List of players released and Retained by RCB, KKR and Gujarat Titans Before IPL 2023 Mini Auction

The IPL 2023 Mini Auction is scheduled to happen in Kochi next month, and before the big day, all the teams have announced the list of players who have been retained and released before the mini auction. Since it will be a small auction, almost all the team have decided to stick with the players who performed well in the previous season.

Even a few names who underperformed in IPL 2022 have managed to earn another contract from the same franchise ahead of the IPL 2023 Mini Auction. All the eyes were on Kolkata Knight Riders, Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore during the announcement time.

All three teams were active during the trade window. KKR took Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz from GT, while RCB traded out Jason Behrendroff to MI. There were a couple of other changes as well. Here’s a look at the full list of players retained and released by KKR, RCB and GT.


List of players retained by KKR before IPL 2023 Auction

Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.

List of players released by KKR before IPL 2023 Auction

Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Pratham Singh, Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Aman Khan, Shivam Mavi, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Salam, Sheldon Jackson.

List of players retained by RCB before IPL 2023

Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep.

List of players released by RCB before IPL 2023

Jason Behrendorff (Trade), Sherfane Rutherford, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia.


List of players retained by Gujarat Titans before IPL 2023 Auction


Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad.

List of players released by Gujarat Titans before IPL 2023

Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Trade), Lockie Ferguson (Trade_, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron.



Vinay Chhabria is a cricket and WWE enthusiast who supports Roman Reigns and Gujarat Titans. He has been following cricket for the last 15 years and WWE since 2016.

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