IPL 2017 will be taking place in April-May 2017 while the official auction will take place on 04 February 2017. However teams has already confirmed released and retained players after the 2 months transfer window and we take look at all the squads (before auction) and how teams are preparing to go into the big auction by releasing and retaining players.
IPL 2017 season is about 4 months away and it will be the 10th edition of the most lucrative domestic T20 competition in the world. 2 new teams will join in 2016 season with Rajasthan Royals and Chennai suspended for at-least two years. The total budget available to all the teams was around ₹660,000,000 ($10 million). All the teams have retained majority of the players and below table shows how many players teams have retained/released. Purse spent and remaining numbers/
We take a look at every team’s squad and how it weighs up against other sides. Below is the list of team squads, just click on the team name to see full list of players in a particular squad.
|TEAM||DETAILS||PURSE SPENT||PURSE REMAINING|
|Mumbai Indians||20 Retained, 8 Released||₹544,450,000||₹115,550,000|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||14 Retained, 9 Released||₹462,500,000||₹197,500,000|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||20 Retained, 10 Released||₹531,750,000||₹128,250,000|
|Delhi Daredevils||18 Retained, 7 Released||₹445,000,000||₹215,000,000|
|Kings XI Punjab||19 Retained, 4 Released||₹426,500,000||₹233,500,000|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||17 Retained, 6 Released||₹451,000,000||₹209,000,000|
|Rising Pune Supergiants||16 Retained, 11 Released||₹469,000,000||₹191,000,000|
|Gujarat Lions||16 Retained, 8 Released||₹516,500, 000||₹143,500,000|
Teams To Watch-Out For ? So all the squads are set as the 2016 season starts this weekend with the opening game. Looking at all the squads, Mumbai and Kolkata will be there and there about come the end of the season while Pune Supergiants looked to have brought in solid players in a smart IPL auction strategry. With MS Dhoni leading from the front they have some quality experience and some raw local talent which might prove to be the key.
While Sunrisers Hyderabad is another team with dark horse tag attached to them. They have quality batting order with Dhawan and Warner playing top the order while new recruitment of Yuvraj Singh will also add some depth in the batting. Tom Moody is a shrewd cricket brain and he can guide Hyderabad to glory.