The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the biggest cricket tournament in the world, and the anticipation for the upcoming 2023 season is already high. With the IPL 2023 retention list announced, fans eagerly await to see which players their favourite teams have retained or released.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has revolutionized how cricket is played and viewed worldwide. It is a professional T20 cricket league in India, contested by eight teams representing different cities. The tournament is played annually, and the excitement and enthusiasm it generates are unmatched. The retention list for the 2023 IPL season has to be announced, and it is time to look at which players teams have decided to retain and which ones they have released.
IPL 2023 Retained Players List 2023
|Name of the Tournament||IPL 16th Edition 2023|
|Conducting Board||BCCI( Board of Control for Cricket in India)|
|Total Number Of Teams||10 Teams in Total|
|Total Matches To Be Played in IPL 2023||74|
|Format Of The Matches||T20|
|IPL 2023 Starting Date||26 March 2023|
|IPL 2023 Last Date||22 May 2023|
|IPL 2023 Auction Date||16 December 2022|
|Prize Money To IPL Winner 2023||Rs. 40 Crore|
|IPL 2023 Matches Location||Multiple cities|
IPL 2023 Retained Players Per Team/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available Slots
|Name of the Teams||Total No. Of Players||No. Of International Players||Total Amount Of Money Spent (Rs.)||Total Salary Cap Available (Rs.)||Available Slots Per Team||Available Overseas Slots|
|CSK Chennai Super Kings||18||6||74.54||20.45||7||2|
|DC Delhi Capitals||20||6||75.57||19.45||5||2|
|GT Gujarat Titans||18||5||75.74||19.25||7||3|
|KKR Kolkata Knight Riders||14||5||87.97||7.06||11||3|
|LSG Lucknow Super Giants||15||4||71.66||23.34||10||4|
|MI Mumbai Indians||16||5||74.46||20.56||9||3|
|PBKS Punjab Kings||16||5||62.9||32.3||9||3|
|RCB Royal Challengers Bangalore||18||6||86.24||8.75||7||2|
|RR Rajasthan Royals||16||4||81.8||13.2||9||4|
|SRH Sunrisers Hydrabad||12||4||52.76||42.24||13||4|
Retained Players Team-wise for IPL 2023
The retention list for the 2023 IPL season has some big names retained by their respective teams. Virat Kohli by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is the most significant retention. Kohli has been an integral part of the RCB team for many years and is also the captain of the Indian cricket team. His retention was not a surprise, and he is expected to lead the RCB team to glory in the upcoming season.
Chennai Super Kings 2023 Retained Players:
“Deepak Chahar”, “Ruturaj Gaikwad,” “Devon Conway”, “Dwaine Pretorius”, “Mahesh Theekshana”, “Tushar Deshpande”, “Matheesha Pathirana, “Moeen Ali,” “Shivam Dube,” “MS Dhoni,” “Mukesh Choudhary,” “Prashant Solanki,” “Ambati Rayudu,” “Rajvardhan Hangargekar,” “Mitchell Santner,” “Ravindra Jadeja,” “Simarjeet Singh,” “Subhranshu Senapati.”
Delhi Capitals 2023 Retained Players:
Aman Khan (T), Axar Patel, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, David Warner, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lungisani Ngidi, Mitchell Marsh, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull
Gujarat Titans 2023 Retained Players:
Abhinav Sadarangani, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Alzarri Joseph, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller, Jayant Yadav, Matthew Wade, Noor Ahmad, Hardik Pandya, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohammad Shami, R. Sai Kishore, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha, Yash Dayal
Kolkata Knight Riders 2023 Retained Players:
Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Rinku Singh, Lockie Ferguson (T), Nitish Rana, Umesh Yadav, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (T), Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy, Shardul Thakur (T), Venkatesh Iyer
Lucknow Super Giants 2023 Retained Players:
Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda K. Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Karan Sharma, KL Rahul, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Quinton, De Kock
Mumbai Indians 2023 Retained Players:
Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Dewald Brevis, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Arshad Khan, Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, N. Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Jason Behrendorff (T), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs,
Punjab Kings 2023 Retained Players:
Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Atharva Taide, Harpreet Brar, Raj Angad Bawa, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Baltej Singh Dhanda, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Nathan Ellis, Bhanuka Rajapakse
Rajasthan Royals RR 2023 Retained Players:
Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Jos Buttler, Obed Mccoy, K.C Cariappa, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, R. Ashwin, Yashasvi Jaiswal,
Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB 2023 Retained Players:
Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Faf Du Plessis, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell,
Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahamad, Siddharth Kaul, Suyash Prabhudessai,
Virat Kohli, Wanindu Hasaranga
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2023 Retained Players:
Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Glenn Phillips, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rahul Tripathi, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar.
Retained Team-wise Captains for IPL 2023
Each of the eight IPL teams has to lead by a captain responsible for leading the team on the field and making strategic decisions. Here’s a look at the team-wise captains for IPL 2023:
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni, also known as Captain Cool, is one of the most successful IPL captains ever. He has led Chennai Super Kings to three IPL titles and has been the team’s captain since the tournament’s inception.
Delhi Capitals – Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant took over the captaincy from Shreyas Iyer midway through the 2021 season and led Delhi Capitals to their first-ever IPL final. The 24-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman is expecting to continue as the captain for IPL 2023.
