The IPL 2024 retention process has concluded, revealing intriguing decisions by each franchise. Some teams opted for minimal changes, while others went for a significant overhaul. Let’s delve into the team-wise analysis of retained and released players, highlighting key moves and surprises.
Punjab Kings opted for stability, retaining key players like Shikhar Dhawan, Johnny Bairstow, and Kagiso Rabada. They released only five players, signaling confidence in their core squad.
Rathi Balte Danda
Veerappa Rishi Dhawan
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
RCB made bold decisions by releasing several big names, including Harshal Patel and overseas players like Josh Guddi and David Willey. Virat Kohli remains a crucial part of the team.
Rishabh Will Jacques
Delhi Capitals balanced their squad by retaining proven performers like David Warner, Rishabh Pant, and Akshar Patel. The release of Manish Pandey raised eyebrows, indicating a strategic shift.
Rajasthan Royals (RR):
RR made notable trades, acquiring Avesh Khan and releasing Joe Root. Retained players include Sanju Samson,Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Gujarat Titans pulled off a significant trade by acquiring Hardik Pandya. They retained a mix of experienced players and exciting talents.
Mumbai Indians (MI):
MI made a strategic move by trading for Hardik Pandya and releasing Cameron Green. Their core, including Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, remains intact.
The IPL 2024 retention process has set the stage for an exciting season. Teams have made calculated decisions to build formidable squads, and the player trades have added an extra layer of intrigue. The battle on the field promises to be intense, with each franchise aiming for glory in the upcoming tournament.