Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have announced their final list of retained players for the 2019 edition of the T20 tournament ahead of the impending auction and there are some notable absentees, including Yuvraj Singh.
Last edition's victors Chennai Super Kings retained the maximum number of players with 23 while Kings XI Punjab retained the least number of players with 10.
Earlier in the day, Cricket Australia had announced that the players who are going to be picked for the ICC World Cup 2019 will not be allowed to participate in the final 2-3 weeks of the tournament as the Aussies will attend a preparatory camp for their title defence.
On the Indian front, two-time IPL winner Gautam Gambhir has been left without a teammate and so has his former Daredevils teammate and India international, Mohammed Shami.
Among overseas big names not a part of any squad heading into the auction are Glen Maxwell, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch and Windies T20 captain, Carlos Brathwaite.
Here's the list of players of each franchise:
CSK squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif K M, N Jagadeesan, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Mitchell Santner
DD squad: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Shikhar Dhawan
KKR squad: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
KXIP squad: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Mandeep Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin
MI squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff
RCB squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tim Southee, Marcus Stoinis
RR squad: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi
SRH squad: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbad Nadeem, Vijay Shankar