Kings XI Punjab – Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan was appointed the captain of Kings XI Punjab in 2020 and has led the team in two IPL seasons. Although the team has not yet won the IPL title, Shikhar Dhawan of captaincy has received praise from cricket pundits.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shreyas Iyer
Eoin Morgan, the World Cup-winning captain of England, was appointed as the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders midway through the 2020 season. He led the team to the playoffs in his first season as captain. Now Shreyas Iyer has been selected as a captain for the PSL 2023.
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is the most successful IPL captain, leading Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles. He has been the team’s captain since 2013 and has expected to continue leading the team in IPL 2023.
Rajasthan Royals – Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson decided to appoint Rajasthan Royals captain for the 2021 season. Although the team did not qualify for the playoffs, Samson’s captaincy was a compliment to his aggressive approach and leadership skills.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2013. Although the team has yet to win the IPL title under his leadership, Kohli’s captaincy skills are widely recognized and respected in the cricketing world.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson is the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2023 and has led the team in IPL seasons 2023. He is notable for his outstanding and composed disposition on the field and has guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to the playoffs this season under his leadership.
Gujarat Titans – Hardik Pandya
IPL 2023 to begin on 31 March 2023, where Chennai Super Kings will face defending champions Gujarat Titans led by Hardik Pandya at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Lucknow Supergiants – KL Rahul
Lucknow Super Giants performed superbly in their maiden IPL season and come to the 2023 edition. KL Rahul has been selected lead as captain of the Lucknow Supergiants team, and this season could do wonders for him. The team is shaping up nicely.
Most expensive Player in IPL 2023
- Virat Kohli: The Indian skipper has been a mainstay in the IPL since its inception and has been with the Royal Challengers Bangalore since the start. Virat is the best batsman in the world, scoring over 6000 runs in the IPL. He is also a charismatic leader and a massive brand, making him an attractive option for team owners. It won’t be a surprise if Kohli becomes the most expensive player in IPL 2023.
- Jos Buttler: The England wicket-keeper batsman has been a revelation in the IPL, scoring runs at a blistering pace for the Rajasthan Royals. He is one of the most exciting batsmen in the world and can win matches single-handedly. Buttler’s performances in the IPL have attracted a lot of attention, and it won’t be a surprise if he becomes one of the most expensive players in IPL 2023.
- Rashid Khan: The Afghanistan leg-spinner has been a star performer in the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad, consistently picking up wickets and keeping the opposition bats Man in check. Khan’s unique skill set and ability to turn the game on its head make him a valuable asset for any team. He could well be one of the most expensive players in IPL 2023.
- Glenn Maxwell: The Australian all-rounder was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 14.25 crore in IPL 2021, and he repaid the faith by scoring runs and taking wickets consistently. Maxwell is a dynamic player who can change the course of a match with his big hitting and handy off-spin bowling. He will likely attract a lot of interest in the IPL 2023 auction.
The Most Expensive Player In IPL 2023, Sam Curran
“Punjab Kings’s player signed Sam Curran” for Rs. 18.5 crores at the Friday IPL 2023 auction in Kochi. He is now the most expensive player ever in the IPL, going past Chris Morris, who held the record before Friday’s auction. Curran’s base price was Rs 2 crore.
Most Expensive IPL Franchises 2023
The IPL has been around for over a decade, and we’ve seen several franchises change hands. The Expense of owning an IPL franchise has gone up significantly, and as of 2023, the three most expensive IPL franchises are:
Mumbai Indians – &1.5 Billion
The Mumbai Indians are one of the most successful IPL franchises in the league’s history, having won the tournament a record five times. The franchise is owned by India’s giant conglomerate, Reliance Industries, and is currently valued at $1.5 billion. The team is captained by Rohit Sharma and has some of the world’s best players, including Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Kieron Pollard.
Kolkata Knight Riders – $1.1 Billion
The Kolkata Knight Riders are another popular IPL franchise owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and co-owned by actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The team is valued at $1.1 billion and has won the tournament twice. The franchise has some of the most talented players, including Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, and Eoin Morgan, and is led by Dinesh Karthik.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – $980 million
The Royal Challengers Bangalore is owned by United Spirits, owned by the world’s largest spirits company, Diageo. The franchise is valued at $980 million and is led by the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. The team has some of the most talented batsmen in the world, including AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.
Other Expensive IPL Franchises
Apart from these three franchises, several others are also quite expensive. These include:
- Chennai Super Kings: Valued at $930 million, this franchise is owned by India Cements and is captained by the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: Valued at $800 million, this franchise is owned by the Sun Group and is captained by Kane Williamson.
- Delhi Capitals: Valued at $750 million, this franchise is co-owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group and is captained by Rishabh Pant.
The IPL 2023 retention list has created a buzz among cricket fans, and it is interesting to see which players teams have decided to retain and which ones they have released. They keep big names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Suresh Rain. Retaining big names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, and MS Dhoni shows teams’ faith in their experienced players. In contrast, the release of players like Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, and Kuldeep Yadav indicates that teams are looking for a change in strategy and are willing to invest in new talent.
This year the IPL 2023 auction is just approaching the corner, and it will be interesting to see which players teams will target in the auction. With the tournament scheduled to begin in April 2023, teams will have to strategize and build a solid squad to compete for the coveted IPL trophy.
The team-wise captains and the most valuable players for the IPL 2023 season have been discussed. The team-wise captains are all experienced players who have led their teams in the past, and the most valuable players for their respective teams are all proven performers in the IPL. The upcoming season promises to be exciting with the return of the world’s best cricketers to the field. Fans worldwide eagerly await the IPL 2023 season to begin and witness their favourite players and teams in action.