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Kolkata Knight Riders Official Retention List released ahead of IPL Mini Auction 2023, 16 players released

The team released a total of 16 players including current and former Australian Captain Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch.

Two Times IPL Champions in the year 2012 and 2014 and the 2021 IPL Runners Kolkata Knight Rider Official Retention list for 2023 IPL Season is out. With now the new season of IPL 2023 incoming a mini auction is held in the month of December. All IPL teams have Retained and released some players. Here is the Kolkata Knight Riders Official Retention List Released for 2023 IPL Season.

Following the mega auction of IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders was reformed with the new Captain explosive middle order batsmen Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas Iyer performed well with the bat scoring 401 highest for the team but wasn’t having a tournament with captaincy. The Team performance in last IPL season under Shreyas Iyer’s Captaincy was average and ended up seventh in the Points Table. In some matches the batters played well whereas in some matches the bowler played well. The team could not carry its winning momentum and were not able to qualify to the playoffs. Here the Kolkata Knight Riders Official Retention List.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Official Retained Players List:

Kolkata Knight Riders Official Retention List released ahead of IPL Mini Auction 2023, 16 players released
  1. Shreyas Iyer [C]
  2. Nitish Rana
  3. Venkatesh Iyer
  4. Andre Russel
  5. Sunil Narine
  6. Umesh Yadav
  7. Tim Southee
  8. Harshit Rana
  9. Varun Chakravarthy
  10. Anukul Roy
  11. Rinku Singh

The team has shown faith in the above 11 players from their last year’s squad. Shreyas Iyer was the highest run scorer for the team following up with Andre Russel, Nitish Rana, and Venkatesh Iyer. They have retained both their Powerplay attack bowler Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee. Both the player performed well throughout the season especially the Powerplay overs by picking up wickets. Kolkata Knight Riders has always relied on their Spin Bowler Sunil Narine and over the last 3 years Varun Chakravarthy. They both have been Economical and have given important break throughs in the middle over. Rinku Singh was the Gem they found in the last season. With his explosive and big hitting Performance the player impressed everyone in the season, he only played seven matches scoring 174 runs at the strike rate of 148.71. The team has also shown faith in the uncapped Indian players Anukul Roy and Harshit Rana.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Official Released Players List:

  1. Pat Cummins
  2. Sam Billings
  3. Aman Khan
  4. Shivam Mavi
  5. Mohammad Nabi
  6. Chamika Karunaratne
  7. Aaron Finch
  8. Ashok Sharma
  9. Alex Hales
  10. Abhijeet Tomar
  11. Ajinkya Rahane
  12. Baba Indrajith
  13. Pratham Singh
  14. Ramesh Kumar
  15. Rasikh Salam
  16. Sheldon Jackson

The list of released players of Kolkata Knight Rider player is a very long list. The team released a total of 16 players including current and former Australian Captain Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch. With the Ashes Test Cricket following up after IPL 2023 Pat Cummins have opted out of the season. Whereas Alex Hales and Sam Billings opted out of IPL 2023 due to personal Reasons. One of the shocking players in this list is the young Indian pacer Shivam Mavi. The team has trained the player since the player played his U19 ODI World Cup. One of the reasons of Player been released can be his price tag and the team would like to buy him at a lower cost. There are also a few names in this list including players such has Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne and Sheldon Jackson. Also, few Indian uncapped players were too released from the team.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Official Traded in Players List:

  1. Shardul Thakur
  2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  3. Lockie Ferguson

As the team released many of its fast bowler the team Traded in some established and IPL Experienced bowler. The New Zealand Pace Bowler Lockie Ferguson was traded from Defending Champions Gujrat Titans, also the team bought an overseas Opening batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz. One of the amazing Trade the team did was Indian All-rounder Shardul Thakur. Shardul Thakur didn’t have the best of his season last year and was to overpriced for Delhi Capitals to Retain Him. 

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