101 cricketers retained for VIVO IPL 2016

Indian Premier League have announced the list of players retained for VIVO IPL 2016. The players retention window for teams closed on 31st December at 17:00 local time. A total of 101 players have been retained by all participating 8 teams for the ninth edition of IPL beginning from 9 April. 37 overseas players included in the list.

101 cricketers retained for VIVO IPL 2016.

2016 Indian Premier League title defending champions Mumbai Indians have retained captain Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson and some other 15 players from 2015 squad. They retained maximum players by an other franchise as they retained 19 cricketers.

Check more: IPL 2016 released players list

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore retained star opener Chris Gayle, captain Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers as team retained a total of 14 players. Gatuam Gambhir, JP Duminy, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Andre Russell, Morne Morkel, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner are some of the popular players retained by respective clubs for the 9th IPL season.

Two new teams of Indian Premier League Rajkot and Pune are already having 5-5 players each that they got in players draft in December 2015.

VIVO IPL 2016 Player Retention List

Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils
Gautam Gambhir Akshay Wakhare Akshar Patel Amit Mishra
Kuldeep Singh Yadav Ambati Rayudu Anureet Singh Jayant Yadav
Manish Pandey Rohit Sharma Gurkeerat Singh Mann Mayank Agarwal
Piyush Chawla Harbhajan Singh Manan Vohra Mohammad Shami
Robin Uthappa Hardik Pandya Murali Vijay Saurabh Tiwary
Sheldon Jackson J Suchitch Nikhil Shankar Naik Shahbaz Nadeem
Suryakumar Yadav Nitish Rana Rishi Dhawan Shreyas Iyer
Umesh Yadav Jasprit Bumrah Sandeep Sharma Zaheer Khan
Yusuf Pathan Parthiv Patel Shardul Narendra Thakur Albie Morkel
Andre Russell Vinay Kumar Wriddhiman Saha Imran Tahir
Brad Hogg Shreyas Gopal David Miller JP Duminy
Chris Lynn Unmukt Chand Glenn Maxwell Nathan Coulter Nile
Morne Morkel Siddhesh Dinesh Lad Mitchell Johnson Quinton de Kock
Shakib Al Hasan Corey Anderson Shaun Marsh Travis Head
Sunil Narine Mitchell McClenaghan
Keiron Pollard
Marchant de Lange
Lasith Malinga
Lendl Simmons
Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Rajkot Team Pune
Virat Kohli Ashish Reddy Suresh Raina MS Dhoni
Abu Nechim Ahmed Bhuvneshwar Kumar Ravindra Jadeja Ajinkya Rahane
Harshal Patel Trent Boult Brendon McCullum Ravichandran Ashwin
Kedar Jadhav Bipul Sharma James Faulkner Steven Smith
Mandeep Singh Moises Henriques Dwayne Bravo Faf Du Plessis
Sarfaraz Khan Kane Williamson
Varun Aaron Karn Sharma
Sreenath Arvind KL Rahul
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal Naman Ojha
AB De Villiers Eoin Morgan
Chris Gayle Parvez  Rasool
Mtchell Starc David Warner
Adam Milne Shikhar Dhawan
David Wiese Ricky Bhui
Siddharth Kaul

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