IPL Retentions Live updates: The day started with the big development of Mumbai Indians great Kieron Pollard announcing his retirement from the IPL. It is a well thought out decision by the player and the franchise. The West Indies will stay with the franchise as batting coach.
The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League will be played in 2023 and the last date to announce the full list of players retained and released by teams ahead of the mini auction in Kochi on December 23 is today. The day started with the big development of Mumbai Indians great Kieron Pollard announcing his retirement from the IPL. It is a well thought out decision by the player and the franchise. The West Indies will stay with the franchise as batting coach.
Here are some of the developments as we approach the deadline.
5:05 PM IST: Australia’s Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins has decided to pull out of IPL 2023. The star all-rounder announced about his decision on Twitter on Tuesday. Cummins cited the packed international calendar as the reason behind him skipping the Indian T20 event. Meanwhile, the player also thanked his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders for understanding his decision.
5:00 PM IST: Another major question is whether Ravindra Jadeja will stay with the Chennai Super Kings. He was made the skipper last season but after CSK’s poor display, MS Dhoni returned as the skipper.
4:57 PM IST: According to reports, Punjab Kings might release Mayank Agarwal. However, he has served them for long. But his form in domestic cricket is not that great. PBKS might also release power-hitter Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith
4:52 PM IST: Kolkata Knight Riders have also traded Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz from Gujarat Titans.
4:50 PM IST: New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has been traded from Gujarat Titans to Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming TATA IPL 2023. He played 13 matches for Gujarat Titans and picked 12 wickets that included a 4-wicket haul.
4:45 PM IST: Australia pacer Jason Behrendorff on Saturday was traded from Royal Challengers Bangalore to Mumbai Indians for the upcoming season. The left-arm pacer was acquired by RCB during the 2022 IPL mega auction for his base price of INR 75 lakh. Behrendorff represented MI during the 2018 IPL edition, playing five games during the season, and taking as many wickets. He has played 9 T20Is picking 7 wickets with a best bowling performance of 4/21.
4:43 IPM IST: On Monday, India fast bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur is set to turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders in the next edition of the Indian Premier League as his former franchise Delhi Capitals traded him for uncapped Mumbai all-rounder Aman Khan.
4:39 PM IST: Earlier, in the day, MI great Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from the league. He has been appointed their batting coach!
4:38 PM IST: Hello and welcome to the live updates from IPL retentions!