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In: Marcus Stoinis
Out: Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh
RCB traded South Africa wicketkeeper de Kock to Mumbai Indians in a cash deal – Mumbai Indians paid them the INR 2.8 crore (USD 437,000). RCB had bought de Kock for in the 2018 auction. They also traded batsman Mandeep (INR 1.4 crore, USD 218,000) to Kings XI Punjab for Australia allrounder Stoinis (INR 6.2 crore, USD 968,000).
In: Quinton de Kock
Out: Mustafizur Rahman, Pat Cummins, Akila Dananjaya
Mumbai bought de Kock from RCB and to offset the deal, released Bangladesh seamer Mustafizur (INR 2.2 crore, USD 343,000) and Sri Lankan offspinner Dananjaya (INR 50 lakh, USD 78,000), who played just one match in the 2018 season. They have also released Australia fast bowler Cummins (INR 5.4 crore, USD 843,000) – Australia players are expected to play a limited role in the 2019 IPL as they will be rested for the World Cup, which starts shortly after.
In: Shikhar Dhawan
Out: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem
In a deal involving both players and cash, Delhi Daredevils brought in local player Dhawan (INR 5.2 crore, USD 812,000) from Sunrisers Hyderabad and in return gave them allrounder Shankar (INR 3.2 crore, USD 500,000), under-19 batsman Abhishek Sharma (INR 55 lakh, USD 85,000), who impressed with a 46* off 19 balls last season, and spinner Shahbaz (INR 3.2 crore, USD 500,000).
Since the combined value of those players was more than Dhawan’s, SRH had to pay Daredevils an extra INR 1.75 crore (273,000). Dhawan has been released by Sunrisers after a six-year stint with the team as he was unhappy with his auction price – he is likely to earn more at Daredevils.
In: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem
Out: Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan
Sunrirsers have released their updated squad before the December 18 auction, and in addition to the Dhawan trade, they have released eight other players whose combined worth is INR 9.8 crore (USD 1.53mn). Significant among the releases are those of Hales, who was fairly successful as an opener last season, Brathwaite, who played the final, Jordan, who is known as a specialist death bowler, and Wriddhiman Saha, who has been out with a long-term injury sustained during the last IPL season.
Chennai Super Kings
Out: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
Mark Wood, who cost INR 1.5 crore (USD 234,000), played just one game last season for CSK and conceded 49 runs in his four overs. He has been released along with two uncapped players.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Out: Mitchell Starc
Starc has missed the previous two IPL seasons – in 2017, he parted ways with RCB to focus on international cricket and in 2018, after being bought by KKR for INR 9.4 crore (USD 1.47mn), he was ruled out due to injury. KKR have decided to release him.
Kings XI Punjab
In: Mandeep Singh Out: Marcus Stoinis, Mandeep Singh, Axar Patel, Aaron Finch, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pradeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
In: None Out: Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena.
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