IPL 2019 Teams and Players List: 8 Teams and their complete squads

March 21, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Chennai Super Kings 

Starting out with the most successful franchise in IPL history, the Chennai Super Kings are always amongst the favourites. After an unsuccessful bidding war against the Rajasthan Royals for the left-arm pacer Jaydev Unandkat, CSK brings back Mohit Sharma as their most expensive buy this year for INR 5 crore. 


MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi (injured), Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi 

Bought: Mohit Sharma (Rs 5 crore), Ruturaj Gaikwad (Rs 20 lakh)

Total players: 25 

Number of overseas players: 8 

Kolkata Knight Riders 

KKR has been very cautious with their picks this season as they pick up Carlos Brathwaite and Joe Denly as possible replacements for Andre Russell due to his injury-prone career. KKR were one of the top scouts this IPL picking up Anrich Nortje (out of season due to injury), a South African who bowls raw pace at 150+ kph. Alongside him will be New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson who is sure to sniff some helmets this season. 

Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi (injured), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti (injured).

Bought: Carlos Brathwaite (Rs 5 crore), Lockie Ferguson (Rs 1.60 crore), Anrich Nortje (injured) (Rs 20 lakh), Nikhil Naik (Rs 20 lakh), Harry Gurney (Rs 75 lakh), Yarra Prithviraj (Rs 20 lakh), Joe Denly (Rs 1 crore), Shrikant Mundhe (Rs 20 lakh) 

Total players: 21 

Number of overseas players: 8 

Mumbai Indians 

Mumbai Indians weren't too active in this years auction. They bought a few players as gap fillers but also picked up the likes of Lasith Malinga and Yuvraj Singh who is a crowd favourite. To boost their top order, they've brought on young Quinton de Kock as their specialist keeper. Amongst the youngsters they’ve bought this season, Punjab’s Anmolpreet Singh looks most promising. 

Retained: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff 

Traded: Quinton de Kock from RCB 

Bought: Lasith Malinga (Rs 2 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (Rs 80 lakh), Barinder Sran (Rs 3.40 crore), Pankaj Jaiswal (Rs Rs 20 lakh), Rasikh Salam (Rs 20 lakh), Yuvraj Singh (Rs 1 crore) 

Total players: 24 

Number of overseas players: 8 

Delhi Capitals 

Delhi’s auction this year was all about putting together the missing pieces. After letting go overseas players Glenn Maxwell, Liam Plunkett and Jason Roy, they added on a balanced trio of Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford and Colin Ingram, who is a household name to T20 franchise cricket nowadays. With the experience duo of Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult spearheading their pace attack, this year’s team is one to look out for. 

Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult 

Traded: Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem 

Bought: Hanuma Vihari (Rs 2 crore), Axar Patel (Rs 5 crore), Ishant Sharma (Rs 1.10 crore), Ankush Bains (Rs 20 lakh), Nathu Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Colin Ingram (Rs 6.40 crore), Sherfane Rutherford (Rs 2 crore), Keemo Paul (Rs 50 lakh), Jalaj Saxena (Rs 20 lakh), Bandaru Ayyappa (Rs 20 lakh) 

Total players: 24

Number of overseas players: 8 

Kings XI Punjab 

With new coach Mike Hesson guiding the bidding, Kings XI were very strategic with their purchases this year. After being heavily dependant on their top order, especially with the form on KL Rahul, their unreliable middle order cost them a ticket to playoffs. However, to rectify that imbalance, they chose to only retain 10 players this year. They were focused on getting reliable finishers in which they saw Moises Henriques and Sam Curran to fill this role. However, the heads turned when they picked up Varun Chakaravarthy, a mastery spinner from South India for a jaw-dropping INR 8.40 crore. 

Retained: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller and Ravichandran Ashwin 

Bought: Moises Henriques (Rs 1 cr), Nicholas Pooran (Rs 4.2 cr), Varun Chakaravarthy (Rs 8.4 cr), Sam Curran (Rs 7.2 cr), Mohammad Shami (Rs 4.2 cr), Sarfaraz Khan (Rs 25 lakh), Hardus Viljoen (Rs 75 lakh), Arshdeep Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Darshan Nalkande (Rs 30 lakh), Prabhsimran Singh (Rs 4.8 cr), Agnivesh Ayachi (Rs 20 lakh), Harpreet Brar (Rs 20 lakh), Murugan Ashwin (Rs 20 lakh), 

Total players: 23 

Number of overseas players: 8

Rajasthan Royals 

Rajastan Royals might be coming out with mixed feelings from the auction this year. Going in to replace their marquee player Steven Smith and purchase reliable backups for three Englishmen, they were only able to cover 50% of their bases. The lack of powerful back-up option may hurt the Royals this season. They will have to depend on the rising star Ashton Turner and Liam Livingstone to come clutch when time arrives. Another surprise buy was the retention of Jaydev Unadkat, who was once again the biggest buy of the auction bagging INR 8.4 crore. With Unadkat joins the pace attack of Oshane Thomas and Varun Aaron to give their bowling department depth. 

Retained: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror Bought: Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 8.4 cr), Varun Aaron (Rs 2.4 cr), Oshane Thomas (Rs 1.1 cr), Shashank Singh (Rs 30 lakh), Liam Livinstone (Rs 50 lakh), Shubham Rajane (Rs 20 lakh), Manan Vohra (Rs 20 lakh), Ashton Turner (Rs 50 lakh), Riyan Parag (Rs 20 lakh) 

Total players: 25 

Number of overseas players: 8 

Royal Challengers Bangalore

With the departures of Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock, they brought on wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen to solve their worries. Other notable picks were hard-hitting West Indies batsmen Shimron Hetmyer and Mumbai’s Shivam Dube. But some questions still loom regarding their batting order. Who will open with Kohli and after de Villiers, who can they trust to close off the innings? Maybe with the strong addition of Hetmyer, they might have just found the correct formula to establish a stable middle order and may have a chance at lifting the trophy for the first time. 

Retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme 

Bought: Shimron Hetmyer (4.2 cr), Devdutt Padikkal (20 lakh), Shivam Dube (5 cr), Heinrich Klassen (50 lakh), Gurkeerat Singh (50 lakh), Himmat Singh (Rs 65 lakh), Prayas Ray Barman (Rs 1.5 cr) 

Total players: 24 

Number of overseas players: 8 

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Another clinical auction for Sunrisers this year. With Jonny Bairstow only being available for the first half of the tournament, they’ve brought on the experienced Wriddhiman Saha as a back-up keeper. With David Warner also leaving mid-way through the tournament for World Cup preparations, they’ve opted for a bargin buy in Martin Guptill for his base price of INR 1 crore. With Rashid Khan leading their spin department alongside Shakib Al Hasan, Shahbaz Nadeem and Mohammad Nabi, getting through the middle overs will be a tough task for all the other teams. 

Retained: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan Bought: Jonny Bairstow (Rs 2.20 cr), Wriddhiman Saha (Rs 1.2 cr), Martin Guptill (Rs 1 cr) 

Total players: 23 

Number of overseas players: 8

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