delhi Daredevils has realesed maximum number of players and retained only 13 players. Royal Challengers Banglore has released star player Yuvraj Singh. Auctioneer Richars Madley will auction IPL 2015 auction in Bangalore after which there will be work shop for Team Franchises ahead of IPL 2015. A total of 724 players will go under the hammer for IPL 2015. IPL 8 will starts on April 8.
List of players retained and released before IPL 2015 are:
Chennai Super Kings
Retained Players: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravi Chandran Ashwin, Ashish NehraBrendon McCullum (NZ), Dwayne Bravo(WI), Dwayne Smith(WI), Faf du Plessis(SA), Ishwar Pandey, Matt Henry(NZ), Mithun Manhas, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi, , Baba Aparajith, Ravindra Jadeja, Badree (WI), Suresh Raina, Rohith More.
Released Players: Hilfenhaus(Aus), John Hastings (Aus), David Hussey (Aus), V Shankar
Retained Players: J P Duminy (SA), Mohammad Shami, Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary Nathan Coulter-Nile(Aus), Quinton De Kock(SA), Saurabh Tiwary, Shahaz Nadeem, Imran Tahir(SA), J Yadav.
Released Players: Kevin Pietersen(Eng), Dinesh Karthik, HS Sharath, James Neesham(NZ), Jaydev Unadkat, , Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Milind Kumar, Murali Vijay, Rahul Sharma, Rahul Shukla, Ross Taylor(NZ), Siddarth Kaul, Wayne Parnell(SA).
Kings XI Punjab
Retained Players: Virender Sehwag, Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, B Hendricks (Aus), David Miller(SA), George Bailey(Aus), Glenn Maxwell(Aus), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Sharma, Karanveer Singh, Manan Vora, Mitchell Johnson(Aus), Parvinder Awana, Rishi Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Shaun Marsh(Aus), Shivam Sharma, Thisara Perera(SL), Wriddhiman Saha.
Released Players: C Pujara, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Murali Kartik.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Retained Players: Gautam Gambhir, Andre Russell(WI), Chris Lynn, (Aus) Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Morne Morkel(SA), Patrick Cummins(Aus), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Ryan ten Doeschate(Netherlands), Shakib Al Hasan(Ban), Sunil Narine(WI), Umesh Yadav, Veer Pratap Singh, Yusuf Pathan.
Released Players: Debabrata Das, Sayan Sekhar Mandal, Jacques Kallis(SA ).
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson(NZ), Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood(Aus), Keiron Pollard(WI), Lasith Malinga(SL), Marchant de Lange(SA), Pawan Suyal, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons(WI), Unmukt Chand, R Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel.
Released Players: Michael Hussey (Aus), Krismar Santokie(WI), Praveen KumarPragyan Ojha, Jalaj Saxena, Sushant Marathe, , Ben Dunk(Aus), Apoorv Wankhade, Zaheer Khan, C.M. Gautam.
Retained Players: Shane Watson(Aus), Abhishek Nayar, Stuart Binny, Ajinkya Rahane, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Ben Cutting(Aus), Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner(Aus), Kane Richardson(SA), Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith(Aus), Tim Southee(NZ), Vikramjeet Malik.
Released Players: Amit Mishra, Ankush Bains, Brad Hodge. (Aus)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villers(SA), Chris Gayle(WI), Mitchell Starc(Aus), Nic Maddinson(Aus), Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Rilee Rossouw(SA), Vijay Zol, Yogesh Takawale, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Ashoke Dinda, Sandeep Warrier, Manvinder Bisla, Iqbal Abdullah, Mandeep Singh.
Released Players: Albie Morkel(SA), Muttiah Muralitharan(SL), Ravi Rampaul(WI), Sachin Rana, Shadab Jakati, Tanmay Mishra, Yuvraj Singh.
Retained Players: Shikhar Dhawan, Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chama Milind, Dale Steyn(SA), David Warner(Aus), Ishant Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Moises Henriques (Aus), Naman Ojha, Parveez Rasool, Ricky Bhui.
Released Players: Aaron Finch(Aus), Amit Mishra, Amit Paunikar, Brendan Taylor(Zim), Darren Sammy(WI), Irfan Pathan, Jason Holder(WI), Manprit Juneja, Prasanth Parameswaran, Srikkanth Anirudha, Venugopal Rao.
IPL 2015 schedule is yet to be released. CSK may tranfers its owners ahead of IPL 2015. IPL 2015 Transfer window closed on Dec 15th